SF6 Optical Gas Imaging Camera


Model: GF306, 14,5 ° FOV
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The FLIR GF306 optical gas imaging camera visualizes sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) and other gas emissions without the need to shut down operations. SF6 is used in the electric power industry as an insulator and quenching medium for gas-insulated substations and circuit breakers. The portable, non-contact GF306 allows you to quickly scan substations for leaks while maintaining a safe distance from high-voltage equipment. By catching leaks early, the GF306 reduces lost revenue to breakdowns and repairs.

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Stop Leaks. Maximize Uptime.

  • Improve Efficiency

    GF306 inspections are faster than traditional leak-detection tools, and capable of detecting SF6, anhydrous ammonia (NH3), and ethylene (C2H4).

  • Integrate with Predictive Maintenance

    The GF306 accurately measures temperatures up to 500°C, making it a sound addition to your facility’s predictive maintenance program.

  • Save Gas, and Revenue

    Reduce revenue loss by detecting gas leaks efficiently, at a safe distance away from high-voltage areas.

The Sensitivity to Visualize Even Small Leaks

The Sensitivity to Visualize Even Small Leaks

With its superior resolution, thermal sensitivity, and the option of a High Sensitivity Modethe FLIR GF306 allows you to visualize leaks so you can pinpoint the exact source of the emissions and begin repairs immediately. In addition, the GF306 can accurately measure temperatures, allowing you to note temperature differentials and improve visual contrast for better gas plume detection.

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Detector Type
Focal plane array, cooled QWIP
Dynamic Range
14-bit, Real-time non-radiometric recording: MPEG4/H.264 (up to 60 min./clip) to memory card3
UNC 1/4"-20
Packaging Size
400 x 190 x 510 mm (15.7 x 7.5 x 20.1 in.)
AC adapter 90-260 VAC, 50/60 Hz or 12 V from a vehicle
Spectral Range
10.3 – 10.7 µm
Weight [incl lens & batteries]
2.48 kg (5.47 lb.)
1-8x continuous, digital zoom
Size [L x W x H ] w Lens
305 × 169 × 161 mm (12.0 × 6.7 × 6.3 in.)
Connections & Communications
Storage Media
Removable SD or SDHC memory card; two card slots
IP 54 (IEC 60529)
Operating Temperature Range
–20°C to 40°C (–4°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature Range
–30°C to 60°C (–22°F to 140°F)
Imaging & Optical
Camera Control
Remote camera control via USB
Camera f-number
Color palettes
Iron, Gray, Rainbow, Arctic, Lava, Rainbow HC
Detector Pitch
30 µm
Field of View
14.5° × 10.8°
Automatic (one touch) or manual (electric or on the lens)
Frame Rate [Full Window]
60 Hz
Global Positioning System [GPS]
Location data stored with every image
Image Modes
IR image, visual image, High Sensitivity Mode (HSM)
Menu Commands
Level/span, auto adjust continuous/manual/semi-automatic, zoom, palette, start/stop recording, store image, playback/recall image
320 x 240 pixels
Sensor Cooling
Stirling Microcooler (FLIR MC-3)
On Camera Display
Built-in widescreen, 4.3 in. LCD, 800 x 480 pixels
Video Recording & Streaming
Real-time non-radiometric streaming: RTP/MPEG4
Visual Image
3.2 MP from integrated visible camera
Visual Video
MPEG4 (25 min./clip) to memory card
Measurement & Analysis
±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)
< 15 mK @ 30°C (86°F)
Temperature Range
–40°C to 500°C (–40°F to 932°F)
Automatic Gain Control
Continuous/manual, linear, histogram
25 g (IEC 60068-2-27) / 2 g (IEC 60068-2-6)
Battery System
Rechargeable Li-ion battery
Storage Media
Image Storage Capacity
> 1200 images (JPEG) with post-process capability per GB on memory card
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Export Restrictions

Export Restrictions

The information contained in this page pertains to a dual use product controlled for export by the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Diversion contrary to US law is prohibited. US Department of Commerce authorization is not required prior to export or transfer to foreign persons or parties unless otherwise prohibited.

FLIR GF306 - Model: GF306, 14,5 ° FOV

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