Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) allows us to see invisible gases by detecting thermal energy (heat) with a specialized sensor. With this thermal imaging technology, technicians can observe and analyze large areas to detect and pinpoint exact locations of fugitive emissions. This method is orders of magnitude more efficient than previous methods of relying on the guess-and-check placement of traditional equipment such as gas sniffers to locate leaks, which need to be placed within inches of the gas to detect it. With OGI making gases visible to a viewer, less fugitive emissions escape unnoticed and unrepaired, resulting in safer environments and less product loss.

SMA is the Leading provider of fugitive emission detection using OGI cameras FLIR GFX320 & GF620 in Egypt.

VOC and Fugitive Emissions Detection

We provide a very unique service through our expert engineers, certified engineers as thermographers from InfraRed Training Center ITC level 1 & level 2 since 2013 with additional certificates of Optical Gas Imaging cameras technology and using our FLIR GFx320 & GF620 thermal cameras for detection of fugitive emissions and H2S gas leak detection.

EPA published new rules requiring owners/operators of oil well sites to develop and implement a methane and VOC leak monitoring plan. Leaks must be repaired and retested within 30 days and facilities must be resurveyed semi-annually

Use of a technology known as Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) is the most effective method to identify fugitive emissions, the optical gas imaging scans using a FLIR GFx320 camera or equivalent is the most efficient protocol.

See Hydrocarbon Leaks Clearly​

Scan thousands of connections for natural gas (methane) and other hydrocarbon leaks quickly and from a safe distance to avoid regulatory violations, fines, and lost revenue.



Whether you need higher resolution — to see small leaks from a safe distance — or are looking for a more cost-effective way to find invisible methane leaks, the latest gas detection cameras from FLIR offer the sensitivity and features you need to find leaks quickly, and work safely. 

Gas Leak Detection using FLIR GF Cameras

FLIR Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) cameras can help you detect methane, sulfur hexafluoride, and hundreds of other industrial gases quickly, accurately, and safely - without shutting down systems. With FLIR OGI cameras, you can scan broad sections of equipment rapidly and survey areas that are hard to reach with traditional contact measurement tools. OGI cameras can also detect leaks from a safe distance, displaying these invisible gases as clouds of smoke.

Gas Leak Detection using FLIR GF camera video