UAV Webinars & Case Studies

Wednesday Webinar Replay. Streamline Your Methane Gas Detection using a Drone.

Are you or your company considering drone based methane gas detection? Recently, Microdrones hosted their latest Wednesday Webinar to discuss the challenges, benefits, and deliverables that integrated UAV systems, like the mdTector100CH4 can bring to the table.

The webinar was the first in a new series of Wednesday Webinars, where industry experts share case studies, review various unmanned aerial solutions and discuss the ways drones are being deployed to do real work around the world.

If you missed the live webinar, you can still access the replay and learn how Ravan Air takes the risk and guesswork out of methane detection and provides easy access to remote and hazardous locations with the Microdrones mdTector1000CH4. There's also still time to take advantage of a special offer, before May 31. Click the link below to register for the replay. 


In this one-hour webinar we will cover:

  • The challenges of drone-based methane detection and how to overcome them
  • How the mdTector1000CH4 improves workflow, reduces field and inspection time
  • Review video documentation, safety compliance, workflow and heat map


About the Hosts:

Chuck Dorgan

Chuck Dorgan is the Microdrones Director of Sales for the Americas and has extensive sales experience specifically in drone sales and operations.

He brings a wealth of sales and engineering experience to the company, having spent more than 16 years in management positions at United Technologies Corporation, nearly seven years at Xerox. Chuck earned his MBA from LeMoyne College.

Mark Sakach 

Mark joined RAVAN AIR as Operations Manager in February of 2018. Mark is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas construction business, 20 of which have been in the natural gas industry, and 15 as a Project Manager. As an Operator Qualified (OQ) Certified Master Inspector for construction of gas utilities, Mark has overseen inspectors and contractors in the construction or maintenance of hundreds of miles of steel pipeline, regulator upgrades, integrity management projects including corrosion testing and hydro testing, all while having no OSHA recordable incidents.

Mark is Transportation Worker Identification Certified (TWIC), has a TSA security clearance, is SafeLandUSA and SafeGulf Certified by the Petroleum Education Council (PEC) to work in ports, marinas and on oil rigs and is certified by Columbia Gas of Virginia. In addition, Mark holds a National Association Corrosion Engineers (NACE)

Corrosion Technician Certificate, NACE Certified Coatings Inspector, is certified in API 1169 Pipeline Construction Inspection and is an ITC (Infrared Training Center) Certified Optical Gas Imaging Thermographer.

David Rock 

With his mechanical background, years of flying experience and FAA and safety certifications, RAVAN AIR Chief Pilot David Rock is the ideal UAS expert in the continental United States.

David started RAVAN AIR along with Raymond and Ivan Hershberger in February of 2018. He has been flying remote controlled helicopters and airplanes and working with cars most of his life, easily transitioning to pilot after unmanned aerial vehicles first appeared on the market five years ago.

He has attained many certifications including FAA certified remote pilot with sUAS endorsement, ITC(Infrared Training Center) Level 1 sUAS Thermographer and over 1000 remote control hours with 300 logged flying hours on drones. Additionally, David is Transportation Worker Identification Certified(TWIC), has a TSA security clearance, is SafeLandUSA and SafeGulf Certified by the Petroleum Education Council (PEC) to work in ports, marinas and on oil rigs. He is certified by Columbia Gas of Virginia, holds an FAA Certificate of Waiver 107.29 for Night time operation of sUAS and is a member of CRPAA (Certified Remote Pilots Association of America).