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Pentane – C5H12

Find here the essential information on pentane (C5H12):  characteristics, effects on health, detection tools – pentane gas detector – and proper respiratory protective equipment (gas mask or powered air purifying respirator with AX gas filter).

Pentane gas detector and C5H12 respiratory protection against combustible gas

PENTANE properties

Pentane (C5H12) is relatively inexpensive. This gas is one of the most volatile liquid alkane at ambient temperature. Thus it is oftentimes used in laboratories as a solvent that can evaporate quickly and easily. It is a blowing agent as well used to produce polystyrene foam and other foams. Pentane can also be added to some refrigerant systems (-80°C lockers e.g.) as a refrigerant fluid additive.

CAS VME (8 hours) STEL (15 minutes) LEL IP Density / Air Filter / SCBA
109-66-0 1 000 ppm 1.5 % 10.34 eV 2.49 AX

PENTANE EFFECTS ON HEALTH

Under its liquid state, pentane (C5H12) is a colorless liquid, with low viscosity and a specific smell. Its effects on health depends on inhaled concentrations. The first effect is euphoria (like with alcohol), then headache at higher concentrations, tinnitus and nausea. At very high concentration levels, incoordination, confusion signs or even convulsive coma may occur.

PENTANE GAS DETECTOR - C5H12

Even if pentane can be detected through its smell, only a C5H12 gas detector can accurately measure concentrations of this gas in the air. As it can explode, it is advised to use pentane detection devices monitoring expositivity levels (percentage of the lower explosive limit).

VENTIS-MX4 portable gas detector that complies with ATEX standards. This detector can detect from 1 to 4 gases with a large range of sensor combinations (Explo 0-100% LEL, O2, CO, H2S, NO2, SO2).

Portable 4 gas detector – VENTIS-MX4 – EXLO, O2, CO, H2S

VENTIS-MX4 portable gas detector that complies with ATEX standards. This detector can detect from 1 to 4 gases with a large range of sensor combinations (Explo 0-100% LEL, O2, CO, H2S, NO2, SO2).

Portable gas detector MX4-Ventis
  • Detection of Explo (0-100% LEL), O2, CO, H2S, NO2, SO2
  • Robust, shock-resistant and waterproof device (IP66 and IP67)
  • Enhanced visibility with safety orange overmold
  • Compact and lightweight: first multigas detector with a single-gas detector size
  • Optional slide-on sampling pump (up to 30 meters)
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The Ventis-MX4 is a portable multigas detector. Contrary to single-gas detectors, it can detect up to 4 gases. Thanks to its rechargeable Li-ion battery, it can continuously operate during around 12 hours at 20°C ambient temperature. This battery can be replaced by an optional extended battery for up to 20 hours of autonomy without pump.

The Ventis-MX4 portable gas detector can detect up to 4 gases amongst explosive gases, oxygen (O2), carbon monoxide (CO), hydrogen sulfide (H2S), sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2). A specific location is dedicated to the explo sensor (catalytic sensor) and the oxygen sensor (electrochemical sensor). A 4 gas unit will basically include oxygen and explo sensors.

The Ventis-MX4 features 3 different alarms. The first one is a powerful 95 dB at 30 cm audible alarm to alert in noisy environmets. A high visibility red LED visual alarm and an ultra- vibrating alarm are added to improve safety. Two alarm levels are configures: low and high alarms – which are basically calibrated under occupational safety at work data.

The Ventis-MX4 portable gas detector also features the same physical properties – dimension and weight – than a single-gas detector. It can be wore close to the breathing tracts thanks to its crocodile clip without disturbing the user. This multigas detector shock-resistant and waterproof thanks to its high visibility polycarbonate-made overmold.

As this device can detect explosive gases, it meets current EU ATEX standards (explosive atmosphere). A sampling pump – VSP for Ventis-MX4 – is available to draw remote samples (up to 30 meters) before interventions – e.g. in confined space.

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The Ventis Pro5 detector is equipped with new features such as a panic button to improve safety of workers evolving in hazardous areas.

Detection of the combustible gases, NH3, CO, CO/H2S, H2S, HCN, NO2, O2, SO2, CO2, HC.

Portable multi gas detector – VENTIS PRO5 – up to 5 gases

The Ventis Pro5 detector is equipped with new features such as a panic button to improve safety of workers evolving in hazardous areas.

Detection of the combustible gases, NH3, CO, CO/H2S, H2S, HCN, NO2, O2, SO2, CO2, HC.

  • Dimensions: 104 x 58 x 36 mm – weight: 200 grams without pump
  • Audible (95 dB), LED visual (2 red and 2 blue) and vibrating alarms
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery with optional extended battery
  • Polycarbonate housing with waterproof rubber overmold (IP68)
  • Datalogging over 3 months with 10 seconds interval
Additional information

The Ventis Pro5 multi gas detector was especially designed to silmutaneously detect up to 5 gases among the combustible gases, NH3, CO, CO/H2S, H2S HCN, NO2, O2, SO2, CO2 and HC.

 

This flexible detector features a panic button to alert nearby teams when user is in distress. It also features a mandown alert function which is set to activate after a defined period of time without motion.

 

In case of anormal concentrations, powerful audible (95 dB à 10 cm) and visual (ultra-bright blue and red lights) alarms will alert any operator working in the area, even in high-noise and dark environments.

Custom alarm action messages like “EVACUATE” or “VENTILATE” can furthermore be configured in case of emergency situations in order to safely and quickly take corrective actions.

 

Made of polycarbonate with protective rubber overmold, this gas detector is available either in black or high-visibility safety orange versions and can be combined with the VSP slide-on pump. Its integrated data logger can record up to 3 months of events. Water and dust-resistant (IP68), the Ventis Pro5 can be used in pumped version for use in confined spaces or without pump as a personal protective equipment.

 

The Ventis Pro5 portable multi gas detector also features the LENS Wireless technology. LENS is the first wireless gas detection solution that allows personal monitors and area monitors to communicate gas readings and alarms with one another. This way, panic and mandown alarms will be communicated to other Ventos Pro detectors operating in the same area in order to alert everyone on the hazardous situations.

 

Lastly, the Ventis Pro5 benefits from the iAssign® technology for site and user follow-up. Thanks to this enhanced technology, every data recorded by the device will be assigned to the user ID. This process allows amongst other things users to wear several gas detectors within the same working day.

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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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SIL 2 approved ATEX gas detector to detect the combustible gases (IR or catalytic), CO2 (IR), toxic gases (electrochemical), solvents or freons (semiconductor) and asphyxiating gases (oxygen deficiency).

  • Fixed gas detector OLCT100

Fixed gas detector – OLCT100

SIL 2 approved ATEX gas detector to detect the combustible gases (IR or catalytic), CO2 (IR), toxic gases (electrochemical), solvents or freons (semiconductor) and asphyxiating gases (oxygen deficiency).

Fixed gas detector OLCT100
  • Detection of hydrocarbons, solvents, toxic gases, freons, VOC, CO2
  • Housing made of aluminium with epoxy paint (optional 316L Stainless Steel version)
  • Outputs: OLC100: Wheatstone bridge – OLCT100: 4-20 mA linear
  • Power supply: 15.5 to 32 VDC
  • ATEX & SIL 2 approved for catalytic and infrared versions
Additional information

Thanks to the wide variety of sensor technologies that can be used with this monitor, the OLCT100 fixed gas detector can detect a large range of gases. The combustible gases can be detected with a catalytic or infrared sensor, toxic gases with an electrochemical sensor, freons with a semiconductor sensor and carbon dioxide with an infrared sensor.

Two outputs types are available for this fixed gas detector range. The first one is the 4-20 mA analog output. It can be used to detect combustible, toxic and asphyxiating gases but also solvents, freons or carbon dioxide. The second output version is a Wheatstone bridge for the detection of combustible gases (0-100% LEL only).

Many accessories are available for the OLCT100 gas detector to improve sensor response time or to get optimal implementation.

The OLC/OLCT100 range is available under 5 versions:

  • OLC100 : Wheatstone bridge output detector to detect the combustible gases (0-100% LEL only)
  • OLCT 100 XP: Explosion-proof version equipped with a catalytic, electrochemical or semiconductor sensor to detect the combustible or toxic gases or oxygen.
  • OLCT 100 IS: Extremely reliable version to detect toxic gases or oxygen.
  • OLCT 100 XP IR: Explosion-proof version equipped with an infrared sensor to detect the combustible gases or CO2
  • OLCT 100 XP HT: High temperature explosion-proof version to detect combustible gases up to 200 °C
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C5H12 RESPIRATORY PROTECTION (PENTANE)

Because pentane can affect the eyes, it is recommended to wear a full face mask for short interventions or a much more comfortable PAPR for longer exposure periods. Both devices should be equipped with an AX filter up to 30 times the OEL.

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 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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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 Proflow2 PAPR is a compact and lightweight device featuring a curved backplate for user comfort during long-term applications. This powered air purifying respirator is available in 120L/min or 160L/min versions.

  • complete Scott Safety PAPR powered-air-purifying Proflow2

Powered air purifying respirator PROFLOW 2

The Proflow2 PAPR is a compact and lightweight device featuring a curved backplate for user comfort during long-term applications. This powered air purifying respirator is available in 120L/min or 160L/min versions.

complete Scott Safety PAPR powered-air-purifying Proflow2
  • DIN40 standard filters compatible with single-cartridge masks.
  • From 7 to 15 hours runtime depending on the face piece.
  • 70 dB audible low battery alarm.
  • Compatible with many face pieces.
  • Certifications: complies with EN12941 and 12942 standards.
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