Peracetic Acid (PAA) is used throughout protein processing operations as a disinfectant chemical to kill harmful bacteria and meet USDA food safety guidelines. While essential in its direct application, PAA exposure can be hazardous for employees. A continuous monitoring system is an effective way to ensure plant operations are safe and remain up and running.
Complete Monitoring for Peracetic Acid Exposure
If your facility uses Peracetic Acid (PAA) as a disinfectant chemical throughout your protein processing operations, it’s important to monitor PAA levels wherever traces of the chemical may be present–from PAA storage rooms to spray bars and dip tanks on the plant floor.
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PAA is used throughout protein processing plants at varying concentration levels. It’s sprayed on the lines, runs through facility pipes, fills dip tanks and sits in storage totes. PAA is used throughout the majority of the processing operation to kill harmful bacteria, such as listeria and salmonella, directly on the meat and the processing surfaces to ensure compliance with USDA food safety guidelines.
With so many points of PAA exposure throughout protein processing operations, chemical vapor monitoring provides a solution to gather real-time vapor readings–-protecting workers and providing data needed to make necessary adjustments to ensure plant operations continue.
The E-Cell sensor features ChemDAQ’s proprietary Spot-On™ filter technology to reduce interference and precisely measure gas vapor levels for PAA. ChemDAQ was the first to develop a sensor to detect PAA in the workplace. Unlike other suppliers, ChemDAQ’s sensor is calibrated with Peracetic Acid test gas to ensure top safety and performance.Learn More
Quickly and easily detect hazardous areas with the SafeCide series, a portable monitoring system to provide real-time measurements on the floor and easily identify possible hot spots and leaks around spray bars, dip tanks, chillers and Food Safety Inspection service stations.
The first and only water-resistant monitoring system on the market, the VaporAlert is designed to continuously monitor PAA in the wet areas of your plant. VaporAlert is designed to be used for day-to-day operations in wet areas, such as spray bars, dip tanks and chillers.Learn More
Solely relying on the ventilation system in a wet protein processing plant is risky. ChemDAQ’s Steri-Trac 2 area monitor connects to air handling systems to control both ventilation and air extraction based on PAA exposure levels. This fixed monitoring system can also be installed in potential hot spot areas throughout your plant to keep workers safe around-the-clock and alert you if and when hazardous vapor levels occur.
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In addition to providing real-time monitoring systems, ChemDAQ is working alongside Leidos, a FORTUNE® 500 science and technology leader, to bring to fruition a first of its kind Peracetic Acid Abatement System to significant reduce workplace exposure to PAA.
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