Teledyne FLIR unveils enhanced technology for swift detection of gas emissions

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Newly enhanced OGI cameras ensure swift and reliable detection of invisible gas emissions

In an effort to streamline the inspection process of numerous fittings and connections in oil and gas facilities, an increasing number of these facilities are now turning towards Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) cameras from Teledyne FLIR, according to the company.

The ground-breaking G-series OGI cameras grant operatives the ability to quickly locate and reliably detect invisible gas emissions.

A notable feature of these latest models is their ability to provide enhanced and rapid documentation of gas leaks. This helps in averting the loss of product and revenue, potential fines and safety hazards.

Spectral response technology makes invisible gases visible, aids precise quantification

The G-series OGI cameras by Teledyne FLIR use an advanced technology which utilises an infrared camera matching spectral responses to specific gases.

This technology is ideal for offshore platforms, LNG shipping terminals, oil refineries, natural gas wellheads and processing plants.

The FLIR G-series cooled-core OGI cameras render invisible gases visible, while also allowing precise quantification.

The Gx320, G620 and Gx620 cameras are particularly efficient in detecting methane and hydrocarbon emissions from oil and gas production, transportation and processing facilities.

In total, the technology allows operatives to detect nearly 400 different gases.

This can result in surveying large areas up to nine times faster than traditional methods, thereby enabling early leak detection and emissions reduction.

New touchscreen features and connectivity options revolutionise gas emission detection and reporting

In line with their commitment to continuous improvement, Teledyne FLIR has recently enhanced the G-series range with several new features.

The addition of an LCD touchscreen allows users to make annotations directly on the camera, like drawing arrows or circles, or leaving comments. Additionally, the company has integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities into the cameras.

Operatives can now automatically upload and store saved images and videos to the FLIR Ignite cloud software directly from the field. This technology can also connect to a third-party app, enabling operatives to share captured content with colleagues around the world.

This significant advancement in the oil and gas industry not only improves efficiency in locating and mitigating fugitive emissions but also aids in their documentation and reporting.

By empowering everyday users in the oil and gas industry to focus more on prioritising leak repairs, the G-series OGI cameras from Teledyne FLIR also provide a clearer understanding of the emission severity, making the value of this technology clearly evident.

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This advancement in fugitive gas emission detection represents a major step forward in terms of safety and efficiency in the oil and gas sector.

It signals a technological shift that can potentially revolutionise gas leak detection, minimising hazards and paving the way for a safer future in the industry.

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