CAERNARFON, WALES -- Anyone involved in the manufacture of any wood-based panels can be exposed to formaldehyde. Unless due care and attention is given formaldehyde emissions can reach dangerous levels at panel mills’ production lines. Ventilation in these facilities must be good; it is advised to sample airborne levels formaldehyde regularly to ensure workers aren’t at risk of overexposure.

"Overexposure to airborne formaldehyde is dangerous to health, but the risks can be substantially reduced if levels are regularly measured and monitored," said PPM Technology’s MD John B Jones.

Real time results mean that potential over exposures can be identified as they occur, without the delay associated with laboratory analysis. If a dangerous level is detected employees can be evacuated until the risk is subdued.

PPM Technology has significant experience in the design and development of instruments for accurate detection and measurement of Formaldehyde.

The Formaldemeter htV-m is able to accurately detect and monitor formaldehyde, temperature and humidity in real-time. It can be used as a manual hand-held instrument or as a continuous monitoring device capable of up to one month of data-logging. The htV-M can precisely measure formaldehyde concentrations in parts per million (ppm) and mg/m3 over a wide range of temperature and humidity. The built in memory and real time clock enables the htV-m to log all 3 parameters and corresponding times, allowing improved monitoring and analysis opportunities.

The Formaldemeter htV is a manual hand-held instrument, which can take instantaneous single-point measurements of Formaldehyde, Temperature and Humidity.

PPM Technology’s standard hand held formaldehyde detectors are able to measure in the range of 0-10ppm, an extend range is available on request, which can measure Formaldehyde up to approximately 90ppm

Source: PPM Technology Ltd.



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