INGESOM develops a kit to monitor and control the levels of respirable crystalline silica in the environment, specifically designed for any company in the industrial sector where materials, products or raw materials containing free silica in the production process are crushed, cut, drilled or carved.
In 2017, Directive (EU) 2017/2398 of the European Parliament and of the Council of December 12, 2017 amending Directive 2004/37 / EC on protection of workers against risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens during work was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. This amendment indicates the inclusion of work involving exposure to respirable crystalline silica dust generated in a work process and establishes a limit value for respirable crystalline silica dust (‘respirable fraction’) to be subject to revision, particularly in light of the number of workers exposed.
The kit for the measurement of particles developed by INGESOM is a solution that complies with the new regulations established in the EU, and also with Royal Decree 665/1997 that started being official in Spain on January 17, 2020. Through the installation of several continuous dust measurement sensors installed in some points of the factory selected by the customer, the system reacts to anomalous situations, generating alarms and alerting the user by e-mail. All data gathered is registered in a database and the client can see the graphic representation of the information on the website along with some reports, which contributes to increased control over the level of dust particles and facilitates decision-making.
Currently, INGESOM has installed more than 50 silica monitoring kits, in some of the best-known firms in the Castellón ceramic sector. The life of the low-cost sensors reaches 10 years, guaranteeing their stability for continuous use, the fast response time allows real-time monitoring and improved reliability allows use in harsh environments. All these benefits, together with a competitive price, make this product ideal for any industrial company seeking to improve control over suspended silica dust to guarantee optimal working conditions for its workers.