Category: Chemicals & Solvents

Content centered around Chemical and Solvent applications and what Sentry Air offers to mitigate common fume, particulate, and spills found in these applications.

New National Emphasis Program focuses on reducing isocyanate exposure

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently developed a National Emphasis Program (NEP) to focus on workplace health issues derived from occupational exposure to isocyanate. Isocyanates are compounds containing the isocyanate group (-NCO); a highly reactive, low molecular weight family of chemicals. They react with compounds containing alcohol (hydroxyl) groups to produce polyurethane polymers…. Learn More

Workplace engineering control for sulphur dioxide, an acid gas

Sulphur dioxide [also called sulfur dioxide and SO2] is a colorless gas or liquid with a strong odor. It can be produced by the burning of coal, the source of most sulphur dioxide released into the environment.2 Because it can be inhaled in the general environment, much of the research on sulphur dioxide’s effect is… Learn More

Fluorine: Hazardous effects from a single atom

Fluorine [floo r-een], commonly misspelled as “flourine”, is a poisonous pale yellow odorous element found in the Halogen Group of elements of the periodic table. Fluorine is one of the most reactive elements known; it reacts violently with water yielding flammable O2 and corrosive and toxic hydrofluoric acid. Periodic Table of Elements: Fluorine Hydrofluoric acid… Learn More

Hazards of Toluene Vapors

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) recently released a new webpage outlining safety precautions of toluene exposure. On this webpage, OSHA provides resources to educate employers and workers about the health hazards associated with toluene and how to prevent them. Toluene Toluene [tol-yoo-een], also known as “Methyl Benzene”, “Phenyl Methane” or “Toluol” is an… Learn More

Testimonial: Epoxy and Adhesive Fume Control – Bulow Biotech Prosthetics

Company and Application Bulow Biotech Prosthetics provides custom, functional and cosmetic prostheses to individuals who have suffered an amputation of an extremity. They use epoxies and adhesives to fabricate prostheses and were seeking a quick solution for removing fumes from the workplace. Because the company was familiar with ducted systems and unsure of the effectiveness… Learn More

Custom Fume Hood Solution for Cidex and Other Glutaraldehyde Products

Cidex® is a well-known disinfectant in medical facilities. It is a 2.4% solution of glutaraldehyde and is frequently used to disinfect medical devices that can not be subjected to high-heat disinfection, such as endoscopes and bronchoscopes. It is also sometimes used as an all-purpose disinfectant.  (Other trade names for glutaraldehyde-containing formulations include Sonacide®,Sporicidin®, Hospex®, Omnicide®,… Learn More

Making Art Can Make You Sick

Silica and risky work habits may endanger the health of ceramics artists, sculptors and metalworkers. Your creativity does not make you immune to health hazards in your studio. Ingredients that fulfill your artistic intent may also be toxic to handle. The danger posed depends on a variety of factors, including what you are exposed to… Learn More

Fume Control for Conformal Coating PCBs [Ductless Spray Hoods]

Conformal Coating A highly recommended last step in the manufacturing process of developing printed circuit boards (PCBs) is conformal coating. Conformal coating is a protective film that is applied to PCBs to protect them from a variety of naturally-occurring and man-made environmental hazards, including moisture, chemicals, dust, corrosion, and extreme temperatures. This protective measure is especially important for sensitive… Learn More

Ductless Benchtop Spray Hood for 3M Super 77 Multipurpose Adhesive Spray Fume Control

3M Super 77 Multipurpose Adhesive Spray is used regularly in a variety of creative industries, including graphic design, advertising, model-making and architectural firms, product packaging companies, printing shops, and more. Because this product is so useful and may be used practically everyday in some businesses, the health effects associated with it are often overlooked. In reality, your… Learn More

Testimonial: Ductless Spray Paint Booth for Paints & Solvents

Our Ductless Spray Paint Hoods are receiving raving reviews about their performance and safety features. Here are two testimonials from different customers about their Sentry Air experience. Spray Painting Custom Radio Controlled Aircraft Canopies I purchased my Sentry Air Systems spray hood to control the fumes and particulates when spray painting custom radio-controlled aircraft canopies…. Learn More