FLIR Receives Innovation Award for Methane Detecting Cameras

FLIR Receives Innovation Award for Methane Detecting Cameras

Tuesday, April 17, 2018


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Last night at the Oil and Gas Methane Leadership Awards surrounding the Global Methane Forum, in Toronto, Canada, FLIR received the Technology Innovation Award for its Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) cameras, the GF320 and GFX320.

The award, given by Center for Clean Air Policy, Clean Air Task Force, Environmental Defence Canada, Environmental Defense Fund, and the Pembina Institute, recognizes FLIR for its leadership and innovation in the creation of a gas detecting cameras that are used in the Oil and Gas industry to identify and stop fugitive gas emissions. 

The FLIR GF320 and GFx320 allow oil and gas field personnel to visualize and geotag fugitive methane emissions in a manner that is compliant with the US EPA's OOOOa methane rule. Using these cameras, FLIR has enabled oil and gas industry clients around the world to survey oil and gas facilities up to nine times faster than with traditional methods. In doing so, FLIR's technology has helped these companies reduce their impact on the environment and made a positive impact on their bottom line.

The states of California and Colorado also received awards for Leadership by a Subnational Government. Mexico was recognized as an Emerging Leader for its commitment to reducing methane emissions by 40-45% and the consequent work in developing a sector-wide regulation covering methane emissions across the supply chain.

At FLIR we are committed to advancing innovation to save lives and livelihoods. We are honored to receive this award and help make a difference in the world.

Read the press release here

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