Using Layers of Protection for Ethylene Safety
Fixed Gas & Flame Detection
Check out our latest blog post on how one company used the “Layers of Protection” model to help keep their facility safe from ethylene leaks.
Widely available and transportable, ethylene gas (C2H4) is becoming a preferred resource around the world. Its versatility makes it suitable for a variety of applications ranging from power generation to plastics manufacturing.
In fact, ethylene is so widely used that it’s been dubbed one of the world’s most important chemicals with approximately 200 million tons produced each year. In the United States, 95% of ethylene gas is produced on the Gulf Coast.
But where is all this ethylene gas safely kept until it’s needed? Most of it is stored in underground caverns as a pressurized liquid.
There are, however, some things to know about safe underground storage, including how to monitor underground storage caverns for potential gas leaks.