Turnkey Instruments is specialists in environmental monitoring instrumentation, along with brake testing and vehicle compliance testing equipment. Among our range is a selection of highly accurate dust and particulate monitoring tools which are designed in-house. 

Why invest in one of our dust monitoring tools? 

The number one reason is obviously to improve health and safety. A dust monitoring tool can give you a good idea of the level of dust particles in the air. High levels of dust can be harmful to our health, causing respiratory issues and other health problems.

Air pollution is a big problem in the modern world. 

Dust in the air can be harmful for a few reasons. First, it can contain various particles like pollen, mould spores, and other allergens that trigger allergies or respiratory issues in some people. 

Furthermore, fine particles of dust, especially those smaller than 10 micrometres in diameter (known as PM10), can penetrate deep into the lungs, causing irritation and potentially leading to respiratory problems or aggravating existing conditions like asthma or bronchitis. 

Our monitors are able to measure TSP, PM10, PM2.5 and PM1: the recognised sampling standards measured throughout the world. When in workplace mode, they can be used to monitor inhalable, thoracic and respirable fractions. 

Furthermore, certain types of dust, such as silica dust or asbestos fibres, can be extremely hazardous when inhaled, causing serious lung diseases or even cancer over time. Overall, while a bit of dust might not seem harmful, the accumulation or presence of specific particles in the air can pose health risks. This is particularly true in enclosed spaces or areas with poor ventilation.


Dust can have environmental consequences, affecting air quality and ecosystems. 

Monitoring tools help in understanding and mitigating these impacts. Many industries have regulations and standards regarding dust levels. Monitoring tools help ensure compliance with these regulations and prevent fines or penalties.

Maintain your equipment by reducing levels of dust.

Excessive dust can damage machinery and equipment. Monitoring helps in assessing dust levels to prevent damage and reduce maintenance costs.

Regular monitoring allows for the assessment of potential risks associated with dust, enabling proactive measures to mitigate those risks. Overall, dust monitoring tools play a crucial role in maintaining a healthy and safe environment for both humans and the equipment used, while also ensuring compliance with regulations.

Why choose our dust and particle monitors?

Turnkey Instruments is able to offer a range of dust and particulate monitoring equipment. As with all our scientific testing instruments, they are designed and developed in-house by our team of specialist engineers.

Our dust and particulate monitoring tools come in call shapes and sizes and are used by companies all over the world in numerous settings. They’re especially routinely used on industrial sites, in manufacturing plants and by local authorities, councils and those involved in scientific research in this field.

Among our range is our Topas and Osiris monitors which are Environment Agency MCERTS certified. In addition to measuring airborne particles, they can also be used to measure environmental factors like wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity, and rainfall.

Here is more detailed information about these tools and how they can benefit your business?

  • Topas. This is a fixed monitoring station which is housed in a small lockable unit. Like all our devices, this monitor is accurate and straightforward to use. Its name stands for Turnkey Optical Particle Analysis System. This device is designed to continuously record environmental TSP, PM10, PM2.5 and PM1 particles, offering a comprehensive testing and monitoring solution for construction sites, manufacturing sites and industrial operations, as well as local authorities and other organisations.
  • Osiris, an air monitoring device which combines versatility with accuracy and is suitable for use in a wide range of locations and scenarios. It can be used as a portable instrument or deployed in a semi-permanent installation.
  • DustMate which is ideal for those seeking a handheld dust and fume detector. This monitor is perfect for short-term sampling and has a very fast response time. It comes with an ergonomic case that allows single-handed operation at arms length. This device is particularly ideal for use in cleanrooms in manufacturing plants or scientific research laboratories, where it is essential that low levels of pollutants such as dust and airborne microbes are maintained.
  • AlarmBox, a controller for dust suppression equipment. It can be set to alert users when predetermined levels of pollutants are reached or exceeded. This is compatible with all of Turnkey’s dust monitors and can be set up to provide audio or visual alarms.

If you want more details on any of our dust monitoring tools, our team is always happy to assist you. We also offer a range of accessories to make the whole process more straightforward. That includes battery boxes, temperature and humidity sensors, and much more. 
Explore our latest range of dust monitoring tools. Or don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team for more information.