Methyl Ethyl Ketone Vapor Monitor
Methyl Ethyl Ketone Vapor Monitor can be worn as a badge near the breathing zone to measure personal exposure, or placed in a room to measure area concentration.
Workplace Exposure Monitoring
Measurement of personal exposure is very easy. Clip the monitoring badge near the breathing zone of the worker. Record the start time and the stop time of the test on the pouch of the badge and return it to the laboratory for analysis in the mailer provided. The analysis report will show the average concentration of the worker’s personal exposure level.
According to OSHA regulations, each person who uses a toxic gas as a regular part of their job must have their exposure monitored periodically.
Indoor Air Monitoring
Place or hang the badge in your home for 24 hours. Record the start and stop times and send the badge back to the laboratory for analysis in the mailer provided. The analysis report explains if the concentration level of your home is exceeding the exposure limit.
Methyl Ethyl Ketone (also known as 2-Butanone) is a colorless liquid with a pungent odor. Vapors are heavier than air.
- Common solvent
- Used to manufacture plastics and textiles
- Found in household products such as lacquer, varnishes, glues, and paint remover
- OSHA PEL: TWA 200 ppm (590 mg/m3)
- NIOSH REL: TWA 200 ppm (590 mg/m3) STEL 300 ppm (885 mg/m3)
- Irritant to nose, eyes, and throat
- May cause dizziness, vomiting, headaches
- OSHA Occupational Chemical Database - Methyl Ethyl Ketone
- Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary - Methyl Ethyl Ketone
- NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - Methyl Ethyl Ketone
- Cameo Chemical Datasheet - Methyl Ethyl Ketone
Sold individually, as a pack of 5, or a pack of 10
All purchases include analysis and report from our accredited Industrial Hygiene laboratory
Principle of Operation
Air diffuses through a micro-porous membrane and collects vapor on special prepared adsorbents inside the monitoring badge.
|ANALYTICAL METHOD||NIOSH 2500, OSHA 84|
|MINIMUM LEVEL OF QUANTITATION||
0.05 PPM for 8 Hours
1.6 PPM for 15 Minutes
0.02 PPM for 24 Hours
|RECOMMENDED SAMPLING TIME||
Workplace: 15 minutes to 8 hours
Indoor Air: 24 hours – 48 hours
|INTERFERENCES||No interferences are known|
|EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE||Less than 10% for each 10°C variation from 24°C|
|EFFECT OF HUMIDITY||No effects detected at 30% RH to 92% RH.|
|ACCURACY||Meets or exceeds OSHA accuracy requirements of +/- 25%|
|STORAGE CONDITIONS||Store at room temperature.|
|RECOMMENDED HOLDING TIME||Monitors need to be returned to Lab within two weeks after sampling|