Drager MetCam Gas Camera

  • Continuously monitor large areas
  • Makes the source and the intensity of the leaks visible
  • Can even detect small emissions

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The Drager MetCam gas camera continuously monitors large areas for possible methane leaks, making the source and intensity of leaks visible and even detecting small emissions.

Visualise gas leaks

In the oil and gas industry, there are often spacious or labyrinthine plant areas that are difficult to reach or whose gas pipelines have many connections. Here, typical gas detection systems reach their limits. However, even under these conditions, an optical gas detection camera makes gas leaks visible regarding their source and intensity. An ideal complement to your gas detection system for a more accurate and faster assessment of a potential hazard.​

Increased safety and efficiency

The MetCam automatically monitors your facility around the clock. Unlike point detectors, the gas source need not be in the immediate proximity of the gas camera. It is sufficient if the source is in the camera’s field of view. The detection is thus independent of wind or similar influences. The MetCam detects gas leaks early and can warn you against them. This way, you can initiate countermeasures faster. This means more safety for your facility and greater efficiency.​

Simple interpretation of the event and multipurpose use

The gas camera visualises the gas cloud as a coloured overlay on the black-and-white video image and independently quantifies the concentration. As a result, you interpret the event from a safe distance, for example, from your control room. You can also use the MetCam to measure emissions or as a surveillance camera with a colour image.​

Fewer false alarms, low maintenance

The camera recognises independently if the optics are dirty or covered and alerts you accordingly. This reduces false alarms and ensures that your system is ready for use. To adapt to changing weather conditions, the MetCam regularly performs a self-calibration. Special maintenance or calibration is unnecessary, and the maintenance effort is low.​

Various communication options

The MetCam offers communication interfaces and supports corresponding data and video transmission protocols. The analogue, 4 to 20 mA current interface in conjunction with HART®, can transmit the alarms and the device status. The video transmission takes place via the Ethernet interface using LAN. There are two different operating modes available at the same time. One mode is transmitting the black-and-white video with a colour overlay of the detected gas cloud in case of a leak. The second mode is a colour video for area monitoring without showing the gas concentration.​

Documented safety

All events and measured data are stored automatically, allowing you to understand and evaluate them later. You can also create emission logs with little effort.​

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MetCam Datasheet 981 KB

Additional information

Weight 0.09 kg


Camera characteristics
Measuring gas Methane
Response time < 10 seconds
Range 10 to 50 m
Field of view Horizontal 68°; vertical 28°
Lower detection threshold > 60 g/h
Self-calibration Every 3 to 5 minutes
Interval depending on the change in ambient temperature
Communication/Protocol Giga Ethernet
Modbus half-duplex
ONVIF Protocol – Profile „S“
HART® Protocol
Electrical data
Output signals 4-20 mA (stepped) , HART®
RS 485 RS-485 Modbus compatible interface
LAN Giga Ethernet
Optional Wi-Fi
Supply voltage 24 VDC (16-32 VDC)
Power consumption Max. 22 W
Environmental conditions
Temperature range Operation: -25 to +40 °C
Optional: -40 to +60 °C
Material Stainless steel
Protection class IP66
Cable gland 1 M25 or 3/4″ NPT
Weight < 4.5 kg
Dimensions 156 × 236 × 183 mm
Ex db ia IIB+H2 T5 Gb (MetCam)
Ex db ia mb IIB+H2 T5 Gb (MetCam Wifi)
-40 °C ≤ Tamb ≤ 60 °C
US & Canada Class I, Division 1, Groups B, C, D, T5
Class I, Zone 1 AEx db ia IIB+H2 T5 Gb
-40 °C ≤ Tamb ≤ 60 °C

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