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What is Air Sampling?

Our new Introduction to Air Sampling Brochure.

 

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Air Sampling Kit

Air sampling is generally carried out to ensure that workplace or environmental air is meeting regulatory standards and to help Occupational Hygiene and Health and Safety professionals assess employee exposure to airborne hazards. There are strict limits for exposure to hazardous substances, and these are published by regulatory authorities such as the HSE, NIOSH, OSHA, or the EPA.

Most airborne contaminants, whether they come in the form of dusts and particulates or gases and vapours, will also have a recommended method of sampling. Where there is no specific method for a particular hazard, there are often methods for the type of contaminant such as MDHS 14/4 for general dusts, or MDHS 96 for general gases and vapours.

At SKC we have put together a range of application-driven Air Sampling Kits for your convenience, based on our extensive range of pumps.

Step One - Identify the Hazards

If you know what hazards you need to sample for then go to Step Two. If you are not sure, then we recommend you consult Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) or COSHH guidelines that can help identify what contaminants may be around. Alternatively speak to the HSE, or contact us.

Step Two – Choose your Sampling Kit

Now simply choose a kit that meets your needs. Our kits are available with one or five pumps, and in four configurations:

  • Basic Sampling – starter option with no sampling accessories
  • Dust Sampling – with accessories for dust/particulate sampling
  • Vapour Sampling – with accessories for gas/vapour sampling
  • Combined Sampling – with accessories for both dust and vapour sampling

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Air Sampling Kits Brochure

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Please click on the relevant kit for details of what is included.

Basic Sampling KitBasic Air Sampling Kit Dust Sampling KitAir Sampling Kit for Dust
Vapour Sampling KitAir Sampling Kit for Vapours Combined Dust and Vapour Sampling Kitcombined dust/vapour air sampling kit

 

Step Three - Choose your Pump

Whatever contaminants you need to sample for, we will have a suitable pump.

Please click on the relevant pump for more details.

Feature Pocket
Pump
Sidekick AirLite AirChek
3000
Universal AirChek
XR5000
AirChek
Touch
   Pocket Pump for Vapour Sampling  SKC Sidekick Pump  SKC AirLite Pump  SKC AirChek Pump  SKC Universal Pump  SKC XR5000 Extended Run Sampling Pump  AirChek Touch Sample Pump
Flow Range ml/min 20 to 225 5 to 3000 5 to 3000 5 to 3250 5 to 4000 5 to 5000 5 to 5000
ATEX Approved Yes Yes (Intermediate, Deluxe only) No Yes Yes (UL versions available) No (UL Approved) No (UL Approved)
Battery Type NiMH NiMH Alkaline NiMH NiMH Li-Ion Li-Ion
Weight g 142 567 (465 Standard model) 304 624 915 454 550
Programmable Yes No No Yes Yes (Deluxe model only) Yes Yes
PC Compatible Yes No No Yes No No Yes
Key Sampling Applications Vapours Dust
Vapours
Dust
Vapours
Dust
Vapours
Dust
Vapours
Dust
Vapours
Dust
Vapours


For some specific applications higher flow rates are recommended. These include:

  • asbestos sampling
  • environmental particulate sampling
  • bioaerosol sampling

For higher flow rates we can offer personal pumps such as the Leland Legacy, or area sampling pumps such as the Flite 3.

 

Step Four - Choose your Calibrator

We offer a range of calibrators to suit your needs.