2012-04-27 15:10:38 -
For Immediate Release
Edmonton, Alberta - April 27, 2012 - Synodon Inc. ("Synodon") [TSXV-SYD], announces that its realSens(TM) technology has completed a successful third-party organized blind test.
Over the course of the technology development and especially in the last 3 years, the Company completed a large number of laboratory and field tests with its realSensTM system, tests which demonstrated the efficacy of the technology at detecting natural gas leaks as low as 100 scfhr (standard cubic feet per hour) and under varied environmental conditions. The results from these tests have been used extensively as part of the initial marketing campaigns but were always hampered by not being independently verified. In order to address this issue, Synodon participated in a third-party organized
blind test in the fall of 2011. The test involved the surveying a pipeline route roughly 150 km long on which the operator created a number of artificial leaks of various sizes. The organizer of the test was a large US based natural gas pipeline operator.
realSens(TM) performed very well during these tests and the full report of the results will be published in the next two months. In summary, the technology detected roughly 90% of the leaks that it had encountered along the flight route that were within the marketed realSens(TM) service specifications. A lower percentage of leaks that were flown under very high wind conditions (>30 km/hr) or that had lower leak rates (<200 scfhr) were also detected but with less reliability.
The Company intends to leverage these results in its marketing campaign as they represent a significant confirmation of the technology's ability to detect natural gas leaks.
Synodon Inc. (www.synodon.com) is a technology company which has developed an advanced airborne remote gas sensing system called realSens(TM), based on technologies developed under the Canadian Space Program and by Synodon scientists. The company provides a full service gas emissions monitoring and quantification service to a variety of industries, including hydrocarbon (oil and gas), environmental and agricultural, and for a variety of gases including methane, ethane and ammonia.
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