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Showing posts from July, 2013

Pollution in Grants Pass, Oregon at MOI Headquarters

Attached is a graph of the 10 minute PM2.5 concentrations from an E-BAM located near Highland Elementary School. The data is from the last 48 hours from Monday (July 29) at 2:00 pm until today (July 31) at noon. The measurement is micrograms of particulate (smoke) per cubic meter of air (ug/m3). Yesterday at 5:00 pm we hit an hourly average of 912 ug/m3 with a 10-minute value of 987 ug/m3! Right now we are over 750 ug/m3. By comparison, the normal PM2.5 concentration in Grants Pass is less than 8 ug/m3, and the EPA annual compliance limit for PM2.5 is 12 ug/m3. PM2.5 means that only microscopic particles smaller than 2.5 microns are measured. So these mass concentration values do not even include the ash that you can see floating around. These readings are a lot worse than we saw during most of the Biscuit fire in 2002.  

Beyond Index in Grants Pass, Oregon

  E-BAM in Grants Pass, OR Met One Instruments, Inc. monitoring on site at their factory in Grants Pass, Or. USA.   Officers from MOI just back from Beijing are now in the midst of 'crazy bad' after enjoying 'blue sky' days in China.  More lightning strikes expected and more fires.  Josephine County in a 'State of Emergency'!  Stay indoors.

European Union Trade Restrictions Affect SME Businesses

 Many scientific instruments manufacturers are small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and are affected by trade related barriers from the EU .  Please make your case known. July 25, 2013 News Release 13-069 Inv. No. 332-541 Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819 USITC TO INVESTIGATE HOW EUROPEAN UNION TRADE RESTRICTIONS AFFECT EXPORTS OF U.S. SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES (SMEs) The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) is seeking information for a report that will identify trade-related barriers that U.S. small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) perceive as disproportionately (as compared to large firms) affecting their exports to the European Union (EU). The investigation, Trade Barriers that U.S. Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Perceive as Affecting Exports to the European Union , was requested by the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) in a letter received on June 18, 2013. In her request letter, the USTR noted that the report will help U.S. negotiators

Back from CIEPEC Beijing - A Few Photos

30 years of scientific research has led to a superior monitor with the reputation of high quality, high reliability and rigorous testing around the world = BAM 1020 FEM 2.5.   At CIEPEC, many monitors and analyzers were on display and many developed within the last few years to enter into the Chinese market for air quality instrumentation.  If you are an instrument manufacturer in the USA or Europe, a visit to this show is an eye and ear opener!

We Are A One-Source Company for Particulate and Meteorology

The Importance of PM Monitoring for a long and healthy life. Monitoring in Canada w/ the E-Sampler  It doesn't have to be expensive to be accurate and reliable.  One neighborhood started monitoring on their own and eventually, the requirement to monitor for PM2.5 went statewide. One monitor can make a difference!

The MSO Weather Station made the New York Times today!

A nice article written by Kate Murphy in the July 11th edition of the New York Times . MSO ALL METAL 5 PARAMETER WEATHER STATION