Under certain circumstances, infra-red cameras are highly suitable for detecting gas escapes and the presence of gas in the air. They can be also helpful during tests on improving environmental safety. A thermal camera can detect greenhouse gases in the air, as well as gas leaks, which are hazardous to the environment and can threaten human health.
Some gases used in industry can significantly damage the environment and, therefore, it is essential to eliminate any uncontrolled leaks. Moreover, these leaks cost a lot.
“Traditional” methods for detecting gases require close contact of a probe with gas with the use of sensor technology. These methods are restricted due the time required and the risk of non-detection of some types of gases or too high selectivity (gas leaks to other places than where the sensor is located).