FTIR gas analysis improves port container safety

Entry to freight containers represents a significant hazard to staff responsible for inspection, stuffing or destuffing because of the large number of airborne chemicals that can be present. Research in Germany and the Netherlands found hazardous levels of gases and vapours in around 20% of all containers, so a multiparameter gas analysis technology (FTIR) is being used very successfully to check the safety of the air inside containers.

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