Available from FLIR Advanced Thermal Solutions, the FLIR GF306 infrared camera is designed to help utility companies better control emissions of Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6), which is used as an insulation gas in high voltage equipment. Earlier methods of SF6 detection required close or near contact using "sniffer" technology and probes. These methods typically are viewed to be time consuming, unsafe, or impractical for examining live high-voltage equipment. The camera allows searching of SF6 leaks across a range of substation equipment at safe distances without the need to interrupt power. Using a proprietary High Sensitivity Mode (HSM) the camera detects trace levels of SF6 and other harmful gas emissions against stationary backgrounds. It takes advantage of a spectral filter that is optimized to detect SF6 and other gases and vapors. Thermally, the camera's sensitivity is <25mK when company's adaptive temporal filter is engaged. The GF306 enables thermographers to quickly and easily find SF6 gas leaks from ground level whether the leaks are nearby or meters away. Capable of scanning large areas from the ground, it delivers real-time, high-resolution thermal images of gas leaks. JPEG images and Mpeg 4 video formats are stored directly onto SD card media for documentation and reporting.