Detecting Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM), a Critical Component of PVC

Vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) is one of the most widely produce petrochemicals in the world. It’s the main component of polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, which is used to make everything from pipes to bottles to credit cards. VCM is toxic, carcinogenic, and highly flammable -- becoming explosive at concentrations above 3.5%. For this reason, VCM leaks pose a significant hazard.

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Ten tips to get the most out of your Optical Gas Imaging (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 VCM Leak Detection


Handheld: FLIR GF306

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


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