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In-depth survey report: control of perchloroethylene (PCE) in vapor degreasing operations, site #4, report no. CT-256-18b.

Authors
Almaguer-D; Shulman-S; Crouch-K
Source
NIOSH 2002 Sep; :1-22
NIOSHTIC No.
20022988
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 airless vacuum vapor degreaser. Personal breathing-zone (PBZ) air samples for PCE were collected over three days. Samples collected in the PBZ of the workers ranged from 0.052 to 0.18 ppm. A review of the sampling results showed that the degreaser operators were not exposed to perchloroethylene concentrations in excess of the OSHA PEL nor the ACGIH TLV.
Keywords
Solvent-vapor-degreasing; Solvent-vapors; Solvents; Organic-solvents; Ventilation-equipment; Ventilation-hoods; Ventilation-systems; Metal-finishing; Region-1; Control-technology
CAS No.
127-18-4
Publication Date
20020901
Document Type
Control Technology; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
2002
NTIS Accession No.
PB2003-106069
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
CT-256-18b
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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