Innovative System for the Energy Industry to Detect Gas Leaks Relies on Panasonic Toughbook Mobile Devices

What happens when you take former NASA engineers, cutting-edge sensors designed to sniff out methane gas, a fleet of drones and add in some Panasonic Toughbook magic?

For the team at SeekOps the answer is an unparalleled system for efficiently and accurately detecting methane gas leaks that present a safety risk for the oil and gas industry and the environment.

Having worked at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory developing sensor technology for detecting methane on Mars, the founders of SeekOps knew they could use that technology here on earth to improve on the long, expensive and less accurate manual inspections employed by oil and gas facilities. Mounting these sensors on highly maneuverable drones, they could pinpoint leaks in a fraction of the time, with greatly improved accuracy. What they needed, however, was a mobile computing solution that would give them the in-field, advanced performance they needed to capture and analyze data from the drone-based system.

Having become Toughbook believers during their time at NASA, it was no question that Panasonic would be the perfect choice for their new platform – and after some testing, it was clear that the Panasonic Toughpad® FZ-G1 tablet was the right tool for the job.

Check out our recent case study for a deeper look at how Panasonic’s rugged technology helped SeekOps deliver a technology platform that’s changing the way safety inspections at oil and gas facilities are done and potentially saving lives in the process.