Hexavalent Chromium Instant Detection Swab

Hex Checks are a provides a fast, efficient, and easy to use spot and surface testing method for Hexavalent Chromium. Also known as Hex Chrome or Chromate for short, it is highly carcinogenic. Hex Checks are a designed to be carried everywhere and anywhere that Hex Chrome dust might travel. From blasting booth to office equipment, be sure to check with Hex Checks.

Simply snap the test tube, shake, and swab the area in question. It only takes a few seconds!

Detect, Monitor, Eliminate.


Product Features

  • Quick Identification of contaminated surfaces.
  • HexChecks has an indefinite shelf life of the unmixed product.
  • No false positives for trivalent chromium

Technical Specifications

Description Capabilities/Value
Sensitivity of swabs Swabs can detect Hexavalent Cr in concentrations < 0.1 micorgrams on solid surfaces.
Testing Time  Swabs will show results of test within 2-3 mins. (Some results show within 5 seconds)

Product Benefits

  • Protect people from carcinogenic exposure.
  • Identify Hex Chrome contamination easily and quickly.
  • Easily stored for extended periods between contracts that may introduce contamination.

Some major industrial sources of hexavalent chromium are,

Chromate pigments in dyes, paints, inks, and plastics
Chromates added as anti-corrosive agents to paints, primers, and other surface coatings
Chrome plating by depositing chromium metal onto an item’s surface using a solution of chromic acid
Particles released during abrasive blasting or sanding of aerospace parts
Fume from welding stainless steel or nonferrous chromium alloys
Impurity present in Portland cement
Stainless Steel Insulation elements used on engine or turbine parts


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