The Gas Leak Inspection Program and Thermography Inspection employs the use of optical gas detection cameras to identify leak source of hydrocarbon and natural gas effectively, precisely and safely without shutting systems down for inspection. This survey is able to detect gas leakage source for piping, fittings, equipment in which will be used as a baseline and reference point for each subsequent routine inspection. This inspection also covers all equipment in the facility that flows hydrocarbon liquid and gases on the services platform.
The objective of this inspection is to survey and identify potential source of gas loss of containment as well as to quantify and classify the severity of the leaks rate to ensure the following:
The Flir GF320 enable large area survey and effectively detecting the small emissions within the large complexes. This inspection also offers both optical gas detection and temperature measurement capabilities which enhance client’s facility program. Initial baseline assessment will be stored and to provide baseline survey for comparative future inspections so that the results can be trended accordingly. The baseline thermograph can then be used as a reference point against subsequent images from periodic inspections.
As per EPA and API guidelines, the Flir GF320 optical imaging camera can detect small leaks of hydrocarbon gases which include;
Figures below illustrate the gas leak is detected at the flange through the lens of GF 320 optical imaging camera.