Hydrocarbons are compounds consisting of single, double, or triple-bonded carbon atoms combined with multiple hydrogen atoms. Olefins are unsaturated hydrocarbons that often serve as building blocks for a wide range of products, from solvents to synthetic fibers.
Most common hydrocarbons, such as methane, result from the production of fossil fuels. Olefins such as ethylene are refined from natural gas or crude oil. These hydrocarbons are highly flammable and can cause explosions.
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Established in 1981, Inspectahire is a leading international supplier of specialist remote visual inspection technology and solutions to companies in many industries around the world. Supported by the most advanced technologies around, Inspectahire helps its customers manage their safety, profitability and environmental impact of their assets. When the company is tasked with the detection of fugitive hydrocarbon emissions, FLIR’s GF320 Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) camera is their preferred technology to use.
Many petrochemical plants handle invisible gaseous hydrocarbons. Most of these gases pose some sort of safety aspects. They may be toxic, or can cause health issues in case of long term exposure. Others are highly flammable, explosive even, and most of them will have a negative impact on the environment if they enter the atmosphere in large quantities. That is why leak detection is of vital importance in these petrochemical plants.
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.