Oil & Gas Industry Thermographic Surveys

Offshore platforms and FPSO's are prime locations to carry out a thermographic survey.

Safety, reliability and productivity are critical areas where a thermographic survey is able to not only identify breakdowns before they occur but to also allow maintenance teams to schedule lengths of shutdowns based on scientific and clear evidence of damage, blockages or restrictions.

Key areas where a thermographic survey in the oil and gas industry can be carried out include:

  • Electrical Surveys of Switchgear, Control Panels, UPS Systems etc.
  • Separator Sediment Level Mapping
  • Rotating Equipment Inspections
  • Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) Surveys
  • Heat Exchanger Analysis
  • Turbine System & Exhaust Heat Shield Analysis
  • Ultrasonic Compressed Air Leak Surveys

Oil & Gas Electrical Thermographic Survey

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Our highly experienced electrical thermal imaging surveyors carry can carry out an electrical thermographic survey of your installation without interrupting supplies.
We have a proven track record of identifying mayor problems and preventing costly breakdowns.

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

Thermal Imaging Survey - Issue of the Week - April 2016 - Week 4

Things are hotting up on the thermal imaging front (pardon the pun) and we have decided to keep the page updated with an 'Issue of the Week' section!

This week is a good old fashioned electrical fault identified during an electrical thermographic survey at a hospital which was picked up by Stuart Robinson.

This is a main supply to a distribution board where a loose connection was identified. The site engineer was on hand to carry out the repair as directed by Stuart. The second image shows that the repair has been carried out successfully and a major problem was averted!


Stuart Robinson Joins the Pixel Team

In January 2016 we welcomed Stuart Robinson to the team as a Thermographer.

Stuart has a wealth of experience in the construction industry and electrical systems.

He has already settled in well and is a valuable member of our team conducting thermal imaging surveys and compressed air leak surveys.

Stuart in action on an electrical thermographic survey

Thermal Imaging Surveyor Required

JOB TITLE: Thermal Imaging Surveyor

LOCATION: Cheshire Based


SALARY: £20,000 to £34,000 (Depending on Experience)

BENEFITS: Company Vehicle + Mobile Phone + Laptop + Training

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 & 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 services can be seen on our website www.pixelthermographics.co.uk



Due to continued demand for our services, we are seeking to recruit an additional thermal imaging surveyor. Full training and coaching will be provided for the right individual to join our small team and you can expect an interesting, challenging and dynamic role. This opportunity would suit someone who is keen to learn new skills, is prepared to work hard and who is prepared to become a key member of the team to develop the business.


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.


Training and coaching will be provided on the different types of inspections.


You must be prepared to work some unsociable hours, stay away from home on a regular basis, travel throughout the UK and eventually be able to work well with little or no supervision.


Additional Key Requirements:

·         Full Driving License.

·         Desire to Learn.

·         Highly Computer Literate – Excellent Microsoft Word and Excel Skills.

·         Excellent Communication Skills (Verbal and Written).

·         Physically Fit

·         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 & covering letter or question to us at info@pixelthermographics.co.uk.


Suitable applicants will be contacted for interview.



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What is thermography?

Good question, take a look at our introduction and how thermography can help you.