Imaging White Papers, Case Studies, Articles, and Application Notes

  1. See The Problem; Solve The Problem — Continuous Methane Monitoring Using Fixed, Uncooled LWIR Imaging

    Continuous methane gas monitoring is vital to responsible corporate citizenship and, increasingly, regulatory compliance for oil and gas operators.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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 leaks in an automated way.

  7. 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.

  8. 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 gas imaging applications.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.