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Main Title Using a Flame Ionization Detector (FID) Continuously Measure Toxic Organic Vapors in a Paint Spray Booth.
Author Whitfield, J. K. ; Howe, G. B. ; Pate, B. A. ; Wander, J. D. ;
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC. ;Air Force Civil Engineering Lab., Tyndall AFB, FL.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher 1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA-R-815169-03; EPA/600/A-92/145;
Stock Number PB92-198258
Additional Subjects Spray painting ; Toxicity ; Air Pollution Control ; Measurement ; Volatile organic compounds ; Coatings ; Response ; Solvents ; Calibrating ; Design ; Concentration(Composition) ; Hydrocarbons ; Standards ; Field tests ; Monitoring ; Exposure ; Personnel ; Tables(Data) ; Flame ionization detectors ; Paint spray booths
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NTIS  PB92-198258 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 08/22/1992
Collation 12p
The paper reports the demonstration of linear and similar responses of a Ratfisch RS-55CA flame ionization detector (FID) to a solvent mixture identical to the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the coating and catalyst (NSN 8010-01-336-3036) and to the calibrating gas (propane) used in field calibrations of the FID. Sensitivity and linearity have been shown to extend from 715 to 45 mg/cu m, which brackets the calculated short-term exposure limit (STEL) and lower action thresholds. Monitoring is maintained constantly and, under field conditions, equilibration occurs rapidly (analysis and output transpire in milliseconds). As a trigger for fail-safe conversion from recirculation mode to a straight-through paint spray booth configuration, the FID may confidently be expected to initiate a corrective response before a transient elevation of VOC concentrations overexposes area personnel.