Casella CEL, Inc

Buffalo,  NY 
United States
http://www.casellasolutions.com/us/en/
  • Booth: 8460


Casella - Leader in Safety & Environmental Instrumentation

Casella strive to provide innovative & informative technology solutions for the benefit of workers' health. Casella is a leader in Noise Dosimeters, Sound Level Meters and Octave Band SLM, Real-time Dust Monitors, Personal Sampling Pumps and Analysis Software. 

Brands: dBadge2, Microdust Pro, Apex2, Guardian2, 620 Sound Level Meter, 630 Sound Level Meter


 Show Specials

  • For a limited time only, trade in your old dosimeter or sampling pump and save on the Apex2 Air Sampling Pump and the the dBadge2 Noise Dosimeter.

    With their unique Bluetooth wireless connectivity and our free airwave app,you can monitor your instruments remotely without disturbing the wearer. Replace your old instruments and see how our next generation of dosimeters and air sampling pumps will make your industrial hygiene measurements easier!

    Trade in any Noise Dosimeter and save $200 on the dBadge2
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    For more on Casella products or to speak in more detail to our team visit us on booth #8460

 Press Releases

  • Casella debuts Airwave App for monitoring of dust and noise safety

    Buffalo, NY (August 8, 2017)

    Casella, the leading provider of noise, dust and vibration monitoring solutions, sets new industry standards with the Airwave App, the only tool of its kind in the world providing remote access of noise dosimeters and personal air sampling pumps. Available for download on both Android and iOS devices, Casella’s latest products—including the dBadge2 personal noise dosimeter and Apex2 personal dust sampling pump—are supported by the Airwave App.

    The Airwave App enables users to remotely start, pause or stop a measurement run, monitor battery life and memory capacity and check measurement progress direct from a mobile device, without having to disturb the worker, ultimately improving productivity levels. Data can be emailed alongside photos and notes, adding context to the data and further simplifying the reporting process. This remote access facility makes monitoring and the collection of data much easier.

    The dBadge2 personal noise dosimeter measures every possible noise exposure related parameter during a measurement run. With the information available for subsequent download and analysis, it ultimately allows the industrial hygienist to assess risk or recommend control measures.

    The Apex2 personal sampling pump range allows accurate and reliable monitoring of exposure to dust in a variety of industrial workplaces. The product range includes the Apex2, Apex2 Plus and Apex2 Pro, all featuring different functionality to meet varying requirements. 

    “It is clear to see Casella’s core commitment to improving and simplifying design and a dedication to offering reliable, innovative and visionary solutions to occupational and environmental monitoring,” said John Moore, Casella Service and Operation Manager “This benefits workers who operate in high risk sectors, improving their health and quality of life, and confirms why Casella has been unrivalled with its expertise and product range since inception in 1799.”

    Both the dBadge2 and Apex2 are designed to be unobtrusive to the wearer and the tasks they are performing. However, if a worker does remove the pump, it is registered via a motion sensor to ensure that the final data is correct.

    To find out more about Casella, its products and the Guardian2, please visit www.casellasolutions.com, featuring a new live chat function, or follow @CasellaUK on Twitter or Facebook.

  • Tim Turney, technical product manager at Casella

    Around 3 million people die annually from chronic respiratory diseases (COPD).[1] Some cases could be linked to dust exposure and currently, 141,000 individuals report the working environment as the cause for their health problems.[2] 

    Employers must monitor their workforce’s health and Casella have developed the intrinsically safe Apex2, making it easier to do this.

    Dust

    Workplaces susceptible to large volumes of dust include mines and quarries, construction sites, farming, bakeries and mills. Stones, chemicals, metals, textiles, wood, poultry, grain and flour are

    sources of dust and long-term inhalation of these substances, without the necessary breathing protection, could result in COPD, bronchitis and emphysema.

    The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health regulations (COSHH), stipulate inhalable dust in the workplace should not exceed 10mg/m3 and the level of respirable dust must not exceed 4 mg/m3.[3] Regular monitoring should be conducted and the Apex2 is effective in helping workplaces to do this, identifying high risk areas.

    The Apex2

    Casella’s Apex2 is a personal sampling pump that is efficient, practical and adaptable, offering tailored features depending on individual requirements.

    This pump can be integrated into any working environment and its size, weight, Bluetooth connectivity and the ability to access the data remotely, allow data to be collated accurately.

    The pumps are also equipped with filters that can be changed depending on the environment and will still function regardless of temperature, atmospheric pressure and humidity. Particles collected in the filters are then sent to a laboratory for further analysis, identifying the source of dust.

    The Apex2 allows individuals to operate safely on their own but also work alongside employers to understand workplace risks and how to mitigate them.

     

    [3] The Health and Safety Executive Approved Code of Practice and Guidance: Control of Substances Hazardous to health,2002

  • Tim Turney, Technical Product Manager at Casella

    It is estimated nearly two million people in the UK are at risk of developing Hand Arm Vibration, commonly referred to as HAV syndrome.[1] Exposure to vibration in the workplace can lead to serious consequences, causing long-term injury or impairment. HAV is transmitted into workers’ hands and arms from the use of hand-held power tools and hand guided equipment.[2] High risk sectors include construction, carpentry, ground maintenance, engineering, ship building and ship repairs where workers operate powerful tools, emitting high levels of vibration.

    The health affects of vibration are permanent but the cause is preventable. Employers must act, implementing effective monitoring solutions to help prevent workers suffering life changing conditions.

    Health

    The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations (2005) stipulate employers must limit and ultimately eliminate the risks of vibration by ensuring exposure is ‘low as reasonably practical’.[3] If workers are not provided with the right equipment or vibration levels are not being appropriately monitored, there could be serious repercussions. The health issues, often with agonising symptoms, are divided into three subgroups below:

    1. Vibration White Finger (Raynaud’s disease) - This is a vascular disorder caused by the restricted blood flow, causing visible blanching of the hands[4]. In 2015, 635 new claims were made.[5]

    1. Neurological Vibration (Carpel Tunnel Syndrome) –This problem causes tingling and numbness in the fingers with a lack of dexterity and in 2015, 260 new claims of workers suffering from this syndrome were made.[6]

    1. Muscle and Soft Tissue Damage – Such as arthritis, changes to muscles and tendonitis, which can result in loss of grip strength

    These conditions are particularly debilitating and could lead to financial and social implications, limiting an individual’s ability to work and socialise. In 2000, eight former employees of North West Water were awarded £1.2m compensation after they contracted Vibration White Finger at work. The men from Merseyside stopped working for the company in 1998 when they developed symptoms including loss of feeling, loss of grip, bleeding fingers and constant pain – highlighting how damaging the exposure really can be. [7]

    To avoid companies and workers suffering the harmful affects of vibration, employers should conduct regular risk assessments of the workplace. Implementing assessments will ensure changes are productive and the hand tools and machinery are safe to use.[8]  Failure to carry out risk assessments could lead to serious health problems of workers and detrimental implications for employers. An ongoing monitoring programme is vital to ensure standards are adhered to and that accurate evidence is collated.

    Monitoring

    Different jobs emit different levels of vibration; cutting brick will create different levels to cutting wood. Irrespective of the task, employers must adhere to the government standards of safety that stipulates the daily exposure limit for vibration (ELV) is 5 m/s2. This value is the maximum level of vibration an employee can be exposed to on any single day and above that employees should not continue until steps have been taken to reduce exposure.[9]

    Employers must also focus on the daily exposure value (EAV), which should not exceed 2.5 m/s2. Employers should take the necessary control measures, ensuring exposure is reduced below this value as far as is reasonably practicable. High powered tools are now designed with estimated vibration levels and employers should use this as a guide, indicating how long workers can operate these for.[10]  Measuring the vibration levels, such as with Casella’s equipment, extends this, actually measuring exposure. This is essential, measuring the vibration levels of tools not just when the tools are new, but as their vibration levels deteriorate with time.

    Monitoring gives employers the knowledge that tools and machinery continue to be safe for use after purchase, helping to ensure worker productivity and safety. When manufactured, all monitoring devices should adhere to the standard ISO8041. The data monitoring provides could shape further education campaigns, highlighting areas where further training is required, ensuring employees are completely aware of the issues.  

    Moving forward

    In a busy industrial sector, operating dangerous tools is an essential part of the job, and continues to be a daily task for workers. Monitoring provides valuable information to reduce and prevent risks.  Without monitoring, health could be at risk and workers might end up suffering from the damaging consequences for the rest of their life. Employers must implement change, taking action now.

  • When construction work began on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Olympic Village project in 2005, it is highly likely that no-one at the time could have imagined how this project alone would transform the meaning of the phrase “health and safety” forevermore.

    Then, occupational health was synonymous with the outsourcing of doctors and nurses, often through clinical interventions, with a focus on the individual situation, rather than it forming a core part of a workplace management system. Karen Baxter and Lawrence Waterman, who went on to be co-founders of the Park Health & Safety Partnership, were leading figures in the – ill health prevention work in the Olympic Village project. Karen and the occupational hygiene team knew that mind-sets needed to change for health to be taken as seriously as safety.   Coining the now famed phrase “Health Like Safety”, a new approach was outlined. The strategy addressed workplace exposure issues - including dust, noise and hazardous substances, with clear risk assessment plans. Most importantly, it stressed the need to treat any workplace health risks in the same way safety issues were approached - immediately, with instant outcomes, implementing control measures and using monitoring techniques as a supportive tool to evaluate the success of such controls.

    Encouraging employers to manage workplace health in the same way safety was handled, was a huge break from the past in a very high profile project that employed 80,000 people, with 80 million man hours and the first Olympic construction project ever that resulted in zero fatalities.

    The Park Health & Safety Partnership: Origins

    Following this success, Baxter and Waterman founded the Park Health & Safety Partnership, commonly referred to as Park, bringing together a team of highly experienced occupational hygiene and safety specialists all passionate about ill health prevention, dedicated to helping organisations create best practice health management systems. The organisation’s pioneering 4W approach is still used today and focuses on:

    Workplace, ill health prevention – the impact of a person’s work on their health

    Worker, clinical intervention – the impact of a person’s health on their work

    Wellbeing, health promotion – the use of the workplace to promote health

    Wider Community, outreach to workers’ families and the local population - to improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities   

    Occupational hygienists at Park embed themselves firmly into the health and safety teams on the projects they work on, implementing recommendations on site and managing them in real time. This goes beyond conventional expectations of occupational hygienists, where they visit a site once, make recommendations and leave a report for the employer to implement.  Core skills include anticipation and recognition of hazards to health that may result in injury, illness or affect wellbeing of workers, utilising expertise to prevent and control hazards.

    Keeping An Eye: Casella monitoring equipment

    Monitoring equipment is used by Park consultants on a daily basis, for work they are completing on some of the most high profile construction projects in the UK.  Casella’s personal dust sampling pumps and noise dosimeters help consultants to identify potential health hazards and later, to provide data evidence of the effectiveness of recommended control measures.

    Commenting on Casella’s equipment and its application in day to day processes, James Barnes, occupational hygienist at Park said “The main feature I look for in equipment is robustness, and Casella’s equipment is exactly that.   Accuracy is key for us, and we must have reliable monitoring equipment that maintains a constant flow rate, giving us time to focus on the task in hand, knowing that the monitoring controls are firmly in place.” 

    Recently, a high profile tunnelling project involving a spray concrete lining resulted in increased levels of dust in the air. Using data gleaned from Casella’s Apex2 dust sampling pump, Barnes was able to identify this exposure and continue to monitor exposure levels both in the directly affected area and wider working area - ensuring that all sprayers, engineers, plant operators and any other individuals on site did not exceed maximum exposure limit levels.  The decision was made to incorporate an entirely new air management system and dust protection zone to control the exposure. Within a certain distance, employees were instructed to wear dust masks. In addition to this, DeDuster® systems were installed in the area to filter the air.

    The new systems resulted in increased noise levels, which James was alerted to instantly using data taken from the dBadge2, Casella’s personal noise dosimeters worn by the workforce, enabling further preventative measures to be implemented. 

    Asking workers to wear the monitoring equipment could present some challenges, but its ease of use enables James to ensure workers are fully included in the process, explaining what they are doing, why they are doing it, and how the equipment works. 

    “This ensures that workers do not feel we are checking up on them; instead, doing all we can to ensure their exposures are kept to an absolute minimum”, Barnes commented.  If the monitoring equipment does identify a particular issue or concern, the occupational hygienist on site will run a toolbox talk to explain the results in greater detail, producing a short summary that can be put in a public place, ensuring everyone in the team feels included – a fantastic morale booster.

    Real Time Monitoring

    Casella’s monitoring equipment is created to improve the working environment for employees, utilising technology to provide robust data, assisting the process of keeping exposure levels to a minimum, ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations.  Park has been using this equipment since the organisation started.

    Commenting on James and his team’s use of the Casella equipment, Tim Turney, technical product manager at Casella said “Park consultants using our dust and noise monitoring equipment to achieve their industry revered Health Like Safety ™ approach demonstrates how monitoring systems can be effortlessly incorporated as permanent tools within a working environment.   This accessibility is critical. Often, such equipment can be seen as something that simply provides data once and creates a report.  It is great that James and his team are using the equipment constantly to monitor the environment individuals are working in, changing processes as a result of the findings with individual health an absolute priority.”

  • Where does health start, safety finish, and environmental and wellbeing fall into a job role?

    Tim Turney, Technical Product Manager at Casella

    The barriers and uncertainty felt when treating workplace health and safety as a joint entity is increasingly becoming a problem of the past.  Lawrence Waterman, founding partner of the Park Health and Safety Partnership and former head of health and safety for the London Olympic Delivery Authority, changed the meaning of the phrase forever when he approached health and safety processes together within the Olympic Park construction project.  The project of building the sporting complex for the 2012 Summer Olympics and Summer Paralympics, employing 80,000 with 80 million man hours  finished with zero fatalities; the first time ever for an Olympic construction project. 

    In presentations since, including at a British Safety Council Event in 2014, Waterman detailed the rationale behind his approach of putting the same emphasis, time and handling on health management as safety.  This process involved planning the work with health in mind - from the initial risk assessment process to site monitoring, developing worker/supervisor understanding, and demonstrating how actions help to drive wider standards.

    Waterman contextualised the issue, recounting first hand experience of where health was regarded as difficult to understand and manage, with immediate causes not obvious. [1] “Put simply”, he said, “ it was always meant to be health and safety”. Treating both with equal importance improves life expectancy and quality of life, creates healthier workers that will be more productive, and elevates business reputation and legacy.”

    2017: Where Are We Now?

    It seems Waterman’s approach has truly caught on; with many organisations implementing a similar approach in key sectors, including construction. The HSE’s #HelpGBWorkWell scheme that launched in 2016 is a further testament to the success and support this new approach has garnered, with health as the focus and salient points in the strategy highlighting ill health costs, aligning this to risk management and owning the topic of health more than ever before.

    Coinciding with this is the continuing permutations of professional job titles in our industry that not only link health and safety together, but expand to quality, environment and wellbeing- demonstrated in QESH, or SHEQ job titles. Health and safety as a remit is only getting bigger.

    United Approach

    Control needs from a collaborative perspective – bringing in environmental, wellbeing and other elements on top of the traditional health and safety agenda – is demonstrated internationally with the Gibraltar International Airport project. This project, involving the construction of a road 1.24km long, with two lanes in each direction, will ensure the land border remains open at all times, connecting Gibraltar to mainland Spain

    Environmental Manager for the project, Lucia Diez Cadavid used environmental monitoring processes that ultimately changed health and safety measures, utilising the data gleaned to make the workforce healthier and safer, including the introduction of screens, face masks, and sprinklers – all elements  that fell under her role and responsibilities.

    A 2004 study conducted by the HSE found employers considered health and safety to be a generic phrase where individuals were unable to distinguish between the different types of risk concerned. [2]  We are much further forward then this now, and the remits of a health and safety professional are wider than ever before, utilising other areas of knowledge and skills.  As the wellbeing trend continues to gather momentum and workplaces and employers realise the true benefits of an integrated approach; traditional “health and safety professionals”  can look forward to the future.

     

    [1] https://www.britsafe.org/sites/default/files//editor/L.%20Waterman%20Presentation.pdf

    [2]http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/misc/attitudes.pdf#%5B%7B%22num%22%3A52%2C%22gen%22%3A0%7D%2C%7B%22name%22%3A%22XYZ%22%7D%2C65%2C757%2Cnull%5D

  • Tim Turney, Technical Product Manager at Casella

    Technology Take Over

    With officially more mobile phones in the world than people, it is clear to see the advancements that technology has made over the past 20 years.[1] It has seamlessly integrated itself into our everyday lives and in many ways, due to its enticing simplicity, has become a replacement for human intuition.

    A report in Forbes magazine suggested that app downloads are expected to reach 268,692 billion by 2017, based on data collected from the Apple app store alone.[2] Whilst this new technology has brought many benefits, we are all aware of the potential negative impact it may have on natural human intellect and on using our own instincts.  How can we, as monitors of public environments and workforces, embrace the benefits of technology without losing our core skills, expertise and experience?

    Putting it into practice

    Like any other industry, environmental health and safety has felt the positive effect of the push toward technology and the advancement of monitoring is a big part of this. Occupational hygienists, noise consultants and engineers alike are using new technology in their everyday roles, monitoring dust and noise levels for individual workers and in the wider environment.

    Erich Thalheimer, a Principal Acoustical Engineer with WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff, frequently used Casella’s CEL 593 noise and vibration monitoring device when he managed the noise control program during peak construction years (1996 – 2005) for the biggest urban infrastructure and transportation project in US history; the I-93 Central Artery/I-90 Tunnel Project, more popularly known as the ‘Big Dig’ in Boston.[3]

    The project alleviated an extensive traffic problem that had plagued the city for half a century, saving Boston’s road users an estimated $500 million dollars in elevated accident rates, fuel consumption and late delivery charges by the time of its completion in 2007.  The project also reunited Boston’s neighbourhoods with the waterfront, built new bridges and public parks, and paved the way for the city’s growth well into the 21st century.  During this time, Erich oversaw contractor compliance, performed specialised noise/vibration studies, developed innovated noise control solutions, and ensured the project's EIS noise commitments were fulfilled.

    At the heart of Erich’s work was the confidence of knowing that he could trust his CEL 593 as a reliable, highly accurate yet simple to use device to accompany his wider research into construction- and traffic-induced noise and vibration experienced by people living close to the Big Dig. The simplicity of the CEL 593 and Erich’s expertise combined to offer viable and effective solutions to the problem, with a subsequent drop in the number of complaints received. Erich still uses the same device to this day; some 20 years after he initially purchased it back in 1996.

    A modern equivalent to a CEL 593  

    Casella’s CEL 593 is now an obsolete instrument and time has moved on. The CEL-630 Series, is it’s modern equivalent, is much smaller and has a color screen.   The displayed information can be made as simple or comprehensive as required and all measurement parameters are stored simultaneously, so no incorrect measurements can be made. It can be used across occupational noise measurement and environmental noise measurement.

    Key features include:

    • Easy to use switch-on-and-go functionality
    • Latest digital technology with a high resolution colour TFT display
    • Pre-configured set-ups for occupational and environmental measurements
    • Voice notes to annotate measurements
    • Audio (WAV) recording
    • Single measurement range up to 140dB, no range  adjustment required
    • Data markers, back erase function and audio recording
    • Real-time octave and ⅓ octave measurements
    • Simultaneous measurement of all parameters with all frequency and time weightings

    Intuitive health and safety

    Monitoring for noise, dust and vibration still requires an equal amount of human intuition in order to assess many vital aspects including the likely causes, the people impacted and the steps that need to be taken to improve the situation. As Erich states, “The best acoustic analyser in the world is the one between our ears!”

    When monitoring is taking place, you should always take into account other environmental factors prevalent on the day. For example, results taken during the summer will be affected by open windows and skylights, creating a breeze that could distribute dust particles within the area being tested. If the same test were to be conducted in the winter with windows closed, the dust would remain on surfaces making it more apparent. This simple change in season could cause an issue to go unnoticed. The most successful results can be achieved when there is a combination of human intuition, experience, and the objectivity of the equipment.

    Reaching a happy medium

    When asked about the use of technology for the monitoring of health and safety, Erich said: “With the progress of technology, the job of an acoustical engineer has become easier. Where would we be without GPS and Google Earth?  But somewhere along the way, these developments have caused us to lose sight of acoustic reality. People are now relying too much on their instruments.”

    It is clear that despite the growth in technology, its undoubtable benefits and its seamless simplicity, a true understanding and appreciation of acoustics is best achieved with collaboration between technology and people. The CEL 593 enhanced understanding of noise exposure in the workplace, highlighting technology to be an extension of our own capabilities, not a replacement.


 Products

  • Apex2™ Personal Sampling Pump
    The Apex2 range of personal sampling pumps are the next generation, offering class beating performance with great new features....

  • What is a personal air sampling pump?

    A personal air sampling pump is a bodily worn pump used to sample for airborne contaminants that can be damaging to health. They control the flow of air very carefully to ensure a known volume of air is sampled. So when monitoring for dusts, where the back pressure will increase as dust is collected, the pump maintains the flow at the correct level.

    Monitoring for dust is usually achieved by sampling air onto a pre-weighed filter, which is then weighed after sampling and the dust concentration calculated. Monitoring for gases and vapours uses the same air sampling pump, but generally at a lower flow and using sorbent tubes or other media.

    Stay Connected!
    Monitor your Apex2 personal sampling pump remotely with Bluetooth 4.0* and the supporting Airwave app (available from Google Play and the Appstore) on your mobile device.  There’s no need to disturb the wearer from what they’re doing when you can view the status of the Apex2 or even start, stop or pause the run direct from you mobile device.  The dashboard display provides the run data at a glance and you can email this data alongside situational photographs and notes direct to your laptop making your reporting easier.
    (* Plus and Pro Models only)

    Class Beating Performance!
    Whatever media you’re using you can be assured that the Apex2 personal sampling pump has the power to handle any personal monitoring regime.  Optimised at around 2l/min, the flow at which most Occupational Hygiene measurements are made, the Apex2 personal sampling pump has outstanding back pressure capability.  There are no more worries about battery life:  The Apex2 personal sampling pump has high performing Li Ion batteries and an intelligent battery life indicator letting you know exactly how much charge you have left.  And with the Apex2 performing with a pulsation value of ~10% you can have true confidence in the integrity of your samples.

    Wearer Acceptance!
    With its slim, ergonomic design, the pump is less obtrusive to the wearer allowing them to carry on with their job whilst being monitored.  A sturdy clip with a lifetime guarantee means it’s secure and the detachable rubber boot guards against knocks.  Ingress resistant to IP65 means that you can use it in the harshest environments and its smooth finish means it’s easy to decontaminate.

    Data and Reporting
    The Apex2 personal sampling pump can store up to 200 separate runs, storing data including start time and date, duration, volume sampled and the motion index meaning that you have a permanent record of your data.  It also records events such as pauses.  This data can be transferred from the Apex2 via the docking station and a data download utility to your pc.  The resulting data is in excel format allowing you easier reporting and the ability to tie up lab results, photos and notes.

    Simple Operation
    The Apex2 personal sampling pump has a simple user interface and menu structure.  Using only 4 buttons you can easily navigate through the colour coded start and set-up menus – just requiring one key press to start or continue a run.  Data from the current run/ last run is continually displayed clearly on the full colour screen allowing you to, at a glance, refer or make notes on your sample.

    Low Flow or Multiple Measurements*
    Casella has also included a ‘Constant Pressure Mode’ in the Apex2 personal sampling pump.  This allows you to set the pressure rather than the flow rate – as you would do in low flow measurements.  This means that the Apex2 personal sampling pump is ideal if you are monitoring for gases but also if you would like to sample for multiple hazards.  Please read our application note on the Constant Pressure Mode.
    (* Plus and Pro Models only)

    Great User Features
    The Apex2 personal sampling pump has some additional great features to make your life easier too – a motion detector that lets you know that the pump is being worn so you can be sure your sample is a valid one and with a fault detector and automatic restart too you can have total confidence in your results.  We have included a user lock to avoid any interference during a run and a highly visible status indicator gives you peace of mind.  To enable easier sampling, you also have the ability to set timers and programmes in the Plus and Pro models.  And if you need a grab sample there’s a bag outlet to easily collect these.

    Intrinsically Safe

    All models of the Apex2 are Intrinsically Safe (IECEx). The Apex2 has been designed specifically to be used in potentially explosive areas in the oil and gas, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries as well as being suitable for use in the mining industry.


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    - Ex ia IIIC T135°C Da
     

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  • dBadge2™ Noise Dosimeter
    The dBadge2 is the next generation in personal noise dosimeters, offering features only previously available in the most advanced of hand held sound level meters....

  • Now with Intrinsically Safe versions, the dBadge2 is the perfect tool for personal noise assessment, whichever industry or environment you work in.

    Get Connected!

    Monitor your dBadge2 remotely with the supporting Airwave App on your mobile device.  There’s no need to disturb the wearer when you can view the status or even start, stop or pause the measurement run.

    Octave Band Analysis

    Once only found on an advanced hand-held sound level meter, octave band analysis is available as an option on the dBadge2 Pro personal noise dosimeter model.Overall LEQ and LMAX values are displayed both on screen in graphical format and in a table format when downloaded.

    Intrinsically Safe

    Intrinsically Safe versions of the dBadge2 personal noise dosimeter are available.  The dBadge2 personal noise dosimeter has been designed specifically to be used in potentially explosive area in the oil and gas, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries.

    Multiple Simulated Dosimeters

    The dBadge2 personal noise dosimeter has a ‘multiple simulated dosimeter’ capability to display noise exposure results according to differing regional or international protocols.  These simulated dosimeters simply define the measurement parameters displayed on screen and includes ISO, OSHA, MSHA and ACGIH set-ups.

    Color Display

    The dBadge2™ personal noise dosimeter takes full advantage of the OLED display by color coding screens, status and alarms.  This aids data interpretation in the field, giving a strong visual indicator when trigger levels have been exceeded.

    Motion Sensing

    The built in motion sensor expresses a worker’s movement as a percentage of the time that motion has been detected during a measurement run.  This means that you can be confident that the dBadge2™ personal noise dosimeter has been worn for the entire shift.

    Audio Recording

    Available on the Plus and Pro models, the audio recording option allows you to record voice notes for a measurement run such as an employee’s name or task.

    Combined Docking Station and Charger

    When placed in any of the 3 pockets, the dBadge2™ personal noise dosimeter will begin to charge, progress being displayed on the screen of the meter.  The first pocket has a USB symbol and when placed in there, an individual dBadge2™ can download data, either via a Download Utility directly into Excel or via the Insight Data Management Software specialist dBadge2™ plugin.

    Choose your Model

  • 62x Series Sound Level Meter
    The CEL-62x Series of Integrating Digital Sound Level meters can be used for the measurement of all workplace noise parameters to comply with workplace noise legislation, e.g.OSHA and ACGIH....

  • Use the CEL-62x Series to carry out occupational noise assessments or machinery noise tests as well as to assist with the selection of hearing protection. 

    Easy To Use

    The CEL-62x is a simple to use meter and data is displayed on the high resolution color display.  Measurement screens are intuitively color coded according to the mode of operation, i.e. green if a measurement is being taken and red when a run has ended.  Data is graphically displayed to give a clearer picture of the noise environment.

    Simple Calibration

    Calibrate easily on-site with the 120 Series Calibrator to comply with best practice.

    Stored and Timed Runs

    All runs are date and time stamped and the CEL-62x stores up to 100 runs.  Simply connect your CEL-62x to a PC via the USB connection and the data can be easily reviewed without the need for proprietary software.

    Large Measurement Range

    The instrument has a single large measurement range of 20-140dB meaning that you don’t need to change it.  On the CEL-620B, Octave band analysis is shown in real-time in both graphical and tabular format with the dominant frequency highlighted. 

    Model Selection

    All CEL-62x models are integrating sound level meters so measure the average noise levels as well as the peak level for noise at work legislation.

    If your requirements change over time, the instrument can be upgraded to a higher model online.

  • 63x Series Sound Level Meter
    The CEL-63x Series of sound level meters are the most versatile of meters available; ideal for both noise at work applications (ISO9612, OSHA) and environmental measurements....

  • Ensure compliance with workplace noise legislation with the CEL-633 and assist with the selection of hearing protection.  For environmental noise monitoring, the CEL-633 can be used for boundary noise assessment or noise nuisance complaints. 

    For Occupational Noise:

    - Simultaneous measurements of all workplace noise parameters

    - Standard set-ups for workplace noise legislation

    - Measures parameters for hearing protection by the SNR, HML or Octave band method

    - Analyze time history of noise levels

    - Optional high range microphone up to 165dB

    Easy To Measure and Record

    The CEL-63x Series is designed to make measurements as simple as possible and displayed as simply or as comprehensively as you require – all parameters are stored so you can view as your requirements demand.

    Simple to Calibrate

    Simply calibrate the CEL-63x in the field with the CEL-120 calibrator with date and times stored for compliance to legislation.

    Multiple Measurements

    Average, Peak and Octave Band Measurements are performed simultaneously so no need for multiple measurements.  All are displayed graphically on the full color display.  There is even an option to record voice notes to trace the run.

    For Environmental Noise

    - Simultaneous broadband and frequency measurement

    - Data Markers

    - Back erase function

    - Real-time frequency analysis

    - Single Measurement Range

    - Triggered event capture

    Audio Storage

    Data can be marked to signify important events which can be analyzed later.  Up to 60 hours of audio files can be stored for noise identification purposes.  Stored audio can be played back on the instrument with headphones or via Insight data management software.

    Trigger Levels For Remote Monitoring

    For unattended monitoring, event mode in the CEL-633 allows trigger levels to be set, so additional data (Leq, Lmax) is stored together with the audio file for later play back or analysis and the profiles go down to 10ms intervals.

    An environmental enclosure is available to protect the instrument and microphone from weather and allows unattended monitoring for up to 10 days.

  • Guardian2
    The Guardian2 Site Boundary Monitor is designed to help you remain compliant with site emission levels, using remote monitoring and reporting of noise, dust and vibration levels....

  • Simply plug in on your site and it will begin measuring, its that simple!

    The Guardian2 has Casella’s ‘mHub’ logger with a built in ‘E-sim’ simcard. The E-sim has low data costs and searches several networks to ensure the highest possible signal strength, helping to ensure good data connectivity. Data is available in real time from our secure website http://www.casella247.com/ using a private login.

    A report can be readily produced for compliance purposes and in addition, the system provides alerts via text message or an email should limits be exceeded. Reports can be easily be automated and sent to multiple users. For example, one user can be receiving a report about dust levels, where another user can receive a report about noise levels.

    Key Features

    - Real time dust (PM10, PM2.5 and PM1.0 simultaneously)

    - IEC61672-1 Compliant noise measurements for accurate results measuring several parameters (e.g. LAeq, LAFmax, LN%)

    - Heated inlet to reduce moisture effects

    - Maintenance free wind speed and direction sensor (optional)

    - Triaxial ground vibration sensor

    The Guardian2 can be purchased with single or multiple sensors as required,please see the Part Numbers tab for more details.

    Guardian2 has been designed to be easy to install on site and as soon as power is connected, all sensors are activated and data is automatically transmitted.


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