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DR1000 Flying Lab Drone Air Quality Analyser
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The Scentroid DR1000 Drone Based Air Quality Analyzer can be used to sample and analyze ambient air at heights of up to 125 meters above ground level.

The Scentroid DR1000 Drone Based Air Quality Analyzer can be used to sample and analyze ambient air at heights of up to 125 meters above ground level. This was previously impossible to accomplish. Air quality mapping, model verification, and analysis of potentially dangerous sites have all now been made possible! While in flight, five built-in chemical sensors can provide remote monitoring of chemicals selected at the time of ordering.

It is often used to sample stacks, ponds, and other locations where human access is difficult and/or dangerous. Furthermore, operator exposure to dangerous chemicals during sampling must be carefully considered. This is because the Scentroid DR1000 Drone Based Air Quality Analyzer allows the operator to stay safely away from any potentially hazardous sources while acquiring the required air sample for laboratory analysis.

Detected gases include:

H2S, NH2, SO2, CO2, CO, CL, C2HO4, H, HCl, HCN, NH3, O3, NO2, PH3, H2S, O2, SO2, CH4, NO, VOCs and more.

  • Can travel 150 meters above ground level
  • Thermal imaging camera can be installed for visual confirmation of fugitive emissions

  • Specialised laptop with high powered antenna, featuring DRIMS 2.0 software

  • Unit can be accessed on location or remotely using encrypted cloud based hosting

  • Can be flown into a flare plume for direct sampling

  • Every DR1000 can operate for 2.5 hours with a full battery charge

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Drone Based Air Quality Analyser Applications

The DR1000 Flying laboratory provides a robust platform to conduct impact assessment and air quality measurement for a wide range of applications including monitoring of:

  • Fugitive emission
  • Flare emission
  • Leak detection along oil pipe lines
  • Landfill methane and odour emission
  • And much more!

Continuous Chemical Monitoring

In addition to air sample bag collections, the Scentroid DR1000 flying laboratory is capable of providing up to five remote chemical sensors to monitor chemical concentration levels. Data from on-board sensors are transmitted to a customer supplied operator’s Android phone to be viewed live and logged. While in flight, every 2 seconds, the drone will record GPS positions, altitude, temperature, humidity, H2S, VOC, SO2, Methane, and any chemical that is being monitored. Data can be used to create a map of the emission plume in real-time.

Communication with Drone Based Air Quality Analyzer

DR1000 will come with simultaneous GPRS and WIFI communication capabilities. GPRS is used to send data to our new cloud server based Drone Information Management System (DRIMS). Our secure online system will allow  you to remotely monitor and even control the flying laboratory as well as store and process the data collected. Every drone also connects to the ground station using WIFI communication protocol. Both Ground station and Cloud based servers run DRIMS software and simultaneously can log data from multiple DR1000 drones.

Ground Station

The Ground station that is included with every DR1000 Flying Laboratory consist of a specialized laptop with pre-installed Ubuntu and Windows 10 operating systems, high gain powerful WIFI antenna, and DRIMS software. DRIMS (Drone Information Management Software) is provides the user with means to control the flying laboratory and log all acquired data. DRIMS will provide both live data as well as all historical data for all sensors plus GPS position, Altitude, Temperature, and humidity. Users can also command the drone when to take the sample, select the sampling interval, adjust sampling rate, and perform routine maintenance such as calibration of sensors. The laptop will be dual boot and can be used for other work including mapping the data in a GIS software, viewing path on Google Earth, analyzing in Excel, or any other task.

Sensor ID Formula Chemical Maximum Detection Limit Lowest Detection Threshold Resolution (ppm)
CD1 CO2 Carbon Dioxide – High Concentration 5% 20 ppm 100
CD2 CO2 Carbon Dioxide – Low Concentration 2000 ppm 0 ppm 0.6 ppm
CM1 CO Carbon Monoxide (low Concentration) 50 ppm 0.5 ppm 0.1 ppm
CM2 CO Carbon Monoxide (high concentration) 10000 ppm 30 ppm 3 ppm
CL1 Cl2 Chlorine 20 ppm 200 ppb 0.1 ppm
H1 H2 Hydrogen 10000 ppm 100 ppm 10 ppm
HCL1 HCl Hydrogen Chloride 20 ppm 0.5 ppm 0.2 ppm
HCY1 HCN Hydrogen Cyanide 50 ppm 0.1 ppm 0.5 ppm
PH1 PH3 Phosphine (low Concentration) 5 ppm 50 ppb 30 ppb
PH2 PH3 Phosphine (high Concentration) 2000 ppm 5 ppm 2 ppm
HS1 H2S Hydrogen Sulfide (low Concentration – ppb) 3 ppm 7 ppb 1 ppb
HS2 H2S Hydrogen Sulfide (high Concentration – ppm) 2000 ppm 15 ppm 2 ppm
HS3 H2S Hydrogen Sulfide (medium Concentration – ppm) 200 ppm 2 ppm 0.2 ppm
E2 C2H6O, H2,
Organic solvents (Ethanol, Iso-Butane, H2) 500 ppm 25 ppm 1 ppm
MT1 CH4 Methane (LEL) 40,000 ppm 100 ppm 10 ppm
NC1 NO Nitric Oxide (low Concentration) 25 ppm 0.2 ppm 0.05 ppm
NC2 NO Nitric Oxide (High Concentration) 5000 ppm 2 ppm 3 ppm
ND1 NO2 Nitrogen Dioxide (Low Concentration) 20 ppm 0.03 ppm 0.1 ppm
ND2 NO2 Nitrogen Dioxide (high Concentration) 1000 ppm 2 ppm 1 ppm
NS1 N2O Nitrous Oxide 1% volume 100 ppm 1 ppm
O2 O2 Oxygen (high Concentration) 25% 5000 ppm 200 ppm
PD1 VOCs Total VOCs (ppb) – PID 50 ppm ( isobutylene ) 10 ppb 10 ppb
PD2 VOCs Total VOCs (ppm) – PID 6000 ppm ( isobutylene ) 1 ppm 50 ppb
SD1 SO2 Sulfur Dioxide (high Concentration) 2000 ppm 2 ppm 1 ppm
SD2 SO2 Sulfur Dioxide (low Concentration) 20 ppm 0.3 ppm 0.2 ppm
SD3 SO2 Sulfur Dioxide (medium Concentration) 100 ppm 0.4 ppm 0.2 ppm
FM1 CH2O Formaldehyde 5 ppm 10 ppb 10 ppb
PM 2.5, 10 PM Particulate PM 2.5, 10 (simultanous) 2000 µg/m3 1 µg/m3 1 µg/m3
TS1 TSP PM 100 2000 µg/m3 1 µg/m3 1 µg/m3
NMH NMHC Non-methane Hydrocarbon 25 ppm 0.1 ppm 0.1 ppm
MS2 TRS TRS and Amines 10 ppm 1 ppm 2 ppb
MS3 NH3, C2H6O,C7H8 Air Contaminants (Ammonia, Ethanol, Toulene) 30 ppm 1 ppm 4 ppb
AM2 NH3 Ammonia (High concentration) 100 ppm 3 ppm 1 ppm
AM1 NH3 Ammonia (Low Concentration) 25 ppm 0.5 ppm 0.1 ppm
Oz1 O3 Ozone 5 ppm 20 ppb 20 ppb
RD1 α-, β-, γ, X Radiation Monitor ( α-, β-, γ- and x- radiation ) 1000 μSv / h 0.01 μSv / h 0.01 μSv / h
Maximum Sensors: 4
Type of Sensors: PID, NDIR, EC, Laser Particulate Counter, MOS

Ground Station:
Laptop: Specialized laptop with pre-installed Ubuntu and Windows 10 operating systems, high gain powerful WiFi antenna, and DRIMS 2.0 software

Sampling Rate: Adjustable from 1 per second, to 1 per minute
Sampling Time to Fill a Bag: 5 seconds per litre, time based on sampling bag size

Power Consumption: With a full battery, DR1000 can operate for 2.5 hours
Time in Flight: Dependent on drone battery life, DR1000 battery life

Communication: 3G / 4G (default), WiFi
On Board Data Storage: 64gb SD Card
Cloud Server: Included by default
Local Server: Optional
Software: Free access to DRIMS for life of product

Temperature Range: 0 to 60 °C, user will receive a warning at 55 °C

Automatic Calibration: Optional, using built-in calibration gas. User can initiate calibration with ground station

Warranty: 24 months full warranty on all parts including sensors
Sensor Replacement: Sensor dependent; first 2 years are covered by warranty

Casing: Custom lightweight material blend
Drone: Drone not included, but mounting hardware can be created for specified drone

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