Kuva is an industrial IoT solution that continuously monitors and quantifies the intensity of methane and VOC emissions. Our scanning infrared imaging system instantly and automatically detects and measures emissions and provides operators with an annotated video clip of the leak. Armed with actionable information, they can plan and implement repairs without the need for secondary manual inspections.
80% of methane emissions are caused by a small number of very large leak events, often due to equipment malfunctions. The Kuva area imaging system automatically and continuously monitors high-risk sites to identify leaks as they appear, without human intervention. The solution equips the oil and gas industry to improve operations and meet ESG and methane intensity goals by mitigating leaks. It also documents the absence of leaks to assure ESG investors, regulators, and the public.
Infrared cameras pinpoint the leak location and then quantify and visualize its volume and release rate. The imagery is annotated with color overlays, embedded in a short video clip captured by the Kuva camera, and relayed to the Kuva cloud. Images are validated with visualization tools prior to their transfer, eliminating false positives. Custom alarms and analytics can be configured by the operator in the Kuva cloud to support reporting preferences.
Gas cloud visual documentation—time-stamped and annotated—is relayed to the work order management system or directly to field operators for leak mitigation. Visual evidence replaces costly and potentially dangerous secondary inspections by on-site gas detection teams. By finding and fixing large leaks fast—before they become super-emitters—Kuva accelerates mitigation response times, increases gas recovery, and improves overall economic performance.