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

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

  2. 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 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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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 equipment.

  7. 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.

  8. 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 a tool that can help with its SF6 maintenance program: thermal imaging cameras from FLIR.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.