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Tag: carbon dioxide

New requirements for safe use and storage of liquid nitrogen and dry ice

  • By : PureAire Monitoring Systems
  • Posted on : April 20, 2019

The College of American Pathologists (“CAP”) recently imposed new requirements to address risks related to the use and storage of liquid nitrogen (“LN2”) and dry ice. Background The new requirements come after a deadly incident in 2017, when liquid nitrogen leaked at a Georgia lab that was not accredited through CAP.  Emergency responders were called […]

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From Farm to Market: Fruit Ripening

  • By : PureAire Monitoring Systems
  • Posted on : April 11, 2019

Fruit has a brief window where it is perfectly ripe. If farmers waited until every piece of fruit was ripe before harvesting, farming would be more labor-intensive as farmers rushed to pick ripe fruits. Prices might crash due to a short-term glut of fruit on the market. To ensure a steady supply and demand, keep […]

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Nitro Beer Tastes Better

  • By : PureAire Monitoring Systems
  • Posted on : November 13, 2017

If you’ve ever remarked on the smooth creaminess of a pint of Guinness, you’ve picked up on the key difference in its carbonation: Nitrogen rather than carbon dioxide. Such “nitro” beers have become a trend in recent years, with major U.S. breweries and small startups alike offering nitro products. Nitrogen keeps bitterness in check and […]

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The Benefits of Nitrogen and Carbon Dioxide for Food Processing

  • By : PureAire Monitoring Systems
  • Posted on : November 22, 2018

A blend of gases — carbon dioxide, oxygen, and nitrogen — help preserve packaged food by reducing the amount of oxygen inside the sealed package. Gas flushing or Modified Atmosphere Packaging, as the process is called, also reduces the amount of processing that food must undergo. This preserves the quality and nutrient content of meats, […]

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Carbon Dioxide and O2 Monitors Can Help Save Lives in Grain Elevators, Breweries, and Restaurants

  • By : PureAire Monitoring Systems
  • Posted on : November 12, 2015

Why a CO2 Monitor May be Needed? Where Carbon Dioxide leaks Occur Do you work with carbon dioxide (or CO2) in your industry? If so, then you may need a carbon dioxide monitor to check for gas leaks that could pose a hazard to your workplace safety. Learn common scenarios where carbon dioxide can leak and see how […]

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Dry Ice –Carbon Dioxide: Where is it Being Used and How to Handle Safely

  • By : PureAire Monitoring Systems
  • Posted on : July 25, 2014

Carbon dioxide, in its solid form, is colder than ice.  It is so cold, in fact, that handling it without protection can cause frostbite.  It does not melt, but instead dissipates into a gas that can be dangerous to breathe.  This substance is called dry ice, and, when handled properly, has many useful applications. The […]

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