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  1. 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.

  2. 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 institutes. It uses a FLIR GF302 optical gas imaging camera.

  3. Using Intrinsically Safe GFx320 To Measure Separator Sand Levels In Explosive Atmospheres

    Hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) processes involve injecting sand to keep pores of a well open. When the well is brought back online after fracking, some of that sand burps back up to the surface and into a separator. The unwanted byproducts, paraffin and sand, accumulate in the separator tanks or vessels and must be removed to prevent irreparable damage to the separator’s fire tube. However, removing the sand is a costly process resulting in lost production and man-hours. To address the costly replacement of separators due to sand buildup and improve the efficiency of their separator preventative maintenance plan, Noble Energy created a sand measurement method using intrinsically safe optical gas imaging cameras, specifically, the FLIR GFx320.