Industrial Hygiene -
For any employer, exposing its employees to safety & health risks or occupational hazards at their workplace is subject to potentially important liabilities. Similar concern exists in public spaces, in particular for buildings hosting “sensitive” public (eg. children in school, patients and visitors in hospitals).
LumaSense Technologies provides polyvalent solutions, easily deployable in field conditions to monitor with great sensitivity and accuracy a comprehensive range of hazardous or toxic substances. Our solutions enable industrial hygienists or environmental consultants to assess the indoor air quality (IAQ) and anticipate hazardous situations.
Industrial hygiene (IH) is the science of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling workplace conditions that may cause workers' injury or illness. Industrial hygienists use environmental monitoring and analytical methods to detect the extent of worker exposure and employ engineering, work practice controls, and other methods to control potential health hazards. Poor environmental conditions at the workplace also need to be assessed as they may impact workers productivity as demonstrated in multiple published studies (cf. Sick Building Syndrome).
Environmental consultants face similar gas monitoring needs when mandated to commission a new building (eg. construction materials off-gassing toxic organic compounds), to perform diagnosis for an exposure risk assessment (eg. vapor intrusion), or to conduct forensic studies.
Those specialists value sensitive, accurate, and reliable equipment which is easy to use even by non-experts in analytical instrumentation. Because they typically carry out a broad range of field jobs, with different needs and gases of interest depending on the mission profile, they need multiple gas analyzers and good portability.
INNOVA Photoacoustic Gas Monitors have a long track record of successful deployments which encompass a broad range of applications in the fields of Industrial Hygiene (or Occupational Safety & Health) or IAQ monitoring. Some examples:
- Stationary Applications
- VOC ambient monitoring in facilities that use organic solvents in their processes,
- Toxic gases area monitoring in electronics
- Mobile Applications
- Waste anesthesia monitoring in hospitals
- Leakage detection and monitoring
- Vapor intrusion and contaminant spread characterization
- Highly sensitive and accurate multi-gas monitors
- Ease of use by non-experts
- Portability, Direct Measurement
- Analytical versatility: can measure almost any gas that absorbs IR light
- Low cost of ownership: no need of sampling canisters, very low calibration frequency
Examples of detection limits for frequent gas of interest:
|Ethylene Oxide||C2H4O||0.08 ppm|
Our detection limit chart gives an overview of the extent of gas compounds and of applications that we can cover.