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Monitoring Off-Gasses to Guard Against Thermal Runaway Risk with Li-Ion Batteries

  • By Pure Aire
  • 2nd April, 2022
Lithium-Ion Batteries Rechargeable lithium-ion (“li-ion”) batteries (comprised of cells in which lithium ions move from a negative electrode through an electrolyte to a positive electrode during discharge—and the other way around when charging) were first described conceptually in the 1970s. Following initial prototype development in the 1980s, li-ion batteries became commercially viable in subsequent decades, and...
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Toxic and Combustible Gasses – Safety is Paramount

  • By Pure Aire
  • 12th February, 2022
On January 31, 2022, a fire at a North Carolina fertilizer manufacturing facility caused officials to urge residents living nearby to stay away from their homes due to an increased risk of a possible explosion at the facility. People with respiratory issues were likewise advised to take precautions to minimize their potential exposure to...
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Coming Clean on Chlorine Safety

  • By Pure Aire
  • 28th January, 2022
What is chlorine? Chlorine gas (CL2) is a dense, yellow-green gas that has a distinctive, irritating odor that is similar to bleach and is almost instantly noticeable even at very low concentrations. While CL2 is not flammable, it may react explosively when exposed to other gases, including acetylene, ether, ammonia, natural gas, and hydrogen, among...
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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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