Optical Gas Imaging Robot
Apr 2016FLIR SystemsRequest Info
MEER, Belgium, April 8, 2016 — Incorporating the company’s GF320 optical gas imaging camera, the RoboGasInspector from Flir Systems performs inspection tasks in industrial facilities without having to access hazardous areas directly, and without requiring human presence.
The robotic system can be used for routine inspection of facilities or for targeted inspection of specific parts of plants. Independent mobility was achieved using various navigation sensors, while maintaining the option of manual intervention via remote control.
The RoboGasInspector is equipped with video and optical gas telemetry, which enables it to inspect system parts that were previously difficult to inspect due to restricted accessibility. The system consists of three modules: a chain-driven mobile platform, a navigation module and an inspection module.
Leaks are shown as plumes of smoke in the thermal image. When a leak is found from a safe distance with the GF camera, a toxc vapor analyzer can be used to quantify the gas concentration.