Diesel particulates are tiny carbon particles found in diesel exhaust. These tiny particles penetrate deep into the lungs and pose both short- and long-term risks to health, ranging from mild effects, such as headaches, irritation and nausea, to respiratory disease and cancer.
Diesel particulates are classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as being carcinogenic to humans based on research which has indicated that sufficient exposure increases the risk of lung cancer.
Underground mine workers are a high-risk group due to the machinery used in the mining process (predominantly diesel-powered) and the enclosed nature of underground mining, which can lead to an accumulation of particulates in the absence of adequate ventilation.
Environmental Site Services provides portable and fixed diesel particulate monitoring solutions to underground mining and industry throughout Australia.
Communication options for the monitoring units include;
Data is pushed via FTP to our secure server, or can be viewed/accessed via any web-enabled device such as a smartphone or tablet.
Once operational, the equipment is monitored remotely on a daily basis. Maintenance, fault-finding and calibration of field-based equipment is undertaken on a monthly basis or as required. Fabricating all monitoring station equipment in-house enables Environmental Site Services to tailor the stations to suit client and project needs.
Environmental Site Services also provide full remote telemetry dust management SMS/Email alert notifications for corrective actions. Visual and audible alarms may also be programmed into our units to meet your site requirements. We can also reduce the need for site visits by having auto zero/calibration and remote configuration capabilities.
The monitoring equipment used is suitable for the following applications;
- Occupational hygiene surveys
- Outdoor environmental monitoring
- Fugitive emissions monitoring
- Site perimeter monitoring
- Construction site
- Dust control operations
- Environmental research studies
- Harsh industrial environments
- Urban pollution studies
Our team of qualified Environmental and Occupational consultants work with our field technicians to provide reporting and technical solutions of the highest standard.