Hydrocarbon Gas Detector

Rapidly scans large areas and miles of piping

  • by FLIR
  • December 5, 2011
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  • Hydrocarbon Gas Detector
    Hydrocarbon Gas Detector

Available from FLIR Advanced Thermal Solutions, the FLIR GF320 optical gas imaging camera is designed to help the oil and gas industry better control hydrocarbon emissions. A real-time infrared camera designed for use in harsh industrial environments, it takes advantage of state-of-the-art focal plane array detector and optical systems that are tuned to very narrow spectral infrared ranges. This enables the camera to image infrared energy absorbed by hydrocarbon gas leaks. Images are processed and enhanced by the FLIR High Sensitivity Mode feature to clearly show the presence of gases against stationary backgrounds. Gases that are detectable by the camera appear on screen as smoke plumes. In the oil and gas industry, the camera offers operators an easy-to-use preventative maintenance tool to help spot hydrocarbon leaks in tanks, pipelines and facilities that will improve safety and profitability and minimize emissions with less risk of business interruption due to actions from regulatory agencies. Capable of rapidly scanning large areas and miles of piping, this highly specialized thermal imager finds gas leaks fast. It is ideal for monitoring plant that is difficult to reach with contact measurement tools and literally thousands of components can be scanned per shift without the need to interrupt the process.

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