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TSI Launches Respirable Silica Monitoring Enhancements to its SidePak AM520 Personal Aerosol Monitor

May 09 2022 Shoreview, MN

TSI is excited to introduce enhancements in respirable silica monitoring on its SidePak™ AM520 Personal Aerosol Monitor. Now more than ever, respirable silica is a very prevalent occupational hazard requiring worker exposure monitoring. The SidePak™ AM520 Personal Aerosol Monitor is the industry's smallest, battery operated, most portable personal dust monitor on the market—it is a rugged belt-mounted laser photometer used to monitor day-to-day exposure, like respirable silica dust, to improve worker health and safety.

Protecting workers require real-time monitoring of exposed workers to track down the problem and take immediate corrective action (e.g. real-time alarm notifications, engineering control evaluation, work practice changes, need for PPE, etc.). Real-time monitoring then provides rapid validation to ensure you are on the right path to reducing worker exposure and gaining confidence with compliance before doing reference gravimetric testing, to comply with OSHA standards.

With the SidePak™ AM520 Personal Aerosol Monitor, from TSI, new application features to address this real-time benefit include: dual display and data logging of mass concentration and response concentration (i.e., for respirable silica, welding fume and Diesel Particulate Monitoring (DPM) applications); the ability to store up to 10 custom calibration factors on the instrument; custom calibration factor calculator updates on TrakPro™ v5 Data Analysis Software; and enhanced alarm features to set both the mass concentration and response concentration (i.e., action limit) alarm values.

“Understanding our customer’s needs for real-time monitoring of respirable silica, to improve workplace safety and help gain OSHA compliance in a timelier manner, was the driver for the improvements we made on our proven SidePak™ Personal Aerosol Monitor,” said Ketan Mehta, VP of Product Management and Marketing at TSI. “At TSI, we strive to provide trusted measurement instruments and software services to help give our customer the confidence to make informed, data-driven decisions.”

With the SidePak™ AM520 Personal Aerosol Monitor, real-time monitoring can accomplish in days, what normally takes weeks and months with traditional gravimetric sampling programs, the data insight collection needed to immediately improve worker safety on the job and reduce risk to companies.

To learn more, please visit tsi.com/SidePakAM520 or for use in potentially volatile environment, see more on the intrinsically safe model by visiting tsi.com/SidePakAM520i

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