Tuesday, November 23, 2010

3M™ Half Mask Air Purifying Respirator

The 3M™ Medium Thermoplastic Elastomer 6000 Series Half Mask Air Purifying Respirator With Two 3M™ 2091 P100 Particulate Filters is an important piece of equipment for the welder or someone who works around asbestos or lead and values their lungs.  Here's what it does:


When properly fitted to a worker, it can be used in a variety of applications including welding, brazing, torch cutting, metal pouring, soldering, and exposure to lead, asbestos, cadmium, arsenic, and MDA for concentrations up to 10 times the Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL).   This is important to know because the dangers that these materials can cause to the human body are not reversible.

There is no good concentration of asbestos or arsenic to work around, but when you have to work near the chemicals above or welding, it's a great idea to protect your lungs or those of the people who work for you.

Monday, November 8, 2010

PHOCHECK Tiger Photoionization Detector

The PHOCHECK Tiger is my choice for a PID detector.

It's a sturdy hand held VOC detector that provides a dynamic detection range of 1 parts per billion (ppb) to 20,000 parts per million (ppm), offering the widest measurement range of any other VOC detector on the market.

It also has the Fence Electrode Technology. What is it and why is better?

"The patented Fence Electrode PID manufactured by Ion Science eliminates problems relative to humidity and accurate VOC detection. Fence Electrode PIDs deliver faster and more dependable readings in varying environments. FirstCheck, PhoCheck and TVOC instruments are more repeatable and have a faster clear down compared to other PID electrode technology."

It's great for head space analysis, indoor air quality, STEL and TWA monitoring, atmospheric monitoring, environmental clean-up, First Response HAZMAT/WMD, arson investigation, leak detection, and monitoring petrochemical industry hazards.