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22 BREATHING SAFELY See more like this online at: www.hsmsearch.com VAPOUR DETECTION Crowcon, the gas detection specialist, has released the latest IRmax capability extension, enabling the detection of 29 hydrocarbon gases or vapours. The infrared gas detector can now be calibrated for more obscure gases or vapours like toluene, cyclohexane, isopropyl alcohol, methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) and paraxylene, along with the more common hydrocarbons such as methane, ethanol and LPG. Ultra-compact, the IRmax delivers rapid, fail-safe detection of hydrocarbon gases with very low power consumption, but with industry standard 4-20mA output. Far smaller and lighter than comparable IR detectors, the IRmax is easy to install in even the most inaccessible locations. Optical components are treated with the highly durable, hydrophobic coating STAY-CLIR that completely prevents signal faults due to condensation. Because the IRmax contains no optical surface heating components, power consumption is dramatically reduced. It requires less than 1 Watt of power, typically 75- 90% lower than other IR gas detectors.  Tel: 01235 557700 The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) is working with industry to raise awareness of the risks associated with the inhalation of workplace welding fume and the implementation of good practice and actively seeking conformity to current COSHH regulations. Extractability says it can provide a full range of at-source, fume control solutions. These include: Mobile filtration units; Fixed DUST BUSTING CALCULATE COSTS JSP has introduced a new calculator on its PressToCheck website to illustrate the savings that can be made by using a reusable Force 8 half-mask with PressToCheck P3 filters. The calculator can be found at www.presstocheck.com. According to JSP, large savings can be made in a matter of months by using the system.  A Force 8 half-mask with PressToCheck is said to be more effective than a disposable paper mask, since the system enables the wearer to determine whether a proper face fit has been achieved.   Tel: 01993 826050 ACI’s Personnel-Cleaning Booth is designed to safely remove and collect dust/fibres from people and clothing. The booth is said to remove most visible traces of any dust/fibre within approximately 20 seconds, without the need for workers to remove clothing or PPE. The booth is a selfcontained, free-standing unit incorporating the company’s blowerpowered JetBlack personnel dedusting system. This delivers a high volume of filtered air at low pressure, sufficient to remove dust and fibres effectively and safely, even when directed at exposed skin. The integrated JetBlack is used by booth occupants to dislodge all dust and fibres which are then drawn down away from personnel through a grille floor by a vacuum effect created by an external blower.  Tel: 01297 529242 NEW TECHNOLOGY WWEM 2014, the Water Wastewater & Environmental Monitoring event (Telford, 5/6 November 2014), will again feature a Gas Detection Zone. The Council of Gas Detection and Environmental Monitoring (CoGDEM) is helping to organise the gas detection zone which will focus on new technology and products to detect hazards, such as exposure to low oxygen levels in confined spaces and to toxic and flammable gases in the workplace.  New gas detection techniques will be on show and the ‘CoGDEM Guide to Gas Detection’ hardback book will be available at the event. Many of the world’s leading gas detection equipment manufacturers will display their latest products and services. WWEM organiser Marcus Pattison says: “With so much taking place during the two days, WWEM 2014 will be a hive of activity, but with free entry, free parking and free lunches and refreshments for pre-registered visitors, we have made it easier to make the most of time spent at WWEM 2014.” Tel: 01727 858840 workshop installations; and Personal PAPR systems. In addition, Extractability can offer its annual TExT service to provide compliance to COSHH regulations and an air monitoring service to highlight any fume control requirements. To arrange a free site survey, to ensure that you are fully compliant with COSHH regulations, call 0845 862 2620. Tel: 0845 862 2620 PERSONNEL CLEANING BOOTH Dust contamination is a huge problem in many areas of industry - especially where the product needs to be painted, decorated or laminated. Air Control Industries says its ‘De-ionisation Air Knives’ offer operating cost savings of up to 70% and 50% greater efficiency compared to competitive solutions. The specialist adds that, in addition, there is the resulting significant benefit of fewer rejects due to surface imperfections on finished products. ACI’s De-ionisation Air Knives MICRO DRIVE Parker Hannifin’s variable frequency AC10 Micro Drive now features an IP66/NEMA 4x rated enclosure for protection against the ingress of dust and water.The AC10 IP66 is designed to deliver motor control in day-to-day applications requiring speed or torque control within the power range of 0.4 to 15 kW. The enhancement to offer an IP66 rated enclosure (IP66 is equivalent to NEMA rated 4 and 4x enclosures) is in direct response to market demand for a micro drive able to resist specific environmental conditions. Tel: 01543 483872 are based upon the company’s standard units which are used for cleaning, cooling and drying operations, but have an ionisation bar attached to ionise delivered air to neutralise static charges for more effective cleaning. The blower (typically between 5.5 and 7.5kW power) produces a high volume of air which exits from the air knife in a fast laminar flow (110m/sec) at a pressure of around 7 Bar. This is designed to ensure particles such as swarf and dust are removed effectively with the electrostatic charge neutralised to prevent re-attraction. Tel: 0845 5000 501 FUME CONTROL


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