FLIR Systems has announced the FLIR GF77 Gas Find IR, its first uncooled thermal camera designed for detecting methane. This new 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.
Based on the design of the FLIR T-Series camera platform, the lighter-weight GF77 features an ergonomic design, an LCD touchscreen and a viewfinder. 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 up-to-date 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.