How to measure the level of trichloramine in pool clearly and precisely?
SYCLOPE Electronique launches a new portable equipment for simplified measurement of trichloramine in pool.
SYCLOPE Electronique, French manufacturer of analysis and regulation equipment for water treatment, has developed in partnership with the INRS (National Institute for Research and Safety) the TRIKLORAME VALVE for the measurement of trichloramine in the air, 10 years ago.
What is trichloramine?
As a reminder, trichloramine in the air is none other than an aerial derivative of the chloramines contained in water. It is a highly volatile gas that irritates the respiratory tract, eyes and skin. It results from the natural chemical combination of the chlorinated products used for water disinfection and the nitrogenous pollution brought by the organic matter of bathers (sweat, saliva, urine, bacteria, sun cream…).
A strong smell of chlorine, stinging eyes… swimmers and pool staff may be exposed to trichloramine in the air (also called nitrogen trichloride)… recognized as an occupational disease in the category “Rhinitis and occupational asthma” (decree 2003-110 of 11/02/2003).
% of MNS suffering from eye irritation when exposed to 0.5 mg/m3 of trichloramine
How to measure the level of trichloramine in pool with TRIKLORAME V2?
A new portable tool for a clear reading of the trichloramine level
Being aware of the sanitary importance of the problem, a strong knowledge of the problem of implementing these measures in the field and after many years of collaboration, SYCLOPE Électronique and the INRS decided to optimize the product already marketed and developed a new portable tool for a simple, fast and direct reading of the trichloramine rate in the air.
This is why, for several years now, the ANSES (National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health Safety) has been recommending that health monitoring should include the control of trichloramine in the air, with an exposure limit value of 0.3 mg/m³.
With this new tool, the user is assured of a measurement quality just as reliable as the previous one, to obtain an exposure rate in a simpler and faster way with a clear and exact indication of the value in mg/m³ of the level of trichloramine in the air.
- Public swimming pool: indoor swimming pool, changing rooms, entrance hall, technical rooms
- Food industries: cleaning process (CIP)
In 4 steps, the level of trichloramine in pool is measured:
- Air sampling (NO PUMP and NO CHEMICAL REAGENTS) to fix trichloramine on a tablet
- Use of the pellet in a solution to release trichloramine particles
- Measurement of trichloramine in air using the portable analyzer
- Direct reading of the rate in mg/m3