Trichloroethylene Vapor Monitor
Trichloroethylene 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.
Trichloroethylene is a colorless liquid with a chloroform-like odor used as a solvent. It is mainly used to remove grease and to make refrigerant. It is a common chemical in the dry cleaning industry.
- Dry Cleaning operations
- extraction solvent for greases, oil, fats, and waxes
- Component of other chemicals, such as paints, varnishes, refrigerants, and pesticides
- OSHA PEL: TWA 100 ppm C 200 ppm 300 ppm (5-minute maximum peak in any 2 hours)
- NIOSH REL: TWA 25 ppm C 2 mg/m3
- Sleepiness, fatigue, headache, confusion
- Studies have shown low toxicity from inhalation, but moderate from oral exposure
- Neurological, lung, kidney, and heart effects
- OSHA Occupational Chemical Database - Trichloroethylene
- EPA Trichloroethylene Information Sheet
- Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary - Trichloroethylene
- NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - Trichloroethylene
- Cameo Chemical Datasheet - Trichloroethylene
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.
|STEL/CEIL (PPM)||C 200, 300 (5 min peak in any 2 h)||25|
|ANALYTICAL METHOD||NIOSH 1003|
|MINIMUM LEVEL OF QUANTITATION||
0.1 PPM for 8 Hours
3.2 PPM for 15 Minutes
0.03 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.|