Food & Beverage Industry Gas Monitoring

Download Recommendations for The Safe Use of Peracetic Acid

Meat & Poultry Processing

meat & poultry processingBiocidal chemicals like peracetic acid are very effective at killing bacterial contamination from meat, poultry and work surfaces. But, for those people who work in processing plants, where large amounts of peracetic acid is used every day there is a significant risk of over-exposure.

Maintaining production is essential to remaining competitive; line disruption is costly. Monitoring for peracetic acid vapor levels in the air allows you prevent or address concerns in real-time, minimizing distractions and enabling you to identify which concerns need to be addressed immediately and which can be part of regular maintenance practices.

Steri-Trac and SafeCide™ provide proactive monitoring solutions for maintaining safety when using PAA. Be sure to take measures to control airborne concentrations before the production line is at risk. If workers do become sick or injured, the safety of the peracetic acid itself or the chemical delivery and processing equipment can come into question. ChemDAQ provides you with the tools you need to take the guess work out of managing a major safety hazard for your workers and your business.

Aseptic Packaging

aseptic packagingChemDAQ supports your safety and productivity goals by enabling you to demonstrate that your work area is safe, while minimizing distractions and maximizing productivity.

A real-time monitor and the established exposure limits are 2 important elements required to demonstrate the work area is safe when it comes to potentially hazardous vapors from peracetic acid, hydrogen peroxide, and ethylene oxide. By monitoring vapor levels in the air you can identify which concerns need to be addressed immediately, and which do not, effectively helping you to maximize productivity. You’ll also know immediately when a problem is solved, bringing quick closure and resumption of business. Monitoring exposure levels takes the guess work out of managing the chemicals that are such an essential part of your process to deliver a safe product to the public, while maintaining continuity and consistency in your process.

Peracetic acid and hydrogen peroxide used in aseptic packaging are an essential part of delivering a safe food product to the public. Use of these hazardous chemicals in large quantities and high concentration means that it is essential to manage any issues that may arise related to these chemicals. Steri-Trac® Continuous Monitoring and SafeCide™ Portable Monitoring are cost effective, accurate tools to help you accomplish your production goals and maintain a safe environment for employees.


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