Optical gas imaging especially of SF6 and ammonia
The FLIR GF306 visualizes and pinpoints gas leaks of SF6 and ammonia, without the need to de-energize high-voltage equipment or shut down the operation. The portable camera also greatly improves operator safety, by detecting emissions at a safe distance, and helps to protect the environment by tracing leaks of environmentally harmful gases.
SF6 is used in the electric power industry as an insulator and quenching medium for gas-insulated substations and circuit breakers. Ammonia is produced in ammonia plants, and is used mainly for the production of fertilizers.
The FLIR GF306 contains a cooled Quantum Well Infrared Photodetector (QWIP). This highly sensitive detector visualizes gases in the 10.3 – 10.7 micrometer waveband. It will not only make gases, but also the smallest of temperature differences, clearly visible.
The FLIR GF306 visualizes temperatures from -40°C to +500°C.
The FLIR GF306 can be used both for finding gas leaks and maintenance inspections.
The FLIR GF306 comes either with a fixed 14.5° lens or with a fixed 24° lens. A version with interchangeable lenses is also available but requires a US Department of State license.
The FLIR GF306 detects the following gases:
- Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6)
- Acetyl Chloride
- Acetic Acid
- Allyl Bromide
- Allyl Chloride
- Allyl Fluoride
- Ammonia (NH3)
- Chlorine Dioxide
- Ethyl Cyanoacrylate
- Methyl Ethyl Ketone
- Methyl Vinyl Ketone
- Uranyl Fluoride
- Vinyl Chloride
- Vinyl Cyanide
- Vinyl Ethe