Thermal imaging provides offshore preventative maintenance tool

Paul Boughton

The FLIR Systems GF320 thermal camera is a preventative maintenance tool purpose designed to spot leaks in piping, flanges and connections in offshore petrochemical operations. The thermal camera is proven to effectively 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 and the American Petroleum Institute (API) to meet their requirements for detecting and minimising gas leaks. The use of optical gas imaging cameras has already become a standard practice in many oil and gas companies.

Using the FLIR GF320 provides a proactive way to identify sources of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions and repair leaking components before it's too late. By using the most advanced VOC detection, Offshore oil and gas facilities will improve safety and productivity and minimise emissions.

Using a FLIR GF320 optical gas imaging camera literally thousands of components can be scanned for gas leaks per shift without the need to interrupt the process. It reduces repair downtime and provides verification of the process. Above all it is exceptionally safe, allowing potentially dangerous leaks to be monitored from several metres away.

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