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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. FLIR Optical Gas Imaging Camera Helps Improve Environment And Safety At Borealis Stenungsund
    4/13/2018

    Petrochemical plants usually handle invisible gaseous hydrocarbons that could pose safety issues. Leak detection is of vital importance, especially when these gases are toxic, highly flammable, or have a negative impact on the environment. One petrochemical plant, the Borealis high-pressure, low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant in Stenungsund, Sweden, produces LDPE products for the cable and wire sector, and delivers ethylene, which is converted into polyethylene in a high-pressure polymerization process. This case study tells about how this company uses FLIR optical gas imaging cameras for gas leak detection at a distance and in hard-to-access locations.

  8. Through-Flame Thermal Cameras Can Take the Heat
    4/13/2018

    Many types of heating operations require a fast, non-contact method for gathering qualitative and quantitative information to prevent or minimize downtime. A through-flame thermal camera offers thermal and visual imaging capabilities for seeing conditions invisible to the naked eye while in context to a visible world. This application note discusses how through-flame imaging works and how to use these cameras to detect most equipment problems during heating operation — and at an early stage — so that failures can be prevented.

  9. Using Intrinsically Safe GFx320 To Measure Separator Sand Levels In Explosive Atmospheres
    4/11/2018

    Hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) processes involve injecting sand to keep pores of a well open. When the well is brought back online after fracking, some of that sand burps back up to the surface and into a separator. The unwanted byproducts, paraffin and sand, accumulate in the separator tanks or vessels and must be removed to prevent irreparable damage to the separator’s fire tube. However, removing the sand is a costly process resulting in lost production and man-hours. To address the costly replacement of separators due to sand buildup and improve the efficiency of their separator preventative maintenance plan, Noble Energy created a sand measurement method using intrinsically safe optical gas imaging cameras, specifically, the FLIR GFx320.

  10. 10 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of An Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) Camera
    11/30/2017

    Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) technologies enable the oil and gas industry to incorporate a safer and more efficient ‘Smart LDAR’ (Leak Detection and Repair) program where inspectors can detect fugitive emissions and leaks much faster. OGI saves money, not only through efficiency but also by improving the safety of company personnel and assets. This article offers ten tips that will help you get the most out of OGI cameras.