The revolutionary Ventus OGI is the smallest, lightest-weight, and lowest-powered optical gas imaging (OGI) camera core available on the market today.

The optical gas imager is specially designed to detect and visualise hydrocarbon gas leaks, including methane, butane, propane, and many more in a variety of applications.

With its midwave infrared (MWIR) detector array featuring 640px x 512px resolution on a 15μm pixel pitch, the sensor delivers unmatched thermal sensitivity for safely spotting volatile organic compound (VOC) leaks, helping to ensure good air quality and minimise emissions.

The lightweight (only 580g, with lens), compact (146.6mm x 70.9mm x 73.1mm), low-power camera is easily integrated into continuous-monitoring systems with fixed-mounts, and can also be utilised in enclosures or gimbals for unmanned aerial system platforms.

The camera cores come with several analog and digital inputs/outputs, including Camera Link®, Gig-E, NTSC/PAL video, H.264, and RS-232/RS-422 serial camera control. The camera also features advanced image processing options, including local area processing (LAP), noise-reduction filter, dynamic-contrast enhancement, foreground/background boost contrast, AGC (automatic gain control) and level control, plus 2x, 4x, and 8x electronic zoom. These features, combined with the camera’s multiple colour palettes and six calibration tables, offer integrators and/or OEMs many image-processing preferences for varying scene conditions.

The new Ventus OGI optical imaging cameras are regulated under the US EAR regulations and have no ITAR restrictions. Imaging applications include liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals, vent stacks, compressors, generators, engines, drilling/production wells, fuel gas lines, above and below-ground gas pipelines, gas flare stack monitoring, tank leaks on shipping and barge containers, storage tanks, booster/pump stations, terminals, and more.