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Document ID (ISN)104405
CIS number 05-659
ISBN(s) 2-551-22725-9
Year 2005
Convention or series no. Etudes et Recherches R-411
Author(s) Brunet S.
Title Measurement of carbon monoxide emissions from hot air generators used on construction sites
Original title Mesure des émissions de monoxyde de carbone des générateurs d'air chaud utilisés sur les chantiers de construction [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2005. 8p. Illus. 1 ref. Price: CAD 5.35. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Internet access 05-0659.pdf [in French]
http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/R-411.pdf [in French]
Abstract This report describes laboratory measurements of the carbon monoxide (CO) emitted by four hot air generators of different powers supplied by rental companies. Owing to the variability in the measurements obtained, an emission value of 15g of CO/100,000 BTU is recommended for evaluating the air quality on construction sites. The high temperature of some generators may also represent a risk for workers. Several observations were made about the general condition of the equipment that can represent a risk. It is emphasized that only persons with the required competency certificate may connect a hot air generator to propane tanks or to the natural gas network.
Descriptors (primary) carbon monoxide; air heating systems; construction sites
Descriptors (secondary) determination in air; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Construction industry
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Carbon monoxide
Inorganic substances