Course Overview

Learn how to use your thermal camera for gas detection

Please note that this course is currently running as an online course.

The training session will be held using Zoom.

This course is over 2 days. Students will learn how to set up and operate FLIR optical gas imaging cameras. They will learn how to optimally adjust their cameras for varying environmental conditions to find gas leaks. Students will learn under what environmental conditions gas leaks are most easily found, somewhat easy to find, and difficult to find.

This class will teach students which gases can be found with FLIR optical gas imaging cameras and leak size limitations. Some basic infrared theory and heat transfer concepts will be introduced to build a strong foundation.

Lab and/or field practice in finding leaks is a key part of this class. Students will learn by doing and by observing numerous videos of leaks and what to look for including thermal contrast, gas plume motion, distance limitations, etc.

Course content includes:

  • OGI Camera Overview And Operation
  • Thermography Basics
  • Fundamentals Of Optical Gas Imaging
  • Spatial Resolution
  • Thermal Science
  • Heat Transfer
  • Absorption Characteristics (VOC’s, CO, SF6)
  • Surveying Methods
  • Lab Sessions

Please contact PASS Thermal Imaging Team to book this online course on 01642 626 142.


The Classroom based course – please note that the classroom course is temporarily unavailable. Please, see the above Zoom course if you require this training.

If you would like to register your interest then please do not hesitate to contact us and we can contact you when the classroom-based course is available for bookings.

Duration: 21 hours (3 days)

Suitability: Gas professionals

Pre-requisites: None

Recommendations: Basic knowledge of physical science + technical background

Qualification: Certificate of Attendance

Exam: No

Taught over 3 days, this course gives candidates professional experience in using advanced FLIR GF series gas thermal cameras and advises how to effectively interpret results.

This course is ideally suited for those regularly working around gas and is essential for understanding how to use thermography to pinpoint gas leaks.

With a focus on-site safety, the course will also detail understanding of gas clouds as well as reporting methods. You will also gain an understanding of why some gases appear as a visible cloud within the thermal image and are given some basic reporting methods.

Course contents include:

  • Optical gas imaging camera overview and operation
  • Basic thermography
  • Spatial resolution
  • Basic thermal science
  • Basic heat transfer
  • Gas imaging fundamentals
  • Absorption characteristics (VOCs, CO, refrigerants and SF6)
  • Surveying methods
  • Reporting
  • Safety considerations
  • Laboratory sessions

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£1,035.00 £1,242 Inc VAT

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