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Methyl acetate – C3H6O2

Find here the essential information on methyl acetate (C3H602): characteristics, effects on health, detection devices & systems C3H602 gas detector and proper respiratory protective equipment (gas mask or powered air respirator with AX gas filter).

C3H6O2 gas detector and methyl acetate respiratory protection respirator

Methyl acetate properties

Methyl acetate (C3H6O2) is mainly used in organic synthesis as an extractor (separation of two agents). The cosmetics industry uses methyl acetate to produce hairspray, nail polish or fragrances. It is also used on construction sites as it is a component of glues, paints, diluents and paint or other strippers.

CASTWA (8 hours)STEL (15 minutes)LELIPDensity / AirFilter / SCBA
79-20-9200 ppm250 ppm3.1 %10.27 eV2.8AX

Methy acetate effects of on health

At ambient temperature, methyl acetate (C3H6O2) is a colorless volatile liquid with a distinctive soft smell detectable at low concentrations (4.5% ppm). At these concentration levels, it irritates the eyes and can cause drowsiness and dizziness. At high concentrations, this gas is extremely flammable and its vapors can compose combustible and explosive gas mixtures between 3.1 and 16% volume.

Methy acetate effects of on health C4H6O2 gas detector and gas mask

Methy acetate effects of on health (C4H6O2)

C3H6O2 gas detector (Methyl acetate)

Even if methyl acetate is detectable through smell, only a C3H6O2 gas detector can accurately measure concentrations of this gas. Methyl acetate is a volatile organic compound with a 10.27 eV ionization capability. It can thus be detected with a VOC photo-ionization detector lamp.

The Radius BZ1 is a high performance area gas monitor. As it is made with rough materials, it suits in the most demanding ATEX standards and the harshest environments.

  • Industrial scientific area gas monitor Radius BZ1 for workers safety

Area gas monitor – RADIUS BZ1

The Radius BZ1 is a high performance area gas monitor. As it is made with rough materials, it suits in the most demanding ATEX standards and the harshest environments.

Industrial scientific area gas monitor Radius BZ1 for workers safety
  • Detection of combustible gases, Cl2, CO, H2, H2S, HCN, NH3, NO2, O2, SO2 and VOC.
  • Duplicate 108 dB audible alarm and red & blue LED visual alarm
  • Runtime: 168 hours without pump (7 days) and 84 hours with pump
  • Dimensions: 29 x 29 x 55 cm – weight 7.5 kg – 11.2 cm LCD display
  • Available with optional LENS wireless technology

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Featuring PID technology (photo-ionization sensor) and designed for organic vapor detection, the CUB COV detector (for volatile organic compound) offers ppb or ppm VOC and TAC (total aromatic compound) measurements.

  • volatile organic compounds detector for VOC monitoring

VOC detector CUB

Featuring PID technology (photo-ionization sensor) and designed for organic vapor detection, the CUB COV detector (for volatile organic compound) offers ppb or ppm VOC and TAC (total aromatic compound) measurements.

volatile organic compounds detector for VOC monitoring
  • Ultra-light, discrete, robust and easy to use
  • High sensitivity measurement (from 0.001 ppm depending on the version) and high reactivity (less than 5 seconds)
  • Alarm levels triggered by concentration levels (86 dB audible alarm, LED and vibrating alarm)
  • Data-logging
  • ATEX, CE, IECEx, China, USA and Canada (class I, II, III, Division I) approved

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The MX6-VOC accurately measures presence of volatile organic compounds (VOC) in ambient air using a 10.6 eV PID photoionization lamp from 0 to 2,000 ppm in 0.1 ppm increment.

  • Portable gas detector MX6-VOC

VOC detector MX6 volatile organic compounds

The MX6-VOC accurately measures presence of volatile organic compounds (VOC) in ambient air using a 10.6 eV PID photoionization lamp from 0 to 2,000 ppm in 0.1 ppm increment.

Portable gas detector MX6-VOC
  • Detection of many VOCs from 0 to 2,000 ppm
  • Serial sampling pump for remote samples
  • STN color LCD graphic display
  • User-friendly menu for easy access
  • Certifications: IECEx/ATEX : EEx ia d IIC T4
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Volatile organic compounds – most commonly known as VOCs - gather thousands of substances and gases. They can be found in many fields of activity. The MX6-VOC gas detector is a classic single-gas detector especially designed to detect these substances. Thanks to its ion-lithium rechargeable battery, it can operate during 12 hours according to the application.

The MX6-VOC gas detector needs to be calibrated twice a year in order to ensure proper operation. The photoionization sensor (sensor technology for VOC detection) can detect volatile organic compounds with a ionization potential below 10.6 eV. The MX6-VOC measuring range is set between 0 and 2,000 ppm in 0.1 ppm increment.

An integrated gas sampling pump guarantees measurements accuracy. This pump also enables to draw remote samples before intervention. According to the configuration, it is possible to add up to 5 more gases to the MX6-VOC.

This VOC detector features 3 different alarms. The powerful audible alarm is designed to alert even in noisy environments. The high visibility red LED visual alarm and a vibrating alarm are also made to ensure a high level of protection.

Its large colored screen displays concentrations in ppm (part per million) or in percentage volume. Digital values can be replaced visually thanks to the user-friendly menu.

The MX6-VOC gas detector is impact-resistant thanks to an over-molded polycarbonate housing. This monitor meets almost any EU current gas detection related standards.

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The TVOC is a VOC (volatile organic compounds) detector with stationary photoionization for continuous accurate measurements.

  • Détecteur de COV (composés organiques volatils) TVOC

Volatile organic compounds detector – TVOC

The TVOC is a VOC (volatile organic compounds) detector with stationary photoionization for continuous accurate measurements.

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  • PID sensor: 10.6 eV lamp and Ion Science technology
  • Power supply: 5 to 23 VDC and 4-20 mA or IS 8 – 30 VDC output
  • 4 digit LCD display, 4 alarm colored LED
  • Measuring range: from 0 to 100 ppm and from 100 to 1,000 ppm
  • ATEX approved for use in hazardous areas
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Methyl acetate respiratory protection (C3H6O2)

As methyl acetate is highly irritating to the eyes, it is recommended to use a full face mask for short interventions or a much more comfortable powered air respirator equipped with an AX filter. If concentrations exceed 60 times the OEL (Occupational Exposure Limit), a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) is required.

The VISION panoramic gas mask is compatible with particle, gas and combined filters. It can also be used as a facepiece for powered air respirators and SCBA.

Vision panoramic gas mask

The VISION panoramic gas mask is compatible with particle, gas and combined filters. It can also be used as a facepiece for powered air respirators and SCBA.

VISION : masque panoramique à large champs de vision (fixation cartouche frontale ou latérale)
  • Large field of wiew (98%) without visual distorsion
  • Reinforced visor resistant to solvents and scratches
  • Two filter mounting locations: central or right side
  • LSR face seal (liquid silicon rubber)
  • Available in 3 different sizes for optimal comfort
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Sigma self-contained breathing apparatus from SCOTT Safety combines highest respiratory protection levels to a cost-effective and user-friendly equipment to meet industrial and marine sectors requirements.

Self-contained breathing apparatus – SIGMA

Sigma self-contained breathing apparatus from SCOTT Safety combines highest respiratory protection levels to a cost-effective and user-friendly equipment to meet industrial and marine sectors requirements.

Self-contained breathing apparatus SIGMA
  • High performance pneumatic system
  • Ultra-compact demand valve triggered from first breath
  • Lighweight and ergonomic backplate and fireproof harness
  • Possibility to switch to demand constant flow
  • Large range of full face masks: Vision 3, Promask PP and Panaseal
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The SARI gas mask provides operating comfort and efficient protection against toxic gases and particles (solid, radioactive, smokes), bacteria and virus.

Full face gas mask – SARI

The SARI gas mask provides operating comfort and efficient protection against toxic gases and particles (solid, radioactive, smokes), bacteria and virus.

masque sari contre les gaz toxiques et vapeurs chimiques
  • Compatible with PRO2000 filter range (gas, particle and combined)
  • Central phonic membrane for easy communication
  • Compatible with powered air equipment
  • Internal mask with non-return and anti-fog valves, reduces CO2
  • Fully adjustable 5 points harness for improved operating comfort
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To date, Proflow3 EX is the only positive pressure respiratory protective equipment against volatile organic compounds on the market (SCOTT Safety patent).

  • Powered air mask Proflow3 EX

Powered air purifying respirator – PROFLOW3 EX

To date, Proflow3 EX is the only positive pressure respiratory protective equipment against volatile organic compounds on the market (SCOTT Safety patent).

Powered air mask Proflow3 EX
  • Better control of VOC removal (AX gas)
  • 120L/min flow to reduce breathing effort for long-term applications
  • From 7 to 15 hours runtime – fully charged within 6 hours
  • Continuous monitoring of remaining battery & filter clogging
  • ATEX certified

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