Question: Does anyone have a FLIR Optical Gas Imaging camera to lend to help a community find gas leaks?

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by warren | September 25, 2017 18:05 | #14949

From Toxics Action Center, @clairebwmiller is asking on behalf of a community that's trying to identify gas leaks in Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) tanks nearby, and they're interested in the cameras listed here:

FLIR optical gas imaging (OGI) cameras can help you detect methane, sulfur hexafluoride, and hundreds of other industrial gases quickly, accurately, and safely - without shutting down systems. With FLIR OGI cameras, you can scan broad sections of equipment rapidly and survey areas that are hard to reach with traditional contact measurement tools. OGI cameras can also detect leaks from a safe distance, displaying these invisible gases as clouds of smoke.

The cameras FLIR offers that can do this include:

FLIR GFx320, GF320, GF300, and G300a


Via Annie on the main publiclaboratory list

In case you have not heard back, check EarthWorks website for application for community group to request FLIR Gas Finder camera + operator.

From Earthworks' site:

(though I didn't find the link for the application form)

Earthworks has invested over $100,000 in a FLIR GF320 with a telephoto lens in order to document the pollution that may be linked to health and environmental impacts reported by communities, and to ensure that officials and regulators know when oil and gas facilities cause pollution. FLIR video makes visible air quality problems that warrant air monitoring, operational changes, new emission control technologies, and regulatory action.


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