The Irwin natural gas detector has the following key differentiators from our competitors:
Bluetooth interface to download the survey results to a laptop or other compatible device.
Built-in Integrated GPS for tracking your surveys with the date and time stamp
Chromatography Analysis – Ability to differentiators between natural gas and swamp gas (Ethane and Methane Analysis)
Durable design for tough environments
IRwin® Methane Leak Detector is an innovative, portable natural gas detector for easy gas pipe survey and gas leak detection. This unit can operate on different surfaces and situations during survey, is highly sensitive, responds quickly and has a short recovery time. The IRwin® is lightweight and durable, making it the perfect solution for days spent outdoors surveying. State of the art technology allows for fast data collection, secure storage, and updated analysis. IRwin® provides an integrated GPS to minimize operator risk and provide accurate data collection, while Bluetooth capabilities ensure faster download of data and enhance analysis through electronic grids and surveys. The integrated proprietary infrared sensor system (patents pending) has a fast reaction and short recovery time. The system prevents false leak alarms and ensures correct and fast leak evaluation. The specially developed Gas Chromatograph (GC) and IR-sensor combination allows fast distinction between swamp gas and natural gas from all known natural gas sources. The IRwin® GC gives fast test results, even at low ethane concentration.
The IRwin® SX-models are Intrinsically Safe certified for use in Zone 0, classification Ex II 1G, Ex ia IIC T3 Ga, Intrinsically Safe Class I, Division 1, Groups A, B, C and D, T3.
Fast Gas Analysis even at Low Ethane Concentrations
The specially developed gas chromatography (GC) and sensor combination allow near real-time distinction between swamp gas and natural gas. This helps operators to rapidly determine if the detected gas comes from a leaking pipe, from other natural gas sources or from swamp gas. The GC inside IRwin® delivers fast test results, even at low ethane (from 0.5%) concentrations.
The data saved after a GC Ethane Analysis contains data for when and where the sample was taken. The data can be retrieved by the IRwin® APP (Windows application) that will create a PDF report for the analysis. You can save a large number of analysis data files for later report generation.
Survey Tracking with Integrated GPS
Documenting survey work minimizes risks for operator mistakes. Thanks to the integrated GPS, the route walked by the operator will be visualized on geographic information systems (GIS) for easy survey tracking. GPS data and survey measurements are transferred from the instrument to the computer wireless via Bluetooth® technology.
The Bluetooth capability of the IRwin® allows you to easily transfer your log data and other information your computer.
Transfer your log files from the device to your computer
Delete unnecessary files from on your Irwin from your computer
Real-time streaming from leak detector to computer