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AUTOMATED TANK LEAK DETECTION USING OPTICAL GAS IMAGING

Opgal’s Ram Hashmonay looks at the benefits of long-range technology

Optical gas imaging (OGI) technology has proved to be a very effective tool for locating small leaks and fugitive emissions in petroleum refineries and other oil and gas facilities. Traditionally, OGI technology is primarily portable, mid-wave infrared (MWIR), cryogenically cooled detector
cameras, for imaging volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Since its inception in the early 2000s, OGI technology has gradually developed along with the slow regulatory process and acceptance. OGI technology is currently the preferred technology for detecting leaks and emissions of hydrocarbon compounds worldwide. The technology is based on thermal cameras with a spectral bandpass filter device in the spectral range of thermal absorption for all VOCs.

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