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

  1. Integral UK Helps Its Customers Save Costs And Reduce Downtime Of Chillers
    7/30/2018

    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.

  2. FLIR GF306 Helps Improve Environmental Performance At Scottish And Southern Energy Power Distribution
    7/30/2018

    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.

  3. Using Optical Gas Imaging To Comply With OOOOa Regulations: A Case Study
    7/12/2018

    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.

  4. Noise Equivalent Concentration Length: The New Standard For Optical Gas Imaging
    6/29/2018

    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.

  5. FLIR OGI Camera Helps Oil And Gas Company Reduce Operating Costs By 35 Percent
    6/11/2018

    Twin Eagle Consulting partnered with Pixel Velocity to develop an efficient leak-detection solution to monitor fugitive emissions and hydrocarbon leaks 24/7.

  6. FLIR OGI Cameras Paired With UAVs To Detect Gas Leaks From The Air
    4/18/2018

    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.

  7. Czech Utility Company Uses FLIR GF306 Optical Gas Imaging To Check For SF6 Leaks
    4/18/2018

    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 uses the FLIR GF306 optical gas imaging camera in their inspections.

  8. FLIR ThermaCAM™ GasFindIR™ Camera Spots Methane Leaks, Prevents Gas Venting, Keeps Air Clean
    4/17/2018

    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 a Norwegian landfill.

  9. Tank Storage Monitoring With FLIR’s Intrinsically Safe Optical Gas Imaging Camera
    4/17/2018

    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 hot work permit.

  10. Bayernoil Refinery Uses FLIR Gas Detection Cameras To Detect Leaks
    4/16/2018

    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.