OPGAL, a leading global manufacturer of innovative thermal imaging infrared cameras, is launching two new products to monitor and detect carbon dioxide (CO2) and carbon monoxide (CO) gas leaks in oil and gas and other heavy industries.
EyeCGas CO2 and EyeCGas CO will enable operators to safely, efficiently and cost-effectively detect and monitor harmful gasses including CO2 and CO in remote and hazardous locations. Optical gas imaging (OGI) technology enables the visualization of leaks remotely, offering significant benefits over traditional methods, such as electrochemical or catalytic detectors, which are time and labor intensive and rely upon detecting gas in close proximity.
By using the innovative infrared gas imaging cameras, operators can immediately identify, source and record video of CO2 gas leaks of concentrations as low as three percent, with pinpoint accuracy. This enables companies to prioritize maintenance and quickly repair leaks – shortening start up times to resume production.
Omer Yanai, vice president of gas imaging and technology innovation at OPGAL, comments: “These new products were designed specifically for hazardous environments and will enable companies to quickly detect and source harmful gas emissions in applications such as enhanced oil recovery, nuclear power generation or steel manufacturing. It’s a fundamental step-change in detecting and monitoring emissions safely and remotely.
“It’s crucial for companies to detect, monitor and repair leaks quickly to protect people and the environment and optimize production. The new EyeCGas cameras bring OGI technology to a wider set of industrial applications and the benefits are clear – reducing the time and cost associated with finding and repairing potentially dangerous leaks.”
Developed in response to market demand, the technologies build on the success of OPGAL’s original EyeCGas camera for the detection of volatile organic compounds and hydrocarbon leaks which has already been implemented with major oil and gas customers in the United States, Asia and Europe.