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FLIR thermal imaging cameras reveal what’s behind the flames
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FLIR thermal imaging cameras reveal what’s behind the flames

The French company Petroval was one of the first to recognize the potential of thermal imaging for technical inspections of industrial installations. “Before thermal imaging cameras were introduced there simply was no thorough way of finding failures during operation”, explains Jean-François Tournieux, project leader at Petroval. “Using FLIR thermal imaging cameras is a great non-destructive method to find such failures even during operation – and accurately determine at what production speed it is still safe to operate.”

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Tracing gas leaks: maintenance and safety problems highlighted
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Tracing gas leaks: maintenance and safety problems highlighted

With more than 160,000 kilometres of piping of every imaginable kind, Shell Nederland Raffinaderij in Pernis (Rotterdam) is the largest oil refinery in Europe. Safety and environmenta considerations are firmly embedded throughout the company, its quality systems and its production management processes. Shell has also adopted a stringent safety policy in which preventive maintenance is uppermost.

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FLIR Infrared Furnace Camera Watches Hydro Reformers at Bayernoil Refinery
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FLIR Infrared Furnace Camera Watches Hydro Reformers at Bayernoil Refinery

Stable high temperatures and efficient combustion in refinery furnaces, heaters and boilers are mandatory for a continuous output of high-quality oil derivates. An Infrared camera for industrial high temperature applications in hazardous areas has been developed by FLIR to keep these installations up and running efficiently.

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FLIR optical gas imaging camera helps improve safety at Borealis Stenungsund
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FLIR optical gas imaging camera helps improve safety at Borealis Stenungsund

Many petrochemical plants handle invisible gaseous hydrocarbons. Most of these gases pose some sort of safety aspects. They may be toxic, or can cause health issues in case of long term exposure. Others are highly flammable, explosive even, and most of them will have a negative impact on the environment if they enter the atmosphere in large quantities. That is why leak detection is of vital importance in these petrochemical plants.

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BP Chemicals Enhances Site Safety with FLIR Cameras
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BP Chemicals Enhances Site Safety with FLIR Cameras

In the production of acetic acid BP Chemicals is world renowned and responsible for a significant proportion of world capacity. Its proprietary methanol carbonylation technology, Cativa, is in demand globally and in particular in Asia where the company continues to establish new manufacturing partnerships. In the UK its site at Saltend in East Yorkshire is not only a manufacturing flagship but also a major centre for ongoing research and development of the process.

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Inspectahire relies on the FLIR GF320 for maintenance inspections and hydrocarbon leak detection
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Inspectahire relies on the FLIR GF320 for maintenance inspections and hydrocarbon leak detection

Inspectahire is a leading international supplier of specialist remote visual inspection technology and solutions to companies in many industries around the world. When the company is tasked with the detection of fugitive hydrocarbon emissions, FLIR’s GF320 Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) camera is their preferred technology to use.

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