fine dust measuring News

  • Huge demand for PM all monitor

    Palas, the German manufacturer of particulate monitoring instruments, is expanding production to cope with demand for its fine particulate monitor, the Fidas® 200, which is distributed in the UK by Air Monitors. In the following article Jim Mills explains why Air Monitors is being kept busy by the demand for this exciting new technology. PM monitoring – the ultimate ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Phoenix home builder fined $155,000 to settle dust violations

    SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today fined with Richmond American Homes of Arizona, Inc. $155,000 for alleged dust violations that occurred at five residential construction sites in Maricopa County. The violations were discovered during routine inspections from 2003 to 2005 conducted by the Maricopa County Air Quality Department. “Maricopa County's particulate ...

  • EPA Fines Fisher Sand and Gravel $150,000 for dust violations

    The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have issued a civil penalty against Fisher Sand and Gravel of $150,000 for failing to comply with dust mitigation regulations at three of its Maricopa County facilities. In addition, the company is required to take steps to minimize the generation of dust at its Phoenix plant. “Our goal is to prevent airborne dust ...

  • New quality assurance tools for monitoring of fine dust (PM10)

    JRC-IRMM has released two new certified reference materials (CRMs), ERM-CZ100 and ERM-CZ120 which are targeted to control the measurements in the frame of quality control of ambient air in Europe. The monitoring of air quality is required by The European Air Quality Directives (2008/50/EC and 2004/107/EC). The two new CRMs have been developed to match requirements of these Directives. It relates ...

  • OSHA Fines Plant Rocked By Dust Collection System Fire And Explosion

    OSHA fined the New England Wood Pellet, LLC a total of $147,000 over safety violations after a combustible dust fire and explosion rocked the company’s plant in Jaffrey, NH last week. The fines, which are some of the biggest yet this year, and the accompanying report on the incident that criticizes the company for failing to “effectively minimize and address clearly recognized hazards ...


    By Baghouse.com

  • Combustible Dust Precaution Measures Prevent Dangerous and Costly Situations

    The environmental and building science consultants from EC2 help industries that generate, or handle combustible dusts, test and comply with safety conditions to prevent deadly explosions and expensive fines.   Several years ago in response to ongoing industrial and agricultural accidents related to the ignition of combustible dusts, OSHA issued Directive #: CPL 03-00-008, Subject: ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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

  • Magnesium: A Potential Combustible Dust Hazard in the Workplace

    Magnesium (Mg) is a chemical element and an alkaline earth metal.  It is one of the most common elements found in the Earth.  The free element is a highly reactive material that is not found naturally, but is used by today’s industry. The material is one of the most commonly used structural metals.  It is used as a component of aluminum alloys, for die-casting and to remove ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Dust Dominates Foreign Aerosol Imports To North America

    NASA and university scientists have made the first measurement-based estimate of the amount and composition of tiny airborne particles that arrive in the air over North America each year. With a 3-D view of the atmosphere now possible from satellites, the scientists calculated that dust, not pollution, is the main ingredient of ...

  • Why the dust can’t settle on the UK’s construction industry

    Following unscheduled spot checks by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) at the end of last year, there is a powerful wind of change blowing across UK construction sites. So what is the reason for these visits? To examine the measures being taken to protect the long term health of construction workers with the aim of bringing these standards up to the same high level as ...


    By Casella

  • Portsmouth N.H. scrap metal company faces fine for polluted water discharges

    Stormwater monitoring by the property owner of Grimmel’s Portsmouth facility (Pease Development Authority) confirms stormwater discharges from Grimmel’s metal scrapyard operations contain metals, suspended solids and chemical oxygen demand which exceed permit benchmarks. Further, the stormwater discharges contain mercury and PCBs that cause or contribute to an exceedance of water ...

  • CSB nine years later, still no dust regulation – urges OSHA to finalize combustible dust safety standard

    Nine years after the first of a series of deadly combustible dust explosions in the U.S., the CSB (Chemical Safety Board) is imploring OSHA to take decisive action and finalize its court-ordered Combustible Dust Standard. Investments in plant dust collection systems will be vital to meeting the new proposed standards. Imperial Sugar Refinery in Port Wentworth, Ga, 14 dead, 38 injured; various ...


    By Baghouse.com

  • Indeck Energy: Fewer Fines Means Higher Quality Wood Pellets

    Indeck Energy Premium Wood Pellets, manufactured by Indeck Ladysmith, LLC, contain about 80 percent less fines than required by the Pellet Fuels Institute, creating less dust and preventing potentially costly maintenance issues for consumers. The Pellet Fuels Institute requires ...


    By Marketwire

  • New York coke plant fined $12.5 million for polluting

    An industrial plant that knowingly released hundreds of tons of the carcinogen benzene into the air over a five-year span and improperly handled hazardous sludge on the ground was fined $12.5 million on Wednesday, and a manager was sentenced to a year in jail. Tonawanda Coke Corp. and its former environmental manager, Mark Kamholz, were convicted of federal environmental crimes last year in a ...


    By Associated Press

  • EDM180 Dust Monitor available in the UK from Enviro Technology Services

    As a World leading supplier of air quality monitoring systems, ET know the importance of being able to offer new solutions to the market. For that reason we are very pleased to introduce our new Environmental Dust Monitor from German manufacturer, Grimm Aerosol. The EDM180 is a stationary, Environmental Dust Monitor for simultaneous, real-time, measurement of PM10, PM2.5, ...

  • Johnson Matthey helps TfL with London`s dust suppressant trial

    Johnson Matthey, world leader in the production of catalytic systems for emission control in light and heavy duty vehicles, is supplying its CRT® filter technology and PIO-CAN filter monitor to the tractor currently being used in a dust suppressant trial.  Trials are occurring in specific areas of London that have been identified as at risk of exceeding the limit, set by the EU, for fine ...

  • Explosion, Flash Fires, and Deaths Caused by Combustible Dust Were Preventable, Says Federal Panel

    Management at a Tennessee metal powders factory knew about the dangers of combustible dust before three accidents there killed five workers and injured three, concluded the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) last week.   Airborne iron powder ignited and caused flash fires in a Hoeganaes Corp. plant in Gallatin, TN in January and March 2011. In May, hydrogen leaking from a corroded pipe ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New Yakima Valley air monitor measures particulate pollution

    The Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency will begin operating a new air quality monitor to measure fine particulate matter in the Sunnyside region of the Yakima Valley. The monitor, which will gather data on particulate matter for a year, will allow regulatory agencies to develop effective strategies to protect air quality in the Yakima Valley and inform burn ban decisions. The monitor is located at ...

  • A cloud sensor measuring more than just clouds: The CHM 15k

    Atmospheric and non-atmospheric parameters in the air space challenge researchers, weather services and airports. Although these applications pursue different targets, there’s one sensor system, satisfying all of those users: the CHM 15k. It scans the atmosphere in heights of up to 15 km and detects clouds, ...

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