Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2010 20:42:34 GMT
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Subject: Re: CO Detector for Academic Lab

Use an industrial grade detector - the residential types are not intrins
ically safe and would not pass OSHA electrical code for laboratory use -
 too many potential flammables.  We have been cited in industry for usin
g residential type items unless they are intrinsically safe or double in
sulated, etc.
Lynn Knudtson

---------- Original Message ----------
From: Matt Lundgren 
To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: [DCHAS-L] CO Detector for Academic Lab
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2010 14:59:48 -0400

It seems we have more and more labs wanting to work with carbon monoxide

I'm wondering when you require a detector and what type.  Where do you d

the line for requiring a detector?  Do you allow residential detectors f
or certain 

processes?  When do you require a detector be linked into a communicatio

system for alarms, security, etc?  Is this based upon quantity, the proc
ess, all of 

the above?  The labs will have quantities ranging from 80-140 cubic feet
 in a 

single cylinder.

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