Through Regular Infrared OGI Surveys
Online — FLIR Systems has published a new paper which describes the substantial financial, operational and safety benefits that Jonah Energy (Sublette County, WY, USA) has achieved using FLIR GF320 Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) Camera’s to inspect their facilities for gas leaks.
The oil and gas industry is constantly faced with how to best find and repair natural gas leaks at potential escape points such as compressor stations, processing plants, hydraulically-fractured wells, and along transportation lines.
The industry standard for leak detection and repair has long been the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Method 21 protocol, that relies on toxic vapour analyzers (TVAs) to detect gas leaks.
However, the EPA is now planning to recommend optical gas imaging as an alternative to TVAs, calling it a “Best System of Emission Reduction.” Continue reading