Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) consist on an IR camera spectrally adapted at specific gas absorption wavelengths. OGI technology is used by the industries for remote detection and location of gas leaks on their processes, and then reduce Green House Gas emissions for the case of environmental approach as well as reduce risk associated to toxic or explosive gases for the case of safety approach.OGI technology is currently used in sporadic Leak Detection And Repair (LDAR) campaigns in the oil & gas industry, also in the chemical sector.
The company’s main innovation for this technology is the use of uncooled sensor that allow the cost reduction in components. Also, this uncooled technology has other benefits such as improved SWaP factor, lower maintenance cost and the reliability for 24/7 operation.
The technology is presented in two main applications:
LDAR (Leak Detection and Repair) technology: Optical Gas Imaging system consist of an infrared camera that presents the following features:
Gas Sniffer: The gas sniffer measures the concentration of gases and sends automatically data via Bluetooth. A user friendly application, installed on a mobile phone or tablet, provides expanded in-field capabilities: gathering measurements, GPS location, photos and audios to generate reports at the moment. The sniffer presents the following functionalities:
OGI system for Smart Monitoring 24/7. Multifunctional fixed camera for large areas monitoring. The OGI system monitors unattended facilities, increasing operation efficiency, safety and security.
The company is offering a technology that can mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, improve safety, increase efficiency and make detection and repair processes easier. All, at a lower cost than existing alternatives.
The proposed products contain all the keys to disrupt a worldwide technological reference in the leak detection market for Oil&Gas (one of the most dynamic domains of O&G industry), valued at $2.10 Billion in 2015 and is expected to reach $3.38 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 6.9% between 2016 and 2022.
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Infrared imaging cameras have long been viewed as a promising tool to enable the industries to keep pace with the demanding requirements on Maintenance and Safety, as currently used state-of-the-art equipment is complex, expensive and heavy. The developed technology has overcome these major shortcomings that limit market acceptance of the technology. The company’s cost-effective OGI can be integrated into a regular maintenance and operation plan to mitigate fugitive gas emissions and contribute to a more secure, clean and efficient industrial production chain.