FLIR GF77 Offers Lower Cost Gas Inspection Camera Option to Provide
More Professionals Access to the Technology
WILSONVILLE, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 5, 2019--
FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced the FLIR GF77 Gas Find
IR, its first uncooled thermal camera designed for detecting methane.
This handheld camera offers inspection professionals the features they
need to find potentially dangerous, invisible methane leaks at natural
gas power plants, renewable energy production facilities, industrial
plants, and other locations along a natural gas supply chain. The GF77
provides methane gas detection capability at roughly half the price of
cooled gas inspection thermal cameras, to empower the oil and gas
industry to reduce emissions and ensure a safer work environment.
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The new FLIR GF77 Gas Find IR uncooled thermal camera is designed to detect methane. At roughly half the cost of cooled cameras, it provides more professionals in the oil and gas industry access to this technology. (Photo: Business Wire)
Based on the award-winning design of the FLIR T-Series camera platform,
the lighter weight GF77 features an ergonomic design, a vibrant LCD
touchscreen, and a viewfinder to make it easy to use in any lighting
conditions. The camera is engineered specifically to detect methane in
order to improve gas inspections and reduce the chance of false
readings. The GF77 also offers FLIR’s patented High Sensitivity Mode
(HSM), which accentuates movement to make tiny gas plumes more visible
to the user.
FLIR designed the GF77 to include its most updated technological
features, including laser-assisted autofocus to help inspectors target
leaks better, and one-touch contrast improvement that makes gases stand
out clearly against the background. Additionally, a rapid-response
graphical user interface helps professionals increase efficiency by
allowing them to organize job folders, record notes, and add GPS
location annotation on the camera.
“Optical gas imaging technology is a real benefit to industries that use
or produce methane, but the cost of the technology has been a barrier
for some customers,” said Jim Cannon, President and CEO of FLIR Systems.
“The FLIR GF77 Gas Find IR gas detection camera is built around an
uncooled, longwave infrared detector, which costs less to produce than
our higher performance, cooled cameras, and therefore we can provide it
to customers at a more attractive price point. By providing the industry
with access to this groundbreaking technology, we can help improve the
safety of professionals on the job.”
The FLIR GF77 is available for purchase today globally from FLIR
authorized distributors. To learn more, please visit www.flir.com/GF77.
About FLIR Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Wilsonville, Oregon, FLIR
Systems is a world-leading maker of sensor systems that enhance
perception and heighten awareness, helping to save lives, improve
productivity, and protect the environment. Through its nearly 3,700
employees, FLIR’s vision is to be “The World’s Sixth Sense” by
leveraging thermal imaging and adjacent technologies to provide
innovative, intelligent solutions for security and surveillance,
environmental and condition monitoring, outdoor recreation, machine
vision, navigation, and advanced threat detection. For more information,
please visit www.flir.com
and follow @flir.
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