Ethylene Oxide Detectors - C2H4O gas

Ethylene oxide detectors are used in many industries that use this gas to protect workers and production infrastructures. C2H4O gas is mainly used for its sterilizing and fungicide properties, particularly in chemistry (as an input in the production of organic products), in pharmaceuticals, as a sterilizing agent for medical equipment, and in the food industry.

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Dangers of ethylene oxide - CAS 75-21-8

Ethylene oxide is a colorless gas with a sweet smell (bunted apples) that it is highly flammable, toxic and carcinogenic. Exposure to this gas can have dangerous effects on health: irritation of the skin, eyes and lungs, pulmonary edema, convulsions, comma, gene mutation, miscarriages, nervous system and neurological damage that can lead to death. The use of C2H4O gas requires precautions, because it is dangerous to health, and because it can cause explosions and fires (explosive limits 3% - 99.9% vol. C°). The measurement of C2H4O gas concentrations is either in ppm (particles per million) for toxicity measurement or in LEL for explosive measurement.

Portable C2H4O detector

A portable ethylene oxide detector monitors the concentration of this gas and alerts the user when there is danger. Solid, light and precise, a portable C2H4O monitor has, depending on the various types, a sampling pump, optimized alarms (LED, sound 90dB, vibrations) a backlit display, a long battery life and high performance gas detection sensors.

Colorimetric tubes make it possible to occasionally monitor ethylene oxide concentrations in toxicity or as LEL explosive measurements.

Since ethylene oxide is an organic compound, it can be measured by VOC detectors in a non-discriminating manner. On the same principle, the C2H4O being an explosive gas, a combustible gas detector can also monitor it in a non-discriminating way.

Ethylene oxide fixed detector

Installed in a zone subject to the presence of this gas, an ethylene oxide fixed detector ensures constant monitoring of C2H4O concentrations. It transmits the measurements to a central unit or acts as an autonomous monitor (with alarms, integrated display, etc). Depending on the C2H4O sensors, these devices can monitor toxicity or explosivity (up to 0-100% LEL for some sensors).