Optical gas imaging camera guidebook available from FLIR


FLIR Systems has published a new guidebook that provides informative tips to enable engineers and scientists to get the most out of their optical gas imaging (OGI) cameras. OGI cameras use spectral wavelength filtering and Stirling cooler cold-filtering technology to visualise the infrared absorption of gases such as methane, sulphur hexafluoride, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and Freon refrigerants. FLIR Systems produces a range of optimised OGI cameras, each with a filter that matches the spectral absorption of the gas it is designed to visualise.

Through OGI technology, industries including petrochemical, chemical and power generation can incorporate a safer, more efficient ‘Smart LDAR’ (leak detection and repair) programme. Inspectors can detect fugitive emissions and leaks faster and pinpoint the source immediately, leading to prompt repairs, reduced industrial emissions and greater conformity to regulations. In addition, OGI saves money, not only through efficiency but more importantly by improving the safety of company personnel and assets.

The new guide provides tips on understanding the application, environmental considerations, qualitative and quantitative measurements, safe operation, measuring temperature correctly, working with ATEX permits, industrial emissions regulations, available training and return on investment (ROI).

To download a copy of ‘Ten tips to get the most out of your optical gas imaging (OGI) camera’, visit: www.flir.co.uk/ogi/display/?id=62550 or contact FLIR Systems in Europe, tel: +32 3665 5100 or email: gasimaging@flir.com