Inspecting a plant



Distran won ENGIE challenge for innovative leak detection solutions

Engie innovation challengedDistran has recently won an innovative challenge organized by ENGIE to find new ways of detecting and locating leaks in refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump systems. The purpose of the call was to find a solution that is quicker, more competitive and more efficient than the current solutions on the market. Further selection criteria were to allow the search for leaks in hard-to-reach areas. ENGIE was additionally looking for a tool or solution that could optimize the leak detection process and make it reliable. Among the five finalists, Distran and its revolutionary Ultra M camera succeeded in winning the challenge. The call for project and full description can be viewed here.


Distran closes its Series A financing round

DistranDistran announces the closing of its Series A financing round. The proceeds will enable Distran to accelerate the market roll-out of its Ultra M, a hand-held gas leak localization device which shows gas leaks in real-time on the device's screen, resulting in safer and 10 times faster plant inspections. Read the full announcement here.


Distran shortlisted by Bilan

BilanDistran is amongst the 50 swiss start-ups in which to invest selected by the magazine Bilan in partnership with UBS. The jury was composed of Abir Oreibi (Liftconference), Sean Park (Anthemis), Olivier Brourhant (Amaris), François Randin (Green Motion), Carlos Moreira (Wisekey), Dominique Grolimund (Refind), Sigur Solheim (EOCP) and Fabrice Delaye (Bilan).


Distran on BBC4

BBC4Distran Ultra M was involved in the BBC documentary Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics. You can watch the documentary on March 9th at 9pm on BBC Four.

13/09/2016 and 14/09/2016

Swiss ECS

SwissECSMeet us at the Swiss Energy and Climate Summit (SwissECS) held on September 13/14 2016, in Bern. Distran will be present in the Pitch & Match area and will demo its novel gas leak sensor.
More information on the event can be found here.


Industry day

Industry DayDistran will be present on September 6 at the Industry day 2016, an event annually held at ETH Zürich. Distran will present a poster and a demo of its gas leak detection system. Don't miss the opportunity to try the detector!
Industry day showcases selected spin-offs of ETH Zurich to industrial leaders and presents the research activities of ETH.
Useful information on the event can be found here.


Support from the Swiss Climate Foundation

Swiss climate foundation logoDistran is proud to announce that it is being supported by the Swiss Climate Foundation to bring to the market a novel gas leak detector. The detector allows to monitor gas installations (such as compressor stations, gas turbines...) and detect in real-time leaks that may occur. Limiting methane escape to the atmosphere is decisive to limit climate change, as methane is a greenhouse gas that is 72 times more potent than CO2 (over a period of 20 years). A single 3mm leak in a common 70 bar gas installation is equivalent to the annual CO2 emission of 110 000 cars in Switzerland. The support of the Swiss Climate Foundation will allow to perform critical tests in Switzerland and abroad and convince major actors of the urgency to tackle methane gas leaks. See announcements (DE|FR).


New offices

Distran just moved into its new offices in Zurich, near the Limmat river. Please update your address book!