Oil & Gas Industry

Some of the more specific applications in which we carry out work in this sector include:

  • Electrical Surveys
  • Separator Sediment Level Mapping
  • Rotating Equipment Inspections
  • Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) Surveys
  • Heat Exchanger Analysis
  • Turbine System & Exhaust Heat Shield Analysis

Electrical Surveys

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Oil & Gas installations have electrical plant ranging from 12 volts through to 136,000 volts. Our surveyors are highly experienced in using a number of techniques to identify faults and make recommendations as to what repairs are required to be made. We also classify all the faults to allow prioritisation of repairs to be made.

Thermographic surveys within the oil & gas sector provide operators with the opportunity to make huge savings in production costs, fewer breakdowns and reduced loss of production. We have extensive experience in working both onshore and offshore.

Separator Sediment Level Inspection

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Sediment level mapping within tanks and separators is an extremely powerful technique requiring expertise, experience and highly sophisticated equipment. We regularly survey vessels and map the sediment levels to allow cleaning exercises to be planned and accurately costed.

Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) Surveys

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Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is a major problem on installations and refineries where damaged insulation allows water to penetrate and then corrode vessels or pipes from the outside. We are able to detect these areas and report the locations to allow remedial work to take place.

Our engineers carry out surveys, can give advice on types of surveys and we also set up and implement thermal imaging programmes on offshore installations.

We have highly trained and experienced engineers who have many years of experience in condition monitoring within the petrochemical sector.

Heat Exchanger Analysis

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This heat exchanger was significantly blocked by a sea water filter which had disintegrated. Our trained and experienced surveyor was able to highlight this during a survey on an offshore platform.

Prior to a survey we will provide a full risk assessment and method statement detailing how we conduct the survey and the precautions we take to ensure our work is completed safely and efficiently.

We have in house engineers who hold offshore survival qualifications and who have extensive offshore experience.

Turbine & Exhaust Stack Heat Shield Monitoring

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We carry out surveys of turbine systems and exhausts to check the integrity and wear of internal heat shield linings to ensure safe continual operation.

Compressed Air Leak Surveys

We carry out compressed air leak surveys on offshore installations and FPSO vessels. Surveys are carried out using intrinsically safe detection and photographic equipment.

Click here to see our dedicated offshore compressed air leak survey page.


Contact us to discuss how we can help you.

 to discuss how we can help you.

We are happy to visit you to give more detailed presentations specifically within this industry with many case studies available.

Latest News

Job Opportunity - Trainee Thermal Imaging Surveyor

JOB TITLE: Trainee Thermal Imaging Surveyor

LOCATION: Macclesfield Based – Nationwide Coverage

SALARY: £18,000 to £30,000 + Car Allowance + Mobile Phone + Laptop

COMPANY NAME: Pixel Thermographics Ltd



Pixel Thermographics Ltd are a leading thermographic (thermal imaging) survey consultancy. We carry out a wide range of inspections for our clients which include thermal imaging surveys of electrical systems, mechanical systems, water leak surveys, building inspections and specialist survey activities for the oil & gas industry. We also carry out additional inspections including ultrasonic compressed air leak surveys and electronic roof leak detection surveys.


More details about our operations can be seen on our website www.pixelthermographics.co.uk




Due to continued growth, we are seeking to recruit an individual as a trainee who will develop into a certified thermal imaging surveyor. You will ideally have an electrical background and will initially be trained in conducting electrical thermal imaging surveys before developing your skills and experience in being able to carry out the full range of surveys that we offer.


Key Duties will Include:

Carrying out Thermal Imaging Surveys Nationwide.

Carrying Out Additional Inspection Activities Including Ultrasonic & Electronic Detection.

Generating Detailed Reports Utilising Specialist Reporting Software.

Adhering to all our Health & Safety Requirements.

Undertaking Training & Certification Courses.

Discussing Suitable Survey Options with Clients and Preparing Quotations.

Involvement with the Online Development of the Business.

Administration Duties as Required.


Training and coaching on all aspects of the role will be provided and it is our aim to provide a long term employment opportunity for the right individual.




Ideally you will have an electrical background but a candidate with a good knowledge of buildings & construction would also be considered.

You must be prepared to work some unsociable hours, stay away from home on a regular basis, travel throughout the UK (possibly overseas) and be able to work well with little or no supervision once you are trained.


Additional Key Requirements:

Full Clean Driving License.

Desire to Learn.

Highly Computer Literate – Excellent Microsoft Word and Excel Skills.

Excellent Communication Skills (Verbal and Written).

Physically Fit – Full Medical to be Completed on 2 Yearly Basis.

Ability to Work in Hot & Cold Environments, Work at Height and possibly Offshore.




If this role interests you or you have any questions relating to the opportunity then please email your CV, application letter or question to us at info@pixelthermographics.co.uk.

Suitable applicants will be contacted for interview.


Closing date for applications is 27th March 2015.



Sunday Times Use Pixel Thermographics

The Sunday Times newspaper recently commissioned us to carry out thermal imaging survey work in Central London to record images of stores which permanently leave doors open.

Several images were used for the article which can be viewed from the following link www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Environment/article1350268.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2013_12_07 


Offshore Compressed Air Leak Surveys

We now offer offshore compressed air leak surveys.
We have acquired intrinsically safe  detection and photographic equipment allowing our offshore certified surveyors to carry out complete surveys of platforms and FPSO's efficiently and safely.
We produce a detailed report which identifies each leak, its location, and severity allowing operations personnel to prioritise repairs and prevent system low pressure. Click here for more information



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