Methane

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Leaving High Concentrations Of Methane Can Cause Disastrous Hazards
  • Methane (CH4), the main component of natural gas, is primarily used as a fuel to generate light and heat.

  • It is used in a variety of industries, including pulp and paper, food processing, and petroleum refining.

  • Businesses can also use methane-based combustion to dry, dehumidify, melt, and sanitise their products.

  • Methane gas is flammable, so it should be monitored in enclosed or underground spaces like mines and power plants.

  • Methane easily replaces oxygen so it also poses the risk of asphyxiation.

Quantum Scientific Is A Trusted Name In Methane Gas Detection

Quantum scientific Ltd enables you to keep your industries running smoothly with the strategic placement of gas monitors and sensors to detect methane levels accurately. Let us help safeguard your worksite

Fixed Gas Detection Systems for Methane

If your industry involves production using methane you need constant gas monitoring solutions. Our range of fixed gas detection systems can help you keep your workspace from accidents. Our fixed gas detectors are ATEX approved to operate in explosive and flammable environments. Check out our fixed gas detectors now.

Portable Gas Detectors For Methane

Confined spaces like mines and refinery tanks that contain methane need portable gas detectors to ensure employee safety. Get our range our portable gas detectors with infrared sensor technology designed to operate in potentially flammable environments.

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What is Methane (CH4)?

Methane is a gaseous carbon compound with the formula CH4. It is the primary ingredient of natural gas. Methane’s relative abundance on Earth makes it an economically appealing fuel, yet extracting and storing it offers technological problems because of its gaseous form. 

Methane is created through both geological and biological processes. Methane is an abundant substance on the earth’s crust. The largest concentrations are found under the ground and seafloor as natural gas deposits. Ruminating animals like cattle also produce a large amount of methane from their digestive systems.

Methane is a greenhouse gas with approximately 80 times the heat-trapping capacity of carbon dioxide (CO2). As a result, it is one of the primary causes of global warming. Methane emissions into the atmosphere should be closely monitored and regulated.

Industries That Work With Methane Gas

Methane As Fuel

 

Methane is the chief component of natural gas. Natural gas is an abundant fuel source that is said to be less polluting as fuel when compared to petroleum products. Methane is used as fuel for:-

  • Generating electricity in thermal power plants

  • Home heating systems

  • Transportation in engines that use Compressed Natural Gas(CNG)

  • Cooking and water heating systems that use natural gas burners

Methane In Industrial Production

 

Methane is used as a component in producing substances or as a reactionary substance or catalyst in chemical reactions. Some applications of methane include:-

  • Methane is used to create certain fabrics that are made from petrochemicals
  • Methane is used to create anti-freeze used in car engines
  • Methane is a key ingredient in some fertilizers
  • Industries that make paper and pulp utilise methane in their production process
  • Certain crafting industries like glass, pottery work and stone sculpting use methane
  • Methane is also used to dehumidify and sanitize certain industrial equipment

Methane is also released in large amounts by large scale cattle farms.

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Why Methane Gas Monitoring Is Important

Methane is an abundant natural fuel source with various industrial applications. But methane gas leaks can have some negative impacts and detecting gas leaks early is imperative.

Methane is a key contributor to global warming and climate change. Methane when combined with water vapour and air can trap more heat than Carbon dioxide. Large leaks of methane can be extremely severe for the surrounding environment. Hence methane leaks need constant monitoring. Sites like cattle farms also need methane gas detection to check if the release of methane is dangerously above the normal range.

Methane is a key contributor to global warming and climate change. Methane when combined with water vapour and air can trap more heat than Carbon dioxide. Large leaks of methane can be extremely severe for the surrounding environment. Hence methane leaks need constant monitoring. Sites like cattle farms also need methane gas detection to check if the release of methane is dangerously above the normal range.

Long-term methane exposure can be fatal to the individual in contact. As it combines with oxygen and causes oxygen depletion, methane gas can induce suffocation. Long-term methane exposure can potentially cause significant respiratory illness in humans. Getting exposed to high concentrations of methane can cause headaches, vomiting, nausea, and loss of consciousness.

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