With the coronavirus pandemic still raging around the world, the mandate is clear: follow the necessary protocols and focus on prevention than cure. For customer-facing businesses/organizations, this involves body temperature screening, spatial distancing, activating heightened hygiene measures, and setting up a Covid-19 responder. While most of these are fairly manageable, the body temperature part can get tricky.
The sky is a large blackbody radiation source. The emitted sky radiation covers all electromagnetic spectrum including the absorption wavelengths of a R-134a gas. The above infrared picture shows an image of a cloud. It can be a dust cloud that reflects the sky radiation or a target gas. CI Systems’ spectral gas imagers can reveal the answer in seconds, without any prior knowledge. In this case it was a R-134a gas. CI Systems’ spectral gas imagers are designed to identify target gas clouds. The explanation below describes the main difference between a FLIR camera and CI Systems’ gas imager.
Prior of selecting a passive stand-off spectral imager for hazardous gas applications one has to ascertain that there is a good match between the measuring system’s performance and the parameters of the specific application which the system will be used for.