Flir gains gas analysis tech with Providence Photonics investment

Share this on social media:

Flir Systems has made a strategic investment in Providence Photonics, a provider of software used to quantify gas emissions.

The investment will give Flir access to certain elements of Providence Photonics’ intellectual property, while helping to expand Flir’s set of offerings to its oil and gas industry customers.

The companies will work to deploy Providence Photonics’ quantification algorithms in current and future Flir optical gas imaging (OGI) cameras and digital services.

Frank Pennisi, president of the industrial business unit at Flir, said: ‘This investment enables us to better serve our existing oil and gas industry customers who rely on our optical gas imaging technology to improve efficiency and safety, while ensuring compliance with methane mitigation regulations.’

Providence Photonics, based in Baton Rouge, LA, USA, develops computer vision techniques and infrared imagers for gas leak quantification, leak survey validation, autonomous remote leak detection, and flare combustion efficiency monitoring.

Related news

Image taken from an aircraft with an engineering model of Satellite Vu's space camera compared with typical optical photographs. Credit: Satellite Vu

26 April 2021

Six images at relevant wavelengths to differentiate tumour cells. Credit: CEA-Leti

18 March 2021

Recent News

10 June 2021

Enis Ersü founded Isra Vision 36 years ago as a spin-off from the Technical University of Darmstadt

07 June 2021

Jochem Herrmann has also stepped down from the EMVA board, while Christoph Garbe, CEO at HD Vision Systems, is among those that have been newly elected

20 May 2021

Dr Mats Gökstorp joined Sick in 2003 with the acquisition of Sick IVP. He was responsible for vision products in 2007, later looking after products and marketing

19 May 2021

Zebra also announced a new portfolio of industrial scanners and smart cameras for track and trace and quality inspection