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Hazardous Gas Monitors: A Practical Guide to Selection, Operation and Applications


Table of Contents

1. Introduction     Analytical instruments and monitoring systems
     
Gas sensors Terms, definitions and abbreviations

2. Electrochemical Sensors     Principle of operation Major components
     
Characteristics Pressure and temperature Selectivity Life expectancy
     
Application

3. Catalytic Combustible Gas Sensors     Principle of operation Characteristics

4. Solid-State Gas Sensors     Principle of operation Characteristics
     
Sensor gas list

5. Infrared Gas Sensors     Principle of operation Key components for analysis
     
Configuration Characteristics Application

6. Photoionization Sensors     Principles of operation Characteristics
     
Applications "Lesser known" sensors

7. Other Gas Detection Principles     Flame ionization detectors
     
Luminescence-based analyzers Radioactive ionization detectors
     
Paramagnetic oxygen analyzers Solid-state zirconium oxide oxygen detectors
     
Thermal conductivity detectors Colorometric method
     
Mass spectrometers Gas chromatographs FTIR

8. Sensor Selection Guide     Factors to consider in selecting sensors
     
Toxic versus combustible gas monitoring Summary

9. Instrumentation and Sensor Installation     Basic components
     
Instrument configurations

10. Sampling System and Design     Factors to consider: temperature and humidity,
     air speed, and gas concentration
Major components for sampling systems
     
Extractive-type sampling system

11. Gas Sensor Calibration     Setting the "zero" reading Span calibration

12. Description of Some Hazardous Gases     Ammonia Arsine
     
Carbon dioxide Carbon monoxide Chlorine Ethylene oxide
     
Formaldehyde Hydrogen chloride Hydrogen cyanide Hydrogen fluoride
     
Hydrogen sulfide Methyl bromide Nitric oxide Phosphine Sulfur dioxide

Appendix I:  PID Correction Factors

Appendix II:  Hazardous Gas Data (384 gases)

Appendix III:  Chemical Names and Synonyms

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Gas Sensor Selection Guide (File size: 196K)

Hazardous Gas Data - comprehensive reference on physical and chemical properties for industrial hygiene and occupational health & safety applications (File size: 396K)

PID Correction Factors - a comprehensive reference on PID correction factors for 222 gases (File size: 100K)

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About Alarms (File size:148K)

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