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Refrigerant gas leak detection using Thermal Imaging- FLIR

Refrigerant gas leak detection using Thermal Imaging - FLIR Uptimeplus is pleased to announce it is to field trail in conjunction with FLIR its ground breaking optical refrigerant gas detection camera.

about the test points that have been identified beforehand and only give readings within the immediate vicinity of the inspector.

FLIR has long-term relationships with companies like Integral that use infrared cameras as a key component of the service they offer. Advances in technology have resulted in the development of an optical camera designed to display a range of refrigerant gasses through the recognition of the bandwidth of the escaping gas.

Uptimeplus Gas Detection cameras are infrared cameras which are able to visualise gas by utilising the physics of fugitive gas leaks. The camera produces a full picture of the scanned area and leaks appear as smoke on the camera’s viewfinder or LCD, allowing the user to see fugitive gas emissions. The image is viewed in real time and can be recorded in the camera for easy archiving and is compliant with Galileo, Uptimeplus real time risk management tool if required.

The advantage Uptimeplus can offer is that we are now able to identify leaks at levels not found by conventional means through it range of predictive tools, which will provide a long term bonus in reliability and cost of ownership. Gases are invisible to the naked eye and strict regulations govern how companies are to trace, document, rectify and report any leaks of volatile gaseous compounds, and how often these procedures are to be carried out. Earlier methods of gas detection required close or near contact using “sniffer� technology and probes. The limitations of these methods are that they are time consuming and run a risk of missing gas leaks. They may also expose inspectors to invisible and potentially harmful chemicals, and do not allow for wind and weather factors that can produce inaccurate measurements. In addition, they can only tell us something

The key success factors for businesses today are safety, efficiency and profitability. When carrying out maintenance, it is of vital importance that maintenance engineers are able to obtain as complete a picture as possible of the condition of the plant.

shows the escaping gas from a chiller that was recently maintained, and conventional checks found no fault.

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