Trolex launch the Air XD dust monitor
New real-time advanced monitoring technology identifies multiple particulate sizes at once
TROLEX, the Manchester-based providers of workplace safety technology solutions to the mining, industrial and tunnelling sectors, have announced the release of the Air XD real-time dust monitor. This new generation of dust monitoring is said to significantly improve the accuracy of data being collected and, therefore, workforce safety in hazardous environments.
Unlike existing dust monitors on the market, which can only be set to measure one particulate size at a time, the Air XD uses highly advanced particulate sensor laser technology to monitor multiple sizes of dust particles at once – in real time.
According to Trolex, this is the first time that multiple real-time dust monitoring has been deployed in hazardous environments. Group chief executive officer Glyn Jones said: ‘The monitoring of hazardous particles in the workplace is mostly self-regulated with reports being submitted to the Health and Safety Executive on an intermittent basis.
‘The real risk lies in the fact that those responsible for monitoring hazardous environments don’t have access to real-time accurate information. This vulnerability in the data potentially leaves workers exposed to hazardous particles that can cause illness later in life.’
The Trolex Air XD is designed to provide organizations with a level of hazardous particle detail never seen before in the industry. As well as increasing safety, the Air XD can help improve productivity and provide cost savings within operations because the device requires less routine maintenance – removing the need for engineers to be sent on site and reducing the overall cost of ownership.
The real-time application also allows operations to use live data to identify specific trends and peak levels of risk. This actionable insight can help improve safety procedures and protocols by reducing false alarms.
Mr Jones continued: ‘The Air XD series will provide industrial organizations with a far better understanding of what is going on in their work environments. For the first time they can use live, accurate data to ensure safety standards remain at the highest levels at all times.’