The production of synthetic materials is a growing industry. In our current technological age, many businesses across the world are concerned with the production of synthetic materials, involving the use of chemicals and engineering, helping to facilitate our continued survival and existence.
This industry is known as Petrochemistry (the use of petrochemicals) – combined by the words petroleum and natural gas; a branch of chemistry which involves the conversion of crude oil and natural gases into raw materials.
The rising demand for technology and science in our day to day lives has led to a corresponding rise in the use of oil and natural gas. Petrochemicals are sold or supplied to companies that take this resource and absorb it into their own manufacturing systems. Petrochemicals can be found in DVDs, hospital equipment, food packaging and computers; all types of day to day goods that we take for granted.
However, as with anything, an increase in production involves a risk; an associated danger, particularly given the nature of the highly combustible materials found in natural gases which create petrochemicals, including gas, methane, ethane and propane.
If pipes or valves that hold and transport oil and natural gases become damaged or fatigued, the results can be devastating. It has been known for whole factories to explode from a leaking pipe in a facility, causing devastating effects for both the workforce and the local communities.
However, a physical explosion is not the only risk factor. Gas that leaks into offices or warehouses can pose serious health issues and potential death to employees and other users of the building from the inhalation of harmful toxins. Symptoms can include dizziness, nausea and fatigue but can result in more serious illnesses such as pneumonia, memory loss and depression. Leaking gas also has a knock-on effect to the environment.
So, what steps can businesses take to monitor their pipelines and make sure they are safe, not only for the surrounding towns and residents, but for their work force and the environment?
The answer lies with our new, innovative technology, specifically designed to assist with businesses in identifying all types of pipe leaks, particularly that of water, oil and gas. Our professionals can attend your site and carry out an easy, non-invasive, cost effective, leak investigation. This consists of pumping a manufactured gas into your pipeline (made up of nitrogen and hydrogen), and then scanning the surrounding grounds. If leaking gas is detected coming up through the ground, then an alarm sounds, indicating there is a problem and pinpointing its location. Often the gas can also be seen leaking through the ground.
With global studies indicating that we leak more gas into the atmosphere than the amount that is actually used, you could reduce your bills as well as your waste. Make your mark in helping to reduce global warming and lower your costs by taking advantage of this fantastic new technology.
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