Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2010 12:29:08 -0700
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From: Mike Hurwitz <tesla**At_Symbol_Here**LMI.NET>
Subject: Re: CO Detector for Academic Lab
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Matt, I went through the same thing with Chlorine gas a little while ago. Seems once they get the first cylinder they want nothing but more of it. Most of the control systems I've had to install are there because of an EPA reporting limit associated with accidental release. We would need to prove how much we actually released. Since CO doesn't gave an epa reporting limit, any system would be there only for the safety of your workers. Therefore any detector that can read to the 25ppm (or 50ppm depending on who ask) should suffice. Cheers, Mike Here's the link to OSHA: > It seems we have more and more labs wanting to work with carbon monoxide > and > I'm wondering when you require a detector and what type. Where do you > draw > the line for requiring a detector? Do you allow residential detectors for > certain > processes? When do you require a detector be linked into a communication > system for alarms, security, etc? Is this based upon quantity, the > process, all of > the above? The labs will have quantities ranging from 80-140 cubic feet > in a > single cylinder. > Thanks, > Matt >

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