GET OVER YOUR
GAS DETECTION PROBLEMS

 mdTector, from Microdrones, is a lineup of professional aerial inspection solutions. mdTector1000 CH4, is a fully integrated aerial methane inspection package. It’s purpose-built for professionals who are responsible for inspecting methane gas infrastructure. 

See and detect.
mdTector1000 CH4 consists of a Pergam gas sensor, mounted and integrated perfectly with a Microdrones md4-1000 UAV. It has an onboard HD video link. That means that you can see in real time what you are detecting with the laser sensor. 

It goes where people shouldn’t.
Whether your gas infrastructure is in a hard to reach riverbed or near a steep cliff… the tough, carbon-fiber built drone will easily navigate terrain that would be difficult, dirty or dangerous by traditional foot crews. Microdrones is known for its field-proven aircraft platform. It’s sturdy, stable, resistant to wind and weather, as well as dust and dampness.

A drone package for people who get stuff done.
The mdTector1000 CH4 is versatile and can be used for:

  • Natural Gas Line Surveys
  • Tank Inspections
  • Gas Well Testing
  • Landfill Emission Monitoring
  • Plant Safety

Benefits

  • Low cost compared to the expense and risk of traditional gas detection methods 
  • Broad range of detection, from 1 – 50,000 ppm × m 
  • Lightweight and easy to transport 
  • Easy to deploy and operate 

Outputs

The mdCockpit Android App provides a live data view of potential gas leaks in real time during flight. 

  • Methane Column Density in ppm × m 
  • Sensor Status 
  • Plot the LMm readings 


The mdTector Android App allows you to graphically visualize and present all exported post-flight data on one convenient map. 

  • Data includes LMM reading and GNSS position 
  • Import TFD from md4-1000 
  • Quickly export data to .csv for exploitation in GIS software 
  • Data is displayed by color 
  • Toggle between Google Imagery and Google Maps 

Why Choose mdTector?

mdTector1000 CH4 is carefully integrated with a laser methane gas detection sensor and a visual camera so that the operator sees what the sensor is detecting.


Real Time And Post Flight Results

View methane presence in real time during flight and create maps plotting methane levels detected, post flight.


Deploy A Drone Where It’s Dirty, Dull Or Dangerous

mdTector1000 CH4 is purpose built to withstand wind, rain, cold, heat, dust and dirt… and it easily flys above complex terrain, where foot-based teams are at risk of injury.


Easy To Transport And Deploy

Carbon fiber construction combines strength with light weight. It’s easy to get to the field and to get jobs done efficiently.


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What Can You Do with it?

Practical applications include, but are not limited to: natural gas line surveys, compressor stations, tank inspections, gas well testing, landfill emission monitoring, and plant safety. 

Inspection
Construction
Emissions and Safety

WHAT’S INCLUDED
IN THIS PACKAGE?

md4-1000

Robust, powerful, stable and dependable. Build your business on this versatile platform.

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Methane Gas Sensor

Pergam LMm Gen 2 for Methane (CH4) and methane-containing gases, 1 – 50,000 ppm x m.

mdWaypoint

A flight planning module to prepare and carry out automated flights with your aircraft.

Digital Data Link

Conveniently connect your Microdrones UAV to your digital devices.

mdRC

Proven, professional controls and telemetry keep you in control when you need it most.

mdCockpit Tablet Software

Simple swipes of the finger help you plan your survey area and monitor progress in flight on your Android tablet.

Rugged Carrying Case

Bring your Microdrones UAV to tackle missions in the toughest corners of the Earth.

mdAcademy

Become an expert at flying and maintaining your platform, to ensure many years of successful use.

mdTector Viewer App

Visualize methane detection levels, post flight on a map, via an intuitive, easy to use Microdrones Android app.

Live ppm x m value visualization

NEW: visualize methane leaks during flight with the mdCockpit Tablet Software.

mdMAPPER1000CH4 technical specs:

The mdTector Android App allows you to graphically visualize and present all exported post-flight data on one convenient map.

  • Data includes LMM reading and GNSS position
  • Import TFD from md4-1000
  • Quickly export data to .csv for ­exploitation in GIS software
  • Data is displayed by color
  • Toggle between Google Imagery and Google Maps
Benefits
  • Low cost compared to the expense and risk of traditional gas detection methods
  • Broad range of detection, from 1 – 50,000 ppm × m
  • Lightweight and easy to transport
  • Easy to deploy and operate
Outputs
  • The mdCockpit Android App provides a live data view of potential gas leaks in real time during flight.
  • Methane Column Density in ppm × m
  • Sensor Status
  • Plot the LMm readings

Sensor Specifications

Target Gas Methane (CH4) and methanecontaining gases (natural gas and similar)
Detection Limits 1 – 50,000 ppm × m
Detection Speed 0.1 seconds (1)
Distance 1.5 ft. – 100 ft. / 0.5 – 30 m (2)
Operating Temperature Range 1˚F – 122˚F / -17˚C – +50˚C
Laser Safety Class Guide light (green laser light): Class 3R, Measurement light (infrared laser light): Class 1
Dimensions 70 (W) × 179 (D) × 42 (H) mm
Weight Sensor: 335 g

(1) The mdTector1000 CH4 solution averages 10 data in order to record 1 value each second. 
(2) Please take note that the lower distance values might represent safety issues for the UAV in terms of altitude above ground level.