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Chlorine (CL2)


The following information is intended as a basic overview only and should not be used as a basis for guidelines for the safe handling and treatment to exposure. For more in depth information, always refer to the Current Product MSDS.

 Physical Properties


Molecular Weight

: 0.070609 kg

Relative Density @ 101.325 kPa @ 25 C (Air = 1)

: 2.473

Chlorine gas is greenish-yellow, and has a disagreeable and suffocating odour with an irritating effect on the nose and throat.

 Exposure Limits   (As published under under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act.)


 Common Uses

  • Water Purification
  • Industrial Waste, Sewage and Swimming Pool Sanitation
  • Pulp and Textile Bleaching

 Exposure Effects Of Chlorine Gas

Chlorine vapor is very irritating and can be extremely dangerous, even at low concentration. As little as 3-4 ppm chlorine in air is detectable by smell. 15-30 ppm concentration is enough to cause coughing and irritation to the respiratory system and 40-60 ppm concentration is considered very dangerous with an exposure time of 20-30 minutes. Death is likely to occur after a few deep breaths of concentrations of 1000 ppm. While concentrations of less than 2 ppm is considered safe for short periods of time, every precaution should be taken in the presence of chlorine gas. As always, please refer to product MSDS and seek medical attention immediately for treatments to exposure of chlorine gas.


 Recommended Equipment

TWAEV

STEV

CEV

ppm

mg/m3

ppm

mg/m3

ppm

mg/m3

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TWAEV

Time-Weighted Average Exposure Values

STEV

Short-Term Exposure Values

CEV

Ceiling Exposure Values

Whilst we believe the above information to be correct, InspecTech Analygas Group, or any of it's divisions make no representation as to it's accuracy.