Gasmet Technologies has published a video, a white paper and a case study, to provide comprehensive advice to port and transport workers, customs officials, warehousemen, store employees and consumers, to help them effectively assess the risks when dealing with potential dangerous levels of toxic gases in freight containers.

Gasmet container white paper

Gasmet white paper on container gas analysis

The air quality inside freight containers varies enormously, depending on the goods, the packing materials, transit time, temperature, humidity and the possible presence of fumigants. Consequently, many containers contain hazardous levels of toxic gases.

Traditional monitoring techniques employ a ‘hit and miss’ approach, but in the new video published by Gasmet Technologies, the advantages of simultaneous multigas analysis are explained. This monitoring capability is provided by the Gasmet DX4040, a portable FTIR analyser capable of detecting and measuring hundreds of compounds. This ability is demonstrated in the video with containers ‘spiked’ with common contaminants.

Gasmet has also published a case study on a company in the Netherlands which specialises in the assessment of freight containers with a fleet of eight portable FTIR analysers. In addition, Gasmet has created a comprehensive white paper on container gas analysis, and this is available as a free download from the Gasmet website.