Extech Introduces Environmental Meters to Aid Industrial Hygienists
Monday, October 16, 2017
Extech recently announced the launch of the 510 environmental meter series which includes a new sound level meter, light meter, and a versatile 10-in-1 multifunction meter. The new compact instruments are designed to provide quick, accurate readings on a range of environmental conditions that industrial hygienists can use to ensure workplace health and safety.
The meters in the 510 series are equipped with a core set of shared capabilities and features to maximize versatility. The 510 meters share an informative, oversized display and a bright backlight for testing in dark job sites. Useful data functions include data hold, as well as minimum and maximum readings. The Auto-Power-Off function preserves battery life and can be disabled for extended monitoring. A wrist strap is useful for toting while a tripod mount lets users set up the meter with consistent placement to avoid variability in routine measurements (tripod sold separately, TR100).
EN510 10-in-1 Environmental Meter
The EN510 is a do-it-all environmental meter that can replace several meters, ensuring the right instrument is always available. The EN510 measures or calculates Air Velocity, Air Flow, Air Temperature, Bead Probe (Type K) Temperature, Heat Index, Humidity, Wet Bulb, Dew Point, Wind-chill, and Light Level. An integrated mini-vane anemometer with low friction ball bearings ensures long-lasting and accurate air-related measurements. A precision photo diode measures light levels in Foot-candles (Fc) or Lux, with cosine correction and a spectral response filter for color correction. For humidity-related readings and calculations, a built-in capacitive humidity sensor ensures high accuracy. Along with ambient air temperature, the meter also includes a general-use bead wire probe for temperatures up to ~480°F (250°C) while the meter itself is rated up to 2372°F (1300°C) with available probes.
SL510 Sound Level Meter
To test environments for compliance for hearing protection, the pocket-sized SL510 can quickly provide trustworthy sound level readings with ±1dB accuracy, meeting Class 2 standards, IEC 61672-2013 and ANSI/ASA S1.4/Part 1. For testing flexibility, the meter can measure using A or C frequency weighting, with a range from 35dB to 130dB. Response time can be set to fast for a detailed picture of constantly changing conditions or slow to reconcile frequent variations into a more stable reading.
LT510 Light Meter
As more and more facilities upgrade lighting, it’s essential to test lighting levels to validate new installations are in compliance. Ensuring appropriate lighting at workstations can ease eyestrain and improve productivity. For worker safety, lighting tests should be performed in parking garages, warehouses, corridors and areas with limited monitoring. The LT510 can measure light intensity up to 1860 Foot-candles (20,000 Lux) with resolution down to 0.1 Fc/1 Lux. Like the EN510, the light meter provides cosine correction and color correction. A zero function allows the user to quickly reset the meter to zero.
All three meters are backed by a one-year warranty and come with three AAA batteries.
Learn more here: EN510 , SL510, LT510.