Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Inexpensive Sensors for Rapid Detection of Hydrocarbon Leaks

January 31 @ 11:30 am - 1:15 pm

About this Event

Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) has developed and optimized a platform to produce conductive composite films made from low-cost, readily available materials in a simple but previously unexplored fabrication process. This resulted in the possibility of design, for example, conductivity-based sensors to detect the presence of liquid phase hydrocarbons. When exposed to hydrocarbons or a mixture of hydrocarbons, the conductive carbon network deteriorates and an increase in film resistivity is monitored. The rate of change in resistivity is proportional to the concentration and composition of organic molecules in contact with the film. Our extensive work and testing have focused on the design and manufacturing of a device for detecting organic compounds commonly found in the presence of an oil spill or pipeline leak. This technology is patent-pending and we are currently working with a pipeline leak mitigation company to integrate our sensors with their technology.

Event Details

Participants will be expected to engage with their table mates, sharing constructive feedback for the technology developer and their experience in moving analogous technologies forward.

Agenda & Schedule: More Details Coming Soon!

11:30 – Gathering & Lunch

12:00 – Welcome, opening remarks, introductions

12:05 – Technology Overview – Speakers: Steven Bryant and Dr. Stephanie Kedzior

12:25 – Breakout 1: Constructive feedback (value and barriers)

12:45 – Breakout 2: Guidance and advice (best practices and next steps)

1:15 – Close

About the CRIN Novel Hydrocarbon Extraction Technology Event Series

This series is intended to highlight live case studies in moving technologies from the lab to the field. The format not only allows participants time to provide constructive feedback but also space to teach each other lessons learned developing analogue technologies. By exploring these case studies, the CRIN Novel Hydrocarbon Extraction community will be more aware of producer challenges, innovator solutions, and the proven tactics and tools for more effective innovation.

For more information and to register, please click here. 




PTAC Offices
Suite 400, 500 5 Ave SW
Calgary, T2P 3L5 Canada
+ Google Map