Acid Storage and Use Locations

Respiratory Hazard

Inhalation of Fumes. In especially severe cases, pulmonary oedema may occur: a condition threatening a person’s life, in which fluid in the lungs blocks the access of oxygen to the blood stream.

Contact Hazard

Concentrated acids are corrosive and can cause chemical burns if they come in contact with skin, eyes, or internal organs. An acid burn is characterized by instant pain and tissue damage. Hydrofluoric acid penetrates quickly under the skin and can even cause bone damage.

Protection Methods

In most cases, contact with acids can be avoided by using personal protective equipment, such as:

- lab coats;

- overalls;

- closed footwear;

- protective gloves;

- respirator;

- face protection mask.

But there are situations when contact with hazardous substances occurs unplanned. Especially in emergency leak situations. An example situation is when the leak of a hazardous chemical is insignificant, and the MPC is exceeded slightly, but a person continues to work in the hazardous environment not noticing the problem, for a long time. To exclude situations hazardous to health, during storage and use of hazardous chemicals, in particular, acids, you shall use gas detectors, which are able to detect a threat in advance and prevent a health hazard.

In the line of equipment manufactured by the “INKRAM” LLC Research and Production Company, transducers are provided for monitoring of the vapours of the following acids: 

- hydrochloric acid (HCl);

- sulphuric acid, by vapours of sulphur dioxide (SO2);

- nitric acid, by vapours of nitrogen dioxide (NO2).

Transducers for monitoring of the leak of hydrochloric, sulphuric, or nitric acids can be used as part of the SKVA-01, SKVA-01M, SKVA-03, SKVA-01-1.E (single-channel), stationary type gas detecting systems, as well as the A200, A300, B300,C300 or ARP independent gas detectors of sulphuric, hydrochloric, or nitric acids.

images.jpg The installation project of a gas detector of sulphuric and hydrochloric acids based on the SKVA-01-1.E (single-channel)

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* Projects may contain references to documents lapsed due to the constant updating of the regulatory framework. Be careful and update the information.

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