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Hourigan Glycol Determination Kit, RDT001
Ethylene glycol (CAS# 107-21-1) is a toxic chemical with an Oral LD50 of 7712 mg/kg (Rat) and a LD50 Dermal of 10600 mg/kg (Rat) which can cause kidney failure, brain damage, and death. Propylene glycol (CAS# 57-55-6) is GRAS (generally regarded as safe) according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and is therefore safe to use in foods.
Both chemicals are commonly used as antifreezes to lower the freezing point for industrial and automotive use. For many reasons other than toxicity and environmental reasons it becomes necessary to know which of the two glycols is present in a given water. For years we have been told that to tell them apart in industrial concentrations requires Mass Spectroscopy or Gas Chromatography/ Mass Spectroscopy. That is just not true.
Finally, we have developed a test kit that allows you to make this determination in the field. This test kit is intended for use with industrial concentrations where glycol is being used as an antifreeze. If concentrations fall to the level that the glycol will not be detected with refractive index or specific gravity, this test kit will not be effective. You will once again need to send a sample to a laboratory for a more detailed trace analysis. Likewise, should both glycols be present together in the same sample, this test kit will not be effective.
But for those more common situations where a customer wants to add more glycol to a system or need to dump a treated system, this test kit will allow you to make that determination and allow you to do it in a field environment. The test kit comes with the test equipment you need to perform test, test kit instructions and a sturdy padded carrying case.
MAJOR COMPONENT LIST (THESE CAN BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY):
RD-RF40 Glycol Refractometer w/ATC
RDA-1444 Hydrometer, Spec. Grav., 1-1.07
RD08-530J Cylinder, Glass, For Hydrometer
Or you can purchase the Hydrometer and the Glass Cylinder combined
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