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Trolex launches real-time silica monitor


Trolex, the leading manufacturer of health and safety technology products for workers operating in hazardous environments, has launched a real time detector for silica particulates, the Air XS Silica Monitor 

Silica is the biggest risk to construction workers after asbestos, from the inhalation of silica dust particulates in the workplace. The Air XS Silica Monitor delivers real-time detection of dangerous respirable crystalline silica (RCS) particulates in airborne dust mixtures – on the job. It displays the presence of RCS mass by volume, while also being able to distinguish the presence of RSC within dust mixtures. 

In addition, the Air XS Silica Monitor can track changing concentrations of RCS content over time, letting workers know if the amount of RCS in their workspace is increasing as they work and when it has risen to dangerous levels. This real-time monitoring helps prevent silicosis-associated diseases caused by RCS inhalation, providing safety and security for workers and businesses. 

The Air XS Silica Monitor allows for programming of on-device exposure limit thresholds and warnings (short-term exposure limits and time-weighted averages), allowing for easy customisation of monitoring limits as needed.  

Glyn Pierce-Jones, Trolex CEO said, “This is an exciting product in real-time silica dust monitoring. The Air XS is a global-leading solution to an increasing health problem in many industries. Real time silica monitoring is the safest and most cost-effective way to promote workers’ health in the industries associated with RCS. The Air XS will substantially reduce the number of surveys needed onsite, improve processes create smart ventilation and extraction systems and identify inefficiencies.”