OPGAL Optronics Industries is a leading global manufacturer of innovative thermal imaging safety systems and infrared cameras. OPGAL developed and manufactured the EyeCGas, a fugitive emission detection thermal imager, capable of gas leak detection from a distance of VOC`s and other gases. OPGAL offers the widest selection of infrared cooled and uncooled OEM cameras and engines for military, paramilitary, security and aviation applications. Its products have been field tested worldwide for the past 28 years. The company’s creative R&D, cutting edge technology, speed and flexibility make us your best partner for IR applications. Leak detection, Thermal Imager, Oil & Gas, Methane, Petrochemical, gas leak detetection, leak detector, fugitive emissions, gas imaging.

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OPGAL Optronic Industries Ltd. is a leading global manufacturer of innovative thermal imaging infrared cameras.

OPGAL has been manufacturing a wide portfolio of thermal imaging infrared products since 1983, its products serve the Defense, Security, Industrial and Aviation markets.

OPGAL develops and manufactures “EyeCGas”, an optical gas imaging infrared camera for remote fugitive emission detection. The EyeCGas camera is designed for the Oil&Gas industry, it is the only gas imaging camera meeting ATEX (ATEX II 3G Ex nL IIC T6), and UL (Class 1 Div2) requirements for the use in hazardous locations.

Markets & Uses

Many industries involve the usage or dismissal of gases as part of its daily routines. Leaks of Green House Gases (GHG) from process and transport systems in these industries contribute to global warming, expose employees to health hazards and risk of explosion, and represent enormous economic losses for the companies involved.

“EyeCGas” – Opgal’s innovative infrared gas imaging camera enables the quick and safe detection and visualization of these gasses.


Oil and Gas

  • Onshore and Offshore
  • Refineries
  • Oil and Gas transportation / distribution

The Oil & Gas segment is the biggest market for gas detection and analysis equipment. It is common to describe this industry based on the product flow, from “Upstream” exploration and extraction location toward a

“Downstream” flow, which end up at the end user home or business. Throughout the Oil and Gas industry, leaks are a real concern.

Unlike any other leak detection technology, InfraRed Gas Imaging cameras such as “EyeCGas®” can easily help the operator to visualize the source of the leak, and provide easy to interpret, accurate location of the leak. This ability makes EyeCGas® a powerful tool for detecting small and large leaks and verifying their repair.

Using various lens options EyeCGas® enables remote detection of leaks, from as far as several hundrads of meters away.


Chemical and Petrochem

  • Petrochemical Facilities
  • Chemical Utilities
  • Pharmaceutical

In a complex petrochemical facility there may be many thousands of potential leaks paths. Some may be leaking but most will not. Using an infrared Gas Detection camera allows the user to examine many potential leaks sources in a short time and from a distance.

The EPA acknowledged gas imaging cameras, such as Opgal’s EyeCGas®, as an approved Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) Method 21 alternate work practice (AWP).


Energy Generation

  • Power Plants
  • Power Distribution
  • Land Fills renewable energy

Recent decades brought a rapid growth in the global demand for energy. This trend is accurate for both developed as well as developing countries. Electrical power is a key source of energy for the vast majority of the world population. Although the usage of renewable energy is on the rise, the majority of electric power production worldwide is still based on conventional methods utilizing coal, oil and gas as its fuel to power the stations.

The burning of fossil fuels in energy use is one of the primary sources for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Energy-related emissions of Carbon Dioxide resulting from the combustion of petroleum, coal, and natural gas, account for most of total human-caused (anthropogenic) GHG emissions. Another greenhouse gas, methane (CH4), is also common in landfills, power plants and Bio-Fuel operations.

Taking advantage of the InfraRed “spectral stamp” of some of the harmful gases, thermal imaging cameras can detect and visualize the presence of the gas, and enable us to reduce the risk associated with them.

EyeCGas® camera is a high sensitivity camera, utilizing the Mid-Wave Infrared spectrum (3-5 um). It is field proven and has been found very efficient in detecting Natural Gas, Methane – CH4, and other VOC’s in power plants, and other energy related sites.



VOCs Fugitive emissions detection

An oil refinery or petroleum refinery is an industrial process plant where crude oil is processed and refined into more useful petroleum products, such as naphtha, gasoline, diesel fuel, asphalt base, heating oil, kerosene, etc,. Oil refineries are typically large, sprawling industrial complexes with extensive piping running throughout, carrying streams of fluids between large chemical processing units. The refining process releases a number of different chemicals into the atmosphere mostly Hydrocarbons which...

Methane gas leak detection

Methane emissions from oil and natural gas systems is primarily the result of normal operations or system disruptions. These hazardous emissions can be cost-effectively reduced by upgrading technologies or equipment, and by improving operations. However, in order to do so, one must be able to detect and identify the existence of a fugitive gas leak. Opgal`s EyeC Gas Thermal Imager for gas leak detection, is one of the most advanced cameras used to detect leaks. Thus, it becomes a required tool in mitigating...


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Monitoring and Testing - Health and Safety Monitoring and Testing

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Globally (various continents)

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$10,000,000 US - $100,000,000 US

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