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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
Abstract 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.
Supplementary Notes See also AD-A198 092 and AD-A242 508. Prepared in cooperation with Air Force Civil Engineering Lab., Tyndall AFB, FL. Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
NTIS Title Notes Rept. for Jul 91-Jan 92.
Category Codes 68A; 71E
NTIS Prices PC A03/MF A01
Primary Description 600/13
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 221933674
Origin NTIS
Type CAT