Since we are presenting at the CHEM Show in NYC in a couple weeks (December 10-12), let's start a discussion on monitoring in a chemical facility.

Chemical facilities use a variety of hazardous gases and solvents in their production processes. Whenever these substances are transported, processed or stored, the potential risks are high for hazardous conditions. These substances must be continuously monitored to protect personnel and facilities from accidental releases or leakage. In fact, regulations are in place to restrict the emissions of common solvents and reactants found in these facilities and require plants to continuously monitor and record their compliance status.

In many cases, the primary line of defense in protecting workers and equipment from these atmospheric hazards is a hazardous gas monitoring system. Using the correct system will not only prevent personnel injury and property damage but also improve process efficiency and productivity while working within the required safety codes.

Hazardous gas monitoring systems benefit the chemical industry in the following applications:

  • LFL monitoring in ovens, dryers, and incinerators
  • Combustible, toxic and oxygen monitoring in production and storage areas
  • Emissions monitoring for total VOC’s or carbon bed breakthrough in pollution control equipment
  • BTU monitoring for optimum combustion efficiency of flare stacks

To find out more details about monitoring in these specific applications, read our Application Note.

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