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FALCON XL

METHANE DETECTION FOR FIXED WING AIRCRAFT

Introducing the Falcon-XL aerial methane detector: a simple, easy-to-use methane detection system for fixed-wing aircraft. The Falcon-XL was built to drastically lower the cost of leak surveys for pipeline owners. This system operating on fixed-wing aircraft can be flown for a fraction of the cost of traditional helicopter systems. The Falcon-XL can be used as part of a pipeline integrity management program to comply with the leak detection requirements of the new PHMSA and EPA regulations. It allows existing pipeline patrol aircraft to find gas leaks while on routine patrols.

  • Supplemental Type Certified (STC) for
    Cessna 172, 182, and 206

  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved

  • Installs in minutes

FALCON XL

OVERVIEW

WEIGHT
22.23 kg / 49.0 lbs
FRONTAL AREA
916.127 cm² / 142.0 in²
DETECTION METHOD
TDLAS CLASS 1 LASER
GAS DETECTED
CH₄ / METHANE
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A Class 1 laser has an output energy of few microwatts and is considered safe based on current medical knowledge. This class includes all lasers or laser systems that cannot emit levels of optical radiation above the exposure limits for the eye. Class 1 lasers are very low risk and safe under reasonably foreseeable use, including the use of optical instruments for intrabeam viewing and even in cases of prolonged contact with the eyes.

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