The CDEM-1000 Awarded Approval by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
The Sensidyne CDEM-1000 Coal Dust Explosibility Meter was awarded approval by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's Bureau of Mine Safety. The organization tests mining instrumentation and must approve them in order to meet legal requirements of the Pennsylvania Bituminous Coal Mine Act. The approval number BFE 171-11 has been assigned to the CDEM-1000.
The Sensidyne CDEM-1000 Coal Dust Explosibility Meter is a portable, handheld, easy-to-use instrument, which is designed to provide a direct indication of the potential explosibility of a coal and rock dust mixture in accordance with Title 30, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 75.403.
The CDEM was originally developed at the NIOSH Office of Mine Safety and Health Research Laboratory in Pittsburgh and then recently commercialized as a joint effort with NIOSH and Sensidyne. The CDEM-1000 meets the needs of both mining operators and safety inspectors when following the coal dust sample collection guidelines as described in Bureau of Mines Information Circular I.C. 7113 or MSHA Handbook, Number PH-08-V-1.