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When Freshness Counts – Modified Atmosphere Packaging

  • By : PureAire Monitoring Systems
  • Posted on : March 12, 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 These days, the candle flame has been replaced by processes called Modified Atmosphere Packaging […]

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Safe Use of Liquid Nitrogen in Food Processing Plants

  • By : PureAire Monitoring Systems
  • Posted on : February 03, 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 in […]

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Air Delivery of Super-Cooled COVID-19 Vaccines

  • By : PureAire Monitoring Systems
  • Posted on : December 09, 2020

There are several potential COVID-19 vaccines that may soon be available for widespread distribution. In particular, the United Kingdom has recently approved Pfizer’s vaccine, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering extending Emergency Use Authorization to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. That is certainly promising news, but storage, transportation, and delivery of these […]

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What are Oxygen Deficiency Monitors?

  • By : PureAire Monitoring Systems
  • Posted on : November 30, 2020

What is an Oxygen Deficient Environment? The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines an environment in which oxygen levels fall below 19.5 percent as an oxygen-deficient atmosphere, which should be treated as immediately dangerous to health or life. When there is not enough oxygen in the air, persons within the affected area may become […]

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Don’t Throw Away Your Shot…the Cold Truth About Vaccine Handling and Storage

  • By : PureAire Monitoring Systems
  • Posted on : November 18, 2020

In modern times, vaccines have been widely used to keep people healthy by protecting them from serious illnesses and diseases. Worldwide, vaccines annually prevent millions of deaths, and their utilization is responsible, in many parts of the globe, for the nearly total eradication of numerous diseases, including polio, measles, and smallpox. According to the U.S. […]

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Image is Everything: MRI and Helium Safety

  • By : PureAire Monitoring Systems
  • Posted on : October 28, 2020

MRI Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic procedure that uses a combination of a very large magnet, radio waves, and a computer to produce detailed, cross-sectional, and three-dimensional images of organs and structures within the body. An MRI scan is a valuable diagnostic tool that can show injuries or other anomalies that cannot be […]

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Nitrogen Blanketing

  • By : PureAire Monitoring Systems
  • Posted on : May 07, 2020

What is Nitrogen Blanketing? Nitrogen (N) blanketing is a process by which nitrogen is added to fill the headspace (the area between the fill line of a tank’s contents and the top of the storage vessel) to eliminate oxygen and moisture from storage tanks. Nitrogen is commonly used to blanket due to its extremely low […]

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Fast, Frozen, Convenience – Tunnel Freezers

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

Frozen foods first became commercially viable in the 1930s, thanks in large part to Clarence Birdseye. He is credited with inventing the double-belt freezer, the forerunner to modern quick-freeze technology, which includes the tunnel freezers used by most major food processors in North America. Frozen foods offer many benefits to today’s busy consumers, including convenience; […]

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Cryotherapy – Baby It’s Cold Inside

  • By : PureAire Monitoring Systems
  • Posted on : July 18, 2019

Cryotherapy Cryotherapy (also known as cold therapy) is broadly defined as the use of very cold temperatures for medical or general wellness purposes.  Modern cryotherapy (which comes from the Greek kyro, meaning “cold” and therapeia,  meaning “healing”) can be traced back thousands of years, and some form of it was practiced by the ancient Greeks, […]

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