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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

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...
The Long Wave Gas Detection Camera
The Long Wave Gas Detection Camera The gas detection camera technique has a wide range of potential uses in the electrical distribution and chemical industries, all of which have positive benefits for the owner of the plant. Although limited to a certain extent by environmental conditions, the camera has proven many times that it can identify leaks at some distance thereby reducing the cost of surveys by removing the requirement to provide access to every potential leak path and...  Continue Reading...
Understanding The Mid Wave Gas Detection Camera
Understanding The Mid Wave Gas Detection Camera The gas detection camera technique has a wide range of potential uses in the petrochemical industry, all of which have positive benefits for the owner of the plant. It is an accepted Alternate Work Practice in the Method 21 leak detection procedure and has clear time and cost benefits over the conventional VOC meter or sniffer method. Although limited to a certain extent by environmental conditions, the camera has proven many times that it can...  Continue Reading...
Optical Gas Imaging Tools for the Oil and Gas Industry
Optical Gas Imaging Tools for the Oil and Gas Industry For decades, Infrared (IR) thermal imaging cameras have been used for a variety of oil and gas applications, including electrical/ mechanical inspections, tank level inspections, and even examinations of pipe integrity within process equipment. New optical gas imaging (OGI) technology has been developed in recent years which can “see” hydrocarbon gases and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are venting or leaking to the...  Continue Reading...
See Smaller VOC Leaks From A Safer Distance
See Smaller VOC Leaks From A Safer Distance FLIR optical gas imaging cameras allow smaller Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) leaks to be detected from a safe, non-hazardous area. The most important criteria to achieve this are the camera’s detector and sensitivity.  Continue Reading...
FLIR GF346 Gas Detection Camera Used At Tata Steel Ltd. To Detect Carbon Monoxide Gas
FLIR GF346 Gas Detection Camera Used At Tata Steel Ltd. To Detect Carbon Monoxide Gas Indian multinational steel-making company, Tata Steel Limited, is one of the largest steel producers in the world. With an annual crude steel capacity of 23.88 million tonnes, Tata Steel has manufacturing operations in 26 countries and employs about 80,500 people. The company’s largest plant, located in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, is a 10 MTPA crude steel production facility that produces hot and cold rolled coils, sheets, galvanized sheets,...  Continue Reading...
Environmental Protection With A FLIR Optical Gas Imaging Camera
Environmental Protection With A FLIR Optical Gas Imaging Camera Some industrial, pharmaceutical and petrochemical plants emit gases that can harm the environment and impede the health of company employees and inhabitants of the surrounding area. Environmental protection agencies have the responsibility to make sure that these emissions fall within governmental and international policy guidelines. To help them with that task environmental protection agencies can use an optical gas imaging camera.  Continue Reading...
FLIR Thermal Imaging Cameras Reveal What’s Behind The Flames
FLIR Thermal Imaging Cameras Reveal What’s Behind The Flames A wide variety of industries relies on furnaces and boilers for manufacturing processes. But furnace and boiler equipment is prone to failures from a variety of mechanisms. These include coking that plugs the inside of tubes and impedes product flow, slag build-up on the outside of tubes, clinker damage, under- and over-heating, flame impingement on tubes due to burner misalignment, and product leaks that ignite and cause serious damage to the...  Continue Reading...
Integral UK Helps Its Customers Save Costs And Reduce Downtime Of Chillers
Integral UK Helps Its Customers Save Costs And Reduce Downtime Of Chillers Chillers commonly use refrigerant gas to provide cooling and therefore temperature control for large commercial properties. Integral is a maintenance specialist, who regularly maintains those assets on behalf of some of the largest clients in Great Britain, many of them household names.  Continue Reading...
FLIR GF306 Helps Improve Environmental Performance At Scottish And Southern Energy Power Distribution
FLIR GF306 Helps Improve Environmental Performance At Scottish And Southern Energy Power Distribution SF6 (sulphur hexafluoride) gas is used in energy networks as an insulator in substations. Although SF6 is an excellent insulator, used all over the world, it is also a potent greenhouse gas. That’s why the careful management of SF6 assets is a key priority for Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution. The company regularly inspects equipment containing SF6 to prevent leaks, and act quickly when a leak is identified. SSEPD have found ...  Continue Reading...
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...

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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