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How Does Optical Gas Imaging Work?

Optical gas imaging (OGI) cameras and systems use a unique spectral filter method that enables the product to detect various gas compounds. Due to the many advantages of this technology over legacy methods like Method 21 “sniffer” technology, OGI has become the most effective gas leak detection method across several industries.

Using this method, gas leak detection cameras enable the user to uncover and visualize fugitive emission leaks. Quick detection makes for fast repairs of those leaks preventing any major damage to the environment, as well as keeping your workers safe from harmful gas emissions, helping you to avoid fines and decreasing the loss of revenue/product.

Safety and Environmental Benefits of Optical Gas Imaging

Some gas emissions are explosive and/or toxic on their own or if they come in contact with various other compounds. These hazardous materials would be harmful to the surrounding area and personnel. Optical Gas Imaging cameras can provide constant monitoring and quickly detect even the smallest harmful volatile organic compounds (VOC). They also help companies to reduce environmental imprint by detecting fugitive greenhouse gases (GHG).

Personnel can now work at a safe distance from potential leaks and avoid climbing to reach for probing. As stated above, OGI cameras can be set to monitor sections, removing human error and allowing personnel to work in better served areas.

When using our OGI Aerial / UAV systems, you even have the ability to scan a large sector and check for potential gas leaks before entering.

Identify Gas Leaks to Prevent Loss

Gas leaks lead to lost perishable products, lost equipment, lost revenue, fines, safety hazards, court cases, and more. One single leaking relief valve can cost $50.00 or more per year with those numbers adding up over time. Then, if the problem worsened without detection, replacement costs or major repairs could become costly.

Comply with Environmental Regulations

New regulations by the EPA recommends leak detection and repair (LDAR) for oil and gas operations sites such as well heads, gas plants, compressor stations, transmission, underground gas storage, etc, to perform quarterly or bi-annual inspections using OGI cameras or a Method 21 device.

How Industries Benefit from Optical Gas Imaging

Many industries benefit from the use of Optical Gas Imaging cameras and systems including chem/petrochem plants and refineries, oil and gas (offshore platforms, oil refineries, natural gas processing plants, biogas plants), power generation plants, and other facilities.

Other industries using OGI include water and wastewater, emergency services, semiconductor, pulp and paper, food & beverage, pharmaceutical, mining, steel, aviation and transportation labs, and universities.

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