With such widespread use of hydrogen chloride, the need for equipment that monitors its emissions is crucial to the safety of industrial workers. The air quality monitoring equipment used to measure HCL gas needs to be accurate and therefore properly calibrated. Therefore, the equipment should be routinely checked using calibration gas as one of the gases in the calibration mixture. The valve stems and regulators should get particular notice as well to identify leaks. Machinery that handles hydrogen chloride gas must be made and coated in a way that prevents degradation of the equipment in the presence of these corrosive mixtures. We find it especially important that the person conducting the testing and calibration of your air monitoring equipment be trained well and diligent about sticking to the calibration process at timely intervals.
The importance of monitoring chemical emissions of all sorts cannot be understated. Not only are there worker-safety issues at hand, but there are environmental concerns as well. Most industrial settings use constant emissions-monitoring systems to check the air, but facilities that use hydrogen chloride gas face some particular challenges. A routine maintenance program is vital for equipment in these settings.
Spec Gas Inc provides calibration gas that includes hydrogen chloride gas for many of our clients. Share with us via the comments or contacting us directly what your experience is with the proper calibration of your air monitoring equipment.