Casella's Tuff personal air sampling pumps are suited for a range of occupational health applications

Working in harsh environments can expose employees to dangerous airborne particulates such as lead, mold or asbestos. To combat this serious health issue, Casella has introduced its Tuff line of personal air sampling pumps. The pumps feature an over-molding sealed case that protects internal electronics from damaging moisture, extreme temperatures, solvents and impact.

Featuring a flow range of 5 ml/min to 4.5 l/min, the three pumps that comprise the Casella Tuff line are suited for a range of occupational health applications, from simple abatement sampling, to more specialized industrial hygiene monitoring of dust, fumes and vapors. All pumps incorporate an efficient double-acting diaphragm pump mechanism with precise digital control. This offers the user real-time flow control and stability across a range of sampling media.  Navigation is guided by an intuitive user interface that displays real-time flow, sampled volume and run duration, as well as a battery “fuel gauge” and an alarm for flow or battery fault conditions.

Industrial hygiene professionals can select from three Tuff pump models — the standard model, the Tuff Plus or the Tuff Pro. This choice enables users  to customize the pump for specific requirements by combining firmware programmed into the main pump body with a 1.7 or 2.7 Ah battery pack, a 3 or 4.5 I/min maximum flow rate capacity, and a battery cell charger. Each of the pumps feature 4.8V NiMH rechargeable battery cells with operational run times of five hours.

Casella Tuff air sampling pumps meet EN1232 and NIOSH 0600 requirements for personalized sampling pumps in workplace environments, and are pending approval for IEC Ex, ATEX and UL listing as being intrinsically safe.

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