What is Phosgene?
Phosgene gas is a commonly used toxic gas in the creation of everyday products. These products range from foam mattress pads, foam used in the seats of cars, medical devices, and polycarbonate plastics. This gas is produced by combining carbon monoxide and chlorine with a catalyst. Phosgene is a toxic and dangerous gas at room temperature so the use of portable and fixed gas detection monitors is important. When working around phosgene be sure to use other personal safety equipment that will protect your skin, eyes and lungs. A combination of gas detection systems and personal safety equipment is the best way to prevent exposure. At DOD Technologies, we offer gas detection systems that can detect phosgene as low as 4.9 parts per billion! Phosgene is also used in the creation of TDI (Toluene Diisocyanate) and MDI (Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate). These chemicals are toxic and can be detected through portable or fixed gas detection units too. The ChemLogic Portable (CLPX) and the ChemLogic 1 (CL1) are just two of many products that can be used to detect these gases. For more information on detection levels and response times, give us a call or send us a message through our contact page.