dust sampling News

  • A Dust-Up in Construction

    Noise, vibration, and dust exposure are inevitable on construction sites and are, of course, a major concern for occupational hygienists. The recent focus in both the U.K. and the U.S. has been on respirable crystalline silica, or RCS, which is responsible for tens of thousands of premature deaths each year due to respiratory illnesses. And while the industry looks to mitigate exposure by ...


    By Casella

  • Dust and indoor air samples for beryllium and uranium at bannister federal complex show no health concerns

    Indoor air and dust samples for beryllium and uranium taken from General Services Administration buildings at the Bannister Federal Complex in Kansas City, Mo., reveal no health concerns, according to an environmental investigation commissioned last November by GSA Region 6 and recently reviewed by EPA Region 7 technicians. Beryllium was not detected in air samples. Minute detections of ...

  • Precision in Air Sampling Calibration

    Personal air sampling pumps are bodily-worn pumps used to sample airborne contaminants that can be damaging to health, controlling the flow of air to ensure a known volume of air is sampled. Monitoring for dust is usually achieved using such devices by sampling air onto a pre-weighed filter, which is then weighed after sampling and the dust concentration calculated. Monitoring for gases and ...


    By Casella

  • Unique dust monitors for any application

    The Latest TSI Sidepak Personal Aerosol Monitors Have Been Added To The Ashtead Technology Range Of Particulate Matter (PM) Monitors. “We Were So Impressed With The Unique Features Of These Instruments, That We Immediately Added Them To Both Our Rental And Sales Portfolios,” Says Ashtead’s Regional Sales Manager Josh Thomas. “Many Occupational Exposure Applications Are ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Rainstorms raise airborne dust problem

    Researchers have identified an unexpected generator of the fine organic dust that blows in the wind. They blame it on raindrops. Researchers from two national laboratories in the US, and colleagues, report in Nature ...


    By Climate News Network

  • EMSL Releases Combustible Dust Poster

    EMSL is pleased to announce the release of a new Combustible Dust Testing poster available for distribution on the company’s website: www.EMSL.com.   The poster is free and is a great informational resource for those in industries with combustible dust hazards, including food, grain, wood, pulp, paper, plastics, pharmaceutical, rubber, metals and ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Dust Monitoring Workshop Draws Crowds

    The instrumentation specialists Ashtead Technology and monitoring instrument manufacturer TSI recently co-hosted a technical workshop which focused on monitoring workplace and environmental air quality. The level of interest in the workshop was so high that some applications to attend had to be declined once registration was full. “We were delighted with the level of interest,” said ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Gas Sampling Probes for Every Application

    Gas sampling specialists JCT presents a complete portfolio of gas sampling probes with a new set of technical brochures available on the company’s website. Beyond the wide range of gas sampling probes for typical gas analysis applications like continuous emission monitoring (CEMS) JCT is well known for its flexibility in building reliable solutions also for demanding applications like NOx ...


    By JCT Analysentechnik GmbH

  • Silica Dust at Dangerous Levels in Manhattan Subway

    Air samples taken at the Second Avenue subway construction site in New York City show high levels of silica dust, which can lead to debilitating health conditions and death. A report completed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stated that the air inside the tunnel contained more than three times the allowable level of silica dust.   Crystalline silica, a basic ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Conducting Wipe Sampling After Lead Abatement

    Permanently removing all traces of lead-based paint hazards is a crucial element in the rehabilitation of older buildings, particularly those built prior to 1970. Lead-based paint abatement techniques will be aided by two new ASTM International standards that focus on composite wipe sample preparation for analysis following lead abatement activities in buildings. The new standards are ...


    By ASTM International

  • ESdat Automates Calculation of HiVol and Dust Deposition Concentrations

    Environmental data is normally reported from laboratories in units per volume or units per mass (ie mg/L or ug/kg). However HiVol and Dust deposition data is different in that labs often report the results in units per sample (ie mg per sample). The concentration then needs to be calculated from this data by considering the flow rate/duration, or sampling area/duration. This is typically ...

  • Casella introduces new dust monitoring survey tool

    Dust can be a problem in almost any industry, from bakeries to building sites, and the problem is gaining wider recognition from local authorities and the HSE. Casella CEL has responded with the introduction of an area dust monitoring survey tool that can download its data for monitoring and reporting and run without access to external power for up to 19 hours. Called the Dust Detective, the ...


    By Casella

  • Casella continues to lead the way in occupational dust measurement

    The brand new CEL-712 Microdust Pro from Casella CEL (www.casellameasurement.com; 01234 844100) is a rugged, hand-held, data logging instrument for the real-time detection of airborne dusts, fumes and aerosols. Boasting the highest measurement range of any device of its kind currently available on the market, it features a unique filter that enables on-site ...


    By Casella

  • Study sees little dust risk for subway workers

    New York subway commuters may worry more about rats and rising fares than dust floating through the system, but for the workers who spend their whole shift below ground, air quality has long been a concern. Results from a new pilot study using miniaturized air samplers to look at steel dust exposure may help them breathe easier. Steel dust, produced as thousands of train wheels roll through the ...

  • Casella gives improved insight into dust and fume risks

    The latest upgrade of Casella CEL's insight occupational exposure data management software means that it can now be used in conjunction with the company's popular Microdust Pro real-time monitor to automatically download, manage and report data, so providing exceptionally reliable results when conducting workplace inhalation risk assessments. Extremely straightforward to use, the improved insight ...


    By Casella

  • Casella gives improved insight into dust and fume risks

    The latest upgrade of Casella CEL’s insight occupational exposure data management software means that it can now be used in conjunction with the company’s popular Microdust Pro real-time monitor to automatically download, manage and report data, so providing exceptionally reliable results when conducting workplace inhalation risk assessments. Extremely straightforward to use, the ...


    By Casella

  • Lowering Exposure to Respirable Coal Dust in MSHA Final Rule

    Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced the release of a final rule to lower miners' exposure to respirable coal mine dust.  The final rule applies to all underground and surface coal mines and continues the agency’s End Black Lung – Act Now! initiative. According to a MSHA news release, this final rule: ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Probes For High Temperature & High Dust Load Flue Gases

    The E Instruments 40”(1m) and 60”(1.5m) Inconel flue gas sampling probes with a sintered filter are essential for many combustion applications such as incinerators, coal fired boilers, cement kilns, and steel furnaces that produce flue gases with high temperatures and large amounts of dust, particulates, and ...

  • New Brochure Provides Method For Saving On Dust Collector Filters

    Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) has published a new brochure that describes how to calculate "Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)" for cartridge dust collector filters. Manufacturing professionals can use the methodology in the brochure to select filters that will save money while improving performance. TCO identifies and calculates the main components of true filter cost: energy, consumables, and ...

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