IFWB-331OZ Ounce of Orange Black Light Water Dyes for Leak Detection

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  • IFWB-331OZ one ounce of black light orange fluorescent dye concentrate
  • One ounce IFWB-331OZ UV orange fluorescent dye is made in America
  • Ounce of non destructive leak testing dye that fluoresces orange IFWB-331OZ under black light exposing problems
  • Black light UV orange additive for water tracing applications
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  • IFWB-331OZ UV Orange Water based dye EPA Approved and NSF Certified for drinking water.


Part number IFWB-331OZ Risk Reactor Inc.'s EPA Approved water tracing dyes.

IFWB-331OZ 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 by 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.
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-33 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 Â?} 0.05 @ 25Â?‡ C   n/a
 Viscosity 4  n/a  1.8 cps   n/a
 pH  7.5 Â?} 0.5  8.0 Â?} 0.5 @ 25Â?‡ C   n/a
 Coverage of Products  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:

Most appropriate fluorescent products for quantitative analysis!
It is clear when diluted preventing stains and other unwanted marks!
Can be detected using one of our (portable battery operated ones available) black lights at significantly lower levels such as in the range of 10 ppb in ideal conditions!
Fluoresces under long wave black light!
Cleans up with water!
Highly concentrated saving you money!
Safe and non-toxic!High strength formulations for medium to large scale visual and fluorometric studies!
Can be used with our 6" Hand Held Black Light for mobility!
Can be used with UV sensors for automation!
Because of the fluorescent nature, IFWB-33 offers greater contrast than non-fluorescent tracers!

Used In:

- 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.
- Geologists.
- Environmental consultants.
- Farms and ranches.
- Food processing. 

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.

Dye Tablets: May be dropped or flushed directly into drains, sewers or other points in the system. However, it may be desirable to dissolve them in a small amount of water to form a calculated concentration prior to use. Special larger shapes (cakes cones, and donuts) have been designed to provide optimum dissolution rates in large systems. Donuts are frequently suspended from a line or string into the body of water. Cakes and donuts are sealed in a handy water-soluble film for ease of use.

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 re inspection 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.

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Warranty Information

This unit is warranted to be free from material and workmanship defects for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of original purchase. Supplier's limit of liability under this warranty is to repair or replace the product at Supplier's option. Consequential costs such as, but not limited to, loss of use, loss of time or freight charges are not covered. Any product that has been abused, altered, tampered or incorrectly operated is not covered. Product finish is excluded from this warranty. No other warranties are expressed or implied. We reserve the right to make changes in design, materials and specifications without prior notice.
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