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

  1. Understanding Cooled Vs Uncooled Optical Gas Imaging
    2/15/2019

    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.

  2. Understanding Filter Methods For Uncooled Optical Gas Imaging
    2/12/2019

    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.

  3. Optimizing Gas Detection Camera Performance And Safety
    10/30/2018

    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.

  4. The Long Wave Gas Detection Camera
    10/11/2018

    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 is proven to identify leaks at some distance. This reduces the cost of surveys by removing the requirement to provide access to every potential leak path and permitting surveys to be completed on energized electrical equipment.

  5. Understanding The Mid Wave Gas Detection Camera
    10/2/2018

    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 identify leaks at some distance thereby reducing the cost of surveys by removing the requirement to provide access to every potential leak path.

  6. Optical Gas Imaging Tools for the Oil and Gas Industry
    9/4/2018

    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 atmosphere. OGI can be used for meeting regulatory emission reduction requirements, while also helping to reduce product loss, which in turn provides positive return on investment.

  7. See Smaller VOC Leaks From A Safer Distance
    7/30/2018

    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.

  8. FLIR GF346 Gas Detection Camera Used At Tata Steel Ltd. To Detect Carbon Monoxide Gas
    7/30/2018

    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, tubes, wire rods, construction rebars, and bearings.

  9. Environmental Protection With A FLIR Optical Gas Imaging Camera
    7/30/2018

    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.

  10. FLIR Thermal Imaging Cameras Reveal What’s Behind The Flames
    7/30/2018

    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 equipment.