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Personal Protective Equipment Applications

  • Soldering Fume Extraction

    Soldering fumes are Unbreathable. Soldering enables the joining of metal parts by melting a filler metal to attach wires and other metallic components. The fumes generated from melting solder especially solder containing Lead or Tin present are dangerous and require local ventilation to remove harmful smoke from the work area. Soldering application need to be properly ventilated to prevent toxic fumes from reaching the worker`s breathing zone. There are a number of different industries such as the electronics assembly industry and electronics repair comapnies who must deal with the hazards of solder smoke. Fumes created by automated PCB soldering including wave soldering machines, handheld soldering irons, torch brazing and furnance brazing are often ignored because of the small volume of smoke generated. However, these applications still require careful consideration as dangerous fumes can impair employee’s respiratory tracts depending on the filler metals used. Because manual soldering applications require working with tiny components, workers end up positioning their heads right above toxic rosin or lead solder fumes with a direct exposure into their throat, nasal passages and lungs, and as a result, they can experience respiratory complications. Rosin irritation can cause various side effects and the inhalation of lead fumes is carcinogenic. As lead oxide smoke collects in your lungs, it can be transferred into your bloodstream. Diversitech recommends installing soldering fume extraction equipment to prevent the inhalation of dangerous fumes. These ventilation units will not only protect each person working at a soldering station when installed and positioned correctly, but they will also prevent fumes from contaminating other worker’s lungs.?

    By DiversiTech based in Montreal, QUEBEC (CANADA).

  • Filtration systems & solutions for printing industry

    The use of quality inkjet filtration products is essential to reduce print head or fine nozzle blockages, increasing productivity, decreasing maintenance, improving print quality and minimising costs. Enhanced cleanliness, through filtration of aqueous or solvent based fluids and colourants within inkjet machinery, allows higher flow rates and therefore accelerated printing times.

    By Porvair Filtration Group based in Fareham, UNITED KINGDOM.

  • Oil Mist and VOC Collection

    Oil Mist is Unbreathable. Oil based cutting fluids are often used in CNC milling, machining and metalworking. During production, these processes can produce a mist that can threaten sensitive electronic circuitry and presents serious physical risks to employees (accidents from slipping, breathing hazards).? What are the risks in a workshop with oil mist? Exposure to oil mist for a prolonged period of time can cause a number of health issues. Dermatitis Eye, nose and throat irritation Damage to the respiratory system Bronchitis Bronchial asthma Chronic cough Slip hazards (falling, dropping of tools/materials)? How can you protect yourself?? Mist collectors are effective at capturing and filtering harmful oil mist pollution. They can either be installed on individual machines or to a central location. Having the correct oil mist filtration equipment installed will protect your employees from unnecessary health risks. In addition to this, it will also help to protect your business from long term liability and healthcare costs related to workplace air contamination.?

    By DiversiTech based in Montreal, QUEBEC (CANADA).

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    Sound level measurement for safety regulations

    Hand held instruments for the measurement of an employee`s noise exposure. Frequency analysis within Sound Level Meters can also be used to determine the correct selection of hearing protection.

    By Casella based in Kempston, UNITED KINGDOM.

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    Contaminated Water Filtration

    Industry standard best practices are designed to ensure that all work done on Asbestos Abatement Projects is done to the highest level of safety and risk management. Containment of the generated waste water fibers and debris is critical to proper compliance and worker safety. If these fibers are not captured and contained, they can be very harmful for the environment, on-site workers and the occupants of neighboring areas. Exactly how you approach your containment and capture solutions will depend on the individual site’s risk assessment report. If you need help identifying solutions to the issues raised in the report, feel free to contact our customer service department and we can review your options together. Water from showers at Asbestos Abatement sites is often contaminated with asbestos fibers from washing protective gear and equipment. This water must be filtered prior to discharge into a drain.

    By Omnitec Design, Inc. based in Mukilteo, WASHINGTON (USA).

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    Measurement solution for accurate continuous formaldehyde measurement formaldehyde in emissions and ambient air applications

    Formaldehyde (HCHO) is the simplest aldehyde species and is present, or generated by, many sources (both natural and industrial). It is classed as a substance that is toxic and harmful to human health.

    By Protea Limited based in Middlewich, UNITED KINGDOM.

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    Recycling equipments for shredding & reducing medical waste

    Shredding and reducing medical waste poses special challenges. Processing must meet stringent regulatory standards for the safe handling of infectious and red bag waste, including precise size reduction to ensure proper sterilization. In addition, the waste is comprised of many different materials, ranging from sharps to textiles, requiring shredders that can effectively process the variety of materials.

    By Granutech-Saturn Systems based in Grand Prairie, TEXAS (USA).

  • Water tower retrofit for repair/replacement

    Cities, Towns, Sub Divisions, Mobile Home Courts, High Rise Buildings, and many others can use the Cycle Stop Valve (CSV) to turn any Submersible, Turbine, or Centrifugal pump into a variable flow, constant pressure system. The CSV maintains a constant pressure on the water system throughout a wide range of flow. Eliminating line breaks and leaks, while precisely providing any amount of water required, the CSV can conserve water as well as energy.

    By Cycle Stop Valves, Inc. based in Lubbock, TEXAS (USA).

  • Pulsar noise testing equipment for construction industry

    The construction sector and its wide range of associated activities are very varied and from a noise monitoring perspective offer many unique challenges. However, Pulsar Instruments have a solution; a construction Pulsar noise meter with the ability to effectively assess the following two key categories; Noise at Work (potential for noise induced hearing loss due to long term exposure to noisy activities). Environmental Noise (the potential to cause annoyance to surrounding areas or buildings during site work).

    By Pulsar Instruments plc based in Filey, UNITED KINGDOM.

  • Oil & Gas Exploration and Pipeline Imaging

    Exploration and Pipeline Imaging

    GeoVantage specializes in custom imaging of basins for oil & gas exploration for up to date assessment of drilling activity and logistics. Large tracks of land, at 6 inch or 1 foot resolution, ensure that exploration companies know exactly what is happening in key regions of their lease holds and even those surrounding.

    For pipelines, GeoVantage offers quick, efficient capture of intricate pipeline layouts across all of North America and other countries. To ensure timely service, both large and small captures can be collected by a large group of sensors deployed in multiple places.

    Oil and Gas Pipeline Imaging and Class Analysis

    GeoVantage works closely with firms that specialize in Oil and Gas Pipeline imaging and class analysis. GIS Data Specialists (GDS) is one of those firms. GDS is able to take the GeoVantage high resolution imagery and output the information needed to comply with regulatory or company requirements for reporting.

    By GeoVantage based in Peabody, MASSACHUSETTS (USA).

  • Smoke generator devices for lev testing, spray booth clearance testing & air testing

    For many years, materials containing isocyanate have been the single biggest cause of occupational asthma in the UK. Vehicle paint sprayers are 80 times more likely to develop occupational asthma than workers in other industries. This is caused by the inhalation of the fine paint mist that is generated when paint spraying. There is a requirement for the measurement and display of `clearance times` for spray booths / rooms set by the HSE and the Motor Vehicle Repair (MVR) to meet the requirements of Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH).

    By Concept Smoke Systems based in Maidenhead, UNITED KINGDOM.

  • Air monitoring equipments for workplace and personal exposure monitoring

    Many occupations involve the use of hazardous substances or processes, where pollutants may be ingested, inhaled or absorbed through the skin. General ambient pollutants can also have health implications in otherwise non-hazardous workplaces. Occupational exposure limits regulate many pollutants based on an eight-hour working day. Personal exposure assessments can be made over an eight-hour period (Time Weighted Average (TWA) exposure) using our simple to use monitoring equipment.

    By Gradko International Ltd based in Winchester, UNITED KINGDOM.

  • Workwear & protective fabrics for electrical industry

    Arvind PRO 1 Flame Resistant clothing meets the requirements of NFPA 70E, ASTM 1506 etc where protection from Electric Arc Exposure is required, Arvind PRO 1 products can help Save precious human lives. When using Arvind PRO 1 flame resistant fabrics/garments, electrical utility companies can comply with OSHA requirements and avoid potentially serious burn injuries from garments igniting. Electric arc lasts a fraction of a second, but with high risk of serious burns when wearing non flame resistant clothing. Wearing Arvind PRO 1 garments significantly reduces the risk of second degree burns, upon exposure to electric arc.

    By Arvind Limited based in Dist : Gandhinagar, INDIA.

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    Controlled Atmosphere Glove Boxes and Nitrogen Dry Boxes for Process Industry

    Glove boxes are designed for handling both hazardous substances and atmosphere sensitive materials. For controlled atmospheres, nitrogen dry boxes provide an isolated work environment for processing samples or handling air-sensitive materials while maintaining an anaerobic or other gas specific environment within the glove box. For work with hazardous materials, glove boxes provide a leak-tight environment protecting the user from exposure to potentially dangerous materials. Glove box applications include; anaerobic testing, biological research, catalyst research, hazard material contamination and pharmaceutical packaging.

    By Systech Instruments Ltd based in Thame, UNITED KINGDOM.

  • Workwear & protective fabrics for steel & metal industry

    Where protection from molten metal and welding exposure is required, Arvind PRO1 products can help save precious human lives. For more than 45 years, flame resistant cotton clothing has been used in the steel industry as secondary protective clothing. Secondary protective clothing is designed for continuous wear during work activities in designated locations, where intermittent exposure to molten substance splash, radiant heat and flame source are possible.

    By Arvind Limited based in Dist : Gandhinagar, INDIA.

  • Workwear & protective fabrics for oil & gas industry

    Where protection from flash fire is required, Arvind PRO1 products can help Saveprecious human lives. Genuine protection starts with the first layer we wear, the flame resistant clothing layer should be closest to skin. This inner FR clothing layer should offer effortless flexibility in movement, soft to the skin feel, excellent moisture permeability and breath ability. It can be made of natural fiber flame resistant materials or synthetic materials.

    By Arvind Limited based in Dist : Gandhinagar, INDIA.

  • Smoke generator device for large scale external exercises and tunnel testing

    Making smoke in a very open environment or external environment can be a challenging! An oil-based smoke generator, such as a ViCount system, can produce dramatically more artificial smoke than multiple water based systems. This is due to the fact that the smoke ViCounts produce, being oil-based, does not evaporate in the same way and speed that water-based smoke does. The smoke from a ViCount smoke generator will travel for 1000`s of meters, compared to a typical water based smoke machine that may produce a smoke visible for 100 meters. Just one ViCount or Vulcan can replace 10 or more conventional water based smoke systems. ViCount`s have been used world wide for many tunnel smoke simulations, be it for RTA training / evacuation exercises or tunnel ventilation testing.

    By Concept Smoke Systems based in Maidenhead, UNITED KINGDOM.

  • Pulsar noise testing equipment for workplace sector

    Workplace noise monitoring is an interesting subject that can appear complex, but it is always worth remembering what you are trying to achieve. This can be summarised as: ““Minimising or avoiding the risk of noise-induced hearing loss in the workplace to comply with local, noise-based, legislation”” Such legislation is usually based on a European Directive that is then modified to suit the needs of each particular country. For example, in the United Kingdom, the ‘The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005’ are based on the European Union Directive 2003/10/EC; usually called “The physical agents (noise)” directive and expanded upon by the Health & Safety Executive.

    By Pulsar Instruments plc based in Filey, UNITED KINGDOM.

  • Pipeline Monitoring Systems for Health Monitoring

    Pipeline management presents challenges that are quite unique. Their long length, high value, high risk and often difficult access conditions require continuous monitoring as well as an optimization of maintenance interventions. The main concern for pipeline owners comes from possible leakages that can have a severe impact on the environment and put the pipeline out of service for repair. Leakages can have different causes, including excessive deformations caused by earthquakes, landslides or collisions mobile objects, corrosion, wear, material flaws or third party intrusion.

    By Roctest - part of Nova Metrix LLC based in Saint-Lambert, QUEBEC (CANADA).

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    Environment health and safety software for the food & beverage industry

    Intelex has developed a series of software applications and systems which address the unique needs of the food and beverage industry and work to streamline the processes, procedures, regulatory standards and unique challenges that companies in the industry face. Using these tools, you will ensure that you produce the highest quality products possible for your customers while reducing risk and maintaining safe, environmentally responsible facilities.

    By Intelex Technologies Inc. based in Toronto, ONTARIO (CANADA).

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