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This course is intended for users of FLIR Systems, Inc. Optical Gas Imaging Cameras. Skilled users of the new FLIR GF-Series cameras and the legacy GasFindIR camera can inspect over 3,000 connections per day. Current sniffer technology is limited to about 500 connections per day. Students will learn how to set up and operate FLIR optical gas imaging cameras. They will learn how to optimally adjust their cameras for varying environmental conditions to find gas leaks. Students will learn under what environmental conditions gas leaks are most easily found, somewhat easy to find, and difficult to find. This class will teach students which gases can be found with FLIR optical gas imaging cameras and leak size limitations. Some basic infrared theory and heat transfer concepts will be introduced to build a strong foundation.

No class can cover every circumstance, so an understanding of how these cameras work and what makes for optimum environmental conditions is essential. Lab and/or field practice in finding leaks is a key part of this class. Students will learn by doing and by observing numerous videos of leaks and what to look for including thermal contrast, gas plume motion, distance limitations, etc. Basic inspection procedures will be covered including equipment checkout, route planning, permitting requirements, safety practices/equipment and reporting concepts. Upon successful completion of the course, including passing a closed-book written exam and submitting a field project, students will receive a training certification for optical gas imaging camera usage. After completing this class, students will be able to:

  • Explain the regulatory framework for optical gas imaging
  • Describe the OGI certification process
  • Demonstrate proper operation of a FLIR GasFindIR HSX or FLIR GF-Series infrared camera
  • Create a movie indicating a gas leak using FLIR Video Report software
  • Explain the basics of thermal science
  • Describe the three types of heat transfer
  • Explain the basics of infrared theory
  • Describe the four ways that IR radiation interacts with matter
  • State where mid-wave and long-wave infrared energy bands fit into the electromagnetic spectrum
  • Explain how optical gas imaging is a combination of art, science, technique and interpretive skills
  • List the basic safety practices for doing an OGI inspection

Requirements:

  • Attend each day of the three day course
  • Perform lab activities as instructed
  • Pass the exam
  • Submit a course evaluation
  • Submit an acceptable field assignment within 90 days from the completion of this course

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ITC Optical Gas Imaging, Houston, TX

November 28 - December 1
$1670 - $1870 40 tickets left

Skilled users of the new FLIR GF-Series cameras and the legacy GasFindIR camera can inspect over 3,000 connections per day. Current sniffer technology is limited to about 500 connections per day. Students will learn how to set up and operate FLIR optical gas imaging cameras. They will learn how to optimally adjust their cameras for varying environmental conditions to find gas leaks. Students will learn under what environmental conditions gas leaks are most easily found, somewhat easy to find, and…

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ITC Optical Gas Imaging Certification, Amarillo, TX

December 19 - December 21
$1670 - $1870 40 tickets left

Skilled users of the new FLIR GF-Series cameras and the legacy GasFindIR camera can inspect over 3,000 connections per day. Current sniffer technology is limited to about 500 connections per day. Students will learn how to set up and operate FLIR optical gas imaging cameras. They will learn how to optimally adjust their cameras for varying environmental conditions to find gas leaks. Students will learn under what environmental conditions gas leaks are most easily found, somewhat easy to find, and…

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ITC Optical Gas Training Certification, Baton Rouge, LA

January 3, 2018 - January 5, 2018
$1670 - $1870 40 tickets left

Skilled users of the new FLIR GF-Series cameras and the legacy GasFindIR camera can inspect over 3,000 connections per day. Current sniffer technology is limited to about 500 connections per day. Students will learn how to set up and operate FLIR optical gas imaging cameras. They will learn how to optimally adjust their cameras for varying environmental conditions to find gas leaks. Students will learn under what environmental conditions gas leaks are most easily found, somewhat easy to find, and…

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ITC Optical Gas Imaging, Dallas, TX

January 3, 2018 - January 5, 2018
$1670 - $1870 40 tickets left

Skilled users of the new FLIR GF-Series cameras and the legacy GasFindIR camera can inspect over 3,000 connections per day. Current sniffer technology is limited to about 500 connections per day. Students will learn how to set up and operate FLIR optical gas imaging cameras. They will learn how to optimally adjust their cameras for varying environmental conditions to find gas leaks. Students will learn under what environmental conditions gas leaks are most easily found, somewhat easy to find, and…

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ITC Optical Gas Imaging, Columbus, OH

January 23, 2018 - January 25, 2018
$1670 - $1870 40 tickets left

Skilled users of the new FLIR GF-Series cameras and the legacy GasFindIR camera can inspect over 3,000 connections per day. Current sniffer technology is limited to about 500 connections per day. Students will learn how to set up and operate FLIR optical gas imaging cameras. They will learn how to optimally adjust their cameras for varying environmental conditions to find gas leaks. Students will learn under what environmental conditions gas leaks are most easily found, somewhat easy to find, and…

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ITC Optical Gas Imaging, Oklahoma City, OK

February 27, 2018 - March 1, 2018
$1670 - $1870 40 tickets left

Skilled users of the new FLIR GF-Series cameras and the legacy GasFindIR camera can inspect over 3,000 connections per day. Current sniffer technology is limited to about 500 connections per day. Students will learn how to set up and operate FLIR optical gas imaging cameras. They will learn how to optimally adjust their cameras for varying environmental conditions to find gas leaks. Students will learn under what environmental conditions gas leaks are most easily found, somewhat easy to find, and…

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