Personal sampling pump range gains Intrinsically Safe approval for use in potentially explosive atmospheres
FOLLOWING a rigorous testing process, Casella have achieved Intrinsically Safe approval for their Apex2 personal sampling pump range, thereby ensuring that monitoring and analysis of dust exposure can be carried out safely and effectively in areas where there is a risk of explosion.
The range includes three separate models – the Apex 2, Apex 2 Plus and Apex 2 Pro – with different functionality to meet varying requirements, but all designed to monitor workplace dust levels to help protect workers from developing long-latency health problems as a result of occupational exposures.
Incorporating Bluetooth connectivity with Casella’s bespoke Airwave software, workers can be monitored remotely without being distracted. Specialists can view the status of the dust-sampling pump on a worker and start, stop or even pause the tool from a smart device.
According to Casella, the software is simple and easy to use, providing real-time status updates and allowing collected data to be emailed alongside photos and notes, adding context to the data and further simplifying the reporting process.
Tim Turney, Casella’s product manager said: ‘Achieving the IS accreditation for the Apex2 sampling pump demonstrates our commitment to providing solutions that ultimately help to enhance the long-term health and quality of life for workers operating in high-risk sectors.
‘The Apex2 IS has also gained the certification without compromising the power and battery life that the Apex2 is known for, allowing it to be used with many types of air-sampling media.’