Optical Gas Imaging Inspections

VOC and NOX inspectionOur camera-based inspection program uses the most sensitive gas-imaging cameras for accurate and safe leak detection before trouble strikes and service is affected. In the petrochemical industry, saleable products are lost whenever emissions escape from process equipment. Lost product generally translates into lost revenue. We provide preventative maintenance solutions helping to spot leaks in equipment and facilities that will improve safety and profitability minimizing emissions with less risk of business interruption due to actions from regulatory agencies.

Our certified Thermographers can quickly detect costly and dangerous leaks in hydrocarbon lines, natural gas lines, and processing equipment such as valves, flanges, connectors, gauges, pumps, and compressors, scrubbers, fin fans, tanks, and heat exchangers to name a few. Our inspectors use the FLIR GF320 in out inspection of oil refineries, natural gas processing plants, chemical/petrochemical industries, and biogas and power generation plants.

The FLIR GF300/320 gas camera offers a number of benefits compared to traditional "sniffers" because they scan a broader area much more rapidly and in areas that are difficult to reach with contact measurement tools. Our inspections are geared to significantly improve your work safety, as well as meeting environmental and regulatory compliance, not to mention helping to improve the bottom line by finding leaks that essentially decrease profits. Our reporting system uses the embedded GPS data into the image allowing our trained inspectors to pinpoint the location of the leak or hot spot and report quickly to our clients. Recently, the EPA amended their federal rule to include optical gas imaging as an Alternative Work Practice (AWP) to Method 21, as part of a Leak Detection and Repair Program. (Source: EPA 40 CFR Parts 60, 63, and 65 Alternative Work Practice To Detect Leaks From Equipment)

Our Optical Gas Inspections pinpoint leaking fugitive emission without the need to shut down the operation. This method greatly improves operator safety by detecting emissions at a safe distance, and with the capability of scanning larger areas quicker and safer than the Method 21. We pass the efficiency benefit to our clients as part of their LDAR program.

Inspection of refinery
Using our specialized equipment our inspectors can actually "see" emissions, real time, in ambient air. The suite of volatile organic compounds (VOC's) are listed below:
Benzene
Ethanol
Ethylbenzene
Heptane
Hexane
Isoprene
Methane
MEK
MIBK
Octane
Pentane
1-Pentene
Toluene
Xylene
Butane
Ethane
Methane
Propane
Ethylene
Propylene
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