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Ammonia Information

Ammonia (NH3)

Ammonia is a nitrogen based compound with the formula NH3.  Ammonia is colorless but has a very strong and noticeable smell at a very low levels.  Ammonia is commonly used in fertilizers, cooling systems, pharmaceuticals, and many commercial applications.

Ammonia can be found in nature from decomposing organic material, animal waste, and in our solar system in very small amounts.  Much more commonly Ammonia is produced for commercial use.  Great deals of ammonia are manufactured, shipped, and stored every year all around the world.  Safety around ammonia is relatively simple as the threshold is high, and the gas is very odorous.  However, it is important to maintain a safe work environment and have the proper safety monitors, and equipment on-site.

OSHA regulations

OSHA regulates the level of ammonia in the air and lists a 50 ppm limit in the air (PEL), or a 35 ppm limit (TWA) for an 8-hour work day based on a time weighted average.  Ammonia is considered lethal at levels above 500 ppm.

Link to OSHA webpage about Ammonia

CDC page on Ammonia Safety

Measuring Ammonia

Ammonia can be measured in air or in liquid using a variety of methods, but most commonly Electrochemical Gas Sensors will be used.  All the sensors we offer for Ammonia are based on this measurement principle.

Ammonia is normally measured in parts per million (ppm) for human safety uses.  Ammonia is sometimes measured in percent by weight for commercial production, and storage applications.  All safety monitors will be measuring ammonia in ppm.

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Ammonia (NH3) monitoring solutions are shown below

C-16 PortaSens Ammonia Sensor

The C-16 allows for multiple gas sensors go be purchased and used.  With a fast response time, and features such as data logging, alarms, and min,max,avg recording, this is a great all around gas sensor for most every use.

In the C-16 page choose the sensor that is right for you. Ammonia sensors are available in a 0-200 or 0-1000 ppm range.  Also choose other sensors that may be right for you.

The sensors used in the C-16 are also directly interchangeable with either the F-12, or D-12 toxic gas transmitters.  This makes the C-16 the perfect handheld device to use along with wall mounted toxic gas transmitters.

C-16 PortaSens II Gas Detector

GasAlert Ammonia

Rugged and versatile.  This feature rich sensor is capable, with integrated audible alarm and datalogging capabilities.

0-100 or 0-400 ppm range and intrinsically safe design make this a great monitor for personnel safety in hazardous environments.

GasAlert Extreme CO (GAXT-M-DL)

Series-500 Ammonia Monitor

The Series-500 Monitor Ammonia sensor heads are available in 0-100 ppm or 0-1000 ppm ranges using a Gas Sensitive Electrochemical technology (GSE).

The Series-500 can be configured with a variety of other gas detecting heads to provide you with additional flexibility.

The Series-500 boasts:

  • audible alarm
  • min/max/avg recording
  • internal relays for external control of devices or alarms
  • integrated data logging with industry leading desktop software

Series-200 Ammonia Monitor

The Series-200 Monitor Ammonia sensor heads are available in 0-100 ppm or 0-1000 ppm ranges using a Gas Sensitive Electrochemical technology (GSE).

The Series-200 can be configured with a variety of other gas detecting heads to provide you with additional flexibility.

The Series-200 boasts:

  • audible alarm
  • min/max/avg recording
Aeroqual Series 200 with Sensor Head

Series-300 Ammonia Monitor

The Series-300 Monitor Ammonia sensor heads are available in 0-100 ppm or 0-1000 ppm ranges using a Gas Sensitive Electrochemical technology (GSE).

The Series-300 can be configured with a variety of other gas detecting heads to provide you with additional flexibility.

The Series-300 boasts:

  • audible alarm
  • min/max/avg recording
  • internal relays for external control of devices or alarms

Aeroqual Series 200 with Sensor Head

D-12 Toxic Gas Transmitter

The D-12 allows for multiple gas sensors go be purchased and used.  The D-12 is designed for operation in hazardous areas. The cast aluminum housing for the D12 transmitter is rated for Class 1, Division 1, Group B, C, D locations and is UL, FM, and CSA certified.

In the D-12 page choose the sensor that is right for you. Ammonia sensors are available in a 0-200 or 0-1000 ppm range.  Also choose other sensors that may be right for you.

D-12 Toxic Gas Detector

Series-900 Ammonia Controller

The Series-900 Controller Ammonia sensor heads are available in 0-100 ppm or 0-1000 ppm ranges using a Gas Sensitive Electrochemical technology (GSE).

The Series-900 can be configured with a variety of other gas detecting heads to provide you with additional flexibility.

The Series-900 boasts:

  • Versatile controller with 4-20mA output and RS-485 output
  • 2 alarm relays and 2 control relays that are user settable

F-12 Toxic Gas Detector

The F-12 allows for multiple gas sensors go be purchased and used.  The F-12 is configurable with options such as and intrinsically safe enclosure, remote mounted sensors and others.

In the F-12 page choose the sensor that is right for you. Ammonia sensors are available in a 0-200 or 0-1000 ppm range.  Also choose other sensors that may be right for you.

 

Contact us for help choosing the right NH3 Sensor for your application


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