Services provided by the USAPHC’s IH Equipment Lab include:
USAPHC’s Equipment Laboratory team has expert knowledge of the latest IH sampling and monitoring equipment, monitoring techniques, and equipment procurement.
Based on customers’ needs, they can provide equipment recommendations.
Industrial Hygiene Equipment
Equipment is maintained in a high state of readiness for timely use.
The IH Lab loans equipment to Medical Command installations, which have first priority, and to other DoD customers on a first-come/first-serve basis.
There is no charge for borrowing equipment
Shipping and receiving is provided by the customer
Equipment can be borrowed for a maximum of 30 days unless there is an otherwise agreed upon time frame
Based on customer requirements, comprehensive equipment training and sampling guidance can be provided.
Equipment training is conducted at:
Most Requested Instruments
These are the top 10 instruments requested by our customers:
If you are an Army employee and wish to receive information on any IH equipment please email: USAPHC-IHEquipmentRequest@amedd.army.mil
Gilian Air Sampling Pump model Gilair-5
Jerome Mercury Vapor Analyzer
Larson Davis Noise Dosimeter w/Calibrator and IR Unit
MultiRAE IR Multi Gas Analyzer
Quest Temp 34 Thermal Environmental Monitor
SKC Constant Flow Air Sampling Pump Model 224-44XR
TSI Q-Trak Indoor Air Quality Monitor Model 7565
Use of trademark name(s) does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Army but is intended only to assist in the identification of a specific product.
Prior to being sent to a customer, all IH equipment requested is listed, by the IH Lab Manager, on DA Form 3161, “Request for Issue or Turn-In.”
This form must be signed and returned to the IH Equipment Lab as soon as the equipment is received.
Upon equipment return to the lab, all items will be checked against the same form.
To borrow equipment, a request must be sent by email to the IH Equipment Lab.
A request must include the sampling/monitoring task and the IH Equipment Lab personnel will suggest the equipment that will work best.
The request must include how long the equipment will be used (maximum of 30 days) and your full address, phone number(s), and email address.
Your supervisor’s full name, phone number, and email address must also be included.
Send requests to USAPHC-IHEquipmentRequest@amedd.army.mil
1. How soon will you ship an instrument?
We try to ship as quickly as we can. Normal range of time is usually 7-10 business days.
2. What is the shipping policy?
The customer pays for shipping, which must be secure and insured (such as FedEx or USPS).
The return shipping tracking number must be provided to the IH Equipment Lab by email at the time it is shipped.
Every instrument the IH Equipment Lab ships is calibrated according to manufacturer’s requirements or the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
There is no cost to borrow instruments. If we don’t have the equipment the customer needs, such as a particular type of calibration gas or sensor, the customer will need to purchase it.
Note: some specialty gases or sensors could take up to four weeks for delivery.
5. What happens when an instrument breaks or doesn’t work properly?
We usually try by phone to remedy the problem by eliminating the possibility of user error.
If that doesn’t work, the instrument has to be shipped back to the IH Equipment Lab.
The customer will be responsible for any damage to instruments beyond normal wear and usage.