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Meter Reference Formulas Summary

PID 1. Simple: PID reading x CF = Actual PPM present of chemical. 2. Entry team turn around: Desired reading (e.g. IDLH) on PID ÷ CF = Reading on the PID. 3. Entry team turn around based on desired LEL:  Desired reading (e.g. 25% LEL). PLEL% x 10,000 ÷ 25 = 25% LEL in PPM. [...]

By |February 5th, 2019|Meter Reference Formulas|2 Comments

General Question 1

The maximum airborne concentration to which an average healthy person may be exposed ten hours a day, 40 hours a week BEST defines?

By |December 28th, 2015|General Q & A|0 Comments

Predicting Meter Readings 1

The ability of the Haz Mat Tech to predict vapor concentrations in an atmosphere with a known contaminant is valuable for an accurate hazard/risk assessment. In this section we will show the math as a continuation of the "Understanding Meter Readings" section. In the 1300 Rule Calculations section of this App it describes the method [...]

By |March 20th, 2017|Predicting Meter Readings|0 Comments

Predicting Meter Readings 2

The formula: Meter Reading x C.F. = actual concentraions in PPM is used to determine actual PID readings. To predict a PID meter Reading for a known chemical use the following method: Predicted concentration in PPM using the 1300 Rule divided by the C.F. equalls the meter reading.

By |March 20th, 2017|Predicting Meter Readings|0 Comments

Predicting Meter Readings 3

Predicting PID readings: Meter readings scenario: Your team is reading a known spill of xylene. Entry reports readings of 19,782 PPM on PID. Using the CF for xylene of 0.46 the actual concentration in air is 9,100 PPM. You are the science officer on this incident: You know that xylene has a vapor pressure of [...]

By |March 20th, 2017|Predicting Meter Readings|0 Comments

Predicting Meter Readings 4

Predicting PID readings: Predict the following PID meter reading for a known chemical at S.T.P. Vapor Pressure (VP) of 33 mmHg, CF of 6.

By |March 20th, 2017|Predicting Meter Readings|0 Comments

Predicting Meter Readings 5

Predicting PID readings: Predict the following PID meter reading for a known chemical at S.T.P. Vapor Pressure (VP) of 17 mmHg, CF of 2.4.

By |March 20th, 2017|Predicting Meter Readings|0 Comments

Predicting Meter Readings 6

Predicting PID readings: Predict the following PID meter reading for a known chemical at S.T.P. Vapor Pressure (VP) of 15 mmHg, CF of 5.

By |March 20th, 2017|Predicting Meter Readings|0 Comments

Predicting Meter Readings 7

Predicting PID readings: Predict the following PID meter reading for a known chemical at S.T.P. Vapor Pressure (VP) of 10 mmHg, CF of 1.8.

By |March 20th, 2017|Predicting Meter Readings|0 Comments

Predicting Meter Readings 8

Oxygen meter drop conversion to PPM Review: O2 detector reports in percent (%). Oxygen represents approximately 1/5 of the air. The other 4/5 is primarily composed of Nitrogen (N2). When a oxygen sensor is indicating a drop in oxygen content, it is reflecting only 1/5 of the actual drop in the atmosphere. Therefore, we must [...]

By |March 27th, 2017|Predicting Meter Readings|0 Comments