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Optical Gas Imaging Certification Training


Skilled users of the new FLIR GF-Series cameras and the legacy GasFindIR camera can inspect over 3,000 connections per day. Current sniffer technology is limited to about 500 connections per day.

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 observing numerous videos of leaks and what to look for, including thermal contrast, gas plume motion, distance limitations, etc. Basic inspection procedures will be covered, including equipment checkout, route planning, permitting requirements, safety practices/equipment, and reporting concepts.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a training certification for optical gas imaging camera usage.

Course Objectives
  • Explain the regulatory framework for optical gas imaging
  • Describe the OGI certification process
  • Demonstrate proper operation of a FLIR GasFindIR HSX or FLIR GF-Series infrared camera
  • Explain the basics of thermal science
  • Explain how optical gas imaging is a combination of art, science, technique and interpretive skills
  • List the basic safety practices for doing an OGI inspection
Required Course Materials:
  • IR Camera- Students will be required to complete various labs & exercises throughout the duration of the course.
  • Laptop- Certification Examinations will be administered electronically. Tablets are also acceptable.
  • IR Reporting Software- Please have the software installed prior to class. The software can be used to assist with many of the camera lab exercises
  • Accessories-Extra Batteries, charger cords, etc.

Please bring an IR camera to class if you have one. Cameras are not provided during the training course. If you do not have access to a camera you can rent one through MFE Inspection Solutions at a discounted rate.


A registration fee of $2,300 USD includes course instruction, course materials, breakfast, and lunch each day. Please note that prices may vary for courses conducted outside the continental U.S.; please confirm your price with your local MFE Inspection Solutions Representative.

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Class Hours:
Day 1:  8AM – 5PM
Day 2:  8AM – 5PM
Day 3:  8AM – 5PM

Class Location:
MFE Enterprises, Inc / MFE Inspection Solutions
6025 Fairmont Pkwy
Pasadena, TX 77505


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