2017 PQAO Training

Supporting Air Quality Specialists

Mesa Labs was excited for the opportunity to provide calibration-specific training at the 2017 Primary Quality Assurance Organization (PQAO) event at the Cal Poly Pomona campus in Pomona, California. The Air Resources Board (ARB) hosted the event, and allowed Mesa Labs and other vendors an open forum to discuss product-specific topics. Mesa Labs focused on…

Ambient Air Pollution & Mortality Rates

A World Health Organization Report: Clear Correlation Between Ambient Air Pollution and Mortality Rates

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released a report titled “Ambient Air Pollution: A global assessment of exposure and burden of disease”. Although pollution has been a hot topic for years and even decades, only recently have scientists and epidemiologists been able to team together to better understand the correlation between Ambient Air Pollution (AAP)…

Minimize Errors

Obtaining Accurate Flow Measurements

The interconnections and procedures followed when using gas flow measurement instruments are critical to obtaining accurate flow measurements. Errors can be introduced from: Interactions between flow sources and flow measurement instruments Interconnecting plumbing Thermal instabilities Pressure variations Mesa Laboratories piston provers are designed to minimize these effects. Connecting volume is the gas volume between two…

Use PPE when Working with Asphalt

Worker Exposure to Asphalt Fumes

Construction workers are being cautioned to lower their exposure to asphalt fumes. Despite warnings from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene, OSHA has yet to publish a permissible exposure limit to the contaminant. More than 50,000 workers are exposed to the fumes every year. According to OSHA, exposure can result in headache, skin rash, fatigue,…