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Thermal Imaging Camera Spots Leaks in Oil and Gas Pipelines and Tanks

FLIR ATS thermal imaging cameras are widely used throughout the oil and gas industry as preventative maintenance tools that help spot leaks in tanks, pipelines and facilities thereby improving safety, profitability and minimizing emissions with less risk of business interruption due to actions from regulatory agencies.

A series of application stories describing the benefits major international oil and gas companies are gaining from using FLIR gas imaging cameras at key production sites are available to download from

Optical imaging using FLIR GF-320 gas imaging cameras, offer a number of benefits compared to traditional "sniffers" because they scan a broader area much more rapidly and in areas that are difficult to reach with contact measurement tools. Infrared displays a leak as a plume of vapour in the infrared image. Once a leak is found, from a safe distance, you can use your TVA to quantify the concentration.

The GF-320 camera produces a full picture of the scanned area and leaks appear as a plume of vapour on the camera's viewfinder or LCD, allowing the user to see fugitive gas emissions. The image is viewed in real time and can be recorded in the camera for easy archiving. Once a leak is found, from a safe distance, you can use your TVA to quantify the concentration.

For further information on the FLIR GF320 please contact FLIR Advanced Thermal Solutions on telephone +33 1 6037 0100 or email [email protected].

Pioneers in all aspects of infrared technology, FLIR designs, manufactures, and supports thermal imaging systems and subsystems for industrial, scientific, governmental, commercial, and firefighting applications. With a 40-year history of infrared innovation, over 100,000 systems in use worldwide, and development centres and sales offices in over 60 countries, FLIR is the world leader in thermal imaging technology.

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