Mine Tech is proud to announce that the Naneos Partector 2 has been given an excellent review from AustraliaMiningReview.com , receiving praise for its remarkable precision, elegant visuals, technological sophistication and overall performance that outstrips anything else on the market.
Much has been written about the threat of suspended particulate matter to worker health on mine sites, particularly the health costs associated with long-term exposure to diesel emissions. At present, diesel emission exposure standards revolve around a level of 0.1mm/m3.
It is now widely established that exposure to diesel exhaust fumes increases the risk of lung cancer in mine workers. To combat this problem, companies have invested heavily in improvements to diesel engine technology to reduce the health hazards posed to the workforce by diesel exhaust exposure.
These improvements in diesel engine technology have reduced the size of particulates, but as particle size has reduced, the need to monitor and measure the threat posed by exposure to nanoparticles has expanded. A nanoparticle is an ultraﬁne unit with dimensions measured in nanometres (nm).
The Naneos Partector 2 is a light-weight and compact solution for measuring nanoparticles, what is most impressive about the Partector 2 is that this technological sophistication is integrated into a monitoring system that is remarkably light-weight and compact.
Indeed, it is the world’s smallest multi-metric nanoparticle detector. It weighs just 420g, and holds dimensions of 8.8cm by 14.2cm by 3.4cm. This makes the device easily attachable to a worker, either to a standard-issue miner’s belt or to a lanyard over the shoulder, and it’s something that won’t get in the way as workers go about their workday.
An innovative new application for the dosimeter is to attach it to a drone and follow trucks from an elevated position as they move around the mine site. In this way, operators can track nanoparticle exposure from the operations of heavy machinery at every point across the site. Though this function has yet to widely penetrate operations across Australia, it is used to great eﬀect throughout Europe and the United States. Altogether, the compact design of the Partcetor 2 constitutes a marked improvement on the old method of using Condensation Particle Counters (CPC) to measure nanoparticles. These hand-held devices are diﬃcult to set up and they’re not compact and wearable like the Partector 2. Furthermore, unlike a standard CPC, the Partector 2 is orientation-independent, which means it can measure accurately regardless of whatever position it is in.
With a CPC, any slight deviation from a ﬂat and stable surface can distort results. With the Partector 2, operators won’t have this problem, saving them time and reducing stress on the job.
The naneos partector 2 is the world’s smallest multimetric nanoparticle detector. The partector 2 uses dual non-contact detection stages to measure not only lung-deposited surface area like the standard partector, but also particle number concentration and average particle diameter.
Additionally, ultrafine particle (UFP) surface and ultrafine particle mass concentrations are calculated and displayed. In contrast to some of our competitors, the UFP mass is displayed online, and it is calculated using the measured diameter of the particles, rather than estimated by a simple multiplier for LDSA.
The 7 key benefits of the partector 2 compared to traditional nanoparticle detectors such as handheld CPCs are;
Multiple meaningful metrics
Miniature and lightweight
Fast startup time
Wide particle concentration range
Great battery life
New in the 2020 version:
Compensation for temperature and pressure
IOT connection option
SIlent pump operation
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