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Formaldehyde (HCHO) Detection

Portable & fixed-point HCHO detectors for healthcare, pharmaceuticals, chemical manufacturing, agriculture, and environmental testing.

About Formaldehyde Detection

Formaldehyde, a colorless gas with a strong, pungent smell, is widely used in the production of resins, as a bonding agent in wood products, and in the textile industry to make fabrics crease-resistant.

It’s also a preservative in some paints and coatings. Despite its utility, formaldehyde is known for its toxicity and potential carcinogenicity, emphasizing the need for effective ventilation and gas detection systems in workplaces.

Common Challenges

  • Ensuring adequate ventilation to prevent formaldehyde accumulation.
  • Regularly maintaining and calibrating gas detection systems for accuracy.
  • Addressing the health risks of prolonged exposure, including respiratory issues and cancer.

Current Guidelines

OSHA:

  • PEL-TWA: 0.75 ppm [0.5 ppm Action Level]
  • PEL-STEL: 2 ppm

Industries

Formaldehyde is used in some healthcare settings as a disinfectant and preservative for medical specimens. Precise monitoring is crucial to ensure effective disinfection while preventing unnecessary exposure to healthcare workers. Read more...

In the textile industry, formaldehyde is sometimes used in fabric finishing to improve wrinkle resistance. Accurate monitoring is necessary to ensure that formaldehyde levels comply with safety regulations and do not pose health risks to workers. Read more...

Formaldehyde is commonly used in the production of wood-based products, such as plywood and particleboard. Monitoring formaldehyde levels is crucial to ensure compliance with emission standards, protect worker health, and prevent excessive exposure in manufacturing facilities. Read more...

INDUSTRIES WE SERVE

Portable Gas Detection

GASD 8000

Portable Gas Detector

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Fixed Gas Detection

AccuSafe

Fixed Point Gas Detection

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Hexion
Cordis
CH2MHILL
Samaritan Health Services
NASA
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UPS
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U.S. Air Force
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