Gas leak at industrial plant

Hydrogen leakage at plant site

The fire department Picheldorf (Austria) was alerted with the firefighting robot LUF 60 to a support operation at the Voest Alpine plant in Bruck (Austria). The reason for the operation was the leakage of hydrogen from one of the storage tanks on the plant premises.

The task of the fire department was to use the LUF 60 to prevent the entry of this dangerous gas into the storage hall. Since hydrogen in the right ratio with oxygen becomes an explosive gas mixture, extreme caution was required during this operation.