Articles

Protecting Against Oxygen Deficiency Risk

  • By Pure Aire
  • 9th November, 2021
What is Oxygen Deficiency? The air we breathe is made up of 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, and trace amounts of other gases such as carbon dioxide, neon, and hydrogen. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines an environment in which oxygen levels fall below 19.5% as an oxygen-deficient atmosphere, which should be treated as...
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Carbon Dioxide Safety – Why It’s Important to Monitor Carbon Dioxide

  • By Pure Aire
  • 19th August, 2021
What is Carbon Dioxide? Carbon dioxide is the fourth most abundant gas in the earth's atmosphere after nitrogen, oxygen, and argon. At room temperature, carbon dioxide (CO2) is a colorless, odorless, non-flammable gas, but at different temperatures and pressures, carbon dioxide can be a liquid or a solid (i.e., dry ice). Carbon dioxide is produced when...
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The Hidden Dangers Inside Boiler Rooms – Why You Need a Boiler Room Gas Monitor

  • By Pure Aire
  • 26th June, 2021
In an effort to prevent boiler room accidents due to elevated levels of carbon monoxide, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) has adopted new regulations (16 Tex. Admin. Code § 65.206) regarding carbon monoxide (CO) gas detection equipment that is used in boiler rooms built on or after...
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Solvent Safety in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

  • By Pure Aire
  • 5th May, 2021
The manufacture of pharmaceutical products is a complex and multi-stage operation that can include processes such as blending, wet and dry granulation, milling, hot-melt extrusion, coating, andtablet pressing. Producing the exact formulation, release rate, consistency, and dosage form requires many chemical compounds and substances. Among the mare active pharmaceutical...
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When Freshness Counts – Modified Atmosphere Packaging

  • By Pure Aire
  • 12th March, 2021
Centuries ago, merchants and shippers would place a lit candle inside barrels used to store biscuits before closing the lid. The idea was that the candle flame would deplete the oxygen inside the barrel to help keep the biscuits from spoiling. These days, the candle flame has been replaced by processes called Modified Atmosphere...
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Safe Use of Liquid Nitrogen in Food Processing Plants

  • By Pure Aire
  • 4th February, 2021
In December 2020,  two employees working at a Vernon, California food processing plant lost consciousness and died following an apparent liquid nitrogen leak. On January 28, 2021, there were several fatalities, and many other employees became sick, after being exposed to nitrogen gas when a liquid nitrogen line ruptured at a food processing plant...
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