HI-Q Environmental Products Company

HI-Q Environmental Products Company (HI-Q) has been a leading manufacturer of Air Sampling & Radiation Monitoring Equipment, Systems & Accessories since 1973. HI-Q started primarily as a manufacturer of activated carbon cartridges and high/low volume air sampling pumps intended to be used as “Record Samplers” in the collection of radioiodine and radioactive dust particulate. Over the past 42 years, HI-Q’s product line evolved into a complete list of air monitoring products, air sampling services and accessories for ambient air and stack sampling applications.

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7386 Trade Street , San Diego , CA 92121 USA

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Air and Climate - Air Monitoring and Testing
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Globally (various continents)
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HI-Q Environmental Products Company has been a leading manufacturer of air sampling equipment, remote monitoring systems & air monitoring accessories since 1973. We are an ISO-9001 Certified manufacturer of continuous duty high & low volume air samplers, air flow calibrators, radioiodine sampling cartridges, collection filter paper, combination filter holders, emergency response sampling kits and complete stack & fume hood sampling systems designed per the requirements of ANSI N13.1 1999.

One of HI-Q’s major stepping stones, over 30 years ago, was the introduction of the maintenance free, brushless motor blower to its line of outdoor high volume Total Suspended Particulate (TSP) air samplers. HI-Q’s introduction of the brushless motor blower, along with many other advantages, eliminated the monthly routine for technicians to change motor brushes during continuous air sampling projects. With the brushless motor blower also came the ability to electronically control the motor speed which then opened the doors for instantaneous electronic volumetric flow rate and total volume display. These new technologies lead to HI-Q’s development of its first maintenance free High Volume Pump Air Sampler with fully automatic flow control (HVP-AFC-Series).

As a recognized industry leader in the design and manufacture of air samplers/movers, HI-Q, at the special request of their customers, has successfully integrated many independent real-time radiation detection devices for complete, turn-key, radiation detection/recording systems. One of the most recent and ongoing examples of this, is HI-Q’s direct involvement with US EPA’s National Air and Radiation Environmental Laboratory (NAREL), to manufacture and install environmental radiological air monitoring instrumentation systems across the United States for the US EPA’s national Environmental Radiation Ambient Monitoring System (ERAMS) network.

Since September 11, 2001, HI-Q has also played a critical role in the development of air monitoring products geared toward the government’s attempt to better secure the US against acts of terrorism. Since January of 2003, HI-Q has manufactured and deployed to government specified cities over 1000 independent, outdoor biohazard Portable air Sampling Units (PSU). In comparative tests, EPA representatives have rated HI-Q’s PSU as the “Gold-Standard” on performance, price, and reliability.

In addition to a long list of commercial users in the Nuclear, Medical, Environmental, and Industrial Hygiene Industries, HI-Q continues to work very closely with many widely recognized U.S. National Laboratories, Specialty Agencies and Defense Branches in the design, development, and installation of complete air sampling systems. HI-Q has and will continue to assist many independent municipality groups, such as First Responders, Emergency Response Teams and Civil Support Teams with their deployment and development of emergency response (air sampling) kits.

HI-Q is ready to help with your stack sampling requirements:
Nuclear facilities are required to follow standard protocol for sampling their effluent. Possible emission of radionuclide to the general public has to be monitored in a systematic and acceptable manner. The current requirements and guidelines for sampling in nuclear stacks and ducts are laid down in ANSI N13.1 1999. HI-Q Environmental Products Company’s product line includes complete sampling systems, consisting of multiple types of probes, transport lines, sampling pumps and flow controllers. We recommend, design and supply complete systems. HI-Q Environmental Products Company is able to make stack-sampling systems design suggestions by receiving your sampling requirements and operating conditions.

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Quality Policy Statement
HI-Q’s objective is to develop, produce, and deliver quality air sampling products that consistently meets the customer’s needs and requirements; specifically to deliver the right product, to the right place, at the right time, and at the right price.

Quality Objectives
HI-Q’s primary goal is to remain the leading supplier of air sampling equipment, systems, and air sampling accessories that fully comply with all contractual provisions and government regulatory specification requirements. This goal will be accomplished through innovative technology and superior customer responsiveness by applying and adhering to the following principles:

  • Quality will be built into air sampling products from design through shipment to customers.
  • Processes will be developed and controlled to prevent errors before they occur.
  • Continuous improvement will be achieved by having an effective corrective and preventive action program that will address and eliminate causes and potential causes of nonconforming product.
  • Trained, competent personnel are essential to the success of the company in the marketplace.
  • Products will be shipped according to an agreed upon schedule and 100 % tested/inspected.