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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 doing and 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

*Please Note*- Online Course currently available for United States & Canada only, due to advance shipment of course materials & content. Separate sessions will be scheduled for US & CA. Please see schedule below for details.


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 software installed prior to class. 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 FLIR by calling 866-477-3687 ext. 1. If you are attending the course with a colleague or friend, you may share a camera however we recommend no more than three students per IR camera.


A registration fee of $1995 USD includes course instruction, course materials 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 ITC course agent.


Class Hours:

Day 1:  8AM - 5PM

Day 2:  8AM - 5PM

Day 3:  8AM - 2PM














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Start Date End Date Location City Country Price Register here
03/16/2021 03/18/2021 Online Optical Gas Imaging Thermography (Presented 10am-6pm ET) Online United States 1995 USD FULL
03/23/2021 03/25/2021 Online Optical Gas Imaging (Presented in Central Time) Online Canada 2635 CAD View Details
04/06/2021 04/08/2021 Houston, TX (MFE Enterprises) Pasadena United States 1995 USD View Details
04/20/2021 04/22/2021 Online Optical Gas Imaging Thermography (Presented 10am-6pm ET) Online United States 1995 USD View Details
04/27/2021 04/29/2021 Casper, WY Casper United States 1995 USD View Details
05/18/2021 05/20/2021 Denver, CO Denver United States 1995 USD View Details
06/08/2021 06/10/2021 Canonsburg, PA Canonsburg United States 1995 USD View Details
06/15/2021 06/17/2021 Dallas, TX Dallas United States 1995 USD View Details
06/22/2021 06/24/2021 Online Optical Gas Imaging Thermography (Presented 10am-6pm ET) Online United States 1995 USD View Details
06/29/2021 07/01/2021 Bismarck, ND Bismarck United States 1995 USD View Details