As the software and hardware tools available become more advanced, including diverse options for intrinsically safe devices with more capabilities than the tools of the past, we can begin to augment the existing LDAR methodology with more modern approaches.
In this brief talk we will go over the current state of LDAR technology, including both hardware and software, and showcase emerging technologies that will dramatically shape the future workflows and efficiencies of the LDAR industry.
From new mobile devices that allow for far more functionality than past generations to brand new technology that is still 2 – 5 years away from reaching mainstream, such as augmented reality.
The talk will be non-commercial at its core, focusing on the general technology and not necessarily specific products or solutions. e.g. “Satellite Imagery” instead of “Google Maps”.
Including in this presentation will be a brief demonstration of making use of Augmented Reality technology to conduct LDAR surveys utilizing the Google Glass Enterprise edition, which the skunkworks team at CNTRAL has been working on for a number of years.
This presentation is aimed to not only get people prepared for the future and how our workflows will change but also to get people excited about the future of LDAR and the advancements that are coming, including heads up displays so you can have both hands free to monitor.