The Dräger MetCam is an explosion-proof gas camera that continuously monitors large areas for hazardous methane leaks and fugitive emissions. The device automatically quantifies the source and intensity of the leak using advanced algorithms and transmits alarms via analog 4–20mA/HART or RS485 Modbus. Visualization is via Ethernet or Wi-Fi.
The MetCam offers various communication interfaces and supports corresponding protocols for data and video transmission. The analog, 4–20 mA current interface, in conjunction with HART®, can be used to transmit the alarms and device status. Video transmission takes place via the Ethernet interface using LAN. Two different operating modes are simultaneously available. One mode is the transmission of the black-and-white video with a color overlay of the detected gas cloud in the event of a leak. The second mode is a color video for area monitoring without showing the gas concentration.
The gas camera visualizes the gas cloud as a colored overlay on the black-and-white video image and independently quantifies the concentration. As a result, you can interpret the event from a safe distance, such as, from your control room. You can also use the MetCam to measure emissions or as a surveillance camera with a color image.