Haz Dust EPAM-5000 Particulate Air Monitor

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EPAM-5000 Particulate Air Monitor

The Environmental Particulate Air Monitor model EPAM-5000 provides a complete real-time profile and graphical representation of airborne particulate levels and exposures with data read out in milligrams per cubic meter (mg/m³). This dynamic capability is not possible with using only a gravimetric particulate sampler. The EPAM-5000 combines both the real-time and gravimetric technique, which allows the investigator more accuracy in defining and analyzing the nature and magnitude of  potential health risk resulting from the inhalation of lung damaging particulates.

When the EPAM-5000 is deployed the sample air stream first passes by the light scattering sensor where particulate concentration is registered electronically, then the air stream is deposited directly onto a 47 mm gravimetric filter located directly behind the optical sensor as shown above.  The 47 mm filter cassette is designed in accordance with the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s standards.

The EPAM-5000 offers a 24-hour rechargeable battery for portable flexibility and runs as a continuous monitor when used with the supplied AC power transformer.  All is housed in a rugged watertight carrying case for ambient air monitoring

The EPAM-5000 requires no special skills or tools and can be easily setup in minutes for measuring Particulate Matter PM-10, PM-2.5, PM-1.0 or Total Suspended Particulates (optional PUF foam sampling inserts allows for OSHA respirable and thoracic separations).  All real time data is immediately stored in the instrument’s computer memory and can be viewed on the LCD display or downloaded to a PC using the provided graphical and statistical software package.

Applications:

  • Survey Sampling for lung damaging ambient PM-10 µm and PM 2.5 µm particulates.
  • Saturation Monitoring to define problem areas.
  • Complements fix monitoring sites with real-time graphical reports.
  • Industrial fence line monitoring for qualifying off site particulate migration.
  • Evaluating Pollution Controls and Equipment.
  • Trend Analysis data for particulate air quality.
  • Emergency Response and fugitive emissions.
  • Particulate Indoor Air quality studies
  • Wild fire and controlled burning studies.
  • Urban Transportation Air Quality Studies.
  • A useful tool in all Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Health and Safety Studies.
  • Determining levels of respiratory production

Features:

  • Immediate display and data storage of lung damaging aerosols
  • Provides both real-time and filter gravimetric data.
  • Unique aerodynamic particle sizing real-time sensor and in line 47mm filter cassette which allows concurrent gravimetric samplings.
  • High correlation to EPMA PM-10 methods and TEOM*.
  • Added value survey sampler for saturation monitoring studies.
  • Easy to use Data Analysis Software.
  • Easy to clean optical sensor with self-purging capabilities.
  • Lpm flow compensated sampling pump
  • True 24-hour battery capacity or continuous A/C power operation.
  • Audible Alarm Siren.
  • Optional accessories such as: Solar Power Panel, strobe light, inlet heater as wireless data transfer enhances EPAM-5000 performance.

 

  • Specifications EPAM-5000

    Environmental Weatherproof Enclosure
    Inline Gravimetric Filter Cassette
    Alphanumeric LCD-4 Line, 20 Character Display
    Four key splash proof membrane switch
    Menu Driven
    Gravimetric Reference NIST Traceable
    Sensing range: .001-20.0 mg/m³ or .01-200.0 mg/m³
    Particle size range: .01-100 µm
    Precision: +/ – .003 mg/m³ (3µg/m³)
    Accuracy: +/ – To filter gravimetric SAE fine test dust.
    Sampling flow rate: 1.0 – 5.0 liters/minute
    Filter cassette: 47 mm
    Alarm output: 90 db at 3 ft
    Analog Output: 0-2 vdc
    Recording Time: 1 sec. To 15 months
    Sampling Rate: 1 sec., 10 sec., 1 min., and 30 min.
    Data storage: 21,600 data points
    Memory & time storage: > 5 years
    Real-time clock & data display
    Hours, min., sec., day, month, and year
    Data display: concentration in mg/m³ 
    TWA, MAX, MIN, STEL, DATE, Time
    Digital output: RS-232
    Operating temperature: -10°C to 50°C
    Storage temperature: -20°C to 70°C
    DUSTCOMM PRO software
    Windows™ driven for graphical and data translation
    Rechargeable battery
    Operating time: > 24 hours on battery
    Charging time: approximately 22 hours
    Humidity: 95% non-condensing
    Dimensions (case): 14.0” x 6.0” x 10.0”
    Weight: 12 lbs