# How is LEL detected?

## How is LEL detected?

An LEL Detector simply detects, indicates and alarms for levels between 0-100\% LEL of materials it is calibrated to monitor and detect. Using methane in air as an example, the LEL of methane is 5\% by volume. This is well before a combustible fuel/air mixture exists near the LEL analyzer.

What is a safe LEL level natural gas?

In concentrations of 0-5\% Methane in air, the mixture is too lean to ignite or burn. Methane concentrations between 5\% and 17\% in will support ignition and are considered highly flammable. At levels above 17\%, the atmosphere is too rich for the methane to ignite.

### What gases does an LEL sensor detect?

The LEL Catalytic sensor reacts with almost all inflamable gases. A new unit is factory calibrated for CH4 but the sensor can be calibrated for any other inflamable gas or adjusted through a correction factor. The IR LEL sensor is designed primarily for a target gas (i.e. Methane, Propane).

At what LEL gas level will a combustible gas indicator typically sound an alarm?

between 0-100\% LEL
Combustible Gases and Solvents also have a UFL, or Upper Flammable Limit, which is synonymous with UEL, which stands for Upper Explosive Limit. LEL Monitors only detect, indicate and alarm at levels between 0-100\% LEL of the material it is calibrated to monitor and detect for LEL safety.

#### How do you convert ppm to LEL?

To convert from PPM to an LEL percentage, divide the PPM by 10,000.

What is the difference between LEL and volume?

Even though \%LEL and \%VOL may be understand as the same their meaning is quite different. The Percent by Volume means that in a total sample of any given gases equivalent to the 100\%, while percentage of a Explosive/flammable gas within that total will mean a risk. i.e the percentage by volume of Methane will be 5\%.

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What is LEL and UEL?

Lower explosive limit (LEL): the lowest concentration of gas or vapour which will burn or explode if ignited. Upper explosive limit (UEL): the highest concentration of gas or vapour which will burn or explode if ignited.

### Will LEL detect hydrogen?

First, the infrared LEL gas sensors cannot detect hydrogen (H2). If the sensor is being used in any application to detect combustible gas where H2 may be encountered, the user is left unprotected.

What is the difference between LEL and PPM?

LEL stands for the Lower Explosive Limit of a gas. It is the minimal concentration of the gas required for the gas to ignite. It is normally expressed as a percentage of the total air. PPM stands for parts per million.

#### What is LEL of Methane gas?

The lower explosive limit (LEL) is the minimal amount of concentration needed of a particular chemical to cause an explosion. In concentrations of 0-5\% Methane in air, the mixture is too lean to ignite or burn. Methane concentrations between 5\% and 17\% will support ignition and are considered highly flammable.