Federal regulations specify thousands of inspection points and how often they must be monitored. A comprehensive system for testing and repairing those leaks can yield competitive advantage by reducing maintenance and inspection costs while increasing worker safety, improving environmental quality inside the facility and outside as well.
Ensure Air Quality
FLIR GF-Series infrared cameras are being used by Environmental Enforcement to ensure that existing air quality or internal systems for removing chemicals are functioning properly. They can detect dozens of volatile organic compounds that might otherwise go unnoticed. At a tire plant, a plastics raw materials facility and a natural gas company, infrared thermography matches a particular gas and displays it on the camera’s screen and video recording display the findings as a plume of vapor or smoke.
Scanning Large Areas
State environmental agencies used FLIR GF-Series infrared cameras mounted on helicopters to monitor large areas for chemical emissions after the 2005 hurricanes that battered the US Gulf Coast. Federal environmental officials in other states are exploring how infrared technology can improve the speed, accuracy and reporting standards for various industries – from gas stations to dry cleaners.