Monitoring Decontamination of Wildlife

Seagoing and marsh-dwelling birds, as well as turtles and other aquatic creatures, are typically found soaked in oil during a spill scenario. Cleaning them requires the use of oil dispersants, such as dishwashing detergent, and a lot of patience.

During the time-consuming process of cleaning these animals, workers can be exposed to the toxic substances mixed into the crude oil on their bodies as well as any chemicals used to disperse it. In addition, dishwashing liquids typically contain ethanol, which is also a VOC (volatile organic compound). As a result, workers and the animals must be rinsed clean of both the oil and dishwashing liquid to ensure no VOCs remain.

Recommended RAE Systems Gas Detectors

In order to ensure that people cleaning the animals aren’t being exposed to hazardous VOCs, and to check whether contaminated animals contain unhealthy levels of VOCs, sensitive handheld monitors such as the MiniRAE Lite, MiniRAE 3000 and ppbRAE 3000 can be used to perform checks to ensure that all VOCs are removed.

Recommended Products

MiniRAE 3000 Gas Monitoring for VOC
Advanced, Handheld VOC Gas Monitoring
MiniRAE Lite Gas Monitor
MiniRAE Lite Portable VOC Monitor
Portable VOC Monitor for ppb Measurement

Part numbers for Recommended RAE Systems Gas Detectors

MultiRAE Plus

  • 009-3121-010 (unit only)
  • 009-3121-014 (unit with accessory kit and calibration gas kit)
  • Call for other configurations

UltraRAE 3000

  • 059-D310-000 (unit only)
  • 059-D311-200 (unit with accessory kit and calibration gas kit)
  • 600-0063-000 (Replacement benzene calibration cylinder)
  • 012-3022-010 (RAE Sep Benzene Tubes)
  • Call for other configurations

Colorimetric Hand Pump Kit

  • LP-1200 (unit only)

Colorimetric Tubes

  • 10-101-01 (Benzene 0.5 – 10 ppm)
  • 10-101-10 (Benzene 5 – 40 ppm)
  • 10-101-20 (Benzene 5 – 100 ppm)
  • 10-110-30 (Hydrocarbons 50 – 1000 ppm)
  • 10-114-20 (Toluene 10 – 300 ppm)
  • 10-112-20 (Xylene 10 – 200 ppm)

MiniRAE 3000

  • 059-B110-000 (unit only)
  • 059-B111-100 (unit with accessory kit and calibration gas kit)
  • 600-0002-000 (Replacement isobutylene calibration cylinder)
  • Call for other configurations

ppbRAE 3000

  • 059-C110-000 (unit only)
  • 059-C111-100 (unit with accessory kit and calibration gas kit)
  • 600-0069-000 (Replacement isobutylene calibration cylinder)
  • Call for other configurations

MiniRAE Lite

  • 059-A100-000 (unit only)
  • 059-A110-100 (unit with accessory kit and calibration gas kit)
  • 600-0002-000 (Replacement calibration cylinder)
  • Call for other configurations

AreaRAE Steel, AreaRAE Network and Ruggedized Host Controller

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