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In-depth survey report: control of perchloroethylene (PCE) in vapor degreasing operations, site #3, report no. CT-256-17b.

Authors
Almaguer-D; Shulman-S; Crouch-K
Source
NIOSH 2002 Aug; :1-23
NIOSHTIC No.
20022986
Abstract
Worker exposures to perchloroethylene (PCE) occur in a large number of industries where PCE is used for organic solvent vapor cleaning (degreasing). Solvent degreasing does not constitute a distinct industrial category, but is an integral part of many major industries. This report examines worker exposures to PCE during the loading and unloading of parts, and the performance of an open-top vapor degreaser. Air samples for PCE were collected over three days of degreasing operations. The PCE concentrations measured in the building ranged from 0.12 to 17.1 ppm. A review of the sampling results showed that the electroplaters utilizing the open-top vapor degreaser were not exposed to perchloroethylene concentrations in excess of the OSHA PEL.
Keywords
Solvent-vapor-degreasing; Solvent-vapors; Solvents; Organic-solvents; Ventilation-equipment; Ventilation-hoods; Ventilation-systems; Metal-finishing; Region-4; Control-technology
CAS No.
127-18-4
Publication Date
20020801
Document Type
Control Technology; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
2002
NTIS Accession No.
PB2003-106070
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
CT-256-17b
NIOSH Division
DART
Priority Area
Control Technology & Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches
SIC Code
3559
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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