Back to the Basics Air Monitoring

Instructor: Bill Hageman

Time: 8:00am - 10:00am

Location: Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center


In this class we will discuss:

  • Basic monitoring methods including colorimetric (pH and Colorimetric Tubes), direct reading instruments (Combustible Gas Indicator, Chemical Specific, Photo Ionization Detector)
  • Advantages, use and limitations on basic monitoring method technology, approach technique, response time (Passive vs Active), observed results (chemical specific and interferences)
  • Triaging the source material
  • Interpreting the results
  • Additional consideration (Thermal imaging cameras, radiation, hierarchy of monitoring method)


The goal of this course is to give the participant an opportunity to troubleshoot (while incorporating the use and limitations of the monitoring methods), triage and identify if a hazardous materials condition exists or is absent, while interpreting the results.