Tetrachloroethylene Detectors - C2Cl4 gas

Fixed or portable, tetrachloroethylene detectors are used to monitor the concentrations of this chemical compound in the air and to alert in case of danger. Also known as perchloroethylene, tetrachloroethene, or “PCE”, tetrachloroethylene is a volatile organic compound (VOC) that is widely used as a solvent (especially for dry cleaning) and for metal treatment (cleaning and degreasing). This compound was used to be part of the synthesis of refrigerant gases (freon) and remains today an input in the synthesis of hydrocarbons and fluorinated polymers. C2Cl4 is also found in petroleum products, printing inks, textiles, and cleaning products.

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Tetrachloroethylene hazards - CAS 127-18-4

Tetrachloroethylene is classified as a sensitizer, mutagen, carcinogen, reprotoxic substance. It is harmful to human health and also dangerous for the environment. Exposure to C2Cl4 gas can lead to nervous system disorders, impaired vision and psychomotor disorders. Exposure limits to this gas were set at 20 ppm on average over 8 hours, and 40 ppm for 15 minutes by the European Commission.

Portable C2Cl4 detector

Tetrachloroethylene concentrations monitoring can be carried out via a portable C2Cl4 detector. This type of detector is actually a portable VOC detector that monitors the presence of VOCs in a non-discriminating manner. The detector will trigger its alarms when the VOC rate in the air is too high. However, the device can not identify precisely which VOC it is. This type of hand held detectors is available as a single-gas monitor or as a multi-gas device (to monitor up to 7 gases simultaneously). Tetrachloroethylene detection is also possible with an area gas monitor. Finally, it is possible to measure the presence of tetrachloroethylene using gas detection tubes dosimeter tubes (1.5 to 150 ppm range) and colorimetric tubes (0.075 - 1.5% vol or 0.1 - 900 ppm ranges).

Fixed Tetrachloroethylene Detector

Just like portable detection devices, fixed detection equipment for tetrachloroethylene monitoring goes through a fixed VOC detector. Our selection presents an ATEX transmitter with a PID lamp, alarm relays, 4-20 mA linear output and optional digital display ideal for many applications.