In this episode, we answer the following questions:
- Why does flammability increase in oxygen-rich or oxygen-deficient environments?
- What are must-have sensors for a 6-gas meter with PID?
- What are the differences between ions and isotopes?
- How do we manage large propane tanks in transit?
Complete Show Notes
00:45 Question #1 – Why Does Flammability Increase in Oxygen-Rich or Oxygen-Deficient Environments?
- The calculation of reactants and products in chemical reactions – total mass of the reactants equals the total mass of the products
- If the amounts of the separate reactants are known, the amount of the product can be calculated
- If one reactant is known and the quantity of the product can be determined, then the amount of the other reactants can be calculated
- Used to balance chemical equations, calculate conversions, and to determine the quantity of a product yielded by a reaction
2:40 Question #2 – What are the Must-Have Sensors for a 6-Gas Meter with PID?
- The answer is right in front of you – it’s hard to make a blanket statement since every situation is so different
- Three things to consider when making your decision:
- Your call log sheet – contains data on past runs and can give you a pretty good idea of what you’ll need in the future (go back 2 years)
- Your geographic area – what’s in your jurisdiction (industry, farms, cities, etc.)?
- Talk to the technicians on the team – ask them what they don’t have but really wish they did
- Ion – atom that’s neutrally charged and then given a negative or positive charge
- Isotope – variation of the neutron in the nucleus
7:50 Question #4 – How Do We Manage Large Propane Tanks in Transit?
- In most cases, tanks are transported when they’re empty
- Many manufacturers put 1075 stickers on their tanks to get them ready for the purchaser, but this doesn’t mean they’re full
- Instead, they’re filled once they’ve been installed in place at a facility and have been mounted in place
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- THMG005: Flammability
- THMG014: Metering Overview and Basic Sensors
- THMG104: Propane Scenarios, Part I: Tank on Fire