Ultraviolet Light

Definition - What does Ultraviolet Light mean?

Ultraviolet Light, also known as UV light, is a form of radiation which is emitted as radio waves, X-rays, infrared rays, or gamma rays. It is electromagnetic and cannot be seen by the human eye. This light is a part of the electromagnetic spectrum. In the oil and gas industry it is mainly used in the seismic research of hydrocarbons in reservoirs.

Petropedia explains Ultraviolet Light

The sun emits ultraviolet light which is completely invisible to the naked eye. UV light is responsible for making the human skin dark and summer tanned. The exposure of human beings to UV light for a long period of time increases the risk of skin cancer and can also damage the human tissues. There are many uses of UV radiations such as in ultrasonic flow meters, ultrasonic devices, and in various other tools that are used in the oil and gas industry. Ultraviolet light is also used in several other industrial processes such as killing bacteria and creating fluorescent effects.

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