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The largest commercial infrared company in the world, FLIR has been designing, building, and integrating high-performance infrared cameras for nearly 50 years. FLIR cameras play pivotal roles in a wide range of industrial, commercial, and government activities in over 60 countries.

FLIR provides gas and petrochemical companies with a wide array of cameras to visualize fugitive gas emissions, find critical faults, and verify completed repairs. Whether you need a handheld optical gas imaging camera for surveying your entire operation, a fixed camera for continuous monitoring, or an Intrinsically Safe GFx320 for Class I/Div II hazardous areas, FLIR has the tools you need to get the job done.

FLIR’s other divisions produce thermal camera systems for a wide variety of military, paramilitary, law enforcement, and public safety missions, as well as for automotive and maritime night vision, personal night vision, firefighting, and industrial and home security uses. In addition, FLIR supplies camera cores and other sub-components to OEMs and system integrators.

FEATURED ARTICLES

Using Optical Gas Imaging To Comply With OOOOa Regulations: A Case Study
Using Optical Gas Imaging To Comply With OOOOa Regulations: A Case Study Natural gas compressor stations have to comply with new EPA regulations on inspection, known as Quad OA. Optical gas imaging provides an efficient, cost-effective means to meet the requirements.  Continue Reading...
Noise Equivalent Concentration Length: The New Standard For Optical Gas Imaging
Noise Equivalent Concentration Length: The New Standard For Optical Gas Imaging There's no official standard for rating how good an IR camera is at detecting gas leaks. Noise Equivalent Concentration Length is a useful method to measure the quality of a camera.  Continue Reading...
FLIR OGI Camera Helps Oil And Gas Company Reduce Operating Costs By 35 Percent
FLIR OGI Camera Helps Oil And Gas Company Reduce Operating Costs By 35 Percent Twin Eagle Consulting partnered with Pixel Velocity to develop an efficient leak-detection solution to monitor fugitive emissions and hydrocarbon leaks 24/7.  Continue Reading...
FLIR OGI Cameras Paired With UAVs To Detect Gas Leaks From The Air
FLIR OGI Cameras Paired With UAVs To Detect Gas Leaks From The Air Natural gas processing plants purify raw natural gas by removing certain contaminants. Since these contaminant gases are often dangerous for human exposure, a combination of UAV and optical gas imaging technology was tested for monitoring vast gas fields. This case study examines how the Al Hosn Shah Plant in Abu Dhabi uses the FLIR G300a optical gas camera for detecting gas leaks from the air.  Continue Reading...
Czech Utility Company Uses FLIR GF306 Optical Gas Imaging To Check For SF6 Leaks
Czech Utility Company Uses FLIR GF306 Optical Gas Imaging To Check For SF6 Leaks Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6), an insulating gas in the distribution of high voltage electrical power, is a very potent greenhouse gas that can possibly leak from power equipment and cause many problems. Utility companies generally use optical gas imaging cameras to detect SF6 leaks in order to ensure the continuity of power distribution and limit the impact on the environment. This case study explains how a utility company in the Czech Republic...  Continue Reading...
FLIR ThermaCAM™ GasFindIR™ Camera Spots Methane Leaks, Prevents Gas Venting, Keeps Air Clean
FLIR ThermaCAM™ GasFindIR™ Camera Spots Methane Leaks, Prevents Gas Venting, Keeps Air Clean Waste treatment companies are increasingly turning to energy suppliers to create more streamlined waste disposal, treatment, neutralization, and recycling processes. The FLIR GasFindIR gas detection infrared camera is used to support these processes by providing immediate and tangible results. This application note describes how these gas detection infrared cameras are utilized to capture methane leaks, prevent gas venting, and keep air clean in ...  Continue Reading...
Tank Storage Monitoring With FLIR’s Intrinsically Safe Optical Gas Imaging Camera
Tank Storage Monitoring With FLIR’s Intrinsically Safe Optical Gas Imaging Camera In order to meet the increasing safety and environmental regulations for tank storage companies, the Belgian tank storage specialist ADPO relies on third party inspection agencies like The Sniffers to monitor its facilities for unwanted fugitive emissions. Inspectors from The Sniffers use the latest FLIR GFs320 optical gas imaging camera to monitor assets up to nine times faster than traditional TVA probes, and without the hassle of requesting a ...  Continue Reading...
Bayernoil Refinery Uses FLIR Gas Detection Cameras To Detect Leaks
Bayernoil Refinery Uses FLIR Gas Detection Cameras To Detect Leaks This case study follows Bayernoil, the biggest refinery in southern Germany, as they integrate a gas detection camera into their leak detection and repair programs.  Continue Reading...
FLIR Optical Gas Imaging Camera Helps Improve Environment And Safety At Borealis Stenungsund
FLIR Optical Gas Imaging Camera Helps Improve Environment And Safety At Borealis Stenungsund Petrochemical plants usually handle invisible gaseous hydrocarbons that could pose safety issues. Leak detection is of vital importance, especially when these gases are toxic, highly flammable, or have a negative impact on the environment. One petrochemical plant, the Borealis high-pressure, low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant in Stenungsund, Sweden, produces LDPE products for the cable and wire sector, and delivers ethylene, which is...  Continue Reading...
Through-Flame Thermal Cameras Can Take the Heat
Through-Flame Thermal Cameras Can Take the Heat Many types of heating operations require a fast, non-contact method for gathering qualitative and quantitative information to prevent or minimize downtime. A through-flame thermal camera offers thermal and visual imaging capabilities for seeing conditions invisible to the naked eye while in context to a visible world. This application note discusses how through-flame imaging works and how to use these cameras to detect most equipment problems...  Continue Reading...
Using Intrinsically Safe GFx320 To Measure Separator Sand Levels In Explosive Atmospheres
Using Intrinsically Safe GFx320 To Measure Separator Sand Levels In Explosive Atmospheres Hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) processes involve injecting sand to keep pores of a well open. When the well is brought back online after fracking, some of that sand burps back up to the surface and into a separator. The unwanted byproducts, paraffin and sand, accumulate in the separator tanks or vessels and must be removed to prevent irreparable damage to the separator’s fire tube. However, removing the sand is a costly...  Continue Reading...
10 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of An Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) Camera
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 ten tips that will help you get the most out of OGI cameras.  Continue Reading...
FLIR GFx320: The Intrinsically Safe Optical Gas Imaging Camera Intrinsically safe equipment can minimize fire risks and potentially remove the need to obtain a hot work permit for hazardous areas. Inspectors can get to work faster and to enter more areas that require checking for fugitive gas emissions. Intrinsically Safe is a protection technique for the design and operation of electrical equipment in hazardous areas. These products are designed to control energy (electrical and thermal) to nonincendive...  Continue Reading...
The Science Behind Optical Gas Imaging
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.  Continue Reading...
Gas Detection: The Professional Guide
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...  Continue Reading...
Inspectahire Relies On Optical Gas Imaging For Leak Detection In the Offshore Oil And Gas Industry
Inspectahire Relies On Optical Gas Imaging For Leak Detection In the Offshore Oil And Gas Industry Inspectahire is a company that helps customers manage the safety, profitability, and environmental impacts of their assets through remote visual inspection technologies and solutions. The FLIR’s GFx320 Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) camera is their preferred technology to use when tasked with the detection of fugitive hydrocarbon emissions.  Continue Reading...
Avoiding Outages With Hydrogen Leak Detection Technology
Avoiding Outages With Hydrogen Leak Detection Technology A power plant must keep up maintenance of the hydrogen-cooled generators for the safety of its workers and the environment, as well as for efficient operation of the plant. Traditional methods for hydrogen leak detection in a cooling system may be able to find the general area where hydrogen is present, but can be unreliable at finding the source of the leak. The introduction of optical gas imaging cameras has greatly improved the efficiency and ...  Continue Reading...
Optical Gas Imaging At Jonah Energy: Saving Gas And Money Through Regular OGI Surveys
Optical Gas Imaging At Jonah Energy: Saving Gas And Money Through Regular OGI Surveys The oil and gas industry loses an average of eight million metric tons of methane through gas leaks every year. Although this does not equate to some major methane leaks in the past, such as at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in 2015, the industry is still faced with how to best find and repair leaks at potential escape points. As an alternative to the industry standard for leak detection and repair, Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) is...  Continue Reading...
FLIR Optical Gas Imaging Cameras Help To Spot Gas Leaks From The Air
FLIR Optical Gas Imaging Cameras Help To Spot Gas Leaks From The Air The Al Hosn Shah Gas Processing Plant in Abu Dhabi is a natural gas processing plant that purifies gases by removing certain contaminants in a sweetening process. The gas pipelines and other infrastructures that process sour gases need to be continuously monitored for leaks as the contaminant gases are often dangerous for human exposure. This case study explores the innovative combination of UAV and FLIR optical gas imaging technologies as an...  Continue Reading...
BP Chemicals Enhances Site Safety With FLIR Infrared
BP Chemicals Enhances Site Safety With FLIR Infrared BP Chemicals produces acetic acid and is responsible for a significant portion of the world’s capacity. Every year, the company invests millions of pounds into improving production efficiency, minimizing environmental impact, and protecting its employees.   Continue Reading...

CONTACT INFORMATION

FLIR Systems, Inc - Optical Gas Imaging

9 Townsend West

Nashua, NH 03063

UNITED STATES

Phone: 800-224-6003

Contact: Craig O’Neill

FLIR PRODUCTS

  • Quantitative Optical Gas Imaging (qOGI) Technology With FLIR GF-Series Cameras: QL320™
    Quantitative Optical Gas Imaging (qOGI) Technology With FLIR GF-Series Cameras: QL320™

    The QL320™ is system designed with Providence Photonics’ new Quantitative Optical Gas Imaging (qOGI) technology that works solely with FLIR GFx320 or FLIR GF320 cameras. With this partnership, surveyors can measure mass leak rates or volumetric leak rates for most hydrocarbons. With usage capabilities at a variety of distances, operators can monitor hard to reach areas and storage tanks from a safe location.

  • Thermal Imaging Camera For Continuous Gas Leak Detection: FLIR A6604
    Thermal Imaging Camera For Continuous Gas Leak Detection: FLIR A6604

    The FLIR A6604 optical gas infrared imaging camera is designed for continuously scanning installations in remote areas or zones that are difficult to access. These cameras are widely used in industrial settings, such as oil refineries, natural gas processing plants, offshore platforms, chemical/petrochemical complexes, and biogas, and power generation plants. They are also able to detect harmful greenhouse gases that can seriously harm the environment.

  • Optical Gas Imaging Camera For Continuous Gas Leak Detection: G300 a
    Optical Gas Imaging Camera For Continuous Gas Leak Detection: G300 a

    The FLIR G300 a optical gas infrared imaging camera is designed for continuously scanning installations in remote areas or zones that are difficult to access. These cameras are widely used in industrial settings, such as oil refineries, natural gas processing plants, offshore platforms, chemical/petrochemical complexes, and biogas, and power generation plants.

  • Infrared Camera For CO2 Leak Detection: FLIR GF343
    Infrared Camera For CO2 Leak Detection: FLIR GF343

    The GF343 is an infrared optical gas imaging camera designed to quickly and easily detect CO2 leaks from a safe distance. This non-contact CO2 detection technology helps prevent unplanned outages by permitting the inspection of equipment while it is still online in the course of normal operations.

  • Infrared Camera For SF6 Detection And Electrical Inspections: FLIR GF306
    Infrared Camera For SF6 Detection And Electrical Inspections: FLIR GF306

    FLIR offers the GF306 optical gas imaging camera designed to visualize and pinpoint SF6 and other gas emissions without the need to shut down operations. With the ability to quickly scan wide areas for leaks at safe distances, these cameras enable quicker repairs, and reduce revenue costs and safety concerns involved with gas-insulated substation and circuit breakers.

  • Infrared Cameras For Gas Leak Detection And Electrical Inspections: FLIR GF300/GF320
    Infrared Cameras For Gas Leak Detection And Electrical Inspections: FLIR GF300/GF320

    The FLIR GF300/GF320 cameras are designed for the detection of methane and Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) fugitive emissions that come from the production, transportation, and use of oil and natural gas. These cameras operate by scanning large-scale areas and visualize potential gas leaks in real-time. They are ideal for monitoring plants that are difficult to reach with contact measurement tools.

  • Infrared Camera For Methane, Hydrocarbon, and VOC Detection: FLIR GFx320
    Infrared Camera For Methane, Hydrocarbon, and VOC Detection: FLIR GFx320

    FLIR introduces the GFx320 camera featuring innovative optical gas imaging technology and designed specifically for detecting methane, other hydrocarbons, and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions in many different sites such as well sites and offshore platforms. With calibration for temperature measurement to determine optimal ΔT between the gas compound and the background, the ability to detect more than 400 gas compounds, and FLIR's unique High Sensitivity Mode (HSM), this thermal camera accentuates plume movement with through image subtraction for the best images to find leaks and save on costs.

FEATURED VIDEOS

  • GFx320 - Intrinsic Safety And Safe Zone Testimonial
    GFx320 - Intrinsic Safety And Safe Zone Testimonial

    Work place dangers are an everyday concern when surveying for fugitive methane emissions. At well sites, offshore rigs, production plants and more, there will always be the risk of leaking gases could collect in dangerous concentrations. As a solution, FLIR introduces its new GFx320 optical gas imaging (OGI) camera that is intrinsically safe to take on worksites.

  • Q&A: What is OGI?
    Q&A: What is OGI?

    What exactly is optical gas imaging (OGI) and how does it work? This Q&A video interview answers this question and more.

  • Q&A: Regular Thermal vs. OGI Cameras
    Q&A: Regular Thermal vs. OGI Cameras

    Can thermal imaging cameras see gas compounds? This Q&A video interview gives the answer and more.

  • OGI: Upstream Animation
    OGI: Upstream Animation

    This video demonstrates an upstream optical gas imaging (OGI) animation example.

  • OGI: Mainstream Animation
    OGI: Mainstream Animation

    This video demonstrates a mainstream optical gas imaging (OGI) animation example.

  • OGI: Downstream Animation
    OGI: Downstream Animation

    This video demonstrates a downstream optical gas imaging (OGI) animation example.

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