As a complement to optical gas imaging (OGI), thermal cameras provide value through improved safety and operational efficiency in a variety of non-gas imaging applications, such as electrical/mechanical, security, tank inspection, and flare stack monitoring.
This webinar is meant to offer a better understanding of the similarities and differences in cooled and uncooled optimal gas imaging (OGI) cameras. Topics discussed will include the science behind the two types of cameras as well as the differences in gas contrast and sensitivity.
Thermal imaging cameras are an ideal monitoring tool for flare stacks, since they allow automated remote monitoring on a 24/7 basis in virtually any weather. In addition, thermal imaging cameras avoid many of the technical and cost-related problems associated with other technologies such as ultraviolet (UV) flame detectors, flame ionization spectrometers, thermocouples, and pyrometers.
Optical gas imaging (OGI) with infrared cameras excels at detecting gas leaks, but some businesses that might find it useful are put off by the cost. Now a new generation of cameras that rely on uncooled detectors is bringing OGI to more users.
In a complex petrochemical facility, there may be many thousands of potential leak paths. Some may be leaking, but most will not. Using a gas detection camera allows the user to examine many potential leak sources in a short time and from a distance.