How does the gas mask
prevent dimethyl ether poisoning?
Dimethyl ether is a flammable gas, even if it comes into contact with air or sunlight, it will be converted into peroxides with a deflagration hazard. In addition, dimethyl ether also has stimulating and anesthetic effects, which can easily cause damage to the respiratory organs of the contacts and unconsciousness. Therefore, it is necessary to wear a gas mask during the treatment of dimethyl ether.
Safety protection measures for gas mask
Respiratory safety protection: lower concentration does not require safety protection, self-priming filter type gas mask (half mask) can be worn when contact with higher concentration.
Eye safety protection: Generally, safety protection is not required, but it is recommended to wear chemical safety glasses under special circumstances.
Body safety protection: wear anti-static overalls.
Hand safety protection: wear protective gloves for general work.
Others: Smoking is strictly prohibited at the work site. Personnel must be supervised when entering tanks, restricted spaces or other areas with high concentration.
First aid measures for dimethyl ether poisoning
Inhalation: Get rid of the scene quickly to a place with fresh air. Maintain unobstructed respiratory system. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. If breathing stops, give artificial respiration immediately. Seek medical attention.
Fire fighting method: cut off the gas source. If the gas source cannot be cut off immediately, it is not allowed to extinguish the burning gas. Spray water to cool the container, and move the container from the fire scene to an open place if possible.
Extinguishing agent: water mist, alcohol-resistant foam, dry powder, carbon dioxide, sandy soil.