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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.

Permissible Exposure Limits

Because of the exposure risks associated with PAA, occupational exposure limits and safety guidelines for using PAA in the workplace have been developed and are closely monitored by governing bodies.

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Monitoring Solutions

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.

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E-Cell Sensor

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.​

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SafeCide™ Series

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.

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VaporAlert™ Series

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.

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Steri-Trac® Series

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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PAA Abatement

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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Hospitals rely on  H₂O₂ PAA  and  EtO  to sterilize medical instruments needed in patient care. This essential task requires workers to employ high concentrations in Sterile Processing Departments, placing them at risk of exposure.

Food & Beverage Packaging

H₂O₂  and  PAA  are used in high concentrations and in large quantities through aseptic packaging operations to ensure the safe production and extended shelf life of common food and beverage products.

Medical Device

More than 50% of all medical devices used in the U.S. are sterilized with  EtO . While an effective sterilizing agent,  EtO  is known to produce harmful gas vapors and off-gas from sterilized units, putting workers at risk of exposure.

Supply Chain Logistics

Medical devices that are sterilized with  EtO  and then shipped to their final destination may continue to off-gas for days. During transport,  EtO  accumulates in trucks and continues to off-gas once held in storage facilities, accumulating emissions that can often exceed OSHA's permissible exposure limit. 

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