Casella, a leading provider of air sampling, noise and vibration monitoring solutions, announced today its new VAPex, an advanced and lightweight low flow pump. The elite low flow pump is the ideal solution for seamless reporting on employee levels of chemical exposure, resulting in significant timesavings for occupational hygienists.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that one worker dies every 30 seconds from exposure to toxic chemicals, pesticides, radiation and other hazardous substances, and in 2018, the United Nations stressed the importance of improving the prevention of chemical exposures at work.
Unveiled at AIHce EXP in Minneapolis, the VAPex, with a flow rate of 20 mL to 500 mL/min, is intrinsically safe and assists occupational hygienists in the measurement of chemical exposure levels such as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). The pocket-sized sampling device allows the user to easily carry the pump around a job site, equipped with a run time of over 34 hours under typical operating conditions. In addition, the VAPex pump is designed with three LED lights that indicate the pump’s battery status, even from a distance, preventing any unexpected charge failures that might disrupt monitoring activity.
“Our new VAPex low flow pump is designed to improve the health of employees by making chemical exposure assessments easier and more efficient,” said Tim Turney, technical product manager, Casella. “With a robust screen, as well as the capability to test multiple tubes simultaneously, the VAPex low flow pump provides a pain-free chemical monitoring solution.”
Using the VAPex pump in conjunction with Casella’s Airwave App via Bluetooth, occupational hygienists have access to an easy-to-use system that enables the operator to record their notes and input data instantaneously, using a tablet or mobile device. The Airwave App can also be used to check the pump remotely, ultimately saving time.
The new VAPex is available beginning today. Casella is dedicated to reducing occupational health and environmental risks and supporting businesses with their monitoring and analysis needs.