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GASTEC DOSIMETER TUBE ALLOWS ANYONE TO MEASURE FULL SHIFT EXPOSURES TO HYDROGEN PEROXIDE - Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Jeffrey S Duffy, PhD, DABT, CSP, CIH
Industrial Hygiene Manager
(813) 249-5888 x32
GASTEC DOSIMETER TUBE ALLOWS ANYONE TO MEASURE FULL SHIFT EXPOSURES TO HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
TAMPA, FL – Nextteq is proud to provide Gastec’s innovative Dosimeter Tube system, which provides on the spot, time-weighted average (TWA) monitoring of air contaminants. The Gastec No. 32D Dosimeter Tube is the only commercially available detector tube to accurately measure TWA exposures to Hydrogen Peroxide, which is used extensively in sterile and aseptic manufacturing. Use Gastec dosimeter tubes and avoid extensive preparation or specialty training, because unlike some traditional sampling methods that require the use of battery operated pumps, calibrators, glass impingers, and corrosive light-sensitive liquids, the Gastec No. 32D Hydrogen Peroxide Dosimeter Tube is ready to use anytime you need it!
To operate, just snap off the easy break end of the tube and insert the Gastec No. 32D Hydrogen Peroxide Dosimeter Tube fully into a dosimeter tube holder. Clip the dosimeter tube holder near the breathing zone of an employee or mount in a stationary location for area monitoring. It’s that simple. The gas or vapor to be measured passively enters the tube and begins reacting with the reagent to produce a length of stain indication.
For a TWA reading, wait until the end of the exposure period, then read the value on the scale that corresponds to the end of the stain length. Dividing this reading by the time that the tube was exposed (expressed in hours) yields the average concentrations of the target contaminant for the period. Depending on the duration of the sample, the Gastec No. 32D tube allows TWA measurements between 0.5 and 40 ppm hydrogen peroxide which allows comparison of results to the OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) and ACGIH Threshold Limit Value (TLV®) of 1 ppm (8-hr TWA) hydrogen peroxide. Don’t wait and pay extra for off-site laboratory analysis – with Gastec you will have immediate results that allow for rapid corrective action at the first sign of a problem.
Try Gastec’s Dosimeter Tube technology for yourself, and take advantage of this inexpensive and simple method to measure long-term workplace exposures to hydrogen peroxide. Gastec dosimeter tubes can only be purchased through an authorized distributor. For information on an authorized distributor in your area, please contact Nextteq directly at 877-312- 2333 x120.
Gastec Dosimeter Tubes are manufactured by the Gastec Corporation. Nextteq LLC is Gastec’s exclusive U.S. 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.