Monthly Archives: July 2011 - Page 2

Weathersolve wind fences, environment control structures for industry, agriculture, recreation

Weathersolve wind fences – Dust Control sometimes requires the use of structures to limit dust from spreading into the environment. This video shows a good example.

Practical Dust Monitoring Equipment Training

Dust Monitoring Equipment Training - Changing Buckets

Changing Buckets

Practical Dust Monitoring Equipment Training – Changing Buckets is simple but a methodical approach prevents contamination of the samples.

The DustWatch unit collects precipitant dust and has only one moving part.  The unit does not utilise electricity and is ideal for remote locations.

Training Completed on 13 July 2011

Mine Ventilation Africa 2011

Mine Ventilation Africa Summit, taking place on 15th & 16th November 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Also find the links to the website of Mine Ventilation Conferences hosted by IQPC globally –

http://www.mineventilation.com.au/Event.aspx?id=522850

http://www.iqpc.com/Event.aspx?id=316582

http://www.iqpc.com/Event.aspx?id=411378

http://www.iqpc.com/Event.aspx?id=522850

http://www.miningsafetysummit.com/Event.aspx?id=512296

Air Quality Index Determinations

Air Quality Index is a combined indicator of pollutants.  All the pollutants contribute to the index according to their toxicity.

There is another definition of the AQI that has a limit of 1, but a limit of 300 or any number has the same ability to indicate a risk from multiple pollutants.

For more information see the link below.

http://www.cleanairpartners.net/aqiinfo.cfm

Dust Fall Manual and Procedures Updated

DustWatch Manual updated with Laboratory Equipment setup.  Dust Sampling Laboaratory Equipment.

Buchner Funnel Laboratory Setup and Procedures

Dust Monitoring Laboratory Equipment

Practical Fallout Dust Monitoring Training

Chris Loans – Training in Johannesburg for Fallout Dust Monitoring.

Practical training for two people was done in JHB by Chris Loans.

The training covered the following topics.

  • Preparation of Buckets.
  • Changing the Buckets in the units.
  • Filtering the samples
  • Postage back to the laboratory in Cape Town

The training was succesful and official documentation regarding the training was given to the two people being trained.

Please contact us for fallout dust monitoring equipment and training.  Courses run each month to suit the needs of those wanting the training.

Dust Storm Footage – 5 July 2011

This is amazing. Dust Storm Footage

http://vimeo.com/26045314

Enjoy.

Microscope Insect Image

Microscope Insect Image

Microscope Insect Image

Microscope Insect Image

Scheduled training Course in Zimbabwe – 25 to 27 July 2011

Scheduled Training Course in Zimbabwe from the 25th to the 27th of July 2011.

Fallout Dust Monitoring Course.  Theoretical and Practical Training.

The course will run on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. 11 – 13 July 2011

The course has three main sections.

  1. Fallout dust monitoring theory
  2. Fallout dust monitoring practical
  3. Miscellaneous occupational hygiene topics.  Gravimetric sampling, isokinetic sampling, ventilation, noise, illumination, ergonomics, fire and safety, and others.

The fallout dust monitoring section of the course aims to train the trainees so that they are able to do the following.

  1. Understand what fallout dust monitoring achieves and what is collected.  This will include discussion around the legislative requirements and will also address the possible influences of dust sensitive areas like communities, hospitals, farms, and recreational areas.
  2. Prepare buckets, transport buckets and change buckets in the Fallout Dust Monitoring units.
  3. Filter the bucket contents using a filter bench and using the related equipment used in the filtering process.  This includes advice on how to minimise the filtering time and what can be done when samples are taking very long to filter.
  4. Understand how to calculate the fallout dust monitoring results in mg/m2/day and how to interpret these results.
  5. Report writing and presentation options for the results will also be discussed.
  6. Some computer training may also be included in the course if required.
  7. Access to our software for processing of the fallout dust data will also be included after the course.  This can be used to simplify the data collection and report writing and will also provide a database of the fallout dust levels over the years.

 

The course will be presented by Christopher Loans who is a Professional Chemical Engineer with a Masters in Occupational Hygiene focussed on the Mining Industry.

Yours faithfully

021 785 6999

082 875 0209

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Day 1 and Day 2 proposed schedule.

Day 1

08:45        Registration
09:00        Welcome and Who is Who
09:15        Introduction to Environmental Monitoring – Fallout Dust
09:45        Discussion and Comments
10:00        What is precipitant Dust – Fallout Dust.
10:45        Discussion and Comments
11:00        Break
11:15        How to collect Fallout Dust
12:00        Discussion and comments
12:15        Particle Size and settling velocity.
13:00        Lunch
13:45        How to Calculate fallout dust results and Interpretation of the results.
14:30        Discussion and Comments
14:45        Trace Element Analysis and Fingerprinting
15:15        Break
15:30        Microscanning
16:00        General Discussion time and practical examples
17:00                End

Possible other topics for discussion:

·               PM 10 discussion
·               Relation of Fallout dust to PM10

Day 2

09:00        Welcome and Names
09:15        Practical training of bucket changes and filtering procedure.
11:00        Break
11:15        Report writing and presentation options for the results will also be discussed.
Computer training as required.  Any aspects of computer training can be discussed.  Computer
skills are important for performing tasks efficiently when using a computer.
13:00        Lunch
13:45        Access to our software for processing of the fallout dust data will also be included after the
course.  This can be used to simplify the data collection and report writing and will also provide a
database of the fallout dust levels over the years.
If time allows, other aspects can be discussed to suit the specific requirements of the people
being trained.
16:00        Discussion and Comments

Air Monitoring for Toxic Exposures – Excellent Material

Air Monitoring for Toxic Exposures – Online Book

This link is to the book online.