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Detecting gas leaks with optical gas imaging

When you suspect that there’s a gas leak in a SF6 breaker, it’s crucial to locate and fix it immediately to minimise downtime and revenue loss. This isn’t always easy to do using traditional gas-detection methods such as sniffers or soap bubbles. Plus, it’s not always possible to come into close contact with the breaker to inspect it. The longer a leak is left unrepaired, the more revenue lost, and the greater the carbon footprint on the environment.

A solution
An optical gas imaging camera, such as the GF306, visualises SF6 and other gas emissions without the need to shut down operations. By using a portable, non-contact optical gas camera, you can quickly scan substations for leaks while maintaining a safe distance from high-voltage equipment. You’ll be able to spot thermal anomalies to catch leaks early, and reduce revenue lost from breakdowns and repairs.

The result
Through regular SF6 circuit-breaker inspections using an optical gas imaging camera, your utility can visualise gas emissions and thermal anomalies to cut the amount of revenue lost from costly leaked gas, downtime, and repairs. Plus, your company can reduce emissions to meet environmental regulations and avoid potential fines.


For more details, contact:

FLIR Systems India Pvt. Ltd.
1111, D Mall,
Netaji Subhash Place Pitampura,
New Delhi – 110034
Tel: +91-11-4560 3555
Fax: +91-11-4721 2006
E-mail: flirindia@flir.com.hk

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