Real-time Monitoring for Peracetic Acid keeps you on the cutting edge of safety technology.
Peracetic Acid (a.k.a. Peroxyacetic Acid), is a biocidal chemical commonly used in industries including healthcare and food/beverage processing. Peracetic acid monitoring is essential because workers can be exposed to vapor during their daily work. Gas exposure can come from machines, during processing, or in the event of mechanical or ventilation system failure. Changes or failures can occur at any time, making monitoring an essential safety measure.
Breathing PAA can irritate the lungs causing coughing and/or shortness of breath. Higher exposures can cause a build-up of fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema), a medical emergency, with severe shortness of breath. High or repeated exposure can also damage the liver and kidneys.
The regulatory environment concerning peracetic acid is changing. In 2014 the ACGIH released a Short Term Exposure Limit (STEL) for peracetic acid of 0.4 ppm. NIOSH has proposed an Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health (IDLH) level of 0.55 ppm, which is currently under review.
ChemDAQ has the tools to help you manage the safety of your employees in conjunction with recommended exposure limits, while maintaining quality and productivity in your department.
Steri-Trac® Continuous Monitoring for Peracetic Acid: Our flagship system is composed of a custom configuration of fixed monitors and supporting peripherals that make sure you get the protection you need, where you need it.
SafeCide™ Portable Monitoring for Peracetic Acid: ChemDAQ’s latest monitor uses a portable sensor, Windows based tablet, and BlueTooth technology to allow you test vapor levels in places never before possible.