Offshore oil and gas leak detection

Written by: Tom Austin-Morgan | Published:

The FLIR GF320 thermal camera from FLIR Systems is a preventative maintenance tool designed to spot leaks in piping, flanges and connections in offshore petrochemical operations. The thermal camera is claimed to rapidly scan large areas and pinpoint leaks in real time.

Offshore oil and gas facilities require state of the art technology to achieve results that are safe for the environment and safe for business. FLIR GF-Series optical gas imaging cameras have been developed together with oil industries to meet their requirements for detecting and minimising gas leaks.

Thousands of components can be scanned for gas leaks per shift, using a FLIR GF320, without the need to interrupt the process. The camera is said to reduce repair downtime and provides verification of the process, it is also claimed to allow potentially dangerous leaks to be monitored from several meters away. The latest version of the GF320 embeds GPS data into the image allowing workers to pinpoint the location of the leak or hot spot.

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