High Sensitivity Infrared Gas Leak Detection

High Sensitivity Mode (HSM) in GF-Series OGI Cameras

Smallest of gas leaks can be seen with FLIR GF Series OGI camera
Smallest of gas leaks can be seen with FLIR GF Series OGI camera

Meer, Belgium — High Sensitivity Mode (HSM) is a technological innovation developed by FLIR Systems to enhance the leak detection performance of their GF-Series infrared optical gas imaging (OGI) cameras.

FLIR’s proprietary High Sensitivity Mode is based upon an image subtraction video processing technique that effectively enhances the thermal infrared sensitivity of the camera.

The HSM feature subtracts a percentage of individual pixel signals from frames in the video stream from the subsequent frames, thus enhancing the differences between frames, which make leaks stand out more clearly in the resulting images.

Using the HSM, even the smallest of gas leaks can be spotted using a FLIR GF Series optical gas imaging (OGI) camera.

Enhanced view of small gas leak

FLIR GF Series OGI camera’s offer quick, non-contact measurement of gas leaks in real time. Where many other measuring instruments only present users with a number, GF Series OGI cameras present visual information, making the leak detection process more intuitive.

Optical gas imaging cameras can also be used in hard-to-access locations, since they can detect small leaks from a distance.

Unlike restricted point measurement provided by ‘gas sniffers’ a GF Series OGI camera allows you to detect gas leakage anywhere within the field of view of the camera.

This speeds up the process of inspection for gas leaks considerably.

For further information please visit www.flir.co.uk/cs/display/?id=55758 or contact FLIR Systems on +32-3665-5100 or gasimaging@flir.com.

FLIR Systems, Inc. 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.

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