The detection, assessment, and control of particulate matter or dust, is a concern for health and safety professionals. Lung disease, together with asthma, continues to be a most important occupational health and safety problem. This substance can be made up of a variety of materials and carried through the air.
The particle size of the material determines where the particle will be deposited in the body and there by what effect it will have. If the particle is small, it will penetrate deeper into the respiratory system to the lungs. Respirable materials cannot be seen with the human eye. Health professionals need to choose a dust monitoring method that is appropriate for the particulate size fraction and what guidelines they are trying to address.
Dust can be generated from numerous sources including industrial activities including mining blasting and drilling operations, diesel emissions, pollens, fires, and soil and may contain various metals.
Particulate emission monitoring is a challenging technical field, not only because of the application-specific accuracy and performance of particulate emission monitors, but also due to the harsh environments in which they must continuously operate.
Particulate Measurement Systems provide continuous measurement of particulate emission concentrations which, for a defined range of application conditions, have the accuracy and consistency of response to be reliably calibrated against isokinetic gravimetric test samples (standard reference method). analyzer’s range of approved particulate measurement systems satisfy rigorous standards to meet national and international regulatory requirements. Instruments are also supplied for non-regulatory measurement with similar performance to approved instruments.
Dust Monitor Application