New Quantitative Optical Gas Imaging (qOGI) technology

Immediate Quantification of Gas Leaks Meer, Belgium  —  FLIR Systems, in partnership with Providence Photonics, announces new Quantitative Optical Gas Imaging (qOGI) technology, the Providence Photonics’ QL320™ that is designed to work exclusively with FLIR GF-Series cameras. Quantitative OGI represents Continue reading →

ABB satellite-based technologies help improve weather forecasts

Helps save lives ABB’s interferometer is at the heart of a key instrument for the JPSS-1 QUEBEC CITY, CANADA –/CNW Telbec/ – Successfully launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the JPSS-1 satellite is joining the NOAA/…

NEW PCA® 400 advances portable combustion & emissions analysis

Enables real-time wireless operation New Kensington, PA, USA – Bacharach, Inc., a leading provider of gas and refrigerant leak detection, combustion and emissions analysis instrumentation, energy management, and data analytics has announced the release…

Hydrogen Leak Detection Technology Prevents Power Outages

With FLIR SYSTEMS’ GF343 OGI Meer, Belgium — FLIR Systems has published a technical note that describes how its GF343 Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) camera is helping utility companies using hydrogen-cooled generators avoid costly power outages. The operation of an Continue reading →

Cost Avoidance/Energy Savings for IR Thermography

“Has anyone documented Cost Avoidance Or Potential energy savings using Thermography. Ex. Downtime, Labor, Materials. I would be interested in understanding how you determined final cost or energy savings.”

This is the $64,000 question, how to justify the cost and benefits of an IR program. The methods used vary depending on your situation, what downtime costs in your facility, overtime and rush ordering to get new parts, lost production cost, your energy cost, etc.

I have selected several white papers that illustrate how different organizations have calculated their costs. Use them as examples of what can be done, and how they are presented.

Use this link to download the files.

Drones Save Over $1M per Day

Inspection services are one of the most hyped and fastest growing verticals in commercial drones, with good reason.  When it comes to return on investment, the drones have it – saving large energy and infrastructure companies millions over conven…

InfraMation 2018 – Call for Papers and Abstracts

inframation2018-logoInfraMation 2018 will be held in Austin, Texas, September 11-14, 2018 and we are thrilled to be heading to the “Live Music Capital of the World”. Austin is known for its vibrant buzzing energy, never-ending entertainment options, and stunning outdoor settings. One thing is for sure, we will be ready to paint the town InfraRED! Join other thermal imaging experts to learn the latest thermal imaging techniques and applications, and make valuable connections!

Hilton Austin has been chosen as the InfraMation 2018 host hotel. Hilton Austin is situated right in downtown Austin, TX, just a quick walk from exclusive shopping, amazing restaurants, and a multitude of live music venues on 6th Street and the surrounding area. InfraMation attendees receive a deeply discounted rate of $199/night plus taxes. Based on availability, this incredible rate can be extended 3 days post or prior if you’d like to stay a bit longer!

Submit your abstract through this simple online form.

Benefits & Requirements – Why should you present at InfraMation 2018?

  • Qualify for a deeply discounted conference registration fee
  • Identify yourself as an infrared thermal imaging expert in your field
  • Earn valuable certification renewal credit
  • Further validate your expertise for clients and customers
  • Expand your professional and business referral network
  • Represent your organization on a big stage

Publish your paper on a searchable CD that every InfraMation attendee receives. InfraMation is the leading infrared training experience in the world. As thermal imaging becomes more mainstream, early adopters such as yourself will be sought out for your extensive know how and experience. Simply put: InfraMation is the place to get recognized! The only “hard” requirements are that your paper be non-commercial in nature (for sponsorship or exhibition opportunities, click here) and submitted in English. Abstract approval is based on clarity, suitability, and technical merit of work.

Suggested Topic Areas

  • Buildings
    • Roofing Systems
    • Water Ingress / Moisture / Remediation / Mold Testing
    • Insulation / Air Leakage / Energy Loss
    • Standards & Certification
    • Pest Detection and Control
  • Condition Monitoring
    • Electrical Distribution – Indoor, Outdoor, Transmission, Distribution
    • Mechanical Applications – Bearings, Gearboxes, Conveyors, Steam,
    • Hydraulic
    • Standards & Certification
    • Petrochemical Applications
  • Business
    • Marketing/Sales/Pricing
    • Program Management / Cost Avoidance / Cost Saving
    • Safety
  • Research & Science Applications
  • Medical/Veterinary Applications
  • Optical Gas Imaging Applications
  • IR Report Preparation Techniques
  • Aerial Drone and UAV Applications / Techniques
  • Public Safety
  • Non-Destructive Testing – Material flaws, voids, etc.
  • Alternative / other Applications / Other Technologies

Safe Detection of Carbon Monoxide Leaks

With a FLIR OGI Infrared Camera Meer, Belgium — FLIR Systems Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) camera technology enables its users to see some chemical gases that are invisible to the naked eye. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas Continue reading →

Exchangeable Lens OGI Cameras Enhance Leak Detection

Existing GF Series OGIs can be retrofitted Meer, Belgium — FLIR Systems has announced that its GF-series Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) cameras are now available with interchangeable 24-degree, 14.5-degree and 6-degree lenses. This new flexibility has been introduced to maximise Continue reading →