Seamless location and documentation of fugitive gas emissions

16-08-2023 | Teledyne FLIR | Test & Measurement

Oil and gas facilities commonly have thousands of connections and fittings needing regular fugitive emissions inspection. To decrease the time required to complete this task with traditional 'sniffer' technology, increasing numbers are shifting to optical gas imaging (OGI) cameras from the company. Its innovative G-series OGI cameras allow operatives to spot invisible gases as they escape, uncovering fugitive emissions faster and more reliably. Significantly, the latest models permit quicker and better documentation of gas leaks, helping avoid lost product, lost revenue, fines and safety hazards.

OGI is an advanced technology that uses an infrared camera that matches spectral response to specific gases. Excellent for offshore platforms, LNG shipping terminals, oil refineries, NG wellheads and processing plants, the series of cooled-core OGI cameras make invisible gases visible while providing precise quantification.

FLIR Gx320, G620, and Gx620 cameras detect methane and hydrocarbon emissions from oil and gas production, transportation and processing facilities. Operatives can detect almost 400 different gases, surveying large areas up to nine times faster than conventional methods to catch leaks early and reduce emissions.

The latest enhancements to the series include the introduction of an LCD touchscreen, permitting users to draw an arrow or circle and leave comments. The company has also added Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities. Operatives can automatically upload and store saved images and videos to FLIR Ignite cloud software while in the field,  and they can also connect to a third-party app, enabling them to share captured content with colleagues worldwide.

By Seb Springall