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Toxic gas analysis - new video, white paper and case study

Mar 08 2017 Comments 0

Dangerous levels of toxic gases in freight containers represent a major threat to port and transport workers, customs officials, warehousemen, store employees and consumers. However, the risks posed by these gases can be effectively assessed with Gasmet FTIR multigas analysers. Gasmet has therefore published a video, a white paper and a case study; providing comprehensive help and advice for any employers that need to assess such risks in order to protect the health and welfare of staff and customers.

The air quality inside freight containers varies enormously, depending on the goods, the packing materials, transit time, temperature, humidity and the possible presence of fumigants. Consequently, many containers contain hazardous levels of toxic gases.

Traditional monitoring techniques employ a ‘hit and miss’ approach, but in the new video published by Gasmet Technologies, the advantages of simultaneous multigas analysis are explained. This monitoring capability is provided by the Gasmet DX4040, a portable FTIR analyser capable of detecting and measuring hundreds of compounds. This ability is demonstrated in the video with containers ‘spiked’ with common contaminants.

The video can be viewed on YouTube or here.

Gasmet has also published a case study on a company in the Netherlands which specialises in the assessment of freight containers with a fleet of 8 portable FTIR analyzers. In addition, Gasmet has created a comprehensive White Paper on Container Gas Analysis, and this is available as a free download from the Gasmet website.

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