This is a screenshot of the FREE OXYL8 LEV Captor Hood Design/TExT Assessment App.
The App can be used by Designers to calculate the required Hood Entry (Face) Velocity for a given hood style/size and Captor Distance requirement.
It can also be used by TExT Examiners to calculate the Effective Captor Distance for a hood if the hood details such as size, shape and Face Velocity are known.
To download the App go to Play Store (Android) or iStore (Apple) and search “OXYL8”.
Time for a Change? Looking to Move Up? Start a new Career in LEV?
The LEV job market is very buoyant at the moment with more employers looking for suitable candidates than ever before.
Below is a current listing of some of the jobs available for viewing on our sister website at:- LEVJobs.com
Vacancies span the range from fully qualified, skilled and competent LEV operators through to new entrants/improvers.
LEVJobs.com is the dedicated forum for placing LEV Job adverts and posting CVs. Remember too – it is still entirely free for employers to post adverts – and for candidates wishing to post (anonymously) their details.
- Thinking of a change?
- Interested to set out in a new career in LEV?
- First port of call is always https://levjobs.com
- Bookmark LEVJobs as new vacancies constantly being added!
Click on Job Titles below to view full Job Advert details:-
LEV Test Engineer Scotland
Trainee LEV Test Engineer Ireland, SW, SE
LEV Test Engineer (Offshore) Offshore
LEV Technician Midlands, NW
LEV Technician NE
LEV Design Engineer UK wide
Duct Installation Engineer UK wide
Installation Engineer (LEV) UK wide
LEV Engineer SE
Proj Engnr LEV (Graduate) SE
Trainee Sales Engineer (LEV) Midlands
Mech Proj Engineer (LEV) Midlands
LEV Test Engineer Midlands
Occupational Hygienist Midlands, NW
Two recent prosecutions by HSE against companies who failed to protect their workers from exposure to harmful substances shows that they are still targeting Exposure Controls (LEV) – and the lack of them.
First up was a Furniture manufacturer who were fined £8000 with £1000 costs for exposing their employees to significant quantities of hard wood dust, a hazardous substance known to cause occupational asthma and nasal cancer.
The second case was against a Design and manufacturing company (£12,000 fine; £6,000 costs) after an employee developed occupational asthma as a result of inhaling fumes from a soldering operation. Most soldering involves fluxes containing Rosin or Colophony, which is a known asthmagen.
We here at OXYL8 are great fans of Elon Musk (Space-X, Tesla etc) and he has just our kind of humour. In his Hi-Tec stuff be hides what he calls ‘Easter Eggs‘ in the software; for example extra features, musical oddities, information etc.
Over the coming months we are going to ‘hide’ Easter Egg codes on our site.
They will be numerical or alpha-numerical codes which – when you see them – will be clearly out of kilter with the text or section of the site page in which they are embedded.
Easter Eggs? Well as we are fast approaching Easter we thought we would start the first one with exactly that – a nice chocolate Easter Egg.
But from there we have some other interesting ideas such as secret LEV Apps, discount vouchers for use on OXYL8 LEV Training Courses, Discounts to stay at Lochan Lodge etc
If you see an Easter Egg Code – to claim the ‘Egg‘ simply send us the code using this form:- Contact Form
Captor Hoods can be an effective control, in particular for welding applications, where they are typically installed as flexible arm (moveable) hoods.
Why are they then often ineffective in practice in controlling the fumes/dust?
Continue reading “Captor Hoods – How to Measure Performance (Video)”
Some of you will already know that we don’t stand around griping (well not all of the time) – so when we received a number of feedbacks about the lack of small print-run labels at reasonable cost – we rose to the challenge.
Continue reading “LEV Testing – Labels Printing Service”
Latest in the P600 series of LEV course and, funnily enough, this one is called P600!
OXYL8 have added this course to the suite of LEV training courses we offer.
Continue reading “P600 “Methods for Testing the Performance of LEV” – Recently Launched BOHS LEV Course”
The first short video clip has recently been produced and used to launch our YouTube channel.
The video is entitled “Using the Pitot Tube” and it does what it says on the tin.
Have fun and enjoy!
Continue reading “OXYL8 Launches LEV YouTube Video Channel”
Now that is an interesting question!
HSE’s FAQs on LEV state that “There isn’t a specific legal requirement to have airflow indicators or similar fitted to an extraction. But as an employer you do by law have to make sure your LEV system keeps working properly.”
What exactly does that mean ….. and more importantly would HSE be likely to ask for gauges/indicators to be fitted?
Continue reading “Do We Need Indicators (Gauges/Monitors etc) on LEV Hoods? By Law?”
Anyone involved in any aspect of LEV, be it design, installation, testing etc needs to be able to demonstrate evidence of their professional abilities; their ‘competency’.
The CoSHH Regulations provide a starting point in they demand anyone involved in LEV activities should be “competent” (without actually defining the word “Competent”).
Continue reading “Do We Need to “Professionalise to Survive”?”