HSE testing confirms Casella Cyclone Air Sampling heads reliability
Published: 9 September 2020 - Michelle Lea
Casella, leading expert in hazard sampling and environmental monitoring, has worked with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to undertake testing of its Cyclone Air Sampling heads to ensure that the heads meet the ACGIH/ISO/CEN (EN 481) standard. The intensive testing has confirmed that Casella’s Cyclone sampling heads meet this standard when sampling at the published flow rate of 2.2 litres per minute.
Every Cyclone is manufactured to sample respirable dust at a specific air-flow rate; if the cyclone is not sampling correctly at the specified flow rate the concentration of dust can be over or under estimated; a concerning outcome when poor data could have a direct and negative impact on workplace safety and worker health.
“The confirmation from the HSE that our Cyclone heads operate as intended is welcome news”, says Tim Turney, Casella Global Marketing Manager. “Recent testing of cyclones by other manufacturers has shown they were not meeting the EN481 standard, calling into question all past air samples taken with those heads. Our original performance to the standard at a 2.2 litres/min flow rate still stands, giving end users confidence in the results.”