Ammonia is a compound with the formula NH3. It is mormally encountered as a gas with a charateristic pungent odour. Although Ammonia contributes significantly to the nutritional needs of the earth, the gas itself is caustic and can cause serious damage to health.
Ammonia is one of the most important and widely produced chemicals in the petrochemical industry. In fact, over 200 millions tonnes are produced Worldwide every year.
Many applications require Ammonia gas detection and these include:
- Wastewater treatment plants
- Petrochemical plants
- Chemical plants
- Refrigeration for food/drink storage
- Catalytic oxidation
- Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) emergency response