Propylene oxide is used in the production of polyethers (the primary component of polyurethane foams) and propylene glycol. Short-term exposure to propylene oxide by humans and animals can cause eye and respiratory tract irritation.
Propylene oxide is an extremely flammable, highly volatile, colourless gas.
Short-term exposure has been known to cause eye and respiratory tract infections, skin irritation and has even been found to be a mild central nervous system depressant in humans.
ION Science’s TVOC fixed photoionisation detector has the ability to monitor propylene oxide at such low levels, and is able to send the information directly to a control system where the information can be collated and analysed.