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ATHMG006 – Ask the Haz Mat Guys, Episode VI


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?

  • Stoichiometry
    • 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

6:45 Question #3 – What are the Differences Between Ions and Isotopes?

  • 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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