Demand In Rental Equipment Outstrips Equipment Ownership
As more customers turn to equipment rental, we interviewed our National Rental Manager Andrew Marom to get his views on the biggest changes, challenges and trends in rental equipment as well as find out what Air-Met Rental has added to it's national rental fleet.Add to Calendar
The Future of Asbestos Fiber CountingAdd to Calendar
Reducing Heat Stress & Dehydration
Summer can be a dangerous time of year for those working in outdoor climates or in confined spaces such as factories and warehouses. The likelihood of heat stress and dehydration occurring rapidly increase during hot and humid days. As an employer, it's important to ensure you implement processes to reduce the likelihood of heat-related illnesses occurring within your team.Add to Calendar
When is a 6-minute average needed, and when is a snapshot enough?
Learn why a 6-minute average is needed when using the Narda Personal Monitor RadMan, Radalert, NBM and other Narda instruments.Add to Calendar
Narda Firmware Update: SRM-3006
Air-Met wishes to advise all Narda SRM-3006 users of a new firmware update available. This new version (V 1.5.2) will introduce a variety of new features including improvements to MR Search.Add to Calendar
Narda Software Update and New operating Manual: AMB-8059
Narda AMB-8059 users are now able to update to the latest software version (V 1.30). This new update will introduce the following features:Add to Calendar
Announcement | Investing & Supporting Our CustomersAdd to Calendar
Dangers of Buying Property with Methamphetamine Contamination
Buying a property that was once used to make methamphetamine or was used by an end-user can have long-term health effects on your health, even more so for the vulnerable such as children and the elderly. Methamphetamine can enter the body by simply touching contaminated surfaces, breathing airborne particles or by consuming food and beverages that have contacted a contaminated surface.
A property may look ordinary from both the outside and inside, however, methamphetamine contamination may have contaminated the walls, ceiling, carpet, insulation or other areas of the property. Methamphetamine contamination can remain in a property for many years after it was used or produced, so it's important to ensure that when you buy a property you identify whether the property has been contaminated to either avoid purchasing the property or to ensure that the property is decontaminated before moving in.Add to Calendar
Bump Testing Your Gas Detector Should Be Second Nature
Bump Testing Your Gas Detector Should Be Second Nature
Creating good habits when it comes to bump testing your gas detection equipment is important to ensure safe, simple and accurate results.
What is a bump test and why is it important?Add to Calendar
What Is PFAS And Should I be Concerned?
With water being a necessity for all living cells including human life, can our daily H2O actually be detrimental to our well-being? As much as Erin Brokovich is a dramatisation of a true story, it highlights not just the concern communities have for public and environmental health, but also how the industry has become negligent of their due diligence.
“PFAS” is fast becoming a trending word globally, and in Australia, it is found most cases of PFAS contamination are in communities surrounding industrial sites, military bases and firefighting training grounds. But what is PFAS?Add to Calendar
The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Leakage
Carbon monoxide (CO) leakage is a serious incident that can occur in any gas heater. Therefore, its imperative that you protect your family, friends and colleagues from the lethal effects of carbon monoxide that may result in death or chronic illness. Carbon monoxide is often referred to as the 'silent killer' as it is a colourless, odourless and tasteless gas that occurs from the incomplete combustion of hydrocarbon fuels.
The leakage of carbon monoxide can occur in any residential or commercial building with gas heating appliances, this includes newly purchased and installed ones. Dirty, old and unserviced heaters are more prone to carbon monoxide leakage. Consequently, its highly recommended from both experts and government agencies to service your heater every 2 years to reduce the risk of CO leakage.Add to Calendar
New SKC 2018-2019 Global Catalogue Arriving Soon
Air-Met is pleased to announce that the much anticipated 2018-19 SKC Global Catalogue and Air Sampling Guide will soon be arriving at your local Air-Met Scientific office. This is your opportunity to receive a copy of the catalogue before reservations are full.
The SKC Catalogue is a valuable and comprehensive handbook for sampling instruments and media for all occupational and environmental health and safety professionals.Add to Calendar
Selective and Wideband Measuring Devices
Do you get the same results with a selective measuring device and a wideband measuring device?
The answer to this question is complicated as it depends on when and how the device is used. The scenarios below illustrate why results may differ depending on whether you use a selective or wideband measuring device:Add to Calendar
Urgent Software Update for EHP-50 from Narda
A new software update (V 2.07) is available for the Narda EHP-50-TS. You can now download the latest update by clicking here.
The changes only apply to the EHP50-TS PC software. This update is recommended as it eliminates an error that caused considerable measurement deviation for measurements in Dual mode with RMS averaging activated.Add to Calendar
New Narda SRM Videos
Narda has recently uploaded three SRM videos that may be of interest to current and prospective users of the instrument. Check out the videos from Narda below:
How do I make a wideband measurement with a selective measuring device?Add to Calendar
EMF Safety: 5G Network Solutions
The first 5G networks will launch in Australia during 2019. But, are you ready for the 5G network?
Australian telcos are currently testing the 5G network, to ensure wide area coverage will be ready to roll out. Now’s the time to ensure you get your field strength measuring equipment up to date for location certification and health safety requirements.Add to Calendar
New DMP Regulation Changes in WA
In December 2017, the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Resources Safety in Western Australia introduced a triage process in the Department's Safety Regulation System (SRS). The aim of this process was to assist in identifying those exceedances requiring further action by the mining operation as it was found that personal protective equipment (PPE) is often used a temporary control strategy.
This new process will take the form of a declaration covering five aspects in noise exposures and atmospheric contaminants. You can read more about these aspects by clicking the button below:Add to Calendar
EMF Safety: Wideband Measurement with Selective Measuring Device
Using the Narda SRM you can efficiently make a wideband measurement in just a few simple steps. The example below shows how you can use the Narda SRM to make a wideband measurement:
- Select “Full Span” as the frequency window in “Spectrum Analysis” mode.
- Then open “Evaluation - > Integration” and move the “Frequency Integration Min Maker” to the left-hand edge of the frequency range and the “Max Marker” to the right-hand edge.
All the services in this range will be captured and added together.Add to Calendar
Improved DSX™ Docking Station for Ventis® Instruments
Industrial Scientific has been hard at work redesigning the DSX™ Docking Station for the Ventis® MX4 and Ventis® Pro Series gas detectors. This redesign is available for DSX Standalone, DSXi Cloud-Connected, and DSX-L Local Server docking stations. Industrial Scientific has improved the docking station by taking advantage of a face-down instrument placement that eliminates the door, external tubing, and other small pieces. These, changes along with the recent updates in DSX-L v9.7 and DSXi v7.6, make the DSX line of docking stations the simplest and most reliable way to maintain a fleet of gas detectors.
The new docking station design has been improved with the following specifications:Add to Calendar
A Guide To Accelerant Detection Tools
Fire investigation can be referred to as the origin and cause of fire-related incidents. After a fire has been extinguished by firefighters, an investigation is commonly launched to determine the origin and cause of the fire or explosion. It’s the job of investigators to figure out how and where the fire started and whether foul play was involved.
A common resource in the detection of accelerants is the use of trained arson detection dogs. These dogs have smell sensitivity that is 10,000 to 100,000 times more acute than humans. This ultimately means that dogs can identify accelerants even through scatted debris. In terms of detecting the residue of volatile organic compounds (VOC) that may be present at a fire scene from common accelerants such as solvents, gasoline (petrol) or diesel fuel, dogs have a sensitivity of 0.001 part per million (ppm). That’s an incredible 1 part per billion (ppb)!Add to Calendar
A Guide To Detecting Accelerants
Fire arson is an event that occurs when a fire is intentionally set for profit, revenge or just for ‘kicks’. According to a report by Victoria Police, it has cost the state in excess of $119 million over the last 5 years1. Crime Statistics Victoria reported 3,101 incidents of arson in the year of 20172, with the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research reporting 5,862 incidents of arson in NSW during 2017 alone3. UK figures4 would suggest that more than 40% of fires in business premises and more than 20% in residential properties are intentional.
Arson investigations are particularly challenging because the evidence is often destroyed during the fire and the efforts of the fire brigade to extinguish the blaze. Investigations preceding the event can last for significant time periods as investigators have to sift through debris to find chemicals that may have been used as the accelerant. These accelerants are hydrocarbon-based fuels such as gasoline (petroleum), diesel fuel, kerosene, turpentine, butane, and various other flammable solvents collectively known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Trained sniffer dogs can be used as a traditional resource for tracing accelerants, however, these dogs may not be available when needed or have insufficient, unsafe access.Add to Calendar
Tiger and Tiger Select Firmware Update
Ion Science has released the latest Tiger and Tiger Select firmware. These new updates are recommended for all users of the Tiger and Tiger Select instruments. The updated firmware will provide users with enhancements and will also fix some issues users may be experiencing.
Please install the new version to ensure you stay up to date:Add to Calendar
EMF Safety: Wideband and Selective Measurements
A wideband measurement made with the Narda NBM gives a measurement result for all the services taken together. Regardless of how much power is transmitted by TV, FM radio, or mobile communications, or how many transmitters there are, a wideband measurement gives a single result. The Narda NBN-550 features memory for saving up to 5,000 measurement results, voice recording for comments, intelligent probe interface detects probe parameters and numerous other beneficial features.
On the other hand, the Narda SRM, will get you any number of results, or more precisely, one result for each service that is present. Whether you want to display the total power of all FM stations, or to show the power of each FM station separately, it is only a question of the settings of the SRM. The device can dissect the frequency spectrum practically however you want. This is really important, particularly if the limit value is exceeded. The Narda SRM-3006 is suitable for outdoor use, features an integrated GPS and voice recorder for effective analysis.Add to Calendar
EMF safety: Area monitoring with AMB-8059 and AMS-8063
Measuring the strength of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) has never been easier thanks to Narda’s Wideband Area Monitor 8059 and the new vehicle mounting kit. The Narda AMB-8059 was originally designed as a stationary wideband monitor for measuring the strength of electromagnetic fields such as those produced by broadcasting equipment, mobile communication systems, as well as high tension lines. When equipped with a solar panel and mobile phone modem, it can be permanently set up at points that are of public interest, measure the field strength, and send the data back to the office via the internet.Add to Calendar
Difference Between The Earth's Magnetic Field & That Of A NMR Tomograph
The difference is too big for most normal measuring instruments to measure the difference, that's for sure. The earth’s static magnetic field is around 40μT, but a nuclear magnetic resonance tomograph can easily generate between 1 and 7 Tesla. That’s around ten to the power of five times as much or 100 dB in telecommunications engineer’s language.
Choosing the right product to measure earth’s magnetic field is important to ensure you are always ready and able to measure these fields. The HP-01 from Narda can measure all three types of fields, isotropically and in accordance with standards. It has a wide measurement range from 10 µT to 10 T (dynamic range 120 dB) and can be used in a range of applications including Magnetic Resonance Tomography (MRT), Electric Mobility, Electrolysis, Magnetic Stirrers and Applications Involving Permanent Magnets, Direct Current Motors and Generators.Add to Calendar
The Effects of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF)
Near field and far field: Where is the boundary between them? And what must I keep in mind?
These are common questions asked by many who are concerned or interested in the topic of safety in electromagnetic fields (EMF). Electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields exist wherever voltages and currents are present. Electromagnetic fields are emitted from broadcasting facilities for radio, television and telecommunications as well as in industrial facilities and medical equipment. High-voltage power lines emit this radiation as an undesired product; however, in telecommunications they purposely emit this radiation to transmit information. Electromagnetic fields do pose a biological risk to human health if individuals are exposed to this radiation consistently or for extended periods of time. EMF recommendations, standards and regulations intend to guide the limit of such harmful radiation. The Biological effects of EMF depend on:Add to Calendar
Cub Firmware & PC Update
The Cub firmware and PC software by Ion Science have recently been updated with a number of enhancements. It’s highly recommended that owners of the Cub update to the latest firmware (V0.0.80) and PC software (V0.0.0.45) to ensure they take advantage of these improvements.
The improvements that have been made with this release are detailed below:Add to Calendar
iNet Control and iNet Now v7.6 Released
Air-Met Scientific would like to advise iNet customers of the release of iNet v7. This new update provides several enhancements and bug fixes for iNet Now and iNet Control. iNet Control and iNet Now upgrades are automatically available at no charge.
This update includes several enhancements including:Add to Calendar
New Filtered LEL Sensor for Ventis® Pro and Radius® BZ1
A new catalytic bead combustible (LEL) sensor has been released by Industrial Scientific. The new sensors have been designed to work with the Ventis® Pro 4 Multi Gas Monitor, Ventis® Pro 5 Multi Gas Monitor and Radius® BZ1 Area Gas Monitor instruments. These new sensors filter out hydrogen sulfide (H2S) which can desensitise and therefore shorten the life of the sensor.
Hydrogen sulfide can poison and permanently damage catalytic bead combustible sensors by attaching itself to a portion of, or the entire, sensing bead. Once attached, the hydrogen sulfide damages the sensitivity of the sensor, therefore shortening the life of the sensor. Traditional H2S filters used on catalytic bead sensors and heavy hydrocarbon vapours, such as diesel fuel or kerosene, are undetectable. The new LEL sensors are now capable of filtering out the H2S without: inhabiting hydrocarbon detection, changing sensor response times, or changing correlation factors to other combustible gases.Add to Calendar
Standards-compliant EMF measurement solutions from 0Hz to 90GHz
Narda has continued to develop the next generation of mobile communications and as such have perfected their range of measurement solutions. With its NBM-550 field strength meter and unique range of interchangeable probes, the company already covers the entire frequency range between 0 Hz and 90 GHz with reassuring margins in reserve. As the test phase for 5G begins in 2018, this outstanding level of planning security is very welcome.
Standards-compliant EMF measurement solutions (for electrical and magnetic fields) from Narda STS ensure customers are fully equipped for the needs of the future – including 5G. EMF measurement solutions provide outstanding flexibility and are suitable for virtually all applications – especially in the frequency range above 6 GHz – users of the NBM-550 (Narda Broadband Field Meter) can enjoy the benefits of tomorrow’s advanced technology today. Standards-compliant meters from Narda stand for high quality, reliability, lasting safety and state-of-the-art technology. All instruments comply with key national and international standards and directives. These are the EMF Directive 2013/35/EU (occupational health and safety), IEC 6186-1 (requirements relating to the meters) and DIN EN 50413 (basic standard for the measurement and calculation process).Add to Calendar
EFC-400 Software for computing and simulating electric and magnetic fields
EFC-400 calculates electromagnetic fields using a practically unlimited number of network elements such as conductors, line segments, buildings, and antennas. The software features fast computing speed and ease of use that results in better efficiency. Moreover, it enables users to create all the needed network elements themselves or import them. The software simulation results in an easily interpreted graphical display.
The EFC-400 has been the standard for the industry since 1995, with references form clients worldwide. Users of the software include energy network operators and their planning departments, consulting engineers, railroad companies, regulatory authorities and the environmental departments of local government agencies.Add to Calendar
Narda EHP-50: Software Update
What is the EHP-50F?
The EHP-50F from Narda is a frequency selective FFT measuring system with high dynamic range for electric and magnetic fields from 1Hz to 400 kHz. Sensors in all three spatial directions deliver isotropic results for selective and wideband measurements.Add to Calendar
Tiger LT PC Software Update
Air-Met Scientific would like to advise all Tiger LT customers of a new PC software update (V126.96.36.199) by Ion Science. This new update introduces several new enhancements so it’s advised that all Tiger LT users update to this new version.
The PC software can be upgraded directly via your existing version of Tiger LT PC. Please refer to your user manual for guidance.Add to Calendar
DSX-L Docking Station Software Update
A new software update is now available for Industrial Scientific's DSX-L Docking Station. DSX-L v9.7 is the latest update that includes several enhancements and bug fixes with a key focus on improving the O2 bump tests and providing clearer troubleshooting messages.
Air-Met would like to advise all users of the DSX-L Docking Station to upgrade to the new software update to ensure optimal performance.Add to Calendar
DSXi and DSX™ Software Update
Industrial Scientific has recently released a new software update (version 7.5.2) for DSXi and DSX Standalone Docking Stations. It’s highly recommended that you upgrade your docking station firmware to ensure it performs at optimal performance.
This new update has now changed some of the DSX Docking Station messages to provide better troubleshooting instructions. The troubleshooting message “Unavailable Gas” has been eliminated and replaced with the following four messages:Add to Calendar
Why Is A Hypotonic Solution Good For Preventing Dehydration
Dehydration is a common occurrence when working in hot or humid weather conditions or when the human body does not receive a sufficient amount of water. Dehydration will ultimately lead to a decline in productivity and can be detrimental to your health. So, how can a hypotonic solution prevent dehydration from occurring?
Aqualyte is an effective scientifically formulated hypotonic solution that assists in hydrating the body and preventing the symptoms of heat stress. Founded by Dr Graham Bates, Aqualyte is now used by many professional sports including the AFL, Basketball, Cricket, Netball, Hockey, and Rugby amongst others as an effective hydration solution.Add to Calendar
Updated Tiger LT Firmware & PC Software
Air-Met Scientific would like to advise all customers that the Tiger LT firmware and PC software has been updated with a number of beneficial enhancements. It is highly recommended that you update to these new versions to ensure you are up to date with the latest improvements.
The latest version releases and their improvements are listed below:Add to Calendar
Hand Pumps to be Discontinued for the MX6 iBrid®, Ventis® MX4, and GasBadge® Pro
Air-Met Scientific would like to advise current and prospective customers that part numbers 18107078 (MX6 iBrid® hand pump), 18106500 (GasBadge® Pro hand pump), and 18108830 (Ventis® MX4 hand pump) will no longer be available once our supplier's current supply is depleted. This will also result in the product no longer being included in any instrument kits.
To assist our current and prospective customers we have provided some products below that you may wish to consider as viable alternatives:Add to Calendar
Preventing Heat Stress in Hot Working Conditions
The hot weather has arrived! But, before you become complacent and enjoy the summer days, you should consider the importance of implementing a workplace heat management plan that will prevent you and your employees becoming a victim of heat stress.
Working in hot and humid weather can lead to serious health issues if steps are not in place to prevent the condition. Whether your workplace conducts its operations in an indoor or outdoor environment you should always remain proactive during the hot weather. Australia is renowned for its extremely hot summers so protecting your employees from the harsh Australian sun is extremely important for their health and for the business as a whole.Add to Calendar
What Causes Sulphur Dioxide Sensors to Fail Early?
Some customers have experienced issues with SO2 (Sulphur Dioxide) sensors failing. The typical SO2 sensor should last between two and five years. However, in some scenarios, these sensors may fail and only last a short lifespan. So, why is this and what can you do to increase the lifespan of your SO2 sensors?
Measuring Sensor LifeAdd to Calendar
Prolong Industrial Scientific BZ1 Run Time with External Power
Why use an External Power Supply?
In September of 2016, Industrial Scientific released the Radius® BZ1 Area Monitor with LENS™ Wireless. Since then customers have found the instrument extremely easy to use and configure into a wireless network. Although a non-pumped Radius BZ1 configured with LEL, CO, H2S, and O2 sensors are capable of running for seven days, an increased battery runtime is always beneficial for around-the-clock projects and turnaround work.Add to Calendar
Product Update | THM1176-MF Probe ReplacementAdd to Calendar
Redesigned Rugged Carry Case for the Ion Science Tiger and Tiger Select
Ion Science Tiger & Tiger Select Carry Cases Have Been Re-Designed
The redesigned carry case is now smaller, lighter and more robust, ensuring that the instrument is safely protected from the harsh environments it may be used in.Add to Calendar
Narda SRM-3006 Now Includes LTE-TDD Option
Narda Safety Test Solutions Has Expanded The New Generation Of Its SRM-3006 With The Addition Of The LTE-TDD Option.
This completes the frequency-selective handheld field strength measuring system, which has long been established as the standard device for fast, standard-compliant and reliable safety assessments.Add to Calendar
Narda Magnetometer HP-01Add to Calendar
It's National Asbestos Awareness MonthAdd to Calendar
Tiger & Tiger Select Firmware & Manual Update
Ion Science has recently updated the firmware and PC software for the Tiger & Tiger Select models. It is a good idea to update your Tiger & Tiger Select models to take advantage of new updates, resolutions and additional device features.
Please be mindful that there are significant changes to the Tiger Select firmware, therefore, we would recommend revising the latest user manual prior to completing the updates.Add to Calendar
Tiger Select Redesign
Air-Met is excited to announce that Ion Science have recently redesigned the Tiger Select to be more user friendly and intuitive. The new design will continue to deliver the accuracy that ION Science is renowned for, but will improve the instruments usability.
The instrument will now come with its very own ION Science benzene pre-filter tube for enhance user performance and maximum protection against benzene, whilst offering a more cost effective solution.Add to Calendar
We're Passing On Even More Savings To You On Calibration Gas
We're Passing On Even More Savings To You On Calibration Gas
Did you know we've got over 40,000L of quality Industrial Scientific calibration gas coming into our warehouses alone this month! As a result of our bulk buying, Air-Met is slashing prices and passing on even more savings to you!Add to Calendar
New | Slim Extended Lithium-ion Battery For Ventis® Instruments
Industrial Scientific has just released a new lithium-ion battery option for Ventis® MX4 and Ventis® Pro Series (Ventis Pro 4 and Ventis Pro 5) instruments. The new slim extended lithium-ion battery provides up to 18 hours of run time and does not compromise with additional weight or size. The extended battery life will enable operators to prolong continuous use of their devices, resulting in better efficiency and cost-savings. Additionally, the battery is compatible with existing DSX™ Docking Stations and will extend the lithium-ion battery line-up to three devices available for the Ventis® family of instruments.Add to Calendar
New Ventis® MX4 Firmware Update Now Available
Industrial Scientific have just released their latest firmware update (version 4.3) for the Ventis® MX4 Portable Multi Gas Monitor instruments.
This new optional update introduces two new features, a low battery warning and an adjustment to the critical battery alarm.Add to Calendar
NEW | PM10 / PM2.5 Portable Particulate Monitor
NEW | PM10 / PM2.5 Portable Particulate Monitor
Air-Met is excited to announce the release of the Aeroqual Portable Particulate Monitor for the simultaneous monitoring of PM10 and PM2.5.
For more than a decade the Aeroqual portable monitor range has been trusted for accurate and affordable measurement of gaseous pollutants. Now you can use the very same Series 200/300/500 monitors to measure particulate matter (PM) too, thanks to the introduction of the PM2.5 & PM10 sensor head.Add to Calendar
NEW TO AIR-MET | Aeroqual AQS1 Compact Air Quality Monitor
Air-Met is pleased to announce the newest arrival to the Aeroqual ambient air quality monitoring line up - the AQS1 compact air quality station which will be joining the likes of the Aeroqual AQM65 Ambient Air Monitoring Station and the Aeroqual Dust Sentry Dust Monitor.
What is the AQS1?
The AQS 1 combines a nephelometer, PM2.5 sharp cut cyclone, and Aeroqual’s industry leading GSS (gas sensitive semiconductor) ozone sensor technology. Housed in a rugged, lockable weatherproof enclosure, the monitor is lightweight (less than 13kg) and can be installed and moved with ease.Add to Calendar
Narda AMB-8059 Area Radiation Meter Now Supports WiFi & 3GAdd to Calendar
Product Update | Ion Science GasCheck IS Leak Detector
Ion Science GasCheck IS Gas Leak Detector Discontinuation Announcement
Air-Met Scientific wishes to advise customers that Ion Science will cease production of the GasCheck IS Leak Detector on the 25th July 2017. Full warranty for the instrument and on-going support will still be available.Add to Calendar
Congratulations To The Air Sampling iPad Air 2 Promotion Winner
And The Winner Of The Win An iPad Air 2 With Selected Air Sampling Pump Purchases Is...Add to Calendar
Introducing The New Ventis Gas Detector Slide-On Pump
Introducing Industrial Scientific's New Ventis MX4 & Ventis Pro Series Slide-On Pump
Allowing workers to use one gas detector for multiple applications.Add to Calendar
The Difference Between Docking Station & Service Centre Calibrations
Docking Station Calibrations vs. Service Centre Calibrations
With the increasing capabilities of instrument docking stations allowing portable gas detection users to calibrate, dock, conduct bump tests and more, is it necessary to send portable gas detectors into service centres for calibration and servicing?Add to Calendar
The Importance of Bump Testing & Calibrating Your Gas Detectors
The Importance of Bump Testing & Calibrating Your Gas Detectors
Gas detectors play a critical role in ensuring the safety of workers and personnel on site. When used, calibrated and maintained in accordance to manufacturer’s instructions, gas detectors are extremely effective and reliable in alerting workers and personnel of potentially dangerous environments however gas detectors alone are not enough to keep you and your team safe. Workers continue to lose their lives from exposure to toxic or explosive gases. Why is this so?Add to Calendar
Prevent Heat Stress With Aqualyte. Request A Free Sample Today!
Samples Available Until 31 March Or Until Stocks Lasts.
Scientifically developed to prevent heat related illnesses, dehydration and their effects on performance, the Australian made Aqualyte High Performance Solutions are specifically formulated to maximise fluid absorption rates all with low carbohydrate content, appropriate sugar levels and is non caffeinated.
Dehydration is a serious threat to health. Mental & physical performance starts to decrease at 2% dehydration. The loss of fluids reduces concentration, which can lead to accidents. Drinking Aqualyte helps to reduce these mental and physical decrements.Add to Calendar
Software Update | Ion Science Cub PC Software
The Ion Science Cub PC Software Has Now Been Updated
Ion Science recently issued an updated gas table within Cub PC, version 0.0.0.41 (November 2016).Add to Calendar
SRM Selective Radiation Meter N-Connector Saver
Protect Your SRM-3000 and SRM-3006 Selective Radiation Meter N-Connectors With The N-Connector Saver Attachment
The N-Connector on the SRM-3000 and SRM-3006 is permanently fixed to the RF module to guarantee maximum measurement accuracy within the calibrated specifications.Add to Calendar
EHP-50/-200 PC Software & Firmware Updates
New PC Software & Firmware Update For The Narda EHP-50/-200 Low Frequency Radiation Monitors
The new free software and firmware for the E & H Field Analyzers EHP-50 and EHP-200 includes a whole range of minor improvements including frequency data for Highest Peak and additional measurement results for each axis, which add stability to the software and make it easier to use.Add to Calendar
NBM Basic Units And NBM Probes Plug-In Or Threaded Connector?
Since 2011 Narda STS has been fitting modern threaded connectors to NBM devices and NBM probes. These connectors are mechanically and electrically superior to the ones used previously.
Older NBM probes with plug-in connector can be used with new NBM basic units with the threaded connector. In contrast, new NBM probes with threaded connector cannot be used with older NBM basic units with plug-in connector.Add to Calendar
Ventis Pro Series Multi Gas Monitors Now ANZEx CertifiedAdd to Calendar
Air Sampling Win An iPad Air 2 PromotionAdd to Calendar
New At Air-Met | Aqualyte Berry Flavour Hydration SolutionAdd to Calendar
Software Update | Ion Science Tiger & Tiger SelectAdd to Calendar
Air-Met OzChild Christmas Wishing Tree Appeal 2016Add to Calendar
Here Are Air-Met's Xmas And New Year Trading Details
Here Are Some Important Details and Contacts Regarding Air-Met's Christmas Shutdown Period for 2016/2017
The team at Air-Met Scientific would like to thank you for another amazing year. As usual the Air-Met team will be taking a well deserved break over the Christmas period and as a result all Air-Met offices will be closed from Thursday 22nd December 2016 from 5pm and will be re-opening on Tuesday 3rd January 2017 at 8:30am.Add to Calendar
Product Update | YSI 550A Water Quality MeterAdd to Calendar
Working In Hot Environment Guidance Materials
With summer just around the corner, have you reviewed and updated your heat stress program and policy?
There are currently no legislations that indicate the maximum temperatures employees may be exposed to in the workplace however Australian employers do have a duty of care to provide, maintain and ensure that so far as reasonably practical, a safe working environment for employees and that all employers are to take practical steps to minimise the risk of heat hazards in the workplace environment.
Working in intense heat regardless of whether you are indoor or outdoor, can increase normal body temperatures and lead to a range of symptoms from discomfort to life threatening scenarios.Add to Calendar
Product Update | AMB-8059 Now Covers A Wider Frequency Range
The Narda Multi-Band Area Monitors are constantly in use in areas where electromagnetic radiation levels need to be continuously assessed by means of long-term observation. The wideband Area Monitor AMB-8059 combines the latest technology with traditional reliability with more than 4,500 stations in use worldwide.
The Narda AMB-8059 now covers a wider frequency range with new 18 GHz and 40GHZ probes now availble.Add to Calendar
Product Update | Narda AMS-2600 Area Radiation MonitorAdd to Calendar
Service Update | iTX Gas Monitor Service UpdateAdd to Calendar
Is Your Selective Radiation Meter Able To Survive A 1M Drop TestThe SRM-3006 Can?
The Narda Safety Test Solutions SRM-3006 Selective Radiation Meter Can
Check out the results!Add to Calendar
New At Air-Met | 3M E-A-Rfit Dual Ear Validation System
Now Available At Air-Met Scientific
The 3M E-A-Rfit Dual Ear Validation System. Designed To Ensure Your Workers Are Using The Correct Fit Hearing Protection.
Protecting workers from hazardous noise levels is an ongoing challenge for many organisations. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2010)*, the most commonly recorded occupational health issue in the manufacturing sector is permanent hearing loss. The success of your safety program depends on many factors and requires more than just offering hearing protection.Add to Calendar
New At Air-Met | The ORION Smart Vibration Monitoring TerminalAdd to Calendar
Aeroqual Wins Innovative Hardware Award At Hi Tech Awards NZ
The Aeroqual AQM 65 Compact Air Quality Monitoring Station Wins Top Award
Air-Met is very proud to announce that air quality technology from our supplier Aeroqual has won a major prize at the 2016 NZ Hi-Tech Awards in May. The NZ Hi-Tech Awards received a record number of entries this year, and several of the judges commented that the standard of entries is the highest yet seen in the event’s 22-year history.The AQM 65 compact air quality monitoring station took the top award in the Most Innovative Hi-Tech Hardware Solution category.
How Is The AQM 65 Innovative?Add to Calendar
Small Business Instant Instrumentation Asset Tax Write-Off Scheme
The Immediate Equipment and Instrumentation Asset Tax Write Off Scheme is Still On!
Claim an Immediate Tax Deductions on Assets Costing Less than $20,000
When did the instant asset write-off scheme commence?The law commenced 7.30pm AEST 12 May 2015 and will cease on 30 June 2017.As announced in the 2016-2017 budget, the scheme has not been extended and will still be due to end June 30, 2017. Who Is Eligible?Any business that meets the definition of a small business entity, i.e. one with an aggregated turnover less than $2 million, may be eligible to claim an immediate deduction for the cost of depreciating assets acquired for less than $20,000.
From July 1 2016, the federal government will extend its $20,000 instant asset write-off scheme to business to businesses turning over up to $10 million however the scheme has not been extended and will still be due to end June 30, 2017.
What Does This Mean?This means that a small business will be able to claim an immediate deduction for the cost of each and every depreciating asset that they purchase for less than $20,000.
For example, Pamela bought a second hand skid steer loader for $17,000 on 28 May 2015 which is used solely in her landscaping business. As the depreciating asset cost less than $20,000, Pamela will be able to claim an immediate deduction for this asset.
What Does It Apply To?It should be noted that the measure applies to BOTH new and second hand assets.
It also applies on a per asset basis, so several assets each costing up to $20,000 would qualify for the write-off if installed ready for use before 30 June 2017.
What About Assets Over $20,000? Assets valued at $20,000 or more (which cannot be immediately deducted) can continue to be placed in the small business simplified depreciation pool and depreciated at 15% in the first income year and 30% each income year thereafter. The pool can also be immediately deducted if the balance is less than $20,000 over this period (including existing pools).
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Government Budget Allocations For Asbestos Safety & Removal
Asbestos Safety and Removal Included In The Federal and Victorian State Budget 2016
Asbestos Safety And Eradication Agency - Additional Funding
As announced in the recent budget 2016-17 announcement, the Government will provide an additional $3.4 million over two years from 2016-17 to the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency to coordinate the National Strategic Plan for Asbestos Management and Awareness 2014-2018 (the Plan). The government will provide $2M in 2016-17 and $1.4M in 2017-18. The Plan establishes a framework for a national approach to asbestos management and awareness in Australia.Add to Calendar
Updated Safe Work Australia Asbestos Codes Of Practice
Important: Updated Code Of Practice - How To Manage And Control Asbestos In The Workplace From Safe Work Australia. Download Today!
Safe Work Australia has developed a series of guidance material on:
- how to manage asbestos in the workplace, and
- how to manage risks associated with asbestos and asbestos containing material (ACM) at the workplace.
This model Code of Practice has been developed to provide practical guidance for persons conducting a business or undertaking on how to manage risks associated with asbestos and asbestos containing material (ACM) at the workplace and thereby minimise the incidence of asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer.Add to Calendar
Draft Overview Of The Black Lung Disease Interim Findings
More Cases of Black Lung Disease Emerge Among Queensland Coal Workers
It was first thought that black lung disease had been eradicated in Australia, however if you’ve been following the mining news lately, coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (CWP) or “Black Lung Disease” may not be a thing of the past with eight Queensland coal miners being diagnosed with the disease since late 2015, the first case in nearly 60 years.
Black Lung Disease is a preventable occupational, man-made disease of the lung. The disease is caused by the inhalation of dust particles or chemical irritants usually over a prolonged period of time. These dust particles or irritants accumulated in parts of the lung causes inflammation and scarring and eventually resulting in irreversible lung damage.Add to Calendar
New At Air-Met: The Ventis Pro Series Multi Gas Monitors
5 Reasons To Go Pro For The Ventis Pro Series Multi Gas Monitors
Stop carrying multiple devices to meet your gas detection needs. The Ventis Pro4 and Pro5 offer a variety of sensor options with flexible slot positions to help you detect combustible and toxic gases across a range of applications.
Check Out What's New With The Ventis Pro4 and Ventis Pro5!Add to Calendar
SRM-3006 User Group Event
SRM-3006 User Group Event With Holger Schwarz From Narda Safety Test Solutions.Add to Calendar
SRM-3000 Major Service Repair Update
Limited Major Service Repairs to the Narda SRM-3000 Selective Radiation Meter Available.
Back in 2009, the SRM-3000 was replaced by the successful SRM-3006. Narda have now used up all the remaining stock of main boards for the SRM-3000, and it is no longer possible to produce new stock or to repair existing main boards.Add to Calendar
Kitagawa Gas Detection Tube No.139U Update
Announcement: Expansion Of The Substance To Be Measured On Tube No.139U For Methyl Ethyl Ketone
Kitagawa has just announced that the tube 139U originally for Methyl Ethyl Ketone can also measure the below substance with conversion chart as below:
Details Gas To Be Measured Methyl Amly Ketone Measuring Range 25-300 ppm Pump Stroke 3 (300mL) Sampling Time 4.5 minutes (1.5 minutes per pump stroke)
Conversion ChartAdd to Calendar
Maximise Low Flow Sampling Efficiency with Geotech Bladder PumpsAdd to Calendar
Predictive Analytics in Occupational Health and Safety
Do you believe that workplace injuries can be predicted using computers and therefore prevented before it happens?
Research conducted by the teams at Predictive Solutions Corporation and Carnegie Mellon University in America has shown that workplace injuries can be predicted by computers with accuracy rates as high as 97%!
Download the White Paper by Predictive Solutions to find out the who, what, where, why and how of using predictive analytics can assist in your workplace health and safety program.Add to Calendar
Kitagawa Gas Detection Tube No.126SB Updated Measuring Range
Announcement: Updated Measuring Range On Tube No.126SB For Carbon Dioxide
Kitagawa has just announced that the Measuring Range of Tube No.126SB for Carbon Dioxide has now changed as per below:
Measuring Range Current New 0.05 ~ 1.0% / 100ml (1 pump stroke) (*) 0.05 ~ 1.0% / 100ml (1 pump stroke) (8)
0.021 ~ 0.42% / 200ml (2 pump strokes)
* printed scaleAdd to Calendar
Equipment At Work Product Photo Competition
Show us how you use our equipment in your job for a chance to win a $100 gift card!Add to Calendar
SUMMER SPECIAL | TWL-1S Smart Heat Stress Detector
Special price will end 29 February 2016 or until stocks last.Add to Calendar
Preventing and Managing Heat Stress
Preventing and Managing Heat Stress
With another scorching Australian summer predicted, it's imperative that measurements are in place to educate and prevent heat stress in employees.
Heat stress related illnesses can be prevented with the correct management program. With another scorching summer predicted for Australia, it is imperative that employers have in place or implement a suitable heat stress education and management program with appropriate breaks, a healthy diet, regular fluid intake and utilisation of appropriate protective clothing to avoid heat stress related illnesses in the workplace.Add to Calendar
What's New with the AMS-8061 Selective Area Monitor
AMS-8061 Selective Area Monitor
The new and improved version of the AMB-8059 Wide band Area Monitor, the AMS-8061 Selective Area Monitor is now available from Air-Met Scientific with improvied and new features such as:Add to Calendar
NBM-550: Firmware Version 2.2.2 Update
The NBM-550 Broadband Field Meter is always delivered with the latest firmware version installed.
As the firmware is being constantly developed, it is a good idea to update the device on a regular basis.Add to Calendar
Air-Met Scientific Christmas and New Year Shutdown 2015
Important Details and Contacts Regarding Air-Met's Shutdown Period for 2015/2016
The team at Air-Met Scientific would like to thank you for another wonderful year. Please be advised that Air-Met will be closed from Wednesday 23rd December 2015 from 10am and will be re-opening on Monday 4th January 2016 at 8:30am.Add to Calendar
Hazardous Atmosphere in Sewers
Important Information About VOC's In Melbourne's Sewer Network
In 2014, Melbourne Water undertook research into hazardous atmospheres in sewers and has identified the presence of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) in Melbourne’s sewer network. As a result, most Victorian water authorities including Melbourne Water, Yarra Valley and South East Water now require that anyone coming into contact with sewer headspace gas to have in addition to their traditional four gas sensors, a VOC sensor and an ammonia sensor as part of their gas detection equipment.
What are VOCs and what is Ammonia?Add to Calendar
Updated Safe Work Australia Vibration Guidance Materials
Important: Updated Vibration Guidance Materials From Safe Work Australia. Download Today!
Safe Work Australia has developed a series of guidance material on:
- how to manage risks associated with vibrating plant in the workplace, and
- the measurement and assessment of workplace vibration exposures from vibrating plant.
It also provides technical information on how exposures are to be measured and calculated.Add to Calendar
SRM-3006: New Firmware Update
The Selective Radiation Meter SRM-3006 is always delivered with the latest firmware version installed. As the firmware is being constantly developed, it is a good idea to update the device on a regular basis.
Use the SRM-3006 Tools or SRM-3006 TS PC software to update the device. Simply follow the instruction in the SRM operating manual or in the on line help for SRM-3006 TS.Add to Calendar
Introducing The New Updated SpeedBag HydraSleeve
No waiting! No equilibration time! Immediate retrieval! Purchase fewer weights for one job!The Speedbag (US Patent No. 6,481,300; No. 6,837,120; others pending) is a new version of our standard HydraSleeve that minimises drag down when placing the SpeedBag HydraSleeve in the well.
The original SpeedBag was an altered standard 2-inch HydraSleeve. We now have updated the size to accommodate more sample volume. The new SpeedBag will now be a normal, stocked, inventory item, and immediately available - no waiting for custom assemblies to be manufactured.Add to Calendar
Narda AMS-8061: New Selective Area Monitor Coming Soon!
The successor to the popular AMS-8060 has a wider frequency range and more new features
As with the AMB-8057/8059, Air-Met will be offering an improved successor to the AMS-8060 by the end of the year. As a taster of the AMS-8060's new and upgraded features, here’s a preview comparing some of the major characteristics:Add to Calendar
Water Quality Monitoring ChallengesAdd to Calendar
Tiger VOC Detector Helps BAMRitchies Limited Stay On TrackAdd to Calendar
Industrial Scientific Introduces the DSX™ Docking StationAdd to Calendar