Dust may impact the community and adjacent neighbors─creating a gritty situation.

Our Dust Monitoring System

The GeoSonics/Vibra-Tech Dust Monitoring System uses state-of-the-art technology that incorporates light scatter photometry to provide real time particulate matter concentrations measuring total suspended particulate (TSP), PM10or PM2.5. In addition to monitoring PM levels, wind speed and wind direction data can also be collected. Dust concentrations relative to wind speed and wind direction can be useful in the event of a complaint. With the GeoSonics/Vibra-Tech system, we have the ability to use our equipment as a fence line monitor, helping to understand neighbor dust complaints. Using our Re:mote monitoring system, this data is collected continuously and posted to a customized client website with an alarm notification system. 

Dust monitoring can be used to:

  • Assist with public relation efforts
  • Quantify fence line levels of PM and Fugitive Dust
  • Identify sources of dust
  • Document existing dust levels relative to a specific activity 
  • Correlate dust concentration with wind speed and wind direction data
  • Schedule or plan water truck or dust suppression applications
  • Collect baseline levels prior to the start of the project or during non-operational time periods

Our Equipment

The data from these monitors provides reliable fence line information on the relative level of dust leaving your particular site. While this equipment is not a US EPA Federal Reference Method (FRM) or Federal Equivalent Method (FEM), these monitors provide long term precise and drift-less measurements of airborne particulate matter concentrations down to 1 ug/m3. They are assured by a state-of-the-art combination of optical sensing and electrical processing techniques. 

Dust Standards

There is a National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) established for PM10 and PM 2.5, which can be referenced as a benchmark for comparing monitoring data. Dust data isn’t being collected to compare directly to these standards, however a construction site or aggregate operation may have set standards or specifications they are required to follow to demonstrate compliance.

GeoSonics/Vibra-Tech continues to stay committed to best practices and as a result we are always looking to see how our equipment preforms compared to federal and equivalent reference monitors used in state air quality monitoring networks.

Let GeoSonics/Vibra-Tech bring their dust expertise to you. Contact us today for more information.