Attendance at the Gastech Event 2017

VIRA GAS IMAGING is pleased to announce its attendance at Gastech 2017, from April 4 to 7. VIRA will be exhibiting along with the world’s leading gas industry experts at the Makuhari Messe Chiba (Tokyo), where Gastech 2017 will take place. VIRA will be presenting its optical imaging instrument JULIETA, the development based on infrared technology for detecting gas emissions.

VIRA GAS IMAGING will be hosted at the stand 7000 by Enagás, a midstream company leader in the development, operation and maintenance of natural gas infrastructures.

We look forward to seeing you: Join us at Gastech Tokyo!

Attendance at the 6th Spanish Maintenance Congress

The Spanish Maintenance Association is organizing the 6th Spanish Maintenance Congress the days 28, 29 and 30 March 2017. It will take place in Tarragona on this occasion.

Vira will be attending this event along with Enagas, that is participating as Gold sponsor. We will be at the 11th stand, presenting the technological development of the JULIETA camera, for the natural gas leaks detection.

Lastly, simply inform that it is also included a brief description of JULIETA in the official magazine of the Spanish Maintenance Association, where its main features are described.

Ingenia Business 2016 Final

Enagás celebrated the final of the 2nd edition of the innovation program Ingenia Business this 7 February. The project awarded this year is called “Gas2Move”, and promotes the use of compressed natural gas, focusing on two issues: CNG vehicles for companies and the establishment of new gas supply facilities.

Second prize was awarded to the “Sercomgas” initiative, created by the fusion of two ideas, resulting in a project that provides services to the natural gas companies in the Spanish market through the use of a multi-device app.

Last year, the winner project was VIRA GAS IMAGING and, due to the great success of the program, a total of 63 professionals presented their ideas this second edition.

The objective of Ingenia Business is to encourage a culture of enterprise and bet for the innovation applied to the creation of new businesses related to the Enagás activity.

First JULIETA cameras delivered

The three first JULIETA cameras have just been delivered to ENAGAS. The manufacturing of these three cameras has been successfully finished and they are available to meet the ENAGAS needs.

This achievement is the first step for the next fugitive emissions campaign launched by ENAGAS, in which the three cameras will be used in all the ENAGAS’s facilities spread throughout the Spanish gas system.

With this first step, VIRA starts a new trip in order to offer its technology and know-how to all companies in the Oil&Gas sector, both in Europe and the rest of the world.

VIRA Gas Imaging “starting-up”

VIRA Gas Imaging is the first of the projects to emerge from the ENAGAS Open Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship Programme. ENAGAS has awarded first prize to an idea in which SENSIA participates. The program rewards innovative initiatives and this year the winning idea focuses on the development of a low cost technology for multidetector flame and exhaust gas detection, following SENSIA developments.

This project, promoted by two internal entrepreneurs and supported by Ingenia Business, was incorporated on 29 July 2016 under the name VIRA Gas Imaging.

This new company will develop innovative solutions for detecting gas emissions based on infra-red technology, and has several founding partners: Enagás (through Enagás Emprende SL), 2 two internal entrepreneurs belonging to the Technology and Innovation Department, and Sensia Solutions, a spin-off of the Carlos III University in Madrid.

VIRA Gas Imaging is an excellent example of collaboration in the field of innovation, founded by a large company (Enagás), a university (Carlos III in Madrid) and entrepreneurs (internal and external) in order to create ground-breaking and innovative solutions. In the case of VIRA Gas Imaging, Enagás will be not only be a founding partner and a financial partner, but also an industrial partner.