When working in or near to hazardous gases, wear a gas detector which will alarm once safe breathing levels are threatened.
Working with Gases
When hazardous and flammable gases pose a threat to your health, personal gas detectors should be worn for the continuous monitoring of personal space.
If the quality of breathing air is poor, SCBA must be considered to provide a continuous flow of breathable air.
Working in a Dusty Environment
Respirable dusts cause serious health issues within tract, bronchioles. Tasks such as welding, painting, or grinding can cause airborne dusts. To prevent these dusts from entering the nose and throat, a respirator must be worn to filter dust.
Escape hoods provide a compressed air supply in emergency situations. These sets are designed to be simple to don in emergency situations and can provide a safe escape from hazardous environments where breathing has become difficult or endangered from the threat of smoke or toxic gases.
The Trouble With Stubble
Respirators for Beards & Facial Hair
With the increasing popularity of beards and facial hair, or for those who have beards for religion, it is important to find a respirator that keeps you protected.
For operatives with beards and stubble, this can create a gap between the respiratory mask and the skin. A seal to the face can’t be achieved which means that it won’t work properly, therefore, it is not possible to effectively use any negative pressure respirator.
Tight-fitting facepieces will let hazardous air bypass the mask causing the inhalation of hazardous substances at work and resulting in serious lung conditions caused by inhaling dust and other contaminants.
In order to overcome this problem, a Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) can be used (with a connecting hose) and a suitable head-top such as a helmet with face shield, hood or visor. The PAPR does not require a face-fit test.
Case Study - IR Sensors Overcome Silicone Dust Problem at Waste Facility
Discover how an a1-cbiss site survey revealed the inadequate use of pellistor sensors at a waste facility following the issues with their hydrocarbon gas readings.
News - New Calibration Requirements Set by the EA
The EA are keen to improve the accuracy of CO2 data and other pollutants reported under the Pollution Inventory and therefore are asking all EfW plant operators to calibrate their CO2 and N2O CEMS and flow meters by 2023. Find out exactly what the EA are asking for, and how to make sure you're still compliant.
Talk with the Experts
Contact us - Our application specialists will identify the best product for your needs based on the information that you can provide. If you're unsure about what's important, consider booking a site survey.
Book a site survey - Our specialists consider your process, your site conditions and work with you to understand your needs. It is the most effective means of ensuring your system is completely fit for purpose.