Newsletter | March 19, 2020

03.19.20 -- Thermal Imaging's Impact On The Oil And Gas Industry

Thermal Imaging Provides Early Leak Detection In Oil And Gas Pipelines
Monitoring the integrity of hundreds of kilometers of oil or gas pipeline networks may seem like a daunting task at first, but fortunately, technology can take over many of the labor-intensive tasks. Canadian video analytics specialist IntelliView knows the demands of oil and gas pipeline operators all too well. The company recently developed a smart camera solution to remotely monitor oil pump stations for leaks in an automated way.
Reliable Leak Detection In Industrial Gas Pressure-Relief Stations

Tessenderlo Kerley International is a chemical group that supplies value-added liquid, soluble, and solid plant nutrition for agriculture applications with a focus on the production of potassium sulfate. Tessenderlo Kerley relies on third parties, like Belgian inspection company, The Sniffers, to inspect for leaks of natural gas at their site on a regular basis. This case study follows the company as it tested the FLIR GF77 uncooled optical gas imaging camera during a leak detection job.

Thermal Imaging Cameras Support The Safety Of Italian Gasification Plants
Gasification is a promising technology for generating energy. At ISAB Energy, located in the vicinity of Priolo (Sicily), gasifiers are used to convert residual oil fuel into energy under high temperatures. To make sure this process runs smoothly and safely, thermal cameras are continuously monitoring the skin temperature of gasification vessels.
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.
Thermal Imaging Solutions For The Oil & Gas Industry
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.