Risk Reactor Inc.'s IFWB-C81GAL gallon of Orange products are specially formulated versions of Xanthene dye for convenient use in water tracing and leak detection studies. This fluorescent orange dye is certified to ANSI Standard 60 for use in drinking water. It may be detected visually, by ultraviolet light and by appropriate fluoremetric equipment. Today it is most often used visually. Visually the dye appears orange to red-orange, depending on its concentration and under ultraviolet light as bright yellow.
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The dye is resistant to absorption on most suspended matter in fresh and salt water. However, compared to IFWB-C8 Yellow Green products it is slightly more resistant to degradation by sunlight but less resistant than our IFWB-C7 Red products. As always the suitability of these products for any specific application should be evaluated by a qualified hydrologist or other industry professional.
|General Properties||DFTB-33 Tablets||IFWB-C81GAL Liquids||DFWB-33 Powders|
|Detectability of active ingredient 1||Visual <100 ppb||Visual <100 ppb||Visual <100 ppb|
|Maximum absorbance wavelength 2||515/535 nm||515/535 nm||515/535 nm|
|Appearance||Brick red convex 1.6cm diameter||Reddish-Orange aqueous solution||Brick red fine powder|
|max use levels in potable water||0.3 ppb||0.8 ppb||0.1 ppb|
|Weight||1.35 gms + 0.05||n/a||n/a|
|Dissolution Time 3|| 50% < 3 minutes
95% < 6 minutes
50% < 3 minutes
95% < 6 minutes
|Specific Gravity||n/a||1.05 0.05 @ 25 C||n/a|
|Viscosity 4||n/a||1.8 cps||n/a|
|pH||7.5 0.5||8.0 0.5 @ 25 C||n/a|
|Coverage of Products||DFTB-33 One Tablet||One Pint Liquid||One Pound Powder|
|Light Visual (100 ppb)||350 gallons||40,000 gallons||604,000 gallons|
|Strong Visual (1 ppm)||35 gallons||4,000 gallons||60,400 gallons|
Certified To Meet EPA Standards This is a certification that these products conform to the ANSI Standard 60 for potable water as set forth by the EPA in The Clean Water Act.
Benefits of Risk Reactor's IFWB-33 Orange Water Based Tracer:
- Plumbing Tracing.
- Retention Time Studies.
- Flow mapping and rate of flow studies.
- Condenser coil and tube studies.
- Power plant piping tracing.
- Septic system analysis.
- Pollution Studies.
- Leak Detection in many fluid carrying systems.
- Lake river and pond analysis.
- Check for illegal connections.
- Storm and sewer drain analysis.
- Agricultural Agencies.
- Conservation districts.
- Fish and wildlife authorities.
- Fire departments.
- Ocean studies .
- Swimming pool services.
- Environmental consultants.
- Farms and ranches.
How to Use:
How Fluorescent Dye Tracing Products Work: The "visual" aspect of our dye products refers to normal reflection of light as color. The "fluorescent" aspect refers to special properties of some chemicals to absorb certain wavelengths and then emit, rather than reflect, light in response. The emission can be seen by using a "black" ultraviolet light or precisely measure Yellow Green with a fluorometer. The reflected and emitted light have different wavelengths and are, therefore, not the same color.
Fluorescent Properties are of Greatest Value When :
- Tracing must be done when there is no sun or sufficient artificial light (in a sewer or a cave, for instance)
- Precise quantified data is required
- Very small amounts of tracing material is allowed.
What Does PPB Mean? Most of our products contain fluorescent dyes, which can be detected visually, or with the use of ultraviolet light or fluorometer. As used in Risk Reactor literature, "ppb" refers to one part of active dye per billion parts of water. Using a fluorometer, the active dye can often be detected at levels less than one ppb. All data is presented as reference points only and should not be regarded as a recommendation. Users should make their own determination of appropriate dilution levels in any specific situation, which will vary with the nature, condition, and use of the water or liquid and the specific evaluation to be performed.
For Stream Tracing and Pollution Detection: Introduce tracers into the water at the source or suspected source of pollution. Allow sufficient time as calculated, to permit the dye tracer to reach the effluent or recipient location. Take samples of water for analysis.
Light Stability: Yellow Green is recommended for yellow and green backgrounds such as algae rich water. Yellow Green, blue, and yellow green should be used in water bearing heavy sediment loads or when passing through soil with high clay content. Industrial Yellow Green will absorb onto either. Photo degradation takes place in sunlight at different rates for different dyes. Yellow Green takes from approximately five to seven days and yellow green fades in two to three days. Blue, on the other hand, breaks down in three to four weeks. The color of all dyes will disappear if the solution is mixed with chlorine. Add approximately 4 grams of 12% bleach to every gram of product in solution.
Examples of Specific Projects: Test sewer lines for infiltration. Locates sewer lines. Check for illegal connections. Prove septic bypasses. Identify indirect cross-connections. Check drain pipes, downspouts, and gutters to assure drainage into proper channels. Use in inspection service for certification and reinspection documentation. Analyze travel times. Toilet leak detection kits are frequently used by plumbers, municipalities and utilities use them as part of public relations and water conservation programs. Detect leaks in closed systems and cooling systems of steel manufacturers. Study infiltration and industrial water piping systems. Trace acid coming though cooling systems. Check pump systems flow in fleet trucks, and for preventative maintenance programs. Detect sewer leaks into ponds, lagoons, and reservoir lines. Check circulation through sludge beds and to measure discharge flow from water tanks. Illustrate the hydraulic characteristics of streams and other water bodies. Identify and differentiate batches of slurry before the brick firing process. Measure the speed and longevity of material passing through a system (i.e. retention time studies).
Caution: These products may cause irritation and/or staining if allowed to come in contact wit the skin. The use of gloves and goggles is recommended when handling this product, as with any other dye or chemical. To our best knowledge the information and recommendations contained herein are accurate and reliable. However, this information and our recommendations are furnished without warranty, representation, inducement, or license of any kind, including, but not limited to the implied warranties and fitness for a particular use or purpose. Customers are encouraged to conduct their own tests and to read the material safety data sheet carefully before using.