Ethanol Detectors - C2H6O gas

Also known as ethyl alcohol, ethanol is primarily used in the food industry. It is naturally present in most alcoholic beverages but can also be processed for use in other types of industries, as a fuel, solvent, cleaner, or component in some insecticides. To prevent any danger related to this poisonous and explosive gas, a portable or stationary ethanol detector is a necessity.

Ethanol is a colorless liquid with a pleasant odor that can be smelled from a 49 ppm concentration level. Whether in liquid or vapor form, it is irritating to the eyes and the respiratory tract, upon high concentrations repeated exposure (5,000 to 10,000 ppm) it even becomes irritating and corrosive to the skin. Ethanol is a flammable gas, its explosive limits in the air are between 3.3% vol and 19% vol. It can also react with other elements and form an explosive mixture in air.

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Ethanol hazards - CAS 64-17-5

Ethanol is a colorless liquid with a pleasant smell that can be smelled starting at 49 ppm. C2H6O gas is a health hazard. For better safety it is important to be equipped with ethanol detectors. Whether in its liquid form or as vapor, C2H6O is irritating to the eyes and the respiratory tract. Repeated exposure to high concentration (5000 to 10 000 ppm) is irritating and corrosive to the skin. Ethanol is a combustible gas, explosive limits in the air are between 3.3% and 19% vol. In addition, it can react with other elements and form an explosive mixture in the air.

Portable C2H6O Detectors

A portable ethanol detector can monitor concentrations present in the air and prevent any danger. The different types of portable C2H6O detectors can measure concentration levels in ppm for toxicity and in explosive capacity from 0 to 100% LEL.

Fixed ethanol detector

There are two types of fixed ethanol detectors: with infrared technology or with electrochemical sensors. A C2H6O transmitter provides continuous monitoring of concentrations in at risk areas. The device can then transmit measurements made to a gas detection controller unit which will triggers alarms and actuators.