A Trail of the AIRDAR technology took place at the Conoco-Phillips Facility XX facility between August and November 2006. The AIRDAR Technology is an innovative fugitive emission surveillance system that provides a continuous quantification of fugitive emissions for the overall site and individual sources. The AIRDAR technology is under development with a focus of providing actionable information to the oil and gas industry.
The results of the Facility XX field trial were dominated by one every large emission source that persisted during the testing. This large emission source made it difficult to characterize smaller sources with the gas plant, but two sources outside the fence were identified. The AIRDAR technology can work around large emission sources with an adjustment to the locations of the remote sample inlets, however there was not time to made these adjustments during the field trial.