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Uncooled vs Cooled Optical Gas Imaging

Which Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) Camera Should I Use? Cooled vs. Uncooled OGI Technology

September 19, 2021 Time to read: 4 mins

Opgal offers two types of OGI cameras; cooled (EyeCGas 2.0 & EyeCGas 24/7 PRO) and uncooled (EyeCGas Mini & EyeCGas 24/7). This article will help you better understand the difference between the two technologies, including the benefits and limitations of each. What is the difference between them? The answer is not complicated; however, to understand […]

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Thermal Sensitivity in OGI (Optical Gas Imaging) Cameras

September 12, 2021 Time to read: 3 mins

Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) cameras use pixel detectors that sense tiny infrared energy changes, thus allowing for easy visualization of gas plumes. That’s why OGI cameras like Opgal’s EyeCGas 2.0 are an excellent way to detect small to large gas leaks. Even as far as 10 miles (16Km) away. Why do we need to understand […]

Abandoned Gas Wells from an Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) Angle

September 05, 2021 Time to read: 3 mins

Recently, there’s been lots of discussions regarding abandoned gas wells. Before we get into details, let’s first understand what is an abandoned well? An oil and gas well is considered abandoned once it’s no longer used for production purposes. Meaning it has reached the end of its life, and in most cases, no company owns […]

Five Simple Tips to Improve the Use of your OGI Camera

August 08, 2021 Time to read: 4 mins

EyeCGas 2.0 and the EyeCGas Mini Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) cameras are straightforward to operate; they are virtually plug and play. Using the sensitivity mode in the EyeCGas 2.0 or the Automatic Gas Detection mode in the EyeCGas Mini enables all inspectors to view Methane and over 400 VOCs, which are not visible to the […]

Battery Storage Farm Fire Detection Application Story

July 20, 2021 Time to read: 7 mins

A Burning Concern Suppressing a battery fire is no small feat. Success depends on how quickly the Battery Management System (BMS) alerts of a fault and activates countermeasures. Early detection is key. In 2019, a series of failures triggered an explosion at the Arizona Public Service Electric’s McMicken battery facility. The fire caused injuries to […]

4C Environmental Conference Podcast – Part 2 – Differences between Cooled and Uncooled OGI Technology

July 13, 2021 Time to read: 5 mins

In the second part of a podcast recorded by Steve Probst, Founder & CEO of 4C Marketplace and Conference, Opgal’s Ram Hashmonay (Chief Innovation Scientist) and Ilan Waldman (Industrial Sales Director) they discussed differences between Cooled and Uncooled Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) Technology. The following is a summary of this podcast. What are the differences […]

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