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In common with its forerunner, the new GF306 thermal imaging camera for the detection of the gas sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) from FLIR (Hong Kong) is unique. This family of products are the only portable infrared cameras able to detect this greenhouse gas that is 24,000 times more dangerous to the environment than CO2.

The FLIR GF306 can also visualise 20 other gases in long wave including ethylene, propylene, acetic acid, ammonia and other VOCs that cannot be seen with the naked eye. And it does so in real time, without any
need for post processing.

What makes this latest generation model even more powerful however is that it is dual-use. It is fully radiometric so in addition to gas detection it can also be used for electrical and mechanical maintenance applications too. This adds considerable value to the camera and allows it to provide an even faster return on investment.

This latest addition to the range employs a cooled detector for greater sensitivity and is able to scan large areas rapidly, pinpoint leaks in real time and provide verification of the process.

It is ideal for monitoring plant that is difficult to reach with contact measurements tools and literally thousands of potential leak sites can be scanned per shift without the need to interrupt the process. Above all, it is exceptionally safe allowing potentially dangerous leaks to be monitored from several metres away.

SF6 is a gas used in power generation as an insulator in circuit breakers and switchgear. However thanks to the range of gases detectable with this camera and its ability to capture radiometric data, the FLIR GF306 has wide application scope beyond the utility sector. It is both a powerful tool for environmental monitoring and compliance and also for preventive maintenance.

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