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Silicone vapor poisoning of catalytic methane sensors.
Chilton-JE; Baran-JN; Thomas-WE; Hofer-LJE; Snyder-JL
Proceedings of the Fourth WVU Conference on Coal Mine Electrotechnology, August 2-4, 1978, Morgantown, West Virginia. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University, 1978 Aug; :19.1-19.17
Various silicone materials have been proposed for use in mining environments. The catalytic methane sensors now employed are poisoned by silicone vapors. Activated charcoal and carbon cloth adsorbents will increase the sensor lifetimes in an environment containing significant silicone vapor concentrations. The results of a study of catalytic methane sensor operation with adsorbent materials in hexamethyldisiloxane-air mixtures are reported. Sampling techniques developed for measuring silicone vapor content of mine atmospheres are described.
Mining-industry; Methanes; Sampling-equipment; Sampling-methods; Samplers; Monitoring-systems; Monitors
Proceedings of the Fourth WVU Conference on Coal Mine Electrotechnology, August 2-4, 1978, Morgantown, West Virginia
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