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Internationales Archiv für Arbeitsmedizin

, Volume 28, Issue 2, pp 151–174 | Cite as

Behavior of chlorohydrocarbon solvents in the welding environment

  • L. C. Rinzema
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Summary

Trichloroethylene and perchloroethylene when present in air near open arc welding may be decomposed to levels of phosgene dangerous to health, whereas the hydrogen chloride and chlorine formed simultaneously may not always provide an adequate warning against the presence of phosgene.

The other chlorohydrocarbons tested were quite stable to open arc welding energy. Phosgene, if generated at all, will be at a low concentration, and chlorine and hydrogen chloride may act as an adequate warning against solvent decomposition.

Keywords

Public Health Hydrogen Chloride Welding Chlorine 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. C. Rinzema
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  1. 1.Dow Chemical Europe S.A.HorgenSwitzerland

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