Teledyne FLIR’s Advanced OGI Cameras Revolutionize Fugitive Gas Emissions Monitoring

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The oil and gas industry faces continuous scrutiny to minimize fugitive gas emissions and ensure operational safety. Traditionally, identifying leaks using ‘sniffer’ technology could be time-consuming, but a transformative solution has emerged in the form of optical gas imaging (OGI) cameras from Teledyne FLIR.

These cutting-edge G-series OGI cameras empower operators to spot otherwise invisible gases as they escape, revolutionizing the process of locating and documenting fugitive emissions. The infrared technology in the cameras matches spectral responses to specific gases, allowing precise quantification of emissions, making them ideal for a range of applications including offshore platforms, LNG shipping terminals, oil refineries, and NG wellheads.

One key advantage of Teledyne FLIR’s OGI cameras is their ability to detect methane and hydrocarbon emissions, alongside nearly 400 other gases, from various stages of oil and gas production, transportation, and processing facilities. By detecting leaks early, these cameras help operators take prompt action, avoiding costly downtime and preventing the escalation of minor leaks into major ones.

In response to customer feedback, Teledyne FLIR has continued to enhance the G-series range. The latest models are equipped with an LCD touchscreen, allowing users to add annotations, comments, and draw on the images. Additionally, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities enable operatives to upload and store images and videos to FLIR Ignite cloud software while in the field, and they can share captured content with colleagues worldwide through third-party apps. These advancements streamline the documentation and reporting of fugitive emissions, aiding compliance efforts and industry-wide sustainability goals.

The significance of Teledyne FLIR’s OGI cameras in the oil and gas industry cannot be overstated. By providing a more efficient and effective way to address fugitive gas emissions, these cameras contribute to a greener and safer future for the industry. As technology continues to evolve, we can expect even greater strides in environmental protection and operational excellence.



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