Optical Gas Imaging
By combining standard infrared imaging with the ability to see gas leaks, our FLIR GF 320 camera offers both optical gas detection and temperature measurement capabilities, dramatically enhancing predictive maintenance programs. Petro-Chemical facilities have thousands of connections and fittings that need to be inspected regularly. “Sniffers” are slow and results are far from precise. FLIR’s optical gas imaging cameras scan a much broader area much faster, and can see into areas that are difficult to reach with contact measurement tools. Invisible to the naked eye, gas leaks look like smoke on optical gas imaging cameras, making them easy to detect.
Just a few reasons to incorporate an IRIS emissions testing program include:
1: Gain a competitive edge and boost productivity
2: Increase workplace safety
3: Ensure capacity and operating standards
4: Improve air quality and cut greenhouse gas emissions
5: Cut maintenance time and costs
Detectable gases using the FLIR GF320 include:
Benzene, Ethanol, Ethylbenzene, Heptane, Hexane, Isoprene, Methanol, MEK,MIBK Otane, Pentane, 1-Pentane, Toluene, Xylene, Butane, Ethane, Methane, Propane, Ethylene, Propylene and many more.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation hired a videographer certified by FLIR in Optical Gas Imaging to detect gas emissions (such as methane, benzene and toluene) from oil and gas industry facilities. The study found 11 of 15 sites emitting toxic, hydrocarbon gases. This youtube video illustrates an earlier model of a FLIR GasFindIR camera at work.