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Oxygen Sensor Detecting Flammable Vapours – Better Safe than Sorry

| Editor: Dominik Stephan

When pharmaceuticals and specialty chemicals are mixed with solvents, highly flammable vapours can occur within the vessel. One way of ensuring that this mixture stays below flammable levels is to use a nitrogen purge – but that requires an oxygen sensor...

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Michel's XTP601 has very good response time characteristics, has no consumable parts and offers excellent accuracy, for example, 0.02% O2 over a range of 0-1%.
Michel's XTP601 has very good response time characteristics, has no consumable parts and offers excellent accuracy, for example, 0.02% O2 over a range of 0-1%.
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By accurately monitoring the oxygen level in the reactor, the nitrogen feed can be shut down when the O2 level is safe. By ensuring that this level is not exceeded, operational costs are reduced while ensuring that safe operation is maintained. The Michell Instruments XTP601 oxygen sensor is ideal for this application. Based on thermo-paramagnetic sensor technology, it is ideally suited for determining the level of oxygen in a wide range of background gases. It has very good response time characteristics, has no consumable parts and offers excellent accuracy, for example, 0.02% O2 over a range of 0-1%.

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