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Asbestos-related diseases take the lives of more than 39,000 Americans every year. Despite the material’s known health impacts, it can be found in older homes and industrial properties and continues to be used in products such as gaskets, friction products, roofing materials and fireproofing materials, posing a threat to workers in construction and general industry.
Global industrial hygiene and workplace hazard monitoring expert Casella has launched the Vortex3, said to be the most innovative high flow pump on the market, designed to simplify asbestos and air sampling.
Continuing to fulfil its mission to improve health in the workplace and community with life-changing monitoring technology, the high flow pump offers a flow accuracy better than +/-5%, ensuring consultants, contractors and specialists have confidence in results.
Using Casella’s patent-pending, interlocking design, the Vortex3 has an ergonomically comfortable handle and weighs just 4.8lb. It has an IP65 rating, providing protection from dust and water ingress. The ergonomic design means the high flow pump’s smooth body finish is free from small crevices that could hold fine airborne asbestos fibres.
The Vortex3’s two and a half hour runtime at 12L/min with a typical filter ensures continuous performance. Available in two versions, the Vortex3 Pro model is compatible with Casella’s innovative Airwave App and Bluetooth connectivity, enabling 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.
Data can be emailed alongside site details and notes, adding context to the sampling and further simplifying the reporting process. This remote access facility makes monitoring and data collection easier and faster, while providing additional traceability.