Nitrous Oxide Vapor Monitor
Nitrous Oxide 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.
Nitrous Oxide is a colorless gas at room temperature with a slight metallic scent and sweet-taste. It is used as an anesthetic and is also known as "laughing gas".
Observe strict safety precautions and have a properly ventilated work-space.Sources/Uses
- used as an anesthetic
- OSHA PEL: not determined at this time
- NIOSH REL: Ca TWA 25 ppm or 46 mg/m3
- 8 hr TWA: 50 ppm (American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists)
- Can impair decision making process
- Higher concentrations can cause loss of consciousness
- Non-flammable gas, but container might combust if heated
- OSHA Occupational Chemical Database - Nitrous Oxide
- Nitrous Oxide Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary
- NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards -Nitrous Oxide
- Nitrous Oxide Cameo Chemical Datasheet
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.
|TWA (PPM)||25 during time of use||50|
|ANALYTICAL METHOD||NIOSH 6600|
|MINIMUM LEVEL OF QUANTITATION||
PPM for 8 Hours
PPM for 15 Minutes
PPM for 24 Hours
|RECOMMENDED SAMPLING TIME||
Workplace: 30 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.|