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Inspectahire to Showcase Gas Find Camera

01 May 2012

Aberdeen-based inspection specialist Inspectahire will use an oil and gas industry event in Aberdeen tomorrow [Wednesday, 02 May 2012] to showcase infrared technology that can detect leaking gas.

The firm will demonstrate the FLIR GF-series optical gas imaging camera at Step Change in Safety’s Network Event at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre. The camera can detect gas leaking from pipelines, tanks and other facilities and offers a safe, efficient and cost-effective alternative to conventional leak detection equipment.

The potential consequences of undetected gas leaks have been well reported recently, making early and effective detection of any type of leak in pipelines, tanks and components a priority for companies.

Cailean Forrester, managing director of Inspectahire, said: "There is a definite need for employing leak detection equipment that is time efficient as estimates have suggested that 84% of leaks occur in less than 1% of plant. This means valuable time can be spent scanning safe and leak free components.

"The GF-series optical gas imaging camera allows an operator to quickly gain a complete picture of the condition of the plant without the need to visit and test each potential leak site. Thousands of components can be scanned per shift without the need to shut down systems during the inspection. The camera can be an important tool when undertaking maintenance inspections on installations and plant.”

In addition to its safety, time and cost benefits, the camera can also improve a company’s environmental performance, because some gases are, when uncontained, hazardous to the environment and can contribute to global greenhouse gas emissions.