A butane detector (C4H10) is used to measure and monitor the concentrations of this explosive gas in ambient air. It is a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG mixture of hydrocarbons) also known as diethyl or methylethyl methane. Butane - CAS 106-97-8 - is mainly used as a household fuel (heating, hot water). This is its most common use.
C4H10 gas is also used in the synthesis process of various elements, including propylene and ethylene. Butane is thus present in various industries. It can also be used as a refrigerant (refrigerant gas R290), fuel or fuel additive, as a propellant gas in aerosol sprays and is still used in lighters.
The butane detectors presented on this page are most often equipped with catalytic sensors detecting without discrimination all the explosive gases present in % LEL strong >. For certain more specific applications, we will move towards detectors with infrared sensors more expensive technology but presenting many technical advantages: very long lifespan, immunity against catalytic poisons, possible operation in inert atmospheres (without oxygen) .