New software package supplements methane device

By Keefe Borden20 May 2021

Q.E.D.’s SEM5000 methane detection device.

Q.E.D. Environmental Systems announced a new software package for its LANDTEC SEM500 Methane Detector that gives users the ability to download, sort and generate EPA reports.

When the company unveiled the handheld unit late last year, it said the device was specifically designed to monitor surface emissions at landfills, but could also be used to detect leaks at wellheads and other surface penetrations.  The device uses laser technology that enables it to detect faint methane emissions ranging fro 0.5 ppm to 100% concentration in less than two seconds.

The new SEMSoft 6.0 software has added the ability to pinpoint specific locations within a landfill and can do that with or without GPS data. End users can also use named locations to take and record readings and can use GPS proximity to find the points, the company said.

The methane detector is a single piece of equipment with a single selector dial that makes function choice simple. The device features an integral GPS and has a carrying case and harness that allows for hands-free operation and LED alarm lights that notify users of emissions in noisy conditions.

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