Traditional power generation involves fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas. These are all used to generate electricity. As renewable energy is becoming prevalent in power generation with methods such as wind power and biogas, the need for gas detection is also consistent. This includes both portable gas monitors and fixed detection systems.
Flammable gases include natural gas and hydrogen whereas toxic gases include carbon monoxide, sulphur oxide, nitrogen oxide, hydrogen sulphide and VOCs. The depletion of oxygen is also common in the power generation industry.
Power Generation Applications
There are many aspects of power generation which require the use of gas detection equipment. Typical applications include work around landfill pipework, boiler pipework and burners, work in and around turbines and work near landfill leachate pools and perimeter boreholes. Confined space applications are also common within the power generation industry.