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ISA92 Committee Submits Three Documents to ANSI
Research Triangle Park, NC (15 November 2007) - The ISA92 committee, "Performance Requirements for Industrial Air Measurement Instrumentation Related to Health and Safety," has submitted three documents to ANSI for reaffirmation as American National Standards.
The first of the three documents, ISA-92.02.01, Part I, Performance Requirements for Carbon Monoxide Detection Instruments (50-1000 ppm Full Scale), covers the details of construction, performance, and testing of portable, mobile, and stationary electrical instruments. These instruments may be used to monitor for the presence of carbon monoxide gas concentrations in air. Parts of the instruments may be installed or operated in hazardous locations. The document provides minimum performance requirements of electrical instruments for the detection of carbon monoxide gas in order to enhance the safety of personnel.
The second document, ISA-92.04.01, Part I, Performance Requirements for Instruments Used To Detect Oxygen-Deficient/Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres, addresses similar details for electrical instruments used to provide a warning of the presence of oxygen-deficient or oxygen-enriched atmospheres. The document identifies minimum performance requirements of electrical instruments for the determination of oxygen content in the air.
The final document submitted to ANSI is ISA-TR92.06.03, Feasibility of Chlorine Detection Instrument Testing. Because of the toxicity and high chemical reactivity of chlorine, adherence to the workplace exposure limit is a high priority. This technical report supports the ISA performance standard for chlorine gas detection instruments and addresses performance testing accuracy and precision.
ISA92 documents include installation, operation, and maintenance criteria for workplace ambient air measurement instrumentation. The standards promote current technology for proper use and maintenance to enhance safety of personnel.
For more information about ISA92, or the documents submitted to ANSI, visit www.isa.org/standards.
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