Construction and industrial workers are at risk of being exposed to various forms of dust, vapors, and gases that can adversely impact their health. For this reason, OSHA and other organizations establish guidelines and standards that aim to protect workers from unhealthy levels of airborne particulate.
One of the most common methods of entry of particulate into the human body is through respiration. The ACGIH criteria for the size fraction of particles that enter the nose and/or mouth is called the Inhalable fraction. It is defined as particles up to 100µm in diameter.
That’s why, to accurately monitor the amount of particulate workers are breathing, inhalable samplers have been developed. These devices are designed specifically to collect particles in the Inhalable particle size fraction range.
Inhalable samplers are typically used as a system that includes the sampler, tubing, and a sampling pump. The sampling pump, which attaches to a worker’s belt, draws air in via a tube connected to an inhalable sampler that’s clipped to a shirt collar in close proximity to the worker’s breathing zone. As air is drawn in through the inhalable sampler, it passes through a media filter that’s designed to capture particulate. After the sample is collected, the sampler is sent off to a laboratory for analysis.
The Zefon Disposable Inhalable Sampler (DIS) line is the only disposable version of the sampler on the market today. It provides many advantages because it can be purchased ready to use out of the box with no assembly required. It also eliminates the cost and time to clean and decontaminate reusable samplers between uses.
Our disposable line is a variation of the much-respected inhalable sampling head that was developed in Scotland by the Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) — in the 1980s.
The Zefon Inhalable Dust Sampler line is a reusable sampler head with filter cassette that’s used to measure workers’ exposure to dust and particulates of an inhalable size. This sampler’s design is an exact replica of the inhalable sampler developed in Scotland by the Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) — in the 1980s.
As an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, we have the quality control management systems in place to ensure that the design, manufacture, and distribution of our products are of the highest quality. This means that, along with our superior customer service and sizable distribution network, you get quality air sampling equipment that delivers results you can trust without fail.