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CHARM® (CH4 Airborne Remote Monitor) is a new laser-assisted technology for monitoring remote airborne gas transport pipelines. This was developed by ADLARES together with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) on behalf of Open Grid Europe GmbH (former Ruhrgas AG).

In 2008, CHARM® was admitted to the technical code of the German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water (DVGW) as a recognised process for the long-distance detection of gas (DVGW technical data sheet G 501 "Airborne process for the remote detection of gas"). CHARM® is thus the only remote sensing system in the world that monitors high pressure pipelines in accordance with the DVGW's technical code.