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March 12, 2014 1937 Views

Respirator fit testing particle generator FAQ

We've gotten several questions from customers lately about the need for particle generator use with a TSI PortaCount Pro respirator fit test system. Here's a quick rundown of the basics:

March 10, 2014 738 Views

Are the TSI PortaCount Pro 8030 and 8038 compatible with FitPlus software?

TSI FitPlus was the software companion to the now-retired Portacount Plus 8020, 8028, and 8095 respirator fit testing systems. And, as the fit testing devices were upgraded, so was the software.

March 9, 2014 1029 Views

Don't ever lose a noise dosimeter windscreen again!

Why do you need a windscreen on a noise dosimeter microphone? Quite simply, it blocks out outdoor wind noise by creating a dead air space around the suspended microphone.

February 27, 2014 961 Views

EPA boiler compliance tune-up deadline just three weeks away!

Back in late 2012 and early 2013, the EPA finalized changes to the Clean Air Act standards for area source and major source boilers. (40 CFR 63, subparts JJJJJJ and subpart DDDDDD respectively).  The deadline for completing initial tune-ups is coming up fast: March 21, 2014, and the deadline for submitting notification of compliance status for tune-ups is July 19, 2014.

February 24, 2014 1214 Views

How do I handle lunchtime during a noise survey?

Lately, we've had a lot of customers rent our area sound level and personal noise exposure instruments to help design and implement their hearing protection programs. By knowing the source of loud ambient noise or measure workers' day-long exposure to noise, they can determine where workers need to be using hearing protection gear, like noise-cancelling headphones or ear plugs.