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Diborane – B2H6

Find here the essential information on diborane – or boron hydride (B2H6): characteristics, effects on health, detection devices & systems – B2H6 gas detector – and proper respiratory protective equipment (gas mask or powered air purifying respirator with B gas filter).

B2H6 gas detector and diborane respiratory protection against Diborane gas

Diborane properties

Diborane (B2H6) – also known as boroethane or boron hydride – is widely used in the chemical industry to produce rocket fuel in combination with fluorine. This very reactive gas is also used in the electronics and photovoltaic industries as a semi-conductor doping agent. Diborane is used as well during rubber curing to make it more elastic.

CASTWA (8 hours)STEL (15 minutes)LELIPDensity / AirFilter / Air
19287-45-70.1 ppm0.8 %11.38 eV0.95B

Diborane effects on health

Diborane (B2H6) is a colorless gas with a sweetish to foul smell. This gas is very toxic by inhalation (R26) and its time-weighted average value for 8 hours is set at 0.1 ppm. Extremely flammable (R12) with explosive limits between 0.8 and 88% volume, it can ignite spontaneously at ambient temperature in presence of humidity.

Diborane effects on health -B2H6

Diborane effects on health (B2H6)

B2H6 gas detector (Diborane)

Despite its sweetish to foul smell, only a B2H6 gas detector can properly monitor concentrations of this gas. Even if this gas is extremely flammable (0.8% volume), an explosive level detection (LEL) would be useless as this gas is highly toxic. Thus a portable or fixed diborane detection solution should be selected.

4-20 mA output B12 ATI gas transmitter with or without display for gas detection: Alcool, AsH3, B2H6, Br2, C2H2, C2H4O, CH2O, Cl2, ClO2, CO, COCl2, F2, GeH4, H2, H2O2, H2S, H2Se, HCl, HCN, HF, I2, NH3, NO, NO2, Nox, O2, O3, PH3, SiH4, SO2 & organic vapors.

  • ATI B12 gas transmitter
  • Fixed gas transmitter with 4-20 mA linear output
  • NEMA 4X polystyrene enclosure
  • Fast response time
  • Low power consumption, 12-28 VDC
  • Available with or without display
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ATI B12 gas transmitter

4-20 mA output B12 ATI gas transmitter with or without display for gas detection: Alcool, AsH3, B2H6, Br2, C2H2, C2H4O, CH2O, Cl2, ClO2, CO, COCl2, F2, GeH4, H2, H2O2, H2S, H2Se, HCl, HCN, HF, I2, NH3, NO, NO2, Nox, O2, O3, PH3, SiH4, SO2 & organic vapors.

ATI B12 gas transmitter
  • Fixed gas transmitter with 4-20 mA linear output
  • NEMA 4X polystyrene enclosure
  • Fast response time
  • Low power consumption, 12-28 VDC
  • Available with or without display
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B12 gas detectors are fixed 2-wire transmitters that are particularly effective in difficult industrial environments. They are resistant to humidity (up to 100% RH), operate from 0 to + 50 ° C, and have a 4-20 mA linear signal output proportional to the detected gas concentration.

B12 detectors are used to monitor a wide range of rare and exotic gases, on different measurement scales preconfigured per sensor. The gas detection sensors of the B12 transmitters are resistant to poisons and corrosion.

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The colorimetric gas detection tube system is a simple and accurate solution composed by a manual sampling pump and a specific gas detection tube. They are designed for use together.

  • Gas detector tubes Colorimetric tube
  • Accurate: the sampling pump features a mechanical accuracy piston which creates a vacuum then enables direct reading on the colored tube (colorimetric tube)
  • Swift: one or two pump strokes are enough to draw sample and the value can be directly read on the tube
  • User-friendly: no knowledge, no specific process and no technical competence are required

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Colorimetric tubes

The colorimetric gas detection tube system is a simple and accurate solution composed by a manual sampling pump and a specific gas detection tube. They are designed for use together.

Gas detector tubes Colorimetric tube
  • Accurate: the sampling pump features a mechanical accuracy piston which creates a vacuum then enables direct reading on the colored tube (colorimetric tube)
  • Swift: one or two pump strokes are enough to draw sample and the value can be directly read on the tube
  • User-friendly: no knowledge, no specific process and no technical competence are required

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The PortaSens III is an ATI gas detector for leaks that can detect 38 different gas over different measurement ranges with its 62 smart sensors. In particular, it can detect rare gas such as bromine, fluorine, iodine, peracetic acid, dimethylamine, or even hydrogen bromide.

  • Leak gas detector PortaSens III ATI Analytical Technology
  • Detection of Alcohol, AsH3, B2H6, Br2, C2H2, CH3COOH, CH4, Cl2, ClO2, CO, CO2, COCl2, DMA, ETO, F2, Acid gas, GeH4, H2, H2O2, H2S, H2Se, HBr, HC, HCl , HCN, HCOH, HF, I2, NH3, NO, NO2, Nox, O2, O3, PAA, PH3, SiH4, SO2
  • 62 smart sensors pre-calibrated for 38 gases
  • Very fast sensor change (less than 1 minute)
  • Color touch screen for better operation of the device
  • Rare gas detection
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Rare gases leak detector – PORTASENS III

The PortaSens III is an ATI gas detector for leaks that can detect 38 different gas over different measurement ranges with its 62 smart sensors. In particular, it can detect rare gas such as bromine, fluorine, iodine, peracetic acid, dimethylamine, or even hydrogen bromide.

Leak gas detector PortaSens III ATI Analytical Technology
  • Detection of Alcohol, AsH3, B2H6, Br2, C2H2, CH3COOH, CH4, Cl2, ClO2, CO, CO2, COCl2, DMA, ETO, F2, Acid gas, GeH4, H2, H2O2, H2S, H2Se, HBr, HC, HCl , HCN, HCOH, HF, I2, NH3, NO, NO2, Nox, O2, O3, PAA, PH3, SiH4, SO2
  • 62 smart sensors pre-calibrated for 38 gases
  • Very fast sensor change (less than 1 minute)
  • Color touch screen for better operation of the device
  • Rare gas detection
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Successor to the PortaSens II, the PortaSens III ATI gas leak detector has evolved and has a more modern user interface. Touch screen, USB port, new PC software, everything has been designed for a smoother user experience.

The ATI Portasens III detector has a range of 62 ATI smart sensors that can be changed with just a few movements as needed. The sensors are pre-calibrated and have a memory including characteristics relating to the detected gas.

Indispensable in the search for leaks, the PortaSens III is one of the gas leak detectors with the largest range of delectable gases on the market. The detected gas are acetylene (C2H2), acetic acid (AcOH), cyanidric acid (HCN), peracetic acid (PAA), alcohol, ammonia (NH3), arsine ( AsH3), bromine (Br2), hydrogen bromide (HBr), chlorine (Cl2), hydrogen chloride (HCl), diborane (B2H6), dimethylamine (DMA), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), carbon dioxide (CO2), chlorine dioxide (ClO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2), fluorine (F2), hydrogen fluoride (HF), formaldehyde (CH2O), sour gas, hydrogen (H2), selenized hydrogen (H2Ge), hydrogen sulfide (H2S), hydrocarbons, iodine (I2), methane (CH4), nitric oxide (NO) , carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx), ethylene oxide (ETO), oxygen (O2), ozone (O3), hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) , phosgene (COCl2), phosphine (PH3), germanium tetrahydride (GeH4) and silane (SiH4).

The PortaSens III detector can find applications in the pharmaceutical industry and laboratories, the chemical industry, and any other sector that involves the transport or storage of gas in cylinders or the control of gas pipelines.

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4-20 mA gas detector / transmitter with integrated sampling pump, pre-calibrated cartridge, alarm relays and TCP/IP communication.

Detection of AsH3, B2H6, BCl3, BF3, Br2, C2H4O, Cl2, ClF3, ClO2, CO, COCl2, F2, GeH4, H2, H2S, H2Se, HBr, HCl, HCN, HF, HMDS, N2H4, NH3, NO, NO2, O2, O3, PH3, POCl3, Si2H6, SiCl4, SiHCl3, SO2, TEOS, TMB, TMP, WF6

  • Fixed gas detector Midas
  • Detection with pyrolysis module of C4F6, C5H8, CH3F, DCE 1.2, NF3, SF6
  • Integrated aspirated pump: 500 mL/min flow
  • 3 configurable NO or NF alarm relays
  • High accuracy measurement from ppb to ppm
  • Ethernet (PoE) TCP/IP and Modbus communication
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Midas gas detector with sampling pump

4-20 mA gas detector / transmitter with integrated sampling pump, pre-calibrated cartridge, alarm relays and TCP/IP communication.

Detection of AsH3, B2H6, BCl3, BF3, Br2, C2H4O, Cl2, ClF3, ClO2, CO, COCl2, F2, GeH4, H2, H2S, H2Se, HBr, HCl, HCN, HF, HMDS, N2H4, NH3, NO, NO2, O2, O3, PH3, POCl3, Si2H6, SiCl4, SiHCl3, SO2, TEOS, TMB, TMP, WF6

Fixed gas detector Midas
  • Detection with pyrolysis module of C4F6, C5H8, CH3F, DCE 1.2, NF3, SF6
  • Integrated aspirated pump: 500 mL/min flow
  • 3 configurable NO or NF alarm relays
  • High accuracy measurement from ppb to ppm
  • Ethernet (PoE) TCP/IP and Modbus communication
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Operating with a reliable gas detection technology, the Midas fixed gas detector has been especially designed to monitor the presence of flammable and toxic gases in ambient air. This way, this detector can monitor following gases: arsine (AsH3), diborane (B2H6), boron trichloride (BCl3), boron trifluoride (BF3), bromine (Br2), ethylene oxide (C2H4O), chlorine (Cl2), chlorine trifluoride (ClF3), chlorine dioxide (ClO2), carbon monoxide (CO), chlorine dioxide (COCl2), fluorine (F2), germane (GeH4), hydrogen (H2), hydrogen sulfide (H2S), hydrogen selenide (H2Se), hydrogen bromide (HBr), hydrogen chloride (HCl), hydrogen cyanide (HCN), hydrogen fluoride (HF), hexamethyldisilazan (HMDS), hydrazine (N2H4), ammonia (NH3), nitric oxyde (NO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), oxygen (O2), ozone (O3), phosphine (PH3), phosphoryl chloride (POCl3), disilane (Si2H6), silicon tetrachloride (SiCl4), trichlorosilane (SiHCl3), sulfur dioxide (SO2), tetra ethyl ortho silicate (TEOS), trimethylborane (TMB), TMP, tungsten hexafluoride (WF6).

 

Moreover, with its optional pyrolyzer module, Midas is able to detect following gases: hexafluorobutadiene (C4F6), octofluorocyclopentene (C5H8), methyl fluoride (CH3F), DCE 1.2, nitrogen trifluoride (NF3), sulfur hexafluoride (SF6).

 

Compact and featuring a zinc-plated steel base, the Midas is easy to install. Small, compact and lightweight, this detector suits perfectly in applications like light industries, laboratories, semiconductor transformation or even the wastewater treatment. Its pump system has a 2 year lifetime and can draw samples up to 30 meters.

 

Its alphanumeric backlit LCD with intuitive icon menu can display the concentrations and its datalogger enables operators to download vents and sensor history.

 

Its smart sensor with on board calibration certificate are ready for use and can be easily and quickly replaced.

 

Midas fixed gas detector features several outputs: visual, 3 built in relays for alarm 1, 2 and fault, analog and digital communication and is powered through Ethernet connection (PoE). It can be wired with 4-20 mA 2 to 4 wires or digitally with CAT5 cabling or equivalent with RJ45 connector.

 

Lastly, Midas is CE marked for a total immunity to electromagnetic interferences.

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Diborane respiratory protection (B2H6)

As this gas is highly toxic, it is recommended to wear an air purifying respirator like a half- mask or a full-face mask with B type filter for short interventions. For longer work periods a powered air respirator also equipped with a B filtering cartridge will be more comfortable. If concentrations exceed 60 times the OEL, a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) is required.

The X-plore 8000 is a powered air purifying respirator especially designed to provide a reliable and convenient respiratory protection solution. Fully modular, this system can operate for at least 4 hours with only one charge for safe applications.

  • The X-plore 8000 PAPR respirator system by Dräger enhanced positive pressure respirator
  • Rugged design for daily use
  • Modular and versatile
  • Comfortable and secured with rubber protectors
  • Easy to disassemble for easy servicing
  • Compatible with a large range of accessories
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PAPR respirator system X-plore 8000

The X-plore 8000 is a powered air purifying respirator especially designed to provide a reliable and convenient respiratory protection solution. Fully modular, this system can operate for at least 4 hours with only one charge for safe applications.

The X-plore 8000 PAPR respirator system by Dräger enhanced positive pressure respirator
  • Rugged design for daily use
  • Modular and versatile
  • Comfortable and secured with rubber protectors
  • Easy to disassemble for easy servicing
  • Compatible with a large range of accessories
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The X-plore 800 PAPR respirator system has been especially designed to enable its user to operate safely in toxic environments. Thanks to its robust designIP65 certified against dust and water jets – this positive pressure air purifying respiratory protective device is particularly well-suited for use in potentially explosive atmospheres (ATEX).

The X-plore 8000 PAPR respirator system is composed by a rugged casing that can includes a whole range of specific PAPR filters in order to meet requirements of almost any industrial application. A breathing hose available in three different versions and a face piece (PAPR mask or hood) complete this system. The device can be worn with a special belt and can be equipped with a standard battery, which provides at least 4 hours run time, or a high capacity battery for an extended run time of at least 8 hours. The belt ensures optimal comfort of use and perfect weight balance. This positive pressure respirator has been especially engineered to fit perfectly the user without disturbance.

Available in standard version as well as ATEX certified fireproof version, the X-plore 8000 respirator features protected air inlets which ensure that no dust, water or even sparks come into contact with filters.

Thanks to its enhanced technology, the PAPR respirator system automatically detects the connected face piece in order to adjust the injected airflow. Integrated temperature and pressure sensors in the housing also enable the automatic adjustment of the airflow. A wide range of face pieces – PAPR hoods & masks - is available to meet even the most demanding requirements from any application. This way, the housing of the X-plore 8000 can be connected to half-hoods, full hoods, protective visors, helmets, half-masks, panoramic masks or even helmets specifically dedicated to welding activities.

The X-plore 8000 PAPR respirator also features a smart alarm system which purpose is to alert user in case of problems. This way, if the air flow is not sufficient or in case of low battery status, visual (operational display), acoustic (80 dBA at 1 meter) and vibrating alarms activate to alert user of the failure. Moreover, an integrated optical sensor avoids any use without a filter for an optimal safety of use.

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The X-plore 6300 is a respiratory protective full face respirator. Cost effective, this is an ideal solution for industrial applications, providing users comfort and air purifying performance.

  • The X-plore 6300 full face respirator, a single filter gas mask by Dräger
  • Universal size
  • Large field of view
  • Hypoalergenic material
  • Integrated ventilation system
  • Compatible with X-plore Rd 40 filter series
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Full face respirator X-plore 6300

The X-plore 6300 is a respiratory protective full face respirator. Cost effective, this is an ideal solution for industrial applications, providing users comfort and air purifying performance.

The X-plore 6300 full face respirator, a single filter gas mask by Dräger
  • Universal size
  • Large field of view
  • Hypoalergenic material
  • Integrated ventilation system
  • Compatible with X-plore Rd 40 filter series
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The X-plore 6300 single filter gas mask is a respiratory protective device that has been especially designed for use in industrial environments.

Made of ultra-resistant and hypoalergenic EPDM elastomer, this full face respirator features a dual airtight seal for maximal reliability, comfort and safety. Cost-effective, this mask fits perfectly in any morphology and any face shape witout annoying its wearer.

The large facepiece visor is made of PMMA plexiglass (polymethyl methacrylate) and features a plastic frame to offer a large 180° field of view without distorsion and an outstanding panoramic view. This visor is also especially treated to be scratch resistant. Moreover, the X-plore 6300 mask is equipped with an integrated ventilation system in order to avoid presence of steam and condensation inside the full facepiece.

Thanks to its universal size and its 5-point specific harness, this respirator is very easy to don and to remove. The special design of its donning straps avoids any pressure on the head or the face of the user. This way, the X-plore 6300 can be worn during long periods of time without annoying the user. taille. Furthermore, thanks to this standard size and its low weight – approximately 500 grams – the X-plore 6300 single cartridge respirator is easier to carry and to store.

Lastly, this respiratory protective full face respirator is fully compatible with X-plore Rd 40 series filters. These filters feature universal 40 mm connector threads in compliance with the EN 148-1 European standard. These filters are especially designed to purify air from any contaminant that could be harmful for the user. This filter range provides reliable and efficient protection in any situation against toxic substances – gas or particles. Thus, the X-plore 6300 single filter gas mask can be equipped with a particle filter, a gas filter or a combined filter to respond to any demanding application.

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The X-plore 5500 is a full facepiece respirator mask especially designed to provide its users breathing and visual protection against gases and particles.

  • X-plore 5500 gas mask by Drager: dual filter respirator
  • Airtight and secured design
  • Comfortable and easy to use
  • 180° large field of view
  • Efficient ventilation system
  • Compatible with the X-plore filters range
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Full facepiece respirator X-plore 5500

The X-plore 5500 is a full facepiece respirator mask especially designed to provide its users breathing and visual protection against gases and particles.

X-plore 5500 gas mask by Drager: dual filter respirator
  • Airtight and secured design
  • Comfortable and easy to use
  • 180° large field of view
  • Efficient ventilation system
  • Compatible with the X-plore filters range
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Especially designed to provide an optimal protection in presence of gas or particles, the X-plore 5500 full facepiece respirator is widely used in many industrial applications (particularly in the chemical and steel industries) but also shipyard industry…

Equipped with a visor made of polycarbonate or triplex glass, the X-plore 5500 mask provides its wearer a large field of vision without distortion. The polycarbonate panoramic visor features a frame made of plastics and is highly resistant to shocks while the glass visor – with stainless steel frame – is treated against scratches and chemical products.

The mask itself features a specific dual seal with triple sealing edges to offer optimal tightness and protection. The body of the dual filter gas mask is made of ultra-resistant EPDM elastomer that fits any morphology and face shape. This way, the mask remains comfortable to wear. Moreover, thanks to its unique standard size, this full facepiece respirator is easy to transport and to store.

As it is a respiratory protective full face mask, steam can appear on the visor. In order to resolve this matter, the le X-plore 5500 is equipped with a special integrated ventilation system. This system has been engineered to protect the visor against any risk of condensation in order to ensure clear view in any situation.

Thanks to its comfortable 5-point flanged harness, the X-plore 550 can be worn and removed easily and quickly. Moreover, its connecting straps have been especially designed to avoid pressure on the head or the face of the user.

The X-plore 5500 dual filter gas mask features two connectors located on both sides to connect two air filtering cartridges. Furthermore, as the filters are positioned laterally and backwards, the field of vision of the user remains perfectly unobstructed. This breathing protection equipment is fully compatible with the X-plore series bayonet filters. These filters are especially designed to provide optimal protection against harmful gases, vapors and particles. Thanks to their bayonet connection system, they can be easily and quickly installed in order to operate as soon as possible.

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The X-plore 9300 is a supplied air respirator that provides constant air flow to its user. Especially designed for simple industrial applications, this device offers comfort of use and improved safety.

  • The X-plore 9300 supplied air respirator by Drager, SAR system for better safety
  • 3 to 10 bar inlet pressure
  • Integrated pressure reducer
  • Safe air flow adjustment
  • Robust and easy to use
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Supplied air respirator X-plore 9300

The X-plore 9300 is a supplied air respirator that provides constant air flow to its user. Especially designed for simple industrial applications, this device offers comfort of use and improved safety.

The X-plore 9300 supplied air respirator by Drager, SAR system for better safety
  • 3 to 10 bar inlet pressure
  • Integrated pressure reducer
  • Safe air flow adjustment
  • Robust and easy to use
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The X-plore 9300 supplied air respirator system – or SAR - features enhanced functions such as a patented pressure reducer or a self-check function to provide optimal comfort of use and improved safety. Especially designed for simple industrial applications, the X-plore 9300 provides a continuous air flow to its user.

In compliance with the EN 14954 standard, the X-plore 9300 airline respirator is a compact and lightweight device – less than 0.5 kg – that shall be worn on belt. Thanks to supply hose connectors, this supplied air respirator system provides constant air flow into a facepiece (respiratory protective mask, full hood or half-hood) with increased flexibility. Fully compatible with the X-plore 8000 SAR facepieces series, the X-plore 9300 airline respirator also features a pressure regulator that enables user to adjust the injected air flow between 200 and 1,200 liters per minute. It can also be used with helmets and protective visors.

The integrated auto test function automatically turns on once the device is powered. Thanks to this function, the user doesn’t need to control the proper operation of the device before each use. This way, users significantly gain time to operate. An alarm whistle is added to this auto test unit in order to indicate that the device can properly operate and to alert in case of insufficient air supply. Moreover, this supplied air respirator system requires no particular maintenance. Spare parts of this device can also be easily replaced at lower cost.

Particularly robust and easy to use, the X-plore 9300 SAR has been designed for use in demanding environments and is even approved for use in potentially explosive areas.

The X-plore 9300 constant flow supplied air respirator system is compatible with a whole range of accessories including standard belt, leather belt or decontaminable belt but also a range of 3 to 50 meters air supply hoses for hoods, helmets or visors. The X-plore 9300 can also be connected to the X-plore 4740 half-mask or to the X-plore 6300, Panorama or FPS 700 full face masks.

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