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Visualization of fugitive emissions

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March 14 2023

Infrared cameras which enable the visualization of fugitive emissions from plant, pipework and machinery. Both hand held and fixed mount cameras are available which depending upon their specification can visualize either specific gases or a range such as hydrocarbons. The cameras can record an optical image of the item emitting the gas/vapour as well as the IR Video of the emission.


Portable so can scan form any angle
Nearly 300 gases can be visualised
Record both visual and IR image /and video of emission
Differnt lens options depending upon location to be viewed
Can be complimented by quantification capability
Multi functional
Very sensitive
Can’t detect if very high winds and very small leak


Areas of Application The main application area for this technology is hydrocarbon processing and storage facilities both on and offshore.
ATEX certified The GFx320 is ATEX certified and ATEX housing can be provided for others.
Capabilities The cameras enable operators to demonstrate that their processes and equipment are functioning correctly and if not highlight any areas of concern. They now form part of regular plant heath checks.
Compliance Such technology is validated by Environmental Agencies for demonstrating Emissions limits.
Condition based maintenance Many operators use this technology as part of their condition monitoring practices, verifying if leaks & seeps are changing.
In-service inspection possible The cameras can only visualise emissions when plant is operating.
Inspection As an inspection tool, the camera can not only visualize emissions but thermographers can also use it to check rotating machinery and electrical plant for hot spots.
Measurement The GF320 series cameras can be operated with the QL320 to enable quantification to be made of hydrocarbon emmissions.
Monitoring The cameras are widely used for monitoring process plant for deterioration with technicians doing weekly walk rounds.
Safety Checking for un expected emissions forms part of good practice in any safety regime and being able to visualise leaks from a distance aids maintaing safe work environments.

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Development Technology demonstration Mature / Proven
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About Inspectahire Inst. Co. Ltd

Well established Remote visual inspection provider utilising many of the technologies used by medicine to look inside man-made void spaces. The is complimented by our in air and in water capabilities.

The company has worked with IR technology for over 30 years and is a FLIR Distributor and ITC approved Training provider.

Technicians are trained thermographers as well as Plant Inspectors with many years experience of working in hazardous locations.

The company provide Sales, Service and Hire.

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