Environmental Chemical Leak Detection

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    Environmental chemical leak detection uses IoT-enabled sensors to detect chemical leaks in manufacturing facilities to identify, manage, and prevent environmental pollution, as well as to ensure worker safety and to reduce the cost associated with leaks.

    A 2013 study by the National Research Council found that, in the United States, more than 126,000 groundwater sites had been contaminated by industrial processes.

    Chemical leak detection systems allow companies to identify chemical leaks before they become dangerous, managing their cleanup and preventing environmental pollution and life-threatening conditions. Ari Goldfarb, CEO of leak detection system Kando, claimed that the use of Kando reduced the cost of treating pollution by 40 percent for its users in its first year of use.

    Through the use of infrared lasers, chemical leak detection systems can detect invisible chemical gas leakages in real-time and use machine learning techniques to develop insights on pollutant spread.

    Key Benefits of IoT-Enabled Environmental Chemical Leak Detection

    • Immediately detect leaks of dangerous, invisible chemicals like methane or CO2, before they become dangerous and receive alerts as soon as a leak is detected.
    • Predict the spread of pollutants to better manage cleanups.
    • Automatically notify nearby workers if a dangerous leak occurs to prevent on-site injury or danger to staff.
    • Eliminate the cost of manual, labor-intensive monitoring for potential leaks.