​FLIR Systems, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes technologies that enhance perception and awareness. 

FLIR bring innovative sensing solutions into daily life through their thermal imaging systems, visible-light imaging systems, locator systems, measurement and diagnostic systems, and advanced threat detection systems. 

Today FLIR advanced systems and components are used for a wide variety of thermal imaging, situational awareness, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, navigation, recreation, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, transportation safety and efficiency, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives threat detection.

About FLIR


The FLIR GF306 visualizes and pinpoints gas leaks of SF6 and ammonia, without the need to de-energize high-voltage equipment or shut down the operation. 

SF6 is used in the electric power industry as an insulator and quenching medium for gas-insulated substations and circuit breakers. Ammonia is produced in ammonia plants, and is used mainly for the production of fertilizers. The portable camera also greatly improves operator safety, by detecting emissions at a safe distance, and helps to protect the environment by tracing leaks of environmentally harmful gases. 

Cover the same area as traditional methods in 99% less of the time

​A thermal imaging camera for optical gas imaging visualizes and pinpoints gas leaks without the need to shut down the operation. The portable camera also greatly improves operator safety, by detecting gases at a safe distance, and helps to protect the environment by tracing leaks of environmentally harmful gases.

Using a Gas Detection camera you get a complete picture and can immediately exclude areas that do not need any action. This means you can achieve enormous savings in terms of time and personnel.

Gas sniffers versus thermal imaging cameras

In a complex petrochemical facility there may be many thousands of potential leak paths. Some may be leaking but most will not. Conventional leak detection equipment such as a Volatile Organic Compound meters (or sniffers) mean that the operator must visit and test each potential leak site. Each item must therefore be accessible or made accessible to be tested. Gas sniffers may expose inspectors to invisible and potentially harmful chemicals.

Using gas detection cameras allows the user to examine many potential leak sources in a short time and from a distance.

Infrared thermometers vs thermal imaging cameras

Infrared (IR) thermometers are reliable and very useful for single-spot temperature readings, but, for scanning large areas or components, it’s easy to miss critical components that may be near failure and need repair.

A FLIR thermal imaging camera can scan entire motors, components, or panels at once -never missing any overheating hazards, no matter how small.

  • Give you a full image of the situation
  • Perform inspections when systems are under load
  • Find the problems before real problems occur
  • Save you valuable time and money
  • Identify and locate the problem
  • Tell you exactly what needs to be fixed
  • Increase the worker safety
  • Protects the environment
  • Are as easy to use as a camcorder or a digital camera
  • Measure temperatures
  • Store information​​​

Gases Detected

  • SF6 (Sulfur Hexaflouride) - 0.026g/hr
  • Acetic Acid (C2H4O2)
  • Anhydrous Ammonia (NH3)
  • Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2)
  • Dichlorodifluoromethane "FREON-12" (CCl2F2)
  • Ethyl Cyanoacrylate "Superglue" (C6H7NO2)
  • Ethylene (C2H4)


Model Number GF306
Imaging Specifications
Detector Type Cooled QWIP
Spectral Response 10.3 – 10.7 μm
Resolution 320 × 240
Total Pixels 76,800
Thermal Sensitivity <15 mK @ +30°C (+86°F)
Accuracy ±1°C (±1.8°F) for temperature range 0°C to +100°C (+32°F to +212°F) or ±2% of reading for temperature range >+100°C (>+212°F)
Temperature Range -40°C to 500°C (-40°F to 932°F)
High Temp Option Not Available
Lens Options Standard 14.5° × 10.8°; Optional: 24°
Zoom 1 – 8× continuous digital
Focus Auto & Manual
Color LCD 4.3”; 800 × 480 Pixels
Adjustable Viewfinder Tiltable OLED, 800 × 480 pixels
Video Camera w/Lamp 3.2 MP
Laser Spot Yes
Video Out HDMI
Spotmeters 10
Area Boxes 5 (min./max./avg.)
Profiles 1 live line (horiz. or vert.)
Delta T Yes
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