37mm sampling cassetteLCS Laboratory offers ready-to-use air sampling kits for IAQ testing in Welding shops an on large scale welding production lines. Typical Kit includes 2-15 portable air sampling pumps, hoses, cassette holders, filters, and adsorbent tubes to collect airborne dust and vapours. The kit is developed for health and safety professionals with previous experience in air-sampling. While air sampling itself is relatively straightforward, and we put all efforts to add as many sampling manuals as we can, it is still very important that you have previous experience in air sampling and can use laboratory results for preparation of a safety report.

Typical sampling takes 4-6 hours. Air quality  and production activity should be typical and representative. The most common tests address workers’ exposure for:

  1. Total Welding Fumes; Sampling on 37 mm MCE cassettes by NIOSH o500 procedure followed by Metal scan for 12 -26 metals by NIOSH 7301 using ICP AES procedure
  2. Respirable Welding Fumes; This test is focused on 3 metals: Iron Oxide, Aluminum and Zinc, which are regulated as respirable fraction. Sampling is performed on 37 mm MCE cassettes with cyclone by NIOSH 0600 procedure followed by Metal scan for 3 metals by NIOSH 7301 using ICP AES procedure
  3. Formaldehyde and Acrolein. This test is recommended only if welding is performed on oily or painted surface. Samples are collected on DNPH tubes by NIOSH 2016 method.

BrazingThose tests are typical for study of Indoor Air Quality at and around the welding tations. You are welcome to add other tests that are important for you. Select several tests that are the most relevant to your work conditions and let us know what you need to test by completing a request form. Email the form to us (see email address at the bottom of the web page), and we will reply back to you with a formal quote.

We also offer full service which will be performed by a professional Air Quality Specialist. Service includes: site visit to discuss your project, quotation, collection of the air samples, submitting the samples to our laboratory, completion of the report.

If you work for different industry and need customized service, we will be happy to assist. Please contact us to order your kit from our laboratory or review the list of available kits.