The FLIR GF306 is an infrared camera for optical gas imaging (OGI) that visualizes and pinpoints gas leaks—especially of sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) and ammonia—without the need to de-energize high-voltage equipment or shut down the operation. The portable camera also greatly improves operator safety by detecting emissions at a safe distance, and helps to protect the environment by tracing leaks of environmentally harmful gases.
SF6 is used in the electric power industry as an insulator and quenching medium for gas-insulated substations and circuit breakers. The gas is also used in magnesium production and semiconductor manufacture. Ammonia is produced in ammonia plants, and is used mainly for the production of fertilizers.
Detects the following gases: sulfur hexafluoride, acetyl chloride, acetic acid, allyl bromide, allyl chloride, allyl fluoride, ammonia, bromomethane, chlorine dioxide, ethyl cyanoacrylate, ethylene, furan, hydrazine, methylsilane, methyl ethyl ketone, methyl vinyl ketone, propenal, propene, R-134a, tetrahydrofuran, trichloroethylene, uranyl fluoride, vinyl chloride, vinyl cyanide, vinyl ether.
- Improved efficiency: The FLIR GF306 reduces revenue loss by pinpointing even small gas leaks quickly and efficiently, and from a distance. It also reduces inspection time by allowing a broad area to be scanned rapidly and without the need to de-energize components in the high-voltage area. The wireless connectivity of the camera allows you to connect to smart phones or tablets for the wireless transfer of images or the remote control of the camera. The FLIR GF306 can also be used for temperature measurement, which makes it even more useful for the predictive maintenance of high-voltage equipment.
- Increased worker safety: OGI allows gas leaks to be detected in a non-contact mode and from a safe distance. This prevents electrical exposure to personnel working in a high-voltage area. With a GF306 gas imaging camera, it is easy to scan areas of interest that are difficult to reach with conventional methods. The camera is ergonomically designed, with a bright LCD and tiltable viewfinder, which facilitates its use over a full working day.
- Protecting the environment: SF6 is a well-known greenhouse gas that causes harm to the environment, and is usually governed by regulations. SF6 has a global warming potential 24 000 times higher than carbon dioxide. Even small leaks can be detected and documented using the FLIR GF306 camera.
|Imaging and optical data|
|IR resolution||320 × 240 pixels|
|Thermal sensitivity/NETD||<15 mK @ +30°C (+86°F)|
|Gas sensitivity (NECL)||SF6: < 0.3 ppm x m(ΔT = 10°C, Distance = 1 m)|
|Field of view (FOV)||14.5° × 10.8°|
|Minimum focus distance||0.5 m (1.64 ft.)|
|Focal length||38 mm (1.49 in.)|
|Focus||Automatic (one touch) or manual (electric or on the lens)|
|Zoom||1–8× continuous, digital zoom|
|Digital image enhancement||Noise reduction filter, high sensitivity mode (HSM)|
|Detector type||Focal plane array (FPA), cooled QWIP|
|Spectral range||10.3–10.7 µm|
|Detector pitch||30 µm|
|Sensor cooling||Stirling Microcooler (FLIR MC-3)|
|Detects following gases||Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6), Acetyl Chloride, Acetic Acid, Allyl Bromide, Allyl Chloride, Allyl Fluoride, Ammonia (NH3), Bromomethane, Chlorine Dioxide, Ethyl Cyanoacrylate, Ethylene, Furan, Hydrazine, Methylsilane, Methyl Ethyl Ketone, Methyl Vinyl Ketone, Propenal, Propene, R 134a, Tetrahydrofuran, Trichloroethylene, Uranyl Fluoride, Vinyl Chloride, Vinyl Cyanide, Vinyl Ether|
|Electronics and data rate|
|Full frame rate||60 Hz|
|Display||Built-in widescreen, 4.3 in. LCD, 800 × 480 pixels|
|Viewfinder||Built-in, tiltable OLED, 800 × 480 pixels|
|Automatic image adjustment||Continuous/manual; linear or histogram based|
|Manual image adjustment||Level/span|
|Image presentation modes|
|Image modes||IR image, visual image, high sensitivity mode (HSM)|
|Temperature range||–40°C to +500°C (–40°F to +932°F)|
|Accuracy||±1°C (±1.8°F) for temperature range (0°C, to +100°C, +32°F to +212°F) or ±2% of reading for temperature range (>+100°C, >+212°F)|
|Area||5 boxes with max./min./average|
|Profile||1 live line (horizontal or vertical)|
|Difference temperature||Delta temperature between measurement functions or reference temperature|
|Reference temperature||Manually set or captured from any measurement function|
|Emissivity correction||Variable from 0.01 to 1.0 or selected from editable materials list|
|Reflected apparent temperature correction||Automatic, based on input of reflected temperature|
|Measurement corrections||Reflected temperature, distance, atmospheric transmission, humidity, external optics|