OptoMole is our award winning, mobile gas monitoring system designed to help Gas Distribution Networks (GDNs) quickly locate leaks from underground gas mains, reducing excavation and repair costs while also allowing Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM).


Methane escapes from leaking gas mains often find their way to the surface via underground utility ducts (telephone, CATV etc) where they are often reported to the gas utilities the public. Locating the actual gas escape point is labour intensive and involves a number of excavations on public roads, footpaths, etc. causing transport disruption and incurring significant costs to repair and reinstate.

OptoMole uses our innovative laser and fibre optic technology to generate real-time gas profiles in service utility ducts, rapidly highlighting gas ingress points and guiding the operator to the likely location of the mains gas leak.

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IET Award

IET Innovation Awards – Finalist

We are very proud to announce that our OptoMole gas detection system has been shortlisted by the Institution of Engineering …

gas leak excavation

Finding the gas leaks under our streets…

Introduction Our gas networks are aging: as a result, gas utility companies are waging an ongoing battle to ensure that …

Innovation Award

UK Energy Industry Award Winners 2015

We are delighted to announce that our OptoMole system has won the UK Energy Industries Innovation Award for the ‘Best …