Air Monitoring

Prerequisites: This course shall have no formal pre-requisite.

Course Length: 1 hour – Course length shall vary depending on the number of delegates. Total course time includes breaks.

Class Size: The maximum number of delegates that may be trained and tested per instructor shall be thirty-five (35) in the classroom session.

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Course Objective

  • Provide delegates with general knowledge required to operate air monitors.
  • Delegates should be able to demonstrate knowledge during written examination.

Course Design

  • Power Point© / Lecture / Audio Video / Visual Aids

Successful Course Completion

  • Requires a minimum score of 75% or better.
  • Grades shall be calculated by dividing the number of questions answered correctly by the total number of exam questions.
  • Delegates will have no more than thirty (30) minutes to complete the exam.

Course Content Summary

  • Classroom

Breaks: 10 minutes (approximately every hour)

Lunch: 1 Hour (if applicable)

Course Outline
About Air Monitors

  • General Information
    • General Attributes
    • Response Time
    • Selectivity
    • Precision
  • Air Monitoring Systems
  • Air Monitoring Results
  • Fixed DetectorsPersonal Electronic Detectors
  • Colorimetric Tubes
  • Sampling Requirements
    • Area Sampling
    • Personal Sampling
    • Instantaneous Sampling

Atmospheric Hazards

  • Oxygen Levels
    • Asphyxiation
  • Effects of Oxygen Deficiency
  • Breathing Air Composition
  • What Causes Oxygen Deficiency Atmosphere?
  • What Causes Oxygen Enriched Atmosphere?
  • Flammability
    • Explosions
    • Explosion Mixture
    • Flash Point
    • Upper Explosive Limit (UEL)
    • Lower Explosive Limit (LEL)
  • LEL Requirements (OSHA)
  • UEL/LEL Examples
  • Causes of Flammable Atmospheres

General Function

  • Air Monitor Contents
    • Gas Detector
    • Adapters
    • Rechargeable Batteries
    • Spare Batteries
    • Charging Base
    • Security Straps
    • Current Calibration Results
  • Batteries
  • Powering On Unit
  • Calibration
  • Air Monitoring Techniques
    • Stratification

Practical Session
While there is no formal practical session for this course, demonstration exercises are conducted.

Training Center Provided Material

  • Course Materials

Delegate Requirements

  • None

Reference Material / Documents
Manufacturer Guidelines

  • MSA
  • Honeywell
  • BW
  • Course ID #: MA004


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