Newsletter | January 9, 2020

01.09.20 -- The Science Behind Optical Gas Imaging

 
See The Problem; Solve The Problem — Continuous Methane Monitoring Using Fixed, Uncooled LWIR Imaging
 
The natural gas industry’s embrace of new technologies is driven by many factors, among them: the need for more efficient operation, the desire to improve worker safety, and an eagerness to be responsible corporate citizens. Continuous methane gas monitoring is vital to responsible corporate citizenship and, increasingly, regulatory compliance for oil and gas operators.
Understanding Cooled vs. Uncooled Optical Gas Imaging
 
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.
Gas Detection: The Professional Guide
 
Optical gas imaging (OGI) infrared cameras offer a fast, non-contact means of detecting fugitive gas emissions on worksites from a safe distance. This guide book discusses OGI camera operation, the types of gases they can visualize, and the variety of industries and applications where these cameras may be of use. Additional topics include the comparison of longwave and midwave gas detection cameras, OGI detector operation, gases detected, tips and techniques, as well as survey safety.
The Science Behind Optical Gas Imaging
 
This article covers the different methods and scientific techniques behind optical gas imaging including how the detectors operate, cooling methods, and image normalization. Additional topics include spectral adaptation, gas infrared absorption spectra, gas stream visualization, and key concepts for making gas clouds visible.
10 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of An Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) Camera
 
Optical gas imaging (OGI) technologies enable the oil and gas industry to incorporate a safer and more efficient 'Smart LDAR' (Leak Detection and Repair) program where inspectors can detect fugitive emissions and leaks much faster. OGI saves money, not only through efficiency, but also by improving the safety of company personnel and assets. This article offers 10 tips that will help you get the most out of OGI cameras.