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

  1. FLIR GFx320: The Intrinsically Safe Optical Gas Imaging Camera

    Intrinsically safe equipment can minimize fire risks and potentially remove the need to obtain a hot work permit for hazardous areas. Inspectors can get to work faster and to enter more areas that require checking for fugitive gas emissions. Intrinsically Safe is a protection technique for the design and operation of electrical equipment in hazardous areas. These products are designed to control energy (electrical and thermal) to nonincendive levels so any short circuit or failure will not cause sparks – an important feature in explosive atmospheres. This article discusses the importance of intrinsically safe products and introduces the FLIR GFx320 as an intrinsically safe camera.

  2. The Science Behind Optical Gas Imaging

    This article covers the different methods and scientific techniques behind optical gas imaging including how the detectors operate, cooling methods, and image normalization. Additional topics include spectral adaptation, gas infrared absorption spectra, gas stream visualization, and key concepts for making gas clouds visible.

  3. Inspectahire Relies On Optical Gas Imaging For Leak Detection In The Offshore Oil And Gas Industry

    Inspectahire is a company that helps customers manage the safety, profitability, and environmental impacts of their assets through remote visual inspection technologies and solutions. The FLIR’s GFx320 Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) camera is their preferred technology to use when tasked with the detection of fugitive hydrocarbon emissions.

  4. Avoiding Outages With Hydrogen Leak Detection Technology

    A power plant must keep up maintenance of the hydrogen-cooled generators for the safety of its workers and the environment, as well as for efficient operation of the plant. Traditional methods for hydrogen leak detection in a cooling system may be able to find the general area where hydrogen is present, but can be unreliable at finding the source of the leak. The introduction of optical gas imaging cameras has greatly improved the efficiency and performance of leak detection. With the addition of a dedicated thermal imaging camera for CO2 leak detection, utilities now have a way to efficiently find hydrogen leaks while using CO2 as a tracer gas.

  5. FLIR Optical Gas Imaging Cameras Help To Spot Gas Leaks From The Air

    The Al Hosn Shah Gas Processing Plant in Abu Dhabi is a natural gas processing plant that purifies gases by removing certain contaminants in a sweetening process. The gas pipelines and other infrastructures that process sour gases need to be continuously monitored for leaks as the contaminant gases are often dangerous for human exposure. This case study explores the innovative combination of UAV and FLIR optical gas imaging technologies as an efficient way of monitoring vast gas fields from the air.

  6. BP Chemicals Enhances Site Safety With FLIR Infrared

    BP Chemicals produces acetic acid and is responsible for a significant portion of the world’s capacity. Every year, the company invests millions of pounds into improving production efficiency, minimizing environmental impact, and protecting its employees. 

  7. Remote Detection And Localization Of Gas Leaks With Autonomous Mobile Inspection Robots In Technical Facilities

    The process of detecting gas leaks within industrial facilities can be susceptible to human error and interpretation, as well as dangerous and time-consuming. The RoboGasInstector is a type of robot system that was created with the intention of providing a safer, more efficient, and more reliable gas detection solution. This system delivers remote detection and localization of gas leaks, and was developed by a group of German companies and institutes. It uses a FLIR GF302 optical gas imaging camera.

  8. FLIR GF320 Used To Detect Gas Leakage In Biogas Facilities

    As awareness of leaks within biogas facilities has grown, gas camera technology has also increased in use in order to easily show leaks. This application note explains how the FLIR GF320 was used to assess leakage in biogas facilities.

  9. Application Note: Thermal Management of UltraVolt High Voltage Power Supplies
    Any electronic device's long-term reliability is directly related to how the overall system design allows it to dissipate any generated heat properly. Likewise, the long life and reliability of UltraVolt high-voltage power supplies (HVPSs) will be enhanced through proper thermal management
  10. Achieving Sourcing Excellence
    Learn how you can respond to challenging market conditions and add value to your organization by attaining sourcing excellence. Explore the stages of development, and see how you can create a three-year plan to achieve sourcing excellence.