Optical gas imaging cameras have superior quantification and wireless data transfer

13-04-2023 | Teledyne FLIR | Test & Measurement

Teledyne FLIR has released the G-Series, a family of high-tech, cooled-core optical gas imaging (OGI) cameras that help leak detection and repair (LDAR) professionals discover and document harmful gas emissions seamlessly. The series is created to empower regular users in the oil and gas, manufacturing, steel, and utility industries to spend more time prioritising leak repairs and less time documenting them while gaining more useful insight into the severity of the emission.

The series offers seven camera models. All models have wireless connectivity, enabling operators to automatically upload and store saved images and videos to FLIR Ignite cloud software whilst in the field. These cameras supply easy compatibility with third-party analysis software, allowing operators to wirelessly share captured content with colleagues worldwide for review, delivering further analysis and processing. Quick-swap interchangeable lenses offer users the flexibility to inspect from multiple distances.

The company engineered the FLIR G620, Gx320, and Gx620 models to detect and accurately quantify the oil and gas industry's hydrocarbon, fugitive gas, and other VOC emissions. With quantification now incorporated inside the camera, there is no necessity to carry a second companion device while inspecting. It also added ATEX ratings, OOOOa sensitivity compliance, and an ergonomic rotatable touchscreen to guarantee that professionals can do the job safely and more efficiently.

The G306 and G343 models provide utility inspectors with superior image quality and advanced options to detect sulphur hexafluoride and carbon dioxide to help maintain electrical equipment. The G346 and G304 effectively detect carbon monoxide or refrigerant leaks and possible issues that will enhance safety and productivity within the plant environment.

"For the first time, the Teledyne FLIR G-Series provides unmatched user ergonomics with quantification in camera for the hydrocarbon models, adding seamless emissions measurement into the everyday leak detection and repair process," said Craig O'Neill, Global OGI business development director, Teledyne FLIR. "These new models represent a breakthrough in OGI with advanced features, updated wireless communication protocols, and a rotatable touchscreen LCD to maximise user efficiency in the field."

By Seb Springall