Industry News: Safe Detection of Carbon Monoxide Leaks

08 Jan 2018


FLIR Systems Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) camera technology allows you to see chemicals that are invisible to the naked eye. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas that results from the incomplete combustion of carbon-based fuels. It’s most often used in the production of bulk chemicals and steel manufacturing. Vent stacks and pipe leaks that allow CO to escape can be dangerous, especially if the gas collects in an enclosed area.

The FLIR GF346 is a revolutionary optical gas imaging camera capable of detecting carbon monoxide and many other gases. It is unbeatable for detecting even the smallest leaks, and offers a completely unique method of tracing leaks to their source by visualizing in an image.

The FLIR GF346 can scan large areas rapidly and pinpoint leaks in real time. It is ideal for monitoring plants where it is difficult to reach components with contact measurement tools such as gas sniffers. Thousands of components can be scanned per shift without the need to interrupt the process. The FLIR GF346 safeguards personnel from the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning, reduces repair downtime, and provides verification of the process. Above all, it is exceptionally safe, allowing potentially dangerous leaks to be monitored from several meters away.

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