Offshore platforms and FPSOs, onshore oil refineries, processing plants, pipelines, storage farms and LPG/LNG plants all utilize or produce a wide range of hazardous flammable liquids and gases that can be detected by the Spectrex flame and gas detectors.
The chemical and petrochemical industry handle many hazardous toxic and combustible substances, which makes it a necessity to implement highly reliable fire and gas detection systems.
Pipelines carrying combustible hydrocarbons like oil, gasoline, and LNG/LPG (Liquefied Natural/Petroleum Gas). Liquid spills or fugitive gaseous emissions may go undetected and create hazardous concentrations of combustible and toxic gases, putting equipment, facilities, and personnel at risk.
Petrochemicals and liquified gases have to be shipped from a processing plant or storage farm and be offloaded at loading stations in either gas, liquid or compressed form - all of which are highly combustible and a major hazard to any equipment or people working in or living close to these areas.
Facilities with compressors, pumps and valves also require continuous gas and flame monitoring. These areas are prone to spills and fugitive emissions that if undetected, can cause extensive damage to the entire facility.
Safeye duct mounted open-path gas detectors provide rapid and reliable warning of ingress of combustible gases into turbine air intakes or ventilation systems.
Many processes require hydrogen generation to provide for a continuous supply. The potential exists for fire in the event of a leak or release of product or hydrogen gas.