(171d) Optical Gas Imaging: Taking a Drive through IR Camera Technology and How It's Used

Have you heard about the latest Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) technology, but are still asking the question “What’s the big deal?” Don’t worry, you aren’t alone! This presentation will drive you through federal and state OGI rules/regulations; exploring baseline and creative applications of this technology for industry use.

Along the way, we’ll revisit the birth of infrared (IR) technology, how far we’ve come, and where OGI applications can take us in the future. We’ll take a look at a few industry-leading brands of IR cameras; comparing operating capabilities and individual accessories/functions of each.

Real videos of recorded fugitive emissions will be presented to provide a visual representation of IR technology. Examples of leaks will be provided in multiple video layers to discuss the advantages and limitations of each filter applied. In addition, this discussion will address the concerns of OGI efficiency and/or effectiveness, as opposed to the traditional leak detection methods.

If you don’t know where you’re going, how can you get there? This presentation will map out the many different factors that can drive federal/state OGI monitoring requirements, as well as voluntary best practice programs. Topics such as safety considerations and product losses will be covered.

The road to OGI monitoring applications and programs should never be burdensome, but preparation is the key to success in this fast-moving industry. Join us as we go on this journey together because remember, protecting the environment is good business.


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