Detecting Trichloroethylene (TCE) Industrial Solvent

The volatile organic compound Trichloroethylene (TCE) was used as an anesthetic from 1940 to 1960, until concerns over its toxicity and carcinogenic potential prompted doctors to abandon the practice. A variety of industrial and commercial companies use TCE as an effective solvent and degreaser – including NASA, which once used TCE to clean large rocket engines that burned kerosene. TCE is water-soluble, migrating easily from contaminated soil to groundwater where it can remain for years.

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OGI Application Stories

Ten tips to get the most out of your OGI Camera

Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) cameras use spectral wavelength filtering and Sterling cooler cold filtering technology to visualize the infrared absorption of VOC/hydrocarbon, SF6, refrigerants, carbon monoxide and other gases whose spectral absorption matches the response of the camera.

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Optical Gas Imaging Cameras for TCE Leak Detection


Handheld: FLIR GF306

This portable, non-contact system allows you to visualize TCE and quickly scan wide areas for leaks, so you can begin repairs sooner.