ChemDAQ has filed a patent for a new PAA (peracetic acid) gas monitoring sensor called the Steri-Trac system. Earlier, the company has introduced three more gas monitoring systems for determining ozone, hydrogen peroxide and ethylene oxide gases. The PAA sensor enables organizations to monitor their workplace settings and provide adequate protection to their employees from peracetic acid exposure.
Present techniques include badge and sampling methods, which take a long time to evaluate before the actual results are identified. Moreover, these techniques can only calculate the old toxic gas concentrations, which means workers could get exposed to toxic gases before getting the actual indication of the problem.
ChemDAQ’s Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Richard Warburton, informed that the new sensor provides real-time visual and audible alarms in the event of gas leakage and will enable the employees to check the source and stop ongoing exposure.
The Steri-Trac gas monitoring sensor constantly tracks any gas leakage and allows employers to adopt workplace safety practices and comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), EPA and AAMI standards.