FLIR Airtec™ DPM Series
Wearable, Real Time DPM / EC Monitor, Replicates NIOSH 5040
The Airtec Diesel Particulate Monitor (DPM) from FLIR displays elemental carbon levels in real time, taking the measurement out of the laboratory and placing it in the hands of the mine operator/ventilation engineer. Sensitive, rugged and easy-to-use, the Airtec monitor provides results that are time-and-space-resolved. This capability enables rapid modification of vehicle use, personnel placement and mine or building ventilation. The monitor uses technology developed by the diesel particulate group at the NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory and has been determined to precisely replicate results from their method 5040 test.
Why FLIR Airtec™?
FLIR is a leader in the development and integration of advanced sensor technologies for homeland security, force protection and commercial applications. Our sensors and air samplers are used by government and commercial customers to detect explosives, radiation, bioagents, hazardous chemicals and gasses.
In addition to a comprehensive manual, the monitor comes with a simple quick start guide describing: Basic operation, Routine maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Principle of operation.
Industrial sites and mines relied on a labor- and time- intensive procedure regulated by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Method 5040. Sending samples to an outside lab can take days or weeks before results are delivered making it impossible to implement real-time corrective changes to ventilation effectiveness or workplace procedures that improve breathing conditions.
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION DECLARES DIESEL A CARCINOGEN
the World Health Organization (WHO), …classified diesel engine exhaust as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1), based on sufficient evidence that exposure is associated with an increased risk for lung cancer. —WHO press release, June 12, 2012
WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU
Diesel engines are well-regarded workhorses with a myriad of applications, known for durability, reliability, relatively low-cost maintenance, and long service life.
With diesel engines everywhere in the workplace, the WHO’s finding has significant ramifications for health and safety industrial hygiene professionals. And the scope is not limited to mining or transportation and logistics.
The new WHO findings will invariably set into motion measures to put pressure on government agencies and employers to protect workers who are exposed to diesel exhaust while on the job in mining and beyond. REAL-TIME RESULTS, IMPROVED COMPLIANCE FOR LESS
As the only personal exposure monitor to accurately measure diesel particulate material (DPM), Airtec leverages elemental carbon measurement technology developed by the diesel particulate group at the NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory.
Airtec diesel particulate monitors precisely replicate results from the NIOSH Method 5040 laboratory test but with the advantage of anytime/anywhere flexibility. By replacing lab tests, Airtec can significantly decrease DPM monitoring costs while making it easier to prevent MSHA non-compliance.
With lightweight, wearable monitors and real-time alarms for high DPM levels, mine operators can dramatically transform their overexposure monitoring policies to enable a responsive, proactive approach to reducing DPM.
- Designed for harsh environments
- As rugged as they are sensitive
- Large, bright, backlit LCD
- Download readings via USB
- Added fiexibility of installation on a miner’s belt or on vehicles, mine walls or ventilation equipment (An available output enables device networking and ventilation on demand.)
- Plus, the Lithium-ion battery provides power for more than a full shift