Last Friday, two customers who called applications specialist Luke Turner found that he was out of pocket because he was testing a product prototype.
They were a little surprised to discover that Luke is a PhD chemist.
At Sentry Air, in addition to helping customers select appropriate air cleaning devices, he designs efficiency tests and helps conduct them.
Luke’s customers liked his test participation
Luke’s customers weren’t upset that he wasn’t immediately available. For the customers who called – laboratory professionals all – Luke earned additional tech cred from people who share his specialization.
While we don’t all possess Luke’s educational credentials, most of us at Sentry Air seem to have the nerdly gene, the one that gets a kick out of learning how things work. And how we might make things work better.
Each of us sometimes steps outside our assigned roles to act as testers. As such, we may carry a stopwatch, a camera or a pencil, whatever is needed to ensure a test is carried to completion.
Customer’s isoflurane test
Sometimes, customers send us the results of tests they’ve run on our equipment. We love that!
Isoflurane is an anesthetic agent used in many labs.
NIOSH says even at low concentrations it has the potential to cause reproductive problems, damage DNA, and harm the brain.
When a customer’s safety engineer tested our Winged Sentry, he said, “sampling conducted in this room showed significant improvements in the breathing zone and immediate surgical area. The results were a fraction of the action limit, indicating substantial, sufficient improvement.”
Read the customer’s entire testimonial in our blog.
Tested welding fume extractor for nanoparticle efficiency
In 2008, on behalf of a manufacturer of engineered metal nanoparticles, NIOSH tested the efficiency of our Model 300 portable fume extractor.
In their paper in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, NIOSH concluded fume extraction at the source can be highly effective in controlling the emissions of engineered nanomaterials to prevent their spread.
You can read the entire study on our website.
If you’re asking yourself why a welding fume extractor traps engineered nanoparticles, consider this: the high temperatures of welding produce combustion-derived nanoparticles. Welders have used our fume extractors for over a decade.
Test data tab
Testing is important to us.
That’s why our website has a Test data tab. We want you to find our data easily.
Give us a call at 800.799.4609 to discuss any of our test results.
You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the feedback form below.
More from Luke in this blog post:
Respiratory protection from Schaudinn Fixative vapor
Industrial Hygiene Report: Control of Hexavalent Cr in Welding Fume
Industrial Hygiene Report: Control of Welding Fume Particulates Using Cleanable Filter Media, Hexavalent Chromium