Hydrogen gas poses unique challenges, being colorless and odorless. It is lighter than air and difficult to detect where accumulations cannot occur. When it burns, the flame is virtually invisible.
Hydrogen plays a major role in a range of refining operations. In order to address the hazards posed by hydrogen, layers of protection are introduced to reduce the incidence of hazard propagation. These layers encompass different detection techniques to increase the likelihood that hydrogen is detected.
To protect a plant against fires, the Spectrex 40/40M Hydrogen flame detector can monitor entire process areas and provide early warning of invisible hydrogen fires.