Teledyne FLIR: Bringing Safety to O&G Operations Through Advanced Imaging Solutions

Teledyne FLIR: Bringing Safety to O&G Operations Through Advanced Imaging Solutions

/ Technology & Smart Cities / Thursday, 26 October 2023 11:43

In an exclusive interview, Steve Beynon, Director of Sales, Optical Gas Imaging (OGI), Industrial Technology and Gokhan Akca, Team Lead, Portable Solutions, Middle East, Sub Sahara Africa, CIS, Israel, Turkey share their latest sensing solutions for O&G and other sectors.

Could you share some insights into the Teledyne FLIR business operations and how sustainability is being incorporated into your endeavors?

Teledyne FLIR brings innovative sensing solutions into daily life through our thermal imaging, visible-light imaging, video analytics, measurement and diagnostic, and advanced threat detection systems.

We offer a diversified portfolio that serves several applications in government and defense, industrial, and commercial markets.

Regarding sustainability, Teledyne FLIR’s customers are using our technology and solutions for large-scale contributions to environmental improvements, including the visualization of greenhouse gases; the research, study, and preservation of fauna and flora; and a host of other environmental phenomena.  For example, FLIR Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) cameras can detect—in real time—leaks of environmentally hazardous gases such as methane, sulfur hexafluoride, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and refrigerants. The cameras help our customers to significantly reduce the amounts of environmentally harmful gases that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere.

What are the latest innovations and products that you are showcasing this year?

We have launched two new products this year and we have demonstrated both during Adipec.

The first and most important one is our new flagship, industry-leading FLIR Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) Camera, the G-series.

FLIR has been the leader in Optical Gas Imaging for years. And now, with the launch of the FLIR G-Series Optical Gas Imaging cameras, it has set a new standard in OGI, thanks to feedback collected from customers in the Middle East.

The revolutionary cooled camera design captures the definition of groundbreaking technology, offering advanced features such as quantification in camera, field replaceable optics for ATEX models, simple multiple recording modes, seamless integration with the digital ecosystem, and much more.

The most important feature on this camera is to have Quantification Mode in camera (for hydrocarbon models only - Gx320, G620, Gx620).

The second one is the FLIR E8 Pro Thermal Imaging Camera used for locating and diagnosing electrical, mechanical, and building problems.

The FLIR Ex Pro series is now integrated with FLIR’s Ignite Cloud that makes inspections more efficient because you can do all your work from the touchscreen: organize your photos, add detailed notes, and upload them directly to the FLIR Ignite cloud for convenient access across any device. When you’re ready to share images and create client reports, your images and notes are already available for use in FLIR Ignite or FLIR Thermal Studio Software for the most streamlined experience.

How can oil and gas companies benefit from Teledyne FLIR solutions?

Oil and Gas producers have to take on a range of responsibilities, from detecting leaks to meeting environmental regulations, maintaining site security and system integrity. How companies address these issues often depends on whether they are upstream, midstream, or downstream producers.

FLIR optical gas imaging cameras are used throughout the oil and gas industry to detect methane and other hydrocarbon emissions from the extraction, transmission, and processing of petroleum and natural gas. These cameras visualize hundreds of invisible gases, allowing inspectors, engineers, and maintenance crews to identify leaks safely without having to shut down critical systems.

Innovative quantification analytics allow FLIR G Series Cameras to make quantification of methane, hydrocarbon, and other VOC gases, so that oil and gas customers can directly measure the size of gas leaks and determine its severity without requiring secondary devices.

What are the future roadmap strategies for Teledyne? Which are its target markets?

Teledyne FLIR is a forward-thinking, visionary company that is pushing boundaries to make the world a safer place for everyone.

Certainly, for Teledyne FLIR, we are strongly motivated to foster close collaboration with other Teledyne entities. One alignment that resonates with our strategy to support the oil and gas industry is the deepening of our ties with Teledyne Gas and Flame Detection. Numerous synergies are emerging, particularly from an Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) standpoint. We are actively engaged in cooperative efforts for the future development and introduction of a fixed-mount autonomous gas detection and visualization system. This innovative system is designed to enhance situational awareness and is officially known as ADGiLE, which stands for Advanced Detections of Gas Leaks and Emissions.

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