The largest commercial infrared company in the world, FLIR has been designing, building, and integrating high-performance infrared cameras for nearly 50 years. FLIR cameras play pivotal roles in a wide range of industrial, commercial, and government activities in over 60 countries.

FLIR provides gas and petrochemical companies with a wide array of cameras to visualize fugitive gas emissions, find critical faults, and verify completed repairs. Whether you need a handheld optical gas imaging camera for surveying your entire operation, a fixed camera for continuous monitoring, or a camera certified for use in Class 1/Division II hazardous areas like the GFx320, FLIR has the tools you need to get the job done.

FLIR’s other divisions produce thermal camera systems for a wide variety of military, paramilitary, law enforcement, and public safety missions, as well as for automotive and maritime night vision, personal night vision, firefighting, and industrial and home security uses. In addition, FLIR supplies camera cores and other sub-components to OEMs and system integrators.


Reliable Leak Detection In Industrial Gas Pressure-Relief Stations
Reliable Leak Detection In Industrial Gas Pressure-Relief Stations
Tessenderlo Kerley International is a chemical group that supplies value-added liquid, soluble, and solid plant nutrition for agriculture applications with a focus on the production of potassium sulfate. Tessenderlo Kerley relies on third parties, like Belgian inspection company, The Sniffers, to inspect for leaks of natural gas at their site on a regular basis. This case study follows the company as it tested the FLIR GF77 uncooled optical gas...  Continue Reading..
10 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of An Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) Camera
Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) technologies enable the oil and gas industry to incorporate a safer and more efficient ‘Smart LDAR’ (Leak Detection and Repair) program where inspectors can detect fugitive emissions and leaks much faster. OGI saves money, not only through efficiency but also by improving the safety of company personnel and assets. This article offers ten tips that will help you get the most out of OGI cameras.  Continue Reading..
Gas Detection: The Professional Guide
Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) infrared cameras offer a fast, non-contact means of detecting fugitive gas emissions on worksites from a safe distance. This guide book discusses OGI camera operation, the types of gases they can visualize, and the variety of industries and applications where these cameras may be of use. Additional topics include the comparison of longwave and midwave gas detection cameras, OGI detector operation, gases detected, tips...  Continue Reading..
FLIR Optical Gas Imaging Camera Helps Improve Environment And Safety At Borealis Stenungsund
Petrochemical plants usually handle invisible gaseous hydrocarbons that could pose safety issues. Leak detection is of vital importance, especially when these gases are toxic, highly flammable, or have a negative impact on the environment. One petrochemical plant, the Borealis high-pressure, low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant in Stenungsund, Sweden, produces LDPE products for the cable and wire sector, and delivers ethylene, which is...  Continue Reading..
BP Chemicals Enhances Site Safety With FLIR Infrared
BP Chemicals Enhances Site Safety With FLIR Infrared
BP Chemicals produces acetic acid and is responsible for a significant portion of the world’s capacity. Every year, the company invests millions of pounds into improving production efficiency, minimizing environmental impact, and protecting its employees.   Continue Reading..
The Science Behind Optical Gas Imaging
This article covers the different methods and scientific techniques behind optical gas imaging including how the detectors operate, cooling methods, and image normalization. Additional topics include spectral adaptation, gas infrared absorption spectra, gas stream visualization, and key concepts for making gas clouds visible.  Continue Reading..
Inspectahire Relies On Optical Gas Imaging For Leak Detection In the Offshore Oil And Gas Industry
Inspectahire Relies On Optical Gas Imaging For Leak Detection In The Offshore Oil And Gas Industry
Inspectahire is a company that helps customers manage the safety, profitability, and environmental impacts of their assets through remote visual inspection technologies and solutions. The FLIR’s GFx320 Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) camera is their preferred technology to use when tasked with the detection of fugitive hydrocarbon emissions.  Continue Reading..
FLIR GF320 Used To Detect Gas Leakage In Biogas Facilities
FLIR GF320 Used To Detect Gas Leakage In Biogas Facilities
As awareness of leaks within biogas facilities has grown, gas camera technology has also increased in use in order to easily show leaks. This application note explains how the FLIR GF320 was used to assess leakage in biogas facilities.  Continue Reading..
FLIR OGI Cameras Paired With UAVs To Detect Gas Leaks From The Air
FLIR OGI Cameras Paired With UAVs To Detect Gas Leaks From The Air
Natural gas processing plants purify raw natural gas by removing certain contaminants. Since these contaminant gases are often dangerous for human exposure, a combination of UAV and optical gas imaging technology was tested for monitoring vast gas fields. This case study examines how the Al Hosn Shah Plant in Abu Dhabi uses the FLIR G300a optical gas camera for detecting gas leaks from the air.  Continue Reading..
Remote Detection And Localization Of Gas Leaks With Autonomous Mobile Inspection Robots In Technical Facilities
Remote Detection And Localization Of Gas Leaks With Autonomous Mobile Inspection Robots In Technical Facilities
The process of detecting gas leaks within industrial facilities can be susceptible to human error and interpretation, as well as dangerous and time-consuming. The RoboGasInstector is a type of robot system that was created with the intention of providing a safer, more efficient, and more reliable gas detection solution. This system delivers remote detection and localization of gas leaks, and was developed by a group of German companies and...  Continue Reading..


FLIR Systems, Inc – Oil and Gas Solutions

9 Townsend West

Nashua, NH 03063


Phone: 800-224-6003

Contact: Craig O’Neill


  • The FLIR GF300/GF320 cameras are designed for the detection of methane and Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) fugitive emissions that come from the production, transportation, and use of oil and natural gas. These cameras operate by scanning large-scale areas and visualize potential gas leaks in real-time. They are ideal for monitoring plants that are difficult to reach with contact measurement tools.

  • The FLIR QL320™ is a quantitative optical gas imaging (qOGI) system that works solely with FLIR GF620, GFx320, and GF320 OGI cameras. With this technology, surveyors can measure mass leak rates or volumetric leak rates for most hydrocarbons. With usage capabilities at a variety of distances, operators can monitor hard to reach areas and storage tanks from a safe location.

  • The GF343 is an infrared optical gas imaging camera designed to quickly and easily detect CO2 leaks from a safe distance. This non-contact CO2 detection technology helps prevent unplanned outages by permitting the inspection of equipment while it is still online in the course of normal operations.

  • FLIR offers the GF306 optical gas imaging camera designed to visualize and pinpoint SF6 and other gas emissions without the need to shut down operations. With the ability to quickly scan wide areas for leaks at safe distances, these cameras enable quicker repairs, and reduce revenue costs and safety concerns involved with gas-insulated substation and circuit breakers.

  • The FLIR A6604 optical gas infrared imaging camera is designed for continuously scanning installations in remote areas or zones that are difficult to access. These cameras are widely used in industrial settings, such as oil refineries, natural gas processing plants, offshore platforms, chemical/petrochemical complexes, and biogas, and power generation plants. They are also able to detect harmful greenhouse gases that can seriously harm the environment.