Real-time monitoring of respirable dust is accomplished with the DustCount 8899 Respirable Dust Monitor.
Accurate Real-Time Instantaneous Results
Time Weighted Average (TWA) for OSHA
Measures Dust Particles < 4 Microns
Filter Can Be Analyzed by AIHA Labs
Battery Life Over 12 Hours
Compact, and Ergonomic Dust Monitor
Logs Data in Intuitive Software
Logs Data for Record Keeping
Audible and Visual Alarms
Each Kit comes complete with one DustCount 8899 Respirable Dust Monitor, one battery pack, one AC/DC adapter, one 4um impactor, one bottle of impactor oil, one post sample cassette, one 5 um filter, one HEPA filter, 1.3 ft (40 cm) Static-Dissipative Silicone Rubber Opaque Tubing with Lapel Clip, one USB A-A cable, and one carrying case, one embedded software license, one management software license, and basic 1 year warranty.
Respirable particles such as crystalline silica are very dangerous in the lungs, because they cause respiratory health issues such as lung cancer, emphysema, and COPD. In addition, the particles get into the bloodstream and settle in other organs such as the brain and liver and cause health issues including cancer.
Industrial Hygienists utilize the real-time sampling methods to determine if, when, and where possible worker exposure to dangerous concentrations of respirable particles has occurred. Respirable particles include silica, metals, grains, welding dust, or other everyday manufacturing dust in the air. Collected sample data is analyzed using standard method gravimetric analysis and checked using XRD analysis.
Hygienists have used the data gathered with the real-time capability, backed up with filter measurements using the standard method, to enhance discussions on dust issues with senior management, to graphically demonstrate dangerous areas to workers, to prove to regulators that containment systems are working effectively, and to save money by lowering ventilation costs through accurate air measurements.