FLIR Systems is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. FLIR's advanced thermal imaging and threat detection systems are used for a wide variety of imaging, thermography, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, navigation, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) detection. For more information, go to FLIR's web site at www.FLIR.com.
OPTICAL GAS IMAGING CAMERAS
Many chemical compounds and gases are invisible to the naked eye. Yet many companies work intensively with these substances before, during and after their production processes. Strict regulations govern how companies are to trace, document, rectify and report any leaks of volatile gaseous compounds, and how often these procedures are to be carried out.
Optical imaging using FLIR GF Series Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) cameras, offer a number of benefits compared to traditional "sniffers" because they scan a broader area much more rapidly and are able to operate in areas that are difficult to reach with contact measurement tools. The OGI camera displays a leak as a plume of vapor in its infrared image. Once a leak is found, from a safe distance, you can use your TVA to quantify the concentration.
Areas that are benefiting from FLIR OGI cameras detecting gas leaks includes oil and gas refining, petrochemicals, chemical processes, fracking, biogas production, electrical utilities as well as furnace and boiler inspection.
The GFx320 Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) camera from FLIR Systems combines proven, innovative technology with the assurance of third-party certification for use inside ATEX Zone 2 (Class I, Div. II) hazardous locations.
To raise awareness of the potentially fatal impacts of air pollution, a new video* from thermal imaging specialists FLIR Systems highlights how its GF Series Optical Gas Imaging cameras use IR technology to visually demonstrate vehicle emissions and the resulting air pollution issues.
FLIR Systems announces three new Exx-Series advanced thermal imaging cameras for electrical, mechanical, and building applications: the FLIR E75, E85, and E95. The redesigned, Wi-Fi-enabled Exx-Series features intelligent interchangeable lenses, laser-assisted autofocus modes and area measurement functionality, improvements to FLIR’s patented MSX® imaging technology, and a larger, more vibrant 4-inch touchscreen. These distinctive features, combined with increased sensitivity and increased native resolution, will help professionals identify hot spots or building deficiencies before potential problems become expensive repairs.
FLIR Systems has introduced four high-performance infrared cameras for science and research applications at the Photonics West convention in San Francisco (USA). These new full-featured products – the FLIR X6800sc, FLIR A8200sc, and FLIR X8500sc midwave infrared (MWIR) cameras and the FLIR A6260sc shortwave infrared camera (SWIR) – provide the flexibility, fast frame rates, and high sensitivity required for the most demanding scientific research applications.
FLIR Systems has announced the FLIR GFx320, an optical gas imaging (OGI) camera for the oil and gas industry that is designed for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. The FLIR GFx320 detects and visualises invisible hydrocarbon gas emissions, such as methane, and common volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found at oil and natural gas facilities. It carries certifications to global standards and is recognised as Intrinsically Safe, explosion-protected equipment by the International Electrotechnical Commission.
FLIR Systems has announced the X6570sc high-speed infrared camera, the latest in FLIR's X6000sc series of cameras for engineers, researchers, and scientists. This longwave infrared (LWIR) high performance camera offers the accuracy and microsecond-precision of FLIR's mercury cadmium telluride (MCT) detector paired with an intuitive user experience, so researchers can set-up quickly and get working faster.
FLIR Systems reports on how its T1030sc thermal imaging camera is helping bat conservation and research efforts.
FLIR Systems has published a technical note describing how its unique UltraMax technology combines the information from multiple original thermal images into an image with higher resolution and less noise.
FLIR Systems X6540sc thermal imaging camera is being used by the Photonics Packaging Group at the Tyndall National Institute (Cork, Ireland) as part of a thermal microscope system to image the silicon photonic optical network unit (ONU) for next generation passive optical networks (NG-PONs) developed in the European FP7-Project "FABULOUS”.
FLIR Systems announces a web page service that brings together the opportunity to sign-up for forthcoming free live online tutorials and review recent popular thermal imaging webinars, seminars and events.