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 a camera certified for use in Class 1/Division II hazardous areas like the GFx320, 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.


Make Leak Detection Safer At Pipelines, Tanks, And Industrial Plants
Safety should be the main concern for any operation that deals with potentially hazardous gases. Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) technologies offer the imaging solution for these companies while promoting a culture of safety. FLIR OGI cameras can be used in upstream and downstream oil and gas operations, along with power plants and other industrial facilities to help organizations meet their safety objectives.  Continue Reading..
NPL Testing Demonstrates The FLIR GF320 Meets EPA OOOOa Standards
In this application note, NPL reported that through independent testing, the FLIR GF320 demonstrated the capability of detecting gas emissions according to the standards set in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) NSPS 40 CFR part 60, subpart OOOOa sensitivity standard for optical gas imaging equipment.  Continue Reading..
Upstream and Midstream Security: Perimeter Protection Using Thermal Detection With Analytics
There are many oil and gas companies that have to manage miles of gas lines and an extensive portfolio of real estate within their operations. As a solution, FLIR offers a number of wide-area coverage thermal and optical imagers with analytics that are able to cover wide areas to reduce the risk of site theft and vandalism.  Continue Reading..
Fired Furnace Inspections With Thermal Imaging
Furnace tubes have the possibility of overheating and rupturing, resulting in equipment downtime, lost production, and other collateral damage. The ability to monitor tubes for signs of overheating due to over-firing rates of flame impingement from improper burner alignment is critical to the reliability of the furnace. In order to determine if overheating is taking place within fired furnace tubes, inspectors must be able to distinguish between...  Continue Reading..
How Optical Gas Imaging Tools Promote A Culture Of Safety
Safety should be a core value within any operation dealing with potentially hazardous gases. Organizations that work with gas that can cause injury should seek to integrate effective and efficient technologies that ensure safe operational practices. Recent advancements in optical gas imaging (OGI) technology has enabled such companies to improve and reinforce their cultures of safety.  Continue Reading..
Improving Power Generation Safety With Advanced Leak Detection Technology
Maintenance of hydrogen-cooled generators is critical for the safe and efficient operation of a power plant. Many traditional methods for hydrogen leak detection cannot reliably pinpoint the exact source of leaks. Optical gas imaging cameras that specifically filter for CO2 can greatly improve leak detection, enabling efficient hydrogen leak defection while using CO2 gas as a tracer.  Continue Reading..
Using Automated Infrared Cameras To Monitor Flare Stacks
Flare systems are used as a last line of defense against dangerous hydrocarbon pollutants entering the atmosphere. Various technologies have been used to monitor the flares, but they can be ineffective at minimizing smoke from the stake combustion, which is an important indicator of the burn efficiency. Thermal imaging can “see” through smoke, enabling inspectors to make quick spot check or continually monitor.  Continue Reading..
Inspecting Motors, Pumps, and Valves: Preventing Downtime With Thermal Imaging
In the oil and gas chain supply, a motor breakdown, pump failure, or bad valve can quickly become a critical issue. Vibration analysis is the most common technique used to detect faults in rotating equipment, which can be time consuming. Thermal imaging technologies make it easier to identify possible mechanical issues by enabling inspectors to quickly scan for hot spots.  Continue Reading..
Liquid Leak Detection: Detecting Oil Leaks From Pipelines Early With Thermal Imaging
While pipelines are still the safest mode for transporting oil, fluid spills are still difficult to avoid. Pipeline leaks often start small and can be challenging to detect before it is too late, which may lead to company financial loss, damaged reputations, and wreaked havoc on the environment. Thermal imaging technologies can help oil pump stations remotely monitor for leaks over a matter of seconds.  Continue Reading..
Inspecting Natural Gas Compressors With Optical Gas Imaging And A Visual Borescope
Natural gas compressors are common components in the natural gas supply chain and very important inspection components in regulations such as US EPA OOOOa. Sometimes, a compressor can fail and cause downtime or gas leaks, and inspecting a compressor can be time consuming and labor intensive. Thermal imaging technologies can inspect internal and external components remotely for leaks over a matter of seconds.  Continue Reading..
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Top 10 Questions: Gas Leak Quantification With OGI Cameras
Common questions about quantitative optical gas imaging from FLIR include environmental effects on operation, regulatory concerns, and technological improvements on the horizon.  Continue Reading..
Understanding Optical Gas Imaging Quantification
Quantitative optical gas imaging offers oil & gas industry operators a tool for improved worker safety, greater environmental stewardship, and more cost-effective operation.Quantitative optical gas imaging offers oil & gas industry operators a tool for improved worker safety, greater environmental stewardship, and more cost-effective operation.  Continue Reading..
Reliable Leak Detection In Industrial Gas Pressure-Relief Stations
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...  Continue Reading..
Thermal Imaging Cameras For Flare Monitoring
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.  Continue Reading..
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, FLIR thermal cameras are continuously monitoring the skin temperature of gasification vessels.  Continue Reading..
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, including a thermal camera from FLIR, to remotely monitor oil pump stations for...  Continue Reading..
Best Filtering Practices For Accurate Fired Furnace Tube Measurement
Thermal imaging is an ideal non-contact inspection tool for tubes inside a working oil-refining furnace, but performing temperature measurement through flames is challenging. Fortunately, new filtering techniques are improving the accuracy of such measurements.  Continue Reading..
Understanding Cooled Vs Uncooled Optical Gas Imaging
Understanding Cooled Vs Uncooled Optical Gas Imaging
Optical gas imaging (OGI) cameras have traditionally been designed with cooled IR detectors that offer several advantages over uncooled detectors, but often have higher costs. However, advancements in uncooled technologies have allowed OGI cameras manufacturers like FLIR to design and develop lower cost solutions to OGI industries. This article presents the advantages and disadvantages of cooled versus uncooled cameras and detectors in optical...  Continue Reading..
Understanding Filter Methods For Uncooled Optical Gas Imaging
Optical gas imaging 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.  Continue Reading..
Optimizing Gas Detection Camera Performance And Safety
Optimizing Gas Detection Camera Performance And Safety
Besides the simple automatic mode of operation in an infrared gas detection camera, there are several other techniques that further enhance the ability of an operator to detect gas streams. This article will explain how to optimize your gas detection camera’s performance, and offers tips on safety.  Continue Reading..


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Phone: 800-224-6003

Contact: Craig O’Neill


  • Optical Gas Imaging Camera For Continuous Leak Monitoring: FLIR GF77a

    The FLIR GF77a is an uncooled thermal camera that is spectrally filtered for methane and other industrial gases. The camera can help maintain valuable capital equipment, avoid product loss, meet emissions reduction metrics, and ensure safer work practices by providing oil and gas facilities, gas transportation terminals, and power generation plants with continuous, autonomous leak detection.

  • Optical Gas Imaging Camera: FLIR GF620

    The FLIR GF620 is an optical imaging camera designed to detect and visualize methane and other volatile organic compounds. This high-resolution, high-sensitivity camera features a 640 x 480 IR detector. It is also the first FLIR OGI camera to offer Quantification mode (Q-mode) for streamlined set-up of the optional QL320 gas quantification system.

  • First Uncooled Infrared Camera To Visualize Methane Emissions In Real-Time: FLIR GF77

    The FLIR GF77 is the first uncooled infrared camera designed to visualize methane emissions in real-time. This affordable alternative is optimized for faster and more efficient gas leak surveys in renewable energy production, natural gas power plants, and at locations along the natural gas supply chain.

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

    The FLIR QL320™ is a quantitative optical gas imaging (qOGI) system that works solely with FLIR GF620, GFx320, and GF320 OGI cameras. With this technology, 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.


  • Webinar: Understanding Cooled vs. Uncooled Optical Gas Imaging

    This webinar, hosted by Craig O’Neill, Director of Strategic Business Development for OGI/Oil and Gas Industry at FLIR, 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.

  • 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

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

  • OGI: Upstream Animation

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

  • OGI: Mainstream Animation

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

  • OGI: Downstream Animation

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