Some industrial, pharmaceutical and petrochemical plants emit gases that can harm the environment and impede the health of company employees and inhabitants of the surrounding area. Environmental protection agencies have the responsibility to make sure that these emissions fall within governmental and international policy guidelines. To help them with that task environmental protection agencies can use an optical gas imaging camera.
One of the first European environmental protection agencies to embrace this technology is the Dutch agency DCMR Environmental Protection Agency Rijnmond. “This technology helps us to get a clear view of the real life fugitive emissions by companies within our jurisdiction” explains Rob van Doorn, technical manager of DCMR. “This really is a great tool for agencies such as DMCR to actively and efficiently enforce emission control policies.”