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Priority Safety Services & Rentals Ltd offers expert optical gas imaging and gas detection services for industrial and commercial properties in Grande Prairie.

We help Oil and Gas companies in Grande Prairie stay compliant with Alberta Energy Regulator Directive 60 and Alberta Energy Regulator Directive 84 regulations through monthly and annual inspections.

Your safety is our priority, and we are committed to delivering reliable and top-quality services to detect leaks and eliminate any risk to your health. Our gas imaging and gas detection services aim to improve workplace safety and manage risks accordingly, helping reduce business losses and, in some cases, saving lives. Our high-tech imaging and detection equipment and experts can accurately monitor and spot leaks that often occur due to ageing machinery and assets, corrosion, mechanical failure and other factors.

Speak with us to discuss your gas detection requirements. Our team is well-trained and experienced in providing the highest level of service.

What Is Optical Gas Imaging and Gas Detection?

Optical gas imaging (OGI) is a method used to detect fugitive emissions using thermal infrared cameras and other high-tech equipment. Fugitive emissions are unseen gas leaks that contribute to green house gasses. OGI involves uncovering leaks and unwanted gas emissions from its source, facilitating timely repairs, preventing environmental damage and protecting your workers from exposure to toxic gases.


Our gas detection services can be used across various industries and commercial establishments, including:


  • Oil and gas stations

  • Residential buildings and parking garages

  • Warehouses

  • Construction sites and gas pipelines

  • Factories and mechanical rooms

  • Chemical and gas storage facilities

  • Manufacturing and chemical processing plants

  • Natural gas well sites

Further readings:

How Does Optical Gas Imaging Work?

Safety Guidelines for Workplace Gas Detection

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worker using a thermal camera

How Does Optical Gas Imaging Work?

The technique works by measuring the infrared radiation passing through a volume of gas by using spectrally filtered thermal cameras to uncover invisible gas leaks. Each gas has its own spectral absorption characteristics, and many gas compounds absorb a certain range of wavelengths and infrared energy.

When targeted to a specific gas, OGI cameras can recognize this range and detect the presence of specific plumes. What typically shows up as a smoke cloud is where the energy in that wavelength is being absorbed by the gas and blocking the energy from reaching the infrared detector. Since OGI cameras visualize gas as a lack of infrared energy, they can only detect gases that absorb infrared radiation in the filtered bandpass. This means that certain noble gases such as helium, oxygen and nitrogen that don’t absorb infrared in the filtered bandpass won’t be visible.

What Gases Can It Help Detect?

The most widely used industrial gases absorb infrared energy and can be viewed with OGI without the need for you to shut down your systems. These include:

  • Most hydrocarbons like benzene, butane and methane

  • Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6)

  • Carbon monoxide (CO)

  • Tracer gas and CO2 used in hydrogen-cooled generators

  • R-124 compressor leaks

Priority Safety Services and Rentals Ltd offers reliable optical gas imaging services helping to detect a variety of gases in Grande Prairie. Browse our blog for helpful information about optical gas imaging and gas detection, its importance and safety guidelines for workplace accidents.

Give us a call if you’d like to speak to our team.

Our team is well-trained to monitor and uncover gas leaks early and efficiently. The key advantages of our OGI and gas detection services are:

  • Efficient, cost-effective method to identify the exact source of emissions without interrupting the daily functioning of your establishment.

  • It can be used in hard-to-reach areas.

  • The method uses advanced screening technology and meets compliance requirements.

  • It monitors the level of hazardous and toxic gases in your workplace and ensures workplace safety.

  • Prevents workplace accidents, lost revenue and increases overall productivity and profitability.

We also provide emergency first-aid and medical services in case of an accident. You are welcome to contact us if you have any specific concerns or questions, and our team will be happy to assist.

Advantages of Optical Gas Imaging and Gas Detection Services

Why Choose Priority Safety Services & Rentals Ltd?

We are a reliable provider of safety equipment and services committed to helping you manage and improve the safety of all industries and commercial businesses in Grande Prairie. The certified technicians at Priority Safety Services & Rentals Ltd are extensively trained and familiar with inspection protocols and industry standards. We have an excellent track record of helping oil and gas companies comply with annual and monthly inspections following the government's Fugitive Emission Management Program (FEMP) to improve Canada’s air quality. Get in touch with us to learn more about our rentals, H2S safety and optical gas imaging and gas detection services in Grande Prairie.

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Opt for our accurate optical gas imaging and gas detection services for your industrial or commercial property in Grande Prairie

We Offer Emergency Services

Our team is dedicated to ensuring that everyone receives prompt medical attention in case of any accidents in Grande Prairie.

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