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FLIR is a company that makes thermal infrared cameras for taking photos or videos of heat (not to be confused with [near infrared cameras](/wiki/multispectral-imaging)). Some of these are tuned specifically for gases, and can be used to image #methane. See more under [thermal photography](/wiki/thermal-photography) ## Questions [questions:flir] ## Activities [activities:flir] ...


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warren "Also see: https://publiclab.org/questions/warren/09-25-2017/what-gases-can-a-flir-gasfinder-ogi-infrared-camera-detect and https://publiclab.org/n..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
stevie "For the infrared cameras, it looks like some of the cameras detects some of the chemicals listed below with this note: "Gases Detected and Minimum..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
warren "Via Annie on the main publiclaboratory list In case you have not heard back, check EarthWorks website for application for community group to reque..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
loganw "@stevie: The sensor is probably too noisy to actually work for methane. There's some further stuff that seems worth trying w/r/t noise reduction th..." | Read more » about 5 years ago
stevie "Hi! was hearing from a number of groups in CO this week about interest in low cost methane sensing. Any updates here? " | Read more » about 5 years ago
mathew "I'm also interested if the same lenses and filters could be applied to a Lepton sensor-- It's primary sensitivity is in the far infrared. It appea..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
mathew "I discovered the OpenMV project has a thermopile board. I can't find a lot of documentation on it, but I found this: https://openmv.io/docs/librar..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
loganw "Here's an update, I've received a sensor (uncalibrated, which turns out to be an issue) and read data off of it: http://exclav.es/2016/10/26/talkin..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
John_Wells "You might find that you have to go through all your phones to find one which works. Try downloading the Flir One app. It may tell you if the phone ..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
eustatic "I agree, and you've given me an idea to have plots-gulfcoast list to pitch in $30 each to fund one " | Read more » over 5 years ago
mathew "we don't have to frame the capabilities as a large leaks vs. small leaks question, I think it will be more about lighting conditions. The commerc..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
loganw "Cool! I was thinking about attaching a peltier cooler to it. I can't find much info on what that does to a thermopile sensor though, since they bas..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
mathew "I found this handy thermoelectric cooler module calculator: http://tetech.com/peltier-thermoelectric-cooler-module-calculator/ " | Read more » over 5 years ago
mathew "great to see these initial assumptions! and awesome work on finding both a low-cost sensor and a low-cost filter. The FLIR Lepton thermal images a..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
John_Wells "Rather than hire one for a limited period, it would be much better to own one (or more) cooperatively. " | Read more » over 5 years ago
John_Wells "Here are the phone compatibility requirements: http://www.flir.com/flirone/android/#androidCompatibility Minimum Requirements: 'At least Android V..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
warren "I wonder if Home Depot or other big-box hardware stores rent these as they used to (and maybe still) rent lower-resolution thermal imagers -- it us..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
John_Wells "Outflows would not be a problem, as the imager is sensitive down to a difference in temperature of 0.1°C. It will also pick up developing faults/ov..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
cfastie "It still seems a little expensive to fly a thermal imager, but the FLIR One is US$250 and needs more or less any old smartphone. So it's not too ba..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
eustatic "very cool, I've been curious about flying with the updated FLIR for smartphones, but haven't had the budget. Local levee authorities have been ask..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
nshapiro "Here is some alternative tech to the FLIR-- hyperspectral camera for methane visualization (which is one of the most expensive gases to monitor). M..." | Read more » about 7 years ago
amysoyka "Here is the link to the full talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7dfK5RfMTs " | Read more » over 7 years ago
amysoyka "You might appreciate what these guys did. http://youtu.be/yqB8w0WXhnc 1:45 - they built a portable lab to monitor gasses around fracking sites. " | Read more » over 7 years ago
mathew "Those lower wavelength bands may be cheaper or possibly not require as much cooling to get a fast sensor response. Good thinking. We need a ~100k..." | Read more » over 7 years ago