Pushing The Limits Of Hydrazine Detection At NASA

Ever since Interscan developed a portable hydrazine analyzer for Brooks Air Force Base, way back in the late 1970’s, our instruments have been widely deployed in all facets of hypergol (pertaining to fluid propellant) fuel and oxidizer measurements. A new wrinkle was brought in when NASA requested an instrument with 10 parts-per-billion (ppb) sensitivity. Here…

Using smart gas detection to comply with GSA’s indoor air quality standards

As landlord for the civilian federal government, the Public Buildings Service—a principal division of the General Services Administration (GSA)—owns and leases over 354 million square feet of space in 8,600 buildings in more than 2,200 communities nationwide. For several years, the GSA has been in the forefront of green building initiatives, and has written strong…

Using Interscan Analyzers For Method 21 Studies

EPA’s Method 21, entitled “Determination Of Volatile Organic Compound Leaks,” calls for a portable instrument to be used for this purpose, and details certain specifications and calibration requirements. “Volatile Organic Compounds,” better known as VOC’s, have been defined by EPA to mean: “[A]ny compound of carbon, excluding carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, carbonic acid, metallic carbides or…