Workplace exposure - Measurement of dustiness of bulk materials that contain or release respirable NOAA or other respirable particles - Part 4: Small rotating drum method

Standard Number NEN-EN 17199-4:2019 en
Organization Netherlands Standardization Institute Netherlands
Level National
Category Test Method | Characterization | Measurement
Status
  • APR 2019 Published
ABSTRACT
NEN-EN 17199-4 describes the methodology for measuring and characterizing the dustiness of bulk materials that contain or release respirable NOAA or other respirable particles, under standard and reproducible conditions and specifies for that purpose the small rotating drum method. This document specifies the selection of instruments and devices and the procedures for calculating and presenting the results. It also gives guidelines on the evaluation and reporting of the data. The methodology described in this document enables a) the measurement of the respirable dustiness mass fraction, b) the measurement of the number-based dustiness index of respirable particles in the particle size range from about 10 nm to about 1 μm, c) the measurement of the initial number-based emission rate and the time to reach 50 % of the total particle number released during testing, d) the measurement of the number-based particle size distribution of the released aerosol in the particle size range from about 10 nm to about 10 μm, e) the collection of released airborne particles in the respirable dustiness mass fraction for subsequent observations and analysis by analytical electron microscopy.