Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005 12:19:57 -0800
Reply-To: Jim Kapin <jim**At_Symbol_Here**CHEMICAL-SAFETY.COM>
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From: Jim Kapin <jim**At_Symbol_Here**CHEMICAL-SAFETY.COM>
Subject: Re: Thermo MIRAN SapphIRe
Comments: To: Ralph Stuart
In-Reply-To: <p06210233be3a95906a59**At_Symbol_Here**[]>

Hi Ralph, My past experience with older 1A and 1B MIRAN units is that they are more trouble than they are worth in an emergency response setting (and at most other times as well), especially in labs where you generally have some idea of what you are dealing with. When given a choice I have set things up with multi-gas meters and a variety of sensors (e.g. Draeger mini-warn). With that said, I recently investigated the use of the SapphIRe unit for a project and was re-assured that it was more reliable, easier to use, etc. Sorry no personal experience though. Might be a good question for the AIHA list James Kapin, MPH, CIH Advanced Chemical Safety 858-874-5577 Cell 619-990-5955 -----Original Message----- From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Ralph Stuart Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2005 10:44 AM To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU Subject: [DCHAS-L] Thermo MIRAN SapphIRe Importance: Low I wonder if anyone on the list has experience with the MIRAN SapphIRe unit? We're considering it for use as a qualitative and quantitative instrument during laboratory emergency response where there may be a variety of chemicals involved. We're concerned that PID results tend to be too confusing to interpret in these situations, where a variety of chemicals are involved at low levels... - Ralph -- Ralph Stuart, CIH Environmental Safety Manager University of Vermont Environmental Safety Facility 667 Spear St. Burlington, VT 05405 rstuart**At_Symbol_Here** fax: (802)656-5407

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