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.
Gain a greater understanding of optical gas imaging (OGI) technology and how it can help you find and repair gas leaks quickly, saving time, money, and the environment. This new iBook offers:
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.
This portable, non-contact system allows you to visualize TCE and quickly scan wide areas for leaks, so you can begin repairs sooner.