Tampa, FL-based Nextteq LLC is now proudly providing Gastec’s (Japan) innovative Sulfuryl Fluoride Detector Tube system, which allows users to rapidly measure airborne levels of the fumigant Sulfuryl Fluoride without the cost and complication of other commercially available gas analyzers.

The Gastec Detector Tube No. 231 is used with the Gastec No. 860 Pyrolyzer, which oxidizes the stable compound into a measurable gas, and uses a pre-treatment tube that allows sample measurements even when there may be background concentrations of other fumigation compounds such as Chloropicrin or MITC.

The Gastec Sulfuryl Fluoride Detector Tube System measures airborne levels of Sulfuryl Fluoride between 1 to 20 ppm, which allows comparison of results to current OSHA and ACGIH occupational exposure limits. A negative test indicates the airborne value of Sulfuryl Fluoride is below the 0.4 ppm detecting limit of the tube.

Gastec detector tubes are manufactured in ISO-9001 certified facilities in Japan and are sold worldwide through a network of distributors.

Unlike infrared analyzers or other devices, the Gastec detector tube system does not require field calibration or the use of calibration gas standards. The Gastec Pyrolyzer unit contains the heat generated during use, which unlike other colorimetric Sulfuryl Fluoride systems, does not have to be shipped with a HAZMAT designation. Other colorimetric Sulfuryl Fluoride systems use exposed glass tubes that can generate heat in excess of 750°F which will require special HAZMAT designation when shipping, that is more costly and is dangerous when not handled properly.

Gastec’s Sulfuryl Fluoride Detector Tube System provides a fast, accurate, and low-cost per test solution for pesticide and fumigation measurements.

Nextteq LLC is a trusted, global leader in the industrial hygiene and safety industries, with five product lines spanning gas detection, self inflating sample bags, respiratory protection, first response/HazMat testing, and water and soil analysis. Gastec Corporation of Japan, meanwhile, has been manufacturing gas detector tubes, pumps, and accessories for more than 40 years and currently manufactures more than 290 gas detector tubes – measuring the presence of over 600 substances.