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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

Thermal Imaging Solutions For the Oil & Gas Industry
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.  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 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
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...
Fail-Proof Perimeter Security For Lukoil Neftochim Burgas
Fail-Proof Perimeter Security For Lukoil Neftochim Burgas LUKOIL Neftochim Burgas, based in Bulgaria, is the largest oil refinery in Southeastern Europe, processing 9.5 million ton of crude oil per year. The Lukoil oil production sites are vital to the Bulgarian economy, but also present a significant risk. To make sure its critical infrastructure is protected against unwanted intruders, the company called on FLIR Systems for a fail-proof perimeter security solution centered around thermal imaging...  Continue Reading...
Thermal Imaging Provides Early Leak Detection In Oil And Gas Pipelines
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
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
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...
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. It is an accepted Alternate Work Practice in the Method 21 leak detection procedure and has clear time, safety, and cost benefits over the conventional VOC meter or sniffer method. Although limited to a certain extent by environmental conditions, the camera...  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...

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

  • Optical Gas Imaging Camera: FLIR GF620
    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
    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™
    Quantitative Optical Gas Imaging (qOGI) Technology With FLIR GF-Series Cameras: QL320™

    The QL320™ is a 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.

FEATURED VIDEOS

  • Webinar: Understanding Cooled vs. Uncooled Optical Gas Imaging
    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?
    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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