The FLIR GF346 is an infrared camera for optical gas imaging (OGI) that visualizes and pinpoints gas leaks of carbon monoxide (CO) and other harmful gases, without the need to 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.
CO is an industrial gas with applications in the steel industry and bulk chemicals manufacturing. It is also used for packaging systems for fresh meat and fish.
Detects the following gases: carbon monoxide, nitrous oxide, ketene, ethenone, butyl isocyanide, hexyl isocyanide, cyanogen bromide, acetonitrile, acetyl cyanide, chlorine isocyanate, bromine isocyanate, methyl thiocyanate, ethyl thiocyanate, chlorodimethylsilane, dichloromethylsilane, silane, germane, arsine.
- Improved efficiency: The FLIR GF346 reduces revenue loss by pinpointing even small gas leaks quickly and efficiently, and from a distance. It also reduces the inspection time by allowing a broad area to be scanned rapidly and without the need to interrupt the industrial process. The wireless connectivity of the camera allows you to connect to smart phones or tablets for the wireless transfer of images or remote control of the camera. The FLIR GF346 can also be used for temperature measurement, which makes it even more useful for predictive maintenance.
- Increased worker safety: CO can be toxic to humans when encountered in higher concentrations. OGI allows gas leaks to be detected in a non-contact mode and from a safe distance. This reduces the risk of the user being exposed to invisible and highly toxic gases or explosive chemicals. With a FLIR GF346 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: Several gases, such as CO, have a high global warming potential, and are usually governed by regulations. Even small leaks can be detected and documented using the FLIR GF346 camera.
|Imaging and optical data|
|IR resolution||320 × 240 pixels|
|Thermal sensitivity/NETD||<15 mK @ +30°C (+86°F)|
|Gas sensitivity (NECL)||CO: < 9 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 InSb|
|Spectral range||Built-in cold band pass filter 4.52–4.67 µm|
|Detector pitch||30 µm|
|Sensor cooling||Stirling Microcooler (FLIR MC-3)|
|Detects following gases||Carbon Monoxide, Nitrous Oxide, Ketene, Ethenone, Butyl Isocyanide, Hexyl Isocyanide, Cyanogen Bromide, Acetonitrile, Acetyl Cyanide, Chlorine Isocyanate, Bromine Isocyanate, Methyl Thiocyanate, Ethyl Thiocyanate, Chlorodimethylsilane, Dichloromethylsilane, Silane, Germane, Arsine|
|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||–20°C to +300°C (–4°F to +572°F)|
|Accuracy||±1°C (±1.8°F) or ±1% of reading for temperature range 0°C to +300°C (+32°F to +572°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|