Dust and particulate monitoring is of increasing interest to regulators, particularly in populated areas where emissions from process industries, mining operations, bushfires and landfills can lead to adverse health risks and unsightly smog and haze.
Particulate size is directly linked to their potential for health concerns. Small particles (less than 10 micrometers in diameter) pose the greatest health risks due to their ability to enter the lungs.
Health risks associated with exposure to particle pollution include
- premature death in people with heart or lung disease
- nonfatal heart attacks
- restrictive lung disease
- irritation of the airways, coughing or difficulty breathing.
Licence conditions for public and private industrial, construction, and roads projects often reflect the Government’s requirement to understand, report and control dust at the ground level.
Norditech has many years of experience monitoring dust in the areas surrounding point source emissions. We design and operate dust monitoring networks for public and private industry clients.
At the start of every project, our primary objective is to understand our client’s needs. We then recommend feasible, smart solutions that balance your compliance goals and project budget. Depending on your project scope, those solutions may range from site assessment, project management, and design and installation, through to maintenance, data acquisition, validation, and reporting.
We follow the applicable Australian and USEPA Standards for siting and sampling methods of dust monitoring parameters, taking into consideration factors such as terrain, emission sources, availability of services, and site security.
To help our clients achieve long-term data compliance, we install robust equipment that operates reliably in harsh environmental conditions.
Our custom-designed systems are fully integrated and tested in our factory and then installed on site by a qualified engineer. This ensures the proper workmanship and system integration to perfectly match your project requirements.
Monitoring Equipment and Methods
Through our exclusive distributorship with world leading suppliers, Norditech offers the latest available dust monitoring technologies including real-time continuous monitoring and plume and aerosol tracking.
Our hands-on field experience with dust monitoring methods and technologies includes:
- Scope monitoring Sites
- Point source – particulate/dust samplers and analysers
- Custom built equipment shelter
- Footings and Site security
- Meteorological monitoring equipment.
Norditech’s particulate monitoring capabliltes extend to:
- Particulates/Dust monitoring: PM1, PM2.5, PM10, and TSP
- Meteorological: wind speed, wind direction, temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure
At Norditech, our priority is to deliver the highest possible standards of ambient air quality monitoring services for your long-term project success.