Height monitoring of air quality

Having the RTS EnviroFly platform for aero measurement of environmental parameters allows centralizing the data acquired in the PI platform of OSI software aimed to manipulate and monitoring from a simple interface in real time the main parameters of air pollution. This architecture provides that the data produced by your refinery are interconnected with the "Air Quality Management System".

The impact on air quality should be taken into account through the use of air quality reference assessments and atmospheric dispersion models to establish potential concentrations in air at ground level.

General guidelines on environment, health and safety for crude and petroleum-based terminals recommend verification of emissions of sulphur oxides and hydrogen sulfide as well as solid particle emissions in Refinery units associated with combustion gases from kilns, catalytic cracking regenerating catalysts and manipulation of coke and fine particles and the ashes generated during the incineration of the sludge.

Therefore, the measurement by programmed flights using the drone will allow the implementation of techniques for reducing pollutant emissions during refining.

The noise produced in oil refining facilities is important to monitor, especially when facilities are close to a community. Large rotary machines are included, such as compressors and turbines, pumps, electric motors, air coolers and heaters.

Also during emergency depressurization, high noise levels can be generated due to high pressure gases sent to the torch and the release of vapor into the atmosphere.
Their monitoring will allow them to be adjusted according to the guidelines of the Environment, health and safety.

Air emissions levels for oil refining facilities
Polluting Unit Guides value
NO x mg/Nm 3 450
SO x mg/Nm 3 150 for sulphur recovery units, 500 for all other units
Solid particles mg/Nm 3 50
Vanadium mg/Nm 3 5
Nickel mg/Nm 3 1
HS mg/Nm 3 10
Gas seco al 3 por ciento de O2
Emissions generation
Parameter Unit Industry references







Tons / million tons of processed crude oil

25.000 - 40.000

90 - 450

60 - 150

60 - 300

120 - 300

Based in part on EC BREF for Refineries
Autonomous Cuadricoptero

Manual, autonomous and mixed flight.
GeoFence, Auto Take-off and Auto-Land.
Failsafes Battery, radio control and link to ground station.

- Flight height 120m, speed 10 m/s.
- Tolerance to the winds 40km/h
- Autonomy of 20 minutes with safety margin


32-bit flight computer with fail-safe coprocessor. Power Module, GPS Ublox Neo-7m long range telemetry Kit, LiPo batteries, Frame: Quad Quanum Spider or similar.
Engines ESC and propellers, radio control 2.4 GHz 6 channels mode 2 with rechargeable battery radio receiver 6 cleats with failsafe, Satellite receiver and PPM encoder.

Charger 80w Battery Balancer (one must be sized for intended use)
Battery Charging time (max Power) multiple batteries simultaneously-outputs-; Power -DC or AC/DC-)