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Document ID (ISN)29305
CIS number 78-1008
ISSN - Serial title Illustrierte Zeitschrift für Arbeitsschutz
Year 1978
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hartmann L.
Title How can a layman without any knowledge of chemistry know whether the air in a tank or shaft is breathable?
Original title Wie kann ein Nichtchemiker prüfen, ob die Luft in einem Tank oder Schacht atembar ist? [in German]
Bibliographic information Mar. 1978, Vol.25, No.2, p.7.
Abstract Description of a method using a safety lamp of the type used in mines for firedamp detection, and a polyvalent detector tube. If it is certain that there is no hydrogen or acetylene present, the ordinary safety lamp used in mines indicates whether there is lack of oxygen or an explosion hazard. The detector tube shows if there are any harmful gases present. This method can therefore be used to determine if work is possible in tanks or shafts without respiratory protection.
Descriptors (primary) confined spaces; toxic atmosphere detection; breathing atmosphere
Descriptors (secondary) flame safety lamps; detector tubes; description of technique; oxygen deficiency
Document type -
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Confined spaces