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Perchloroethylene – C2CL4

This page presents information on tetrachloroethylene or perchloroethylene (C2Cl4 gas): characteristics, effects on health, detection tools – perchloroethylene detector – and proper respiratory protective equipment – gas mask or PAPR with type A gas filter.

Perchloroethylene Detector and C2CL4 respiratory protection

PERCHLOROETHYLENE PROPERTIES

Tetrachloroethylene (C2Cl4) – best known as perchloroethylene – is the most commonly used solvent for dry cleaning. It is also used as a degreasing agent in textile treatment, printing and in the car and steel industries. It is used as well in consumer goods like paint solvents or to remove spots.

CAS

TWA (8 hours)

STEL (15 minutes)

LEL

IP

Density / Air

Filter / SCBA

127-18-4

20 ppm

40 ppm

9.32 eV

5.8

A

PERCHLOROETHYLENE HEALTH EFFECTS

Perchloroethylene (C2Cl4) is a colorless liquid with an ether smell. It is very volatile and almost non-flammable. The IARC classified it as category 2A potential carcinogenic agent (R40). It can also cause irritation to the eyes, dizziness, nausea, headaches, memory loss and drowsiness that can lead to unconsciousness and death.

*IARC: International Agency for Research on Cancer (depends on WHO World Health Organization)

PERCHLOROETHYLENE DETECTOR - C2CL4 GAS

Even if C2Cl4 gas is detectable through its ether smell, only a perchloroethylene detector can accurately measure concentrations of this toxic gas. For this reason the use of a fixed or portable perchloroethylene detection system performing measurements in ppm is required.

Especially designed to simultaneously detect from 1 up to 7 gases, the X-am 8000 portable multi gas detector can also be equipped with an external sampling pump to draw remote samples. For combustible gas (catalytic or infrared), amines, Cl2, ClO2, CO, CO2 (electrochemical or infrared), H2, H2S, HCN, NH3, NO, NO2, O2, O3, PH3, SO2 and volatile organic compounds (10.6 eV PID lamp) monitoring.

  • 7 gas monitor by Drager: the X-am 8000 multi gas detector with 5 sensors

X-am 8000 portable multi gas detector

Especially designed to simultaneously detect from 1 up to 7 gases, the X-am 8000 portable multi gas detector can also be equipped with an external sampling pump to draw remote samples. For combustible gas (catalytic or infrared), amines, Cl2, ClO2, CO, CO2 (electrochemical or infrared), H2, H2S, HCN, NH3, NO, NO2, O2, O3, PH3, SO2 and volatile organic compounds (10.6 eV PID lamp) monitoring.

7 gas monitor by Drager: the X-am 8000 multi gas detector with 5 sensors
  • Five sensor locations to detect up to 7 gases
  • Inductive charging
  • Colored display for easy readouts
  • Impact detection system
  • Optional external gas sampling pump
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Especially designed for use in pump mode or diffusion mode, the X-am 8000 portable multi gas detector can simultaneously monitor up to 7 gases.

 

Particularly well-suited to perform control measurement before operating in confined spaces, the 7 gas monitor X-am 8000 can be equipped with an external sampling pump available in option. Using the pump mode is very convenient and useful to monitor spaces hard to access. Easy to mount and to remove, this pump requires no tools and is it very easy to switch from diffusion mode to pump mode.

 

Compact and discrete, this portable 7 gas monitor features 3 navigation keys and a colored display for easy and swift measurement values readout. Very convenient, this detector has been engineered for one-handed operation. As it is also robust and rugged, this multi gas detector is extremely efficient in hostile environments and in the harshest conditions.

 

This device also features three bright LED indicators based on a color code compliant with the NF EN 60079-29-1, NF EN 45544-1 and NF EN 50104 standards. This way, the red light indicates an alarm due to hazardous concentrations gas; the yellow light an alarm is related to a device failure –like a low battery status for example - and the green light indicates the proper operation of the device and that it is ready for use. In case of an alert event, audible (110 dB at 30 cm) and vibrating alarms are activated in addition to the visual alarm.

 

The 7 gas monitor X-am 8000 also integrates an impact detection system. This way, any mechanical impact that can damage the device is stored in the device’s memory. This data is stored in the device internal memory that can also store data on hundreds of exposure hours.

 

Lastly, the X-am 8000 portable mutli gas detector is powered by a lithium-ion battery that can be charged through an induction charger. Thanks to this innovative non-intrusive charging system, common issues from standard charging systems are removed – such as pin corrosion and contact problems.

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MX6 6 gas detector (EXPLO, toxic and/or VOC): very large range of detected gases (IR absorption or electrochemical sensor), volatile organic compounds (VOC) with photoionization (PID) from 0 to 2,000 ppm.

Multi gas detector – MX6 ATEX – UP TO 6 GASES

MX6 6 gas detector (EXPLO, toxic and/or VOC): very large range of detected gases (IR absorption or electrochemical sensor), volatile organic compounds (VOC) with photoionization (PID) from 0 to 2,000 ppm.

Portable gas detector MX6
  • Detection of the combustible gases, CL2, CLO2, CO, CO2, H2, HCN, HCl, H2S, NO, NO2, NH3, O2, PH3, SO2, VOC (volatile organic compounds)
  • Colored graphic LCD display for better view on gases concentrations. Simultaneous and continuous display of all gases.
  • Available with optional sampling pump
  • User-friendly multilingual menu for easy operation
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The MX6-iBrid gas detector is an high-tech portable multi gas detector. Thanks to its rechargeable ion-lithium (Li-ion) battery, it can operates around 24 hours continuously. The optional extended battery can replace the standard one and extend the autonomy up to 36 hours. A lighter version with AA battery is also available for 10 hours of operation.

The MX6-iBrid portable multi gas detector can detect up to 6 gases simultaneously according to the configuration (some locations are dedicated to specific sensors). A large range of gases is furthermore available: combustible gases, chlorine (Cl2), chlorine dioxide (ClO2), carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), hydrogen (H2), hydrogen cyanide (HCN), hydrogen chloride (HCl), hydrogen sulfide (H2S), nitric oxide (NO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), ammonia (NH3), oxygen (O2), phosphine (PH3), sulfur dioxide (SO2) and many volatile organic compounds (VOC).

The MX6-iBrid combines the highest sensor technologies for accurate measures. Oxygen and toxic gases are detected with an electrochemical sensor. Combustible and explosive gases are on the other hand detected with a catalytic sensor or through infrared absorption. This IR technology is also used to detect carbon dioxide. Lastly, volatile organic compounds are detected with a photoionization sensor (<10,6 eV).

This portable multi gas detector is considered as a high-technology device as it is the first portable gas detector featuring a colored display. This allows users to easily read events curbs of every gas without misunderstanding. The MX6-iBrid is compliant with the most demanding ATEX standards and with the IP67 ingress protection level thanks to its shock-resistant polycarbonate overmolded housing.

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Used in a complete gas detection system or as a stand alone monitor, the VOC detector XDI-PID is dedicated to  volatile organic compounds monitoring. This fixed detector with a photoionization lamp is an ATEX certified transmitter, with a 4-20 mA linear output, a digital display and alarm relays.

  • VOC monitor, volatile organic compounds fixed detector with PID lamp

Fixed VOC detector XDI PID

Used in a complete gas detection system or as a stand alone monitor, the VOC detector XDI-PID is dedicated to  volatile organic compounds monitoring. This fixed detector with a photoionization lamp is an ATEX certified transmitter, with a 4-20 mA linear output, a digital display and alarm relays.

Détecteur COV (composés organiques volatils) XDI-PID
  • ATEX VOC detector
  • 4-20 mA output + 3 configurable alarm relays (alarms and/or fault)
  • Humidity-resistant (no compensation needed)
  • Solid and resistant device for the most demanding environments
  • Large optional backlit LCD display
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Based on gas chromatography (GC) and photo-ionization detection (PID) technologies, the Dräger X-PID 9500 is the first ever selective VOC (volatile organic compounds) gas detector providing analytical results worthy of laboratory tests.

  • Drager X-PID 9500 for discriminant VOC monitoring

X-PID 9500 Chromatography & PID VOC detector for selective analysis

Based on gas chromatography (GC) and photo-ionization detection (PID) technologies, the Dräger X-PID 9500 is the first ever selective VOC (volatile organic compounds) gas detector providing analytical results worthy of laboratory tests.

Drager X-PID 9500 for discriminant VOC monitoring
  • Measurement unit with sampling pump (up to 10 meters)
  • High gas selectivity for precise VOC analysis
  • Reliable performance even in difficult conditions
  • Simple and fast use
  • ATEX, IECEX, RoHS, CE compliant
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C2Cl4 RESPIRATORY PROTECTION - PERCHLOROETHYLENE GAS

In order to get proper respiratory protection against perchloroethylene, it is recommended to wear an half-mask or a full-face mask for short applications. During longer operations it is preferable to use a complete powered air purifying respirator. Both devices should be equipped with an type A filtering cartridge.

The X-plore 4700 is a single filter half mask respirator especially designed for optimal protection and airtightness.

  • The X-plore 4700 half mask respirator, a comfortable single filter gas mask by Dräger

Single filter half mask respirator X-plore 4700

The X-plore 4700 is a single filter half mask respirator especially designed for optimal protection and airtightness.

The X-plore 4700 half mask respirator, a comfortable single filter gas mask by Dräger
  • Excellent comfort of use
  • Extremely rugged and durable
  • Easy to don and to take off
  • Available in two high quality materials
  • Compatible with Rd40 and Rd90 filter cartridges
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The X-plore 4700 half-mask respirator has been especially designed for use with EN 148-1 compliant Rd40 filters and with the Rd90 specific filter cartridges. These filters feature a universal thread for easy connection to a full gas mask or a half-mask in order to provide maximum safety. Thus the single-filter gas mask is particularly well-suited for use with gas, particulates or combined filters (against both gases and particles).

The X-plore 4700 is available in two high quality materials versions to fit everyone. This way, the TPE version is made of thermoplastic elastomer – for paint applications – is well suited for people with normal skins whereas the gas mask version made of silicon is more relevant and comfortable for people with sensitive skin.

Thanks to its unique Drop Down system, the X-plore 4700 single filter gas mask can be quickly and easily taken off without removing other personal protective equipment such as helmet or safety googles. Indeed, this half mask respirator features a neck hook allowing its user to release the mask downwards.

The head harness and the nose area have been especially engineered for optimal comfort of use and maximum airtightness. Moreover, the X-plore 4700 single filter gas mask features adjustable straps to fit any face shape and any morphology without annoying its user.

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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

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 Duraflow powered air respirator is a versatile solution for hazardous workspaces. It provides a quality respiratory protection for a fair price.

  • The powered air purifying respirator Duraflow PAPR

Powered air purifying respirator Duraflow

The Duraflow powered air respirator is a versatile solution for hazardous workspaces. It provides a quality respiratory protection for a fair price.

The powered air purifying respirator Duraflow PAPR
  • Compatibility with RD DIN 40 universal filter cartridges
  • Rechargeable battery – 2 available version: 8 or 16 hours runtime
  • Automatic airflow regulation (160l/min)
  • Visual alarms, notifications and display
  • CEN1294 & CE0086 certified, IP55/IP67
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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

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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