Safeguarding industrial plants and protecting the environment are top priorities today.
A toxic gas leak can cause subtantial damage. A recent case in California, where 1200 tons of methane was inadvertently released, led to the evacuation of 1800 homes. Faced with ever more stringent governmental regulations, industrial companies are implementing gas detection solutions.
To detect a gas leak in the spectral absorption band, the best solution is to take an infrared image. Infrared cameras can be used either in portable or fixed systems within a range of a few kilometers.
Safety of industrial plants
By their nature, petrochemical sites are in constant risk of accidents occuring from gas explosions; endangering people’s lives and lowering air quality. By using infrared cameras to identify gas leakages and associated risks, petrochemical companies can ensure the safety of employees and facilities.
Another important benefit is the financial gain linked to limiting the occurence of gas leakages. Having the ability to identify where gas leaks are occuring along pipeline installations could translate into real cost-savings, and thus generate additional revenue.