Durabook Teams with Providence Photonics and Teledyne FLIR to Provide A Powerful and Advanced Solution for Quantifying Fugitive Gas Emissions

Challenge

After the qOGI technology had been on the market for a few years, collaborative technology partners, Providence Photonics and Teledyne FLIR, wanted the ability to offer customers a total system solution that would be a significant leap ahead of the first-generation technology.

Solution

After the qOGI technology had been on the market for a few years, collaborative technology partners, Providence Photonics and Teledyne FLIR, wanted the ability to offer customers a total system solution that would be a significant leap ahead of the first-generation technology. Together they decided that they would have to go back to the drawing board with everything they had learned and redesign the solution from the ground up in an effort to provide the best solution to their customers. As a result, they went looking for a proven, rugged tablet – portable, easy to use, and able to provide results in the field within seconds – to be the physical backbone of the next generation qOGI technology to package with both their existing and future Optical Gas Imaging cameras to be used by LDAR technicians. Ideally, the new tablet would have a larger, brighter sunlight-readable display for improved visibility,

Result

Providence Photonics identified that the Durabook R11 fully rugged tablet would perfectly fit the needs of Teledyne FLIR’s customers around the world, making the R11 the backbone of their next generation qOGI system, which would be designated the FLIR QL320. The custom-built R11 is specifically designed for and can be connected instantaneously with any of FLIR’s hydrocarbon OGI cameras, such as models GF620, GFx320, and GF320.

With the option to record data to be post-processed later or to instantaneously capture and quantify leak data while in the field, there is no need for a secondary sampling of leaks via a toxic vapor analyzer or other similar tools. In addition, Teledyne FLIR’s qOGI technology solutions do not require personnel to have close contact with the gas to measure emission rates, making it a safer solution for quantifying difficult-to-measure gas leaks.

The FLIR GFx320 Class 1; Division 2 OGI Camera and FLIR QL320 quantification tablet.

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