NNE Collaborates with Baker Hughes Emissions Management
Earns “A” Grade MiQ Certification
NNE chose Baker Hughes LUMEN Terrain and LUMEN Sky to pursue the dual RSG certifications.
In the first phase of NNE’s grading achievement, NNE deployed LUMEN Terrain, a ground-based, solar-powered, wireless system. LUMEN Terrain creates a “digital mesh” network around a facility, indoors and outdoors. It monitors and reports methane emissions 24 hours a day, either continuously or on a set cycle. NNE used LUMEN Terrain to identify and locate methane emissions from areas such as compressors, valves, tanks, etc. NNE then used these insights to prioritize plans for minimization and abatement.
LUMEN Sky, a drone-based detection system, was then deployed by NNE to gain a holistic understanding of emission sources and corrective actions. NNE employed state-of-the-art OGI (optical gas imaging) technologies with high-definition aerial video streaming via LUMEN Sky. This helped NNE to develop accurate 3D models of their assets, detect issues, automate quantification, and pinpoint localization for timely remediation, while also complying with EPA 40 CFR Part 60 Subpart OOOOa - Federal regulations for monitoring and reporting methane emissions.
With LUMEN technology, NNE is able to automatically track methane concentration data (PPM or parts per million) in near real time, along with the location and rate of the methane leak.