Kuva breaks the measurement problem down into clear data capture needs and purpose-built measurement tools. Its edge computing platform detects and visualizes emission events, captured in day-only or day-night mode, then transfers quantified visuals to the cloud in real-time. False-alarm mitigation and plume quantification are performed in the cloud. Augmenting the reality of on-site imagery with actionable information about emission dynamics guides operational decision making.
The Kuva camera technology sees through water vapor and steam to create noise-free pixel-level imaging detail for emissions from equipment or underground sources. The unique design of the system eliminates any confusion from background thermal infrared radiation in a scene.
The Kuva platform is configurable for lowest-cost, daylight only operation, and day-night data capture via an illuminator-reflector module. The low-power illuminator is integrated within every Kuva camera and activated by software as needed. Reflector assemblies are based on simple, rugged road signs and require no detailed adjustment.
Gas cloud telemetry is pre-processed initially in the camera to control for ambient variables on-site. Telemetry transferred to the cloud is further validated by Kuva processing software to eliminate false-positive alerts. This resilience equips operators to focus scarce resources on known leaks while avoiding costly manual confirmations.