Typical modern printing processes utilize solvent-based dyes. The evaporation of the dye solvents into the ambient air during the printing process may expose the workers to various chemicals. Depending on the type of solvents in case, the solvents have different long-term exposure limits, which should be obeyed. Component-specific measurements are necessary to protect the workers from exposure while avoiding unnecessary interruptions to the printing process from false alarms.
The Gasmet™ FTIR Gas Analyzers are ideal solutions to monitor the levels of evaporated solvents at printing companies.The systems can measure most dyes in ppm level concentrations. The measurement technology can take into account error-producing cross-interferences and even detect unknowns in the sampled air. These features result in a rugged, reliable measurement system that does not give false alarms.