EDMONTON, Jan. 3 /CNW/ - Synodon Inc. ("Synodon") (TSXV-SYD), announces
that its realSens(TM) technology has successfully detected ground level ethane
gas while being flown at 300 meters altitude in a helicopter flying at
120 km/hr. The ethane was released from a compressed gas bottle to simulate a
natural gas leak plume (natural gas contains up to 5% ethane). The tests were
conducted in Tucson, Arizona in December 2007 and involved a series of flights
over the leak area. The data analysis showed that the ethane plume was
detected on every pass where the gas was released.
These flight tests followed the successful laboratory testing and
verification of realSens(TM). During these tests, the technology met or
exceeded all important design and engineering parameters.
Adrian Banica, CEO of Synodon Inc. said: "Our team is very pleased to
make this announcement and very excited about the test results. This validates
the ability of the realSens(TM) technology to detect ethane while airborne and
presents the final major step towards the offering of commercial services to
natural gas pipeline companies and other hydrocarbon industry operators."
Following this significant technology validation, Synodon will commence a
program of actively marketing its new and innovative leak detection service to
pipeline companies throughout North America. The first step will be the
execution of a number of demonstration flights with its current industry
Synodon Inc. (www.synodon.com) is an Edmonton based technology company
which is developing an advanced natural gas pipeline leak detection system
called realSens(TM), based on correlation spectroscopy technologies developed
under the Canadian Space Program and by Synodon scientists. This project has
received financial support from a number of Government of Canada programs
including Sustainable Development Technologies and Natural Resources Canada.
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For further information: Adrian Banica, President and CEO, Synodon Inc.,
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