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Detector Tube for Chloropicrin Vapors - Monday, October 23, 2017

"Chloropicrin with Gastec Detector Tube 233"

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Jeffrey S Duffy, PhD, DABT, CSP, CIH
Industrial Hygiene Manager
(813) 249-5888 x32

Detector Tube for Chloropicrin Vapors
Chloropicrin with Gastec Detector Tube 233


TAMPA, FL (October 23, 2017) – Nextteq LLC announces the release of Gastec Detector Tube No. 233 for Chloropicrin. With a detection range of 0.045-22 ppm, Tube No. 233 offers the lowest detection limit for any colorimetric Chloropicrin detector tube in the industry. Chloropicrin is currently used as a broad-spectrum antimicrobial, fungicide, herbicide, insecticide, and nematicide, is highly toxic, and has a TLV-TWA set at 0.1 ppm (there is currently no TLV-STEL for Chloropicrin). Using only 1 or 2 pump strokes with the Gastec pump (range = 0.045 to 10 ppm), Tube No. 233 gives you a clear indication of worker exposure concentrations in approximately 2-4 minutes.

Gastec’s pre-calibrated detector tubes are the direct-read type with a single calibration scale printed on each tube so measurement can be made as simply as reading a thermometer. With a single scale printed on each tube you avoid confusion and delays associated with dual scales and missing or misplaced scale cards and graphs.

Designed for accuracy and precision, Gastec’s unique absorbing media provides stable, long-term shelf life and high resolution with clear distinct lines of demarcation making quantitative results easy to see and reduces measuring errors.

"In addition to its targeted measuring range, Gastec Tube No. 233 offers improved accuracy relative to the TLV compared to the competition," stated Bryan Truex , Chief Executive Officer of Nextteq LLC.

Gastec Detector Tubes and Gas Sampling Pumps are manufactured by Gastec Corporation. Nextteq LLC is Gastec’s exclusive master wholesale distributor.

For more information, contact Nextteq at 877-312-2333.

About Nextteq LLC

Headquartered in Tampa, FL, Nextteq LLC is a trusted, global leader in the industrial hygiene and safety industries. Combining the desire to advance safety with a strong commitment to research and development enables Nextteq to be at the forefront of product innovations. Loyal customers benefit from an array of solutions in Nextteq's four product lines: Gas Detection, First Response/HazMat Testing, Respiratory Protection, and Water and Soil Analysis.

About Gastec Corporation

Gastec Corporation of Japan has been manufacturing gas detector tubes, pumps, and accessories for more than 40 years. Gastec manufactures more than 250 gas detector tubes, measuring the presence of over 600 substances. Gastec detector tubes are manufactured in ISO-9001 certified facilities in Japan and are sold worldwide through a network of distributors. No other manufacturer has more detector tubes certified by the Safety Equipment Institute (SEI) than Gastec.