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March 2015
Matt DeLacluyse, RAECO Rents business development manager

As they say, "Spring has sprung." And in the Chicagoland area, where I live, it doesn't show by the sudden appearance of robins or flowers, but by the road construction crews popping up all over the area.

So, this month, we're focusing the e-news on the outdoor measurement tools that keep our environments quiet and livable during construction season.

Stay safe,


AIHce 2015

Are you planning to attend AIHce this spring in Salt Lake City? We’ll be there, and we'd love to meet you!

Stop by Expo Booth #1030.

Sometimes, it makes sense to rent, and other times, it's as effective for you to buy measurement instruments, like Testo's PocketPro line of low-cost portable test meters.

Look for the RAECO Rents Plus logo in our online store for items available to buy.

Have a question?

Need quick answers about our rental process, technical equipment questions, availability?

Chat at RaecoRents.com

Chat with us at RaecoRents.com! It’s a live chat during business hours, and a quick e-mail after hours. So if you prefer your tech support online, we’re here for you.

Did you miss an issue?
Want to go back and read an article, FAQ, or product review that appeared in an earlier
E-news? They're all available at the Rents E-News Archive.

Buy gently-used instruments.

Looking for low-cost IH and safety instruments? Check out our gently-used instruments list.
Then, call 866-736-8347 and
make us an offer.

Can’t find something you need on our website? Call 866-736-8347 and we’ll find it for you.

Meeting Perimeter Dust Monitoring Regulations

More and more these days, state governments are requiring continuous monitoring of environmental dust emissions during construction and demolition projects. To assist you in compliance with these regulations, we’ve put together a weather-safe perimeter monitoring kit to help notify you when levels are exceeding acceptable limits, and to help you produce the required documentation for regulatory compliance.

Image: RAECO Rents Perimeter Monitoring KitThe RAECO Rents perimeter monitoring system includes a dust particulate monitor, power supply, wireless data radio, weather-safe enclosure, tripod, and a weather station. It has all the parts you need for your environmental air quality and dust monitoring projects.

The kit's Netronix Thiamis unit lets you access real-time data through a secure web portal using your choice of browser (either on a PC or your mobile device). It also lets you easily download and save the data or produce graphs from the site, send and e-mail or SMS alerts to operators to report exceeded limits.

To build your perimeter monitoring system, fill out a perimeter monitoring application datasheet, that will help identify all the components you need.

What's Included in the Kit?

  • TSI DustTrak II 8530 measures aerosol particulate concentrations to PM10, PM2.5, PM1.0 or respirable size fraction
  • A weather station measures wind speed and direction, air temperature and pressure, humidity plus precipitation type, intensity, and quantity
  • Netronix Thiamis ICU-820 combines control, datalogging, GPS, and GSM cellular modem communications. Sends measurement data from each monitoring kit to a secure data center
  • TSI 8535 DustTrak environmental enclosure houses the measurement devices, power supplies, and data management hardware
  • Secure access to Environet cloud-based storage and management, for viewing data and creating reports using your PC or mobile device and a web browser
  • Need to measure VOCs or noise? We'll add a PID or sound level meter to your kit. Want a strobe for visual alarming? We can do that, too. Just ask.

Learn more about perimeter dust monitoring kits

Keeping Construction Noise In Check

TSI Q-Trak indoor air quality monitorMonitor and measure noise levels outdoors without exposing the instrumentation to harsh weather conditions. Our weather-safe outdoor sound level kits are ideal for measuring noise exposure related to construction or demolition noise, industrial or mechanical equipment, outdoor events, transportation facilities, traffic noise, or boundary and perimeter monitoring studies.

We've assembled two kits that include all the parts you need, a sound level meter and microphone, data management software, calibrator, battery power, and weather-proof enclosure.

Our single-shift kit is great for applications where you're measuring for eight to 12 hours. It includes a 12 amp-hour battery and attaches to a tripod for use on slanted or non-stable terrain.

For continuous monitoring applications up to a full day, the yellow 3M Quest kit will suit your needs. This case is large enough to hold two 42 amp-hour batteries, and can be wheeled into place. Due to its weight, this unit does not have a tripod attachment, and must be placed on a flat, stable surface for accurate use.

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A quick reminder: Check your fit testing calendar.

As summer approaches, school ends, and family vacations start, it can be harder to get your employees to be available for fit testing. Try fit testing before summer, to make sure you don’t miss any compliance dates.

New RAECO Rents catalogDid You Know...

RAECO Rents Latest Catalog is Here!

Take an instrumentation rental guide wherever you go! Our latest catalog makes it easy for you to find the right industrial hygiene or safety instrument for your project. Inside, you'll find product specs, complete kit lists, accessories, and pricing.

The new catalog is mailing this week. Make sure we have your best mailing address, and we'll send you a copy right away.

Get a RAECO Rents pocket catalog

Keeping it Green? Download a 2016 RAECO Rents catalog (3.4MB PDF)

RAECO Rents www.RaecoRents.com
135 Bernice Dr

Bensenville IL 60106-3366
Phone: 866-736-8347 (866-RENT-EHS)
Fax: 815-464-8720