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Pollution Exposure Applications

  • Laser & Plasma Cutting

    Laser & Plasma Cutting fumes are Unbreathable. Using laser or plasma cutting equipment on either metals or plastics introduces several known carcinogens, such as fused silica and ethyl acrylate, into the air. Occupational Health and Safety organizations recommend reducing personal exposure to the lowest level feasible. Hand held plasma cutting provides metalworkers with a quick and fast way to cut large sheets of metal material. However, plasma and oxy cutting generate a large amount of sparks, slag and fume which can contain different pollutants depending on the type of material being cut. Diversitech's line of downdraft tables incorporating the plasma cutting kit are designed to extinguish the sparks and slag, using heavy duty steel bar grating and a gravel filled baffle tray while the blower pulls away all of the toxic plasma cutting fumes. When considering how to capture and filter the fumes generated from large CNC plasma cutting and laser cutting machines, a large central dust

    By DiversiTech based in Montreal, QUEBEC (CANADA).

  • Workwear & protective fabrics for mining industry

    Where protection from flash fire and explosive dust exposure is required, Arvind PRO1 products can help Saveprecious human lives. The mining environment creates a number of unique hazards including heat stress, greatly affecting operator motor skills and static electricity which could ignite an environment mixed with air and explosive mining dust.

    By Arvind Limited based in Dist : Gandhinagar, INDIA.

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    Noise monitoring solutions for urban noise

    The sounds in a city are central to our quality of life. Constant exposure to noise effects both our physical and psychological health, and our ability to learn and communicate.

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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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    Gas monitoring instruments and systems for print factories

    Typical modern printing processes utilize solvent-based dyes. The evaporation of the dye solvents into the ambient air during the printing process may expose the workers to various chemicals. Depending on the type of solvents in case, the solvents have different long term exposure limits, which should be obeyed. Component specific measurements are necessary to protect the workers from exposure while avoiding unnecessary interruptions to the printing process from false alarms.

    By Gasmet Technologies Oy based in Helsinki, FINLAND.

  • APHA Color #3020

    Measurement of APHA color either on-line or in a laboratory setting using a photometer. Background: APHA is sometimes referred to as the Platinum Cobalt (Pt/Co) or Hazen scale. Also referred to as a “yellowness index”, the APHA color scale is a common method of comparison of the intensity of yellow-tinted samples to assess the quality of liquids that are clear to yellowish in color. Originally developed to determine the purity of municipal water supplies, it is now used as a metric for purity in the water, chemical, oil, plastics, and pharmaceutical industries. APHA color quantifies the appearance of trace amounts of yellowness, which is a visual indicator of product degradation due to exposure to light or heat; the presence of impurities and negative effects of processing. As such APHA color is often used as a product release specification. APHA is a single number yellowness index. The units are based on a dilution of a 500ppm solution of PtCo.

    By Guided Wave Inc, based in Rancho Cordova, CALIFORNIA (USA).

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    Simultaneous Air Monitoring over Multiple Fixed Sample Paths

    Application: Simultaneous monitoring over multiple fixed sample paths either in-situ, extractive, or open path. Example: HF scrubber inlet, outlet, and stack monitoring in primary aluminum smelter.

    By Boreal Laser Inc. based in Edmonton, ALBERTA (CANADA).

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    Measurement solution for hospital workplace exposure monitoring

    In taking a responsible stance on the exposure of workers to any potentially hazardous gases, there is a need for workplaces using anaesthetic gases, such as hospital operating rooms or research laboratories, to control the level of waste anaesthetic gas in the ambient air.

    By Protea Limited based in Middlewich, UNITED KINGDOM.

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    Mercury monitoring for measuring mercury content in hair

    Measurement of mercury content in hair is a convenient technique to estimate dietary exposure without having to handle tissues or bodily fluids. As the mercury present in hair is comprised of different mercury species, full speciation of the compounds is needed for complete understanding. Environment Canada published a technique where treating a basic digestion with Cd2+ in the presence of cysteine allowed analysis of inorganic mercury and total mercury using a Tekran 2600 System. Methyl mercury was then calculated by difference. Tekran has over 18 application notes available for Tekran 2600 users.

    By Tekran Instruments Corporation based in Knoxville, TENNESSEE (USA).

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    Gas Detection Solutions for Sour Gas

    The sour (H2S) content of hydrocarbon fields worldwide is increasing, and many natural gas fields have very high H2S – sometimes in excess of 50%. H2S is extremely dangerous because, although people can smell it at low levels (about 5 ppb) it does not smell much worse at the exposure limit value of 10 ppm or at potentially fatal levels in excess of 100 ppm. Therefore smell is an unreliable means of determining dangerous levels. Existing H2S point sensors are maintenance intensive, slow to respond and provide limited coverage. Most H2S sensors do not work reliably in hot or cold weather, or in humid marine environments.

    By Boreal Laser Inc. based in Edmonton, ALBERTA (CANADA).

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    Noise monitoring solutions for sound power

    Noise emission values are increasingly becoming marketable items for machines, equipment and appliances - low noise emissions directly relate to lower noise exposure for product users and bystanders. Retail customers, both private and corporate, appreciate this relationship and are, therefore, more aware of noise emission declarations on goods when deciding their purchases.

  • Low frequency noise analysis using XL2

    The Data Explorer PC software for the XL2 Sound Level Meter now includes a series of professional tools for detailed analysis of low-frequency noise (LFN). The graphical representation of time varying frequency components offers an efficient process for identifying the presence and level of LFN. Also the associated high quality audio recording supports further correlation with the objective measurement data. The new features are particularly useful in the calculation of immission levels which is defined as the cumulative noise energy to which an individual is exposed over time. Exposure to low-frequency noise over extended periods can lead to a range of health problems including cardio vascular disease, insomnia and depression. The sources of low frequency noise can often be attributed to electricity sub stations, chiller plants and incinerators with continuous noise at frequencies below 200 Hz. XL2 Sound Level Meter records all Data Measuring LFN requires a class 1 sound level meter

    By NTi Audio AG based in Schaan, LIECHTENSTEIN.

  • On-demand property and casualty weather solutions for insurance sector

    Weather Analytics provides on-demand property and casualty weather solutions. Weather Analytics is a breakthrough provider of solution-ready climate data for the property and casualty insurance sector. We deliver hard-to-find historical and predictive weather solutions with 33 years of geo-stable weather data. Accurate, on-demand, localized climate and weather data can reduce the time spent on finding and processing this data while improving accuracy in assessing potential weather impacts on your coverage areas for property and casualty insurance.

    By Weather Analytics based in Bethesda, MARYLAND (USA).

  • Gas detection for the winery and brewery Industry

    Once an archetypal example of manual production, the winery and brewery industries now incorporate sophisticated processes to ensure high quality levels and efficient output. In some cases traditional approaches have simply been scaled up or put under more stringent monitoring, whilst in others innovations such as nitrogen-pressurised canning have been introduced. However, whichever approach has been followed there is also a growing realisation of the gas hazards that are associated with both new and old processes, and the need to protect workers from toxic gas exposure and asphyxiation risks.

    By Crowcon Detection Instruments Ltd - a Halma company based in Milton Park, UNITED KINGDOM.

  • Geostatistics for the Environmental Industry

    Geostatistics is vital for environmental issues as it provides the accurate and reliable solutions for mapping and uncertainty quantification needed by a sector where health is at stake and the remediation costs are considerable.

    By GEOVARIANCES based in AVON Cedex, FRANCE.

  • Environmental monitoring solution for cement industry

    Measurement of particulates, SO2, NOx, hydrocarbons and greenhouse gas emissions from the cement manufacturing industry requires careful selection of instrumentation. Ecotech offers a complete monitoring solution tailored to this industry.

    By Ecotech Pty Ltd based in Knoxfield, AUSTRALIA.

  • 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.

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    Sound Instrumentation for Measuring Sound

    What is the difference between sound and noise? Clearly more than the loudness only. Although an aircraft is very noisy, a mosquito at night-time can be more than enough to spoil a good night`s sleep. Instead of looking at the loudness only as a criterion for the degree of noisiness, we shall simply regard noise as what it is - viz. unwanted sound.

    By Norsonic AS based in Lierskogen, NORWAY.

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    Personal air sampling

    Bodily worn equipment and associated accessories and sampling media for undertaking personal air samples onto media which is then further analysed. Used for measuring employees` exposure to dusts, fumes, gases or vapours

    By Casella based in Kempston, UNITED KINGDOM.

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    Gas monitoring instruments and systems for flavoring agents

    Manufacturing of powdered and liquid flavorings and fragrances involves production phases where flavoring chemicals may be released into the ambient air breathed by workers. Exposure control by gas analyzers in the production rooms and laboratories is necessary to ensure that the Time-Weighted Average (TWA) concentrations do not exceed the maximum Permissible Emission Limit (PEL) values.

    By Gasmet Technologies Oy based in Helsinki, FINLAND.

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