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At Offshore Europe 2013, Flir Systems will showcase its range of thermal-imaging technologies for applications such as electrical and mechanical inspection, process control, energy management, building inspection and optical gas imaging.

In particular, Flir will focus on its multi-spectral dynamic imaging technology — MSX — which takes details from the visual image to improve the thermal image, making it easier for the operator to see the problem in greater detail.

In addition, the company will showcase its GasfindIR optical gas imaging cameras, which are able to visualise volatile organic compounds/hydrocarbons, SF6, refrigerant and carbon monoxide and many other gases.

Flir Systems will be found on Stand 4D100 at the event, which runs from 3–6 September 2013.

Further information

  • MSX technology is now standard on a wide range of Flir cameras designed for predictive maintenance and building science applications. Inspection with MSX is quicker and more effective, reducing time and cost.
  • At the top end of the Flir T-series range, the MSX feature is complemented by user-selectable, continuous autofocus.
  • Visitors will be able to try models extending from the simple Flir I-Series troubleshooting tools, through the mid-range Flir E-Series to the expert Flir T-Series and P-Series cameras.
  • Also featured will be the Flir IRW-Series infrared windows that are optimised for use with Flir cameras and allow safe monitoring of critical systems under load.
  • Of the GasfindIR range, the Flir GF320 is an increasingly popular model as it is fully radiometric as well, meaning it can be used not only for gas leak detection but infrared electrical and mechanical inspection.
  • Thousands of potential leak sources can be scanned per shift with the Flir GF320 without having to interrupt the process. It gives a complete image of the overall facility and so areas that do not require further investigation can be eliminated immediately.
  • Built-in GPS allows the service team to be directed to the source of the problem quickly and efficiently.

FLIR Systems specialises in technologies that enhance perception and awareness.  The company brings innovative sensing solutions into daily life through its thermal imaging and visible light imaging technology and systems for measurement, diagnosis, location and advanced threat detection.  Its products improve the way people interact with the world around them, enhance productivity, increase energy efficiency and make the workplace safer.

FLIR Systems has six operating segments – surveillance, instruments, OEM and emerging markets, maritime, security and finally, detection. Of these six, ‘instruments’ is of greatest interest to trade and industry and the second largest segment in the company’s portfolio. This division provides devices that image, measure and assess thermal energy, gases and other environmental elements for industrial, commercial and scientific applications.

These products are manufactured across five production sites, three in the USA and two in Europe; Sweden and Estonia.

A model to suit every application and budget
The options that FLIR Systems provides for measuring temperature and studying thermal performance have never been greater.  Not only does the company offer a huge range of models to suit all thermal application needs but the technology is also affordable and very easy to use.  Thermal cameras now come in various shapes, sizes and degrees of sophistication and FLIR continues to invest heavily in the development of new and complementary technologies to differentiate itself from competitors.

An important milestone in the development of thermal imaging has been the introduction of the FLIR Lepton® core, a micro longwave detector, the size of a mobile SIM.  This has allowed thermal imaging to be repackaged to meet the needs of an even wider audience and, in combination with another new technology called Infrared Guided Measurement – IGM™ – has led to the development of a range of test and measurement meters with imaging capability.

Another important growth area for FLIR thermal imaging is in continuous monitoring to assure quality and safety.  Through its introduction of discrete fixed mounted thermal cameras which are fully compliant industry standard plug-and-play protocols, FLIR Systems has provided industry with infrared machine vision which is instantly ready for quick and easy network installation.

Protecting assets and people from fire is an area for which thermal imaging is least known but, thanks to FLIR Systems’ development, it is now one of the most cost-effective methods available.  Its application flexibility and rapid return on investment present an attractive proposition for any site or safety manager.

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