Mercury Tracker 3000 IP Portable Instrument for Measuring Mercury in Air

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Mercury Tracker 3000 IP
Portable Instrument for Measuring Mercury in Air

VM-3000 Mercury Vapor Monitor

  • Direct reading mercury vapor meter
  • Lightweight, with ergonomic shoulder strap and dismountable probe
  • Integrated battery for 6 hours operation
  • Shock proof and corrosion resistant
  • Measuring ranges 0-100 / 0-1000 / 0-2000 µg/m³
  • High resolution 0.0001 mg/m³
  • Data logger integrated



Avoid problems related to mercury contamination ! The Mercury Tracker 3000 IP is a leightweight, compact and rugged instrument for measuring the mercury concentration in air. Applications include:

  • Health & safety
  • Occupational hygiene
  • Work place monitoring
  • Mercury spills screening
  • Mercury surveys
  • Investigation of contaminated sites
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Hazardous Waste Inspection

Measuring principle

The mercury concentration is measured in an optical cell entirely made of a high purity grade fused silica. A maintenance-free membrane pump continuously feeds the sample gas into the measuring cell where the attenuation of a UV beam is measured. Analytical wavelength used is 253.7 nm. This measuring method is called "Cold Vapor Atomic Absorption Spectrometry" (CVAAS) , which is extremely sensitive for mercury determination and is widely used for many years.

Analytical Performance

The Tracker-3000 IP uses a high-frequency driven electrodeless low pressure mercury lamp as UV source. This lamp emits lines of an extremely narrow bandwidth which are congruent with the absorption lines of the Hg atoms. Cross-sensitivities are thus minimized. The extremely high stability of the UV source is a result of the reference beam feedback control method. Total background noise is less than 0.1 µg/m³. The instrument is calibrated before delivery and keeps the calibration for a long period of time. For quality control a test screen is included allowing the user to check calibration.

Design Features

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  • Rugged and noncorrosive ABS case
  • Waterproof keypad and cable connectors
  • Comfortable shoulder strap
  • Wand with ergonomic grip
  • Operates five hours on fully charged batteries
  • Membrane pump with long service life
  • Sample input filter at tip of probe
  • Unsurpassed stable optical bench
  • Factory-calibration with long-term stability

Easy to operate

The user controls the Mercury Tracker-3000 IP by menu-guided inputs on a waterproof membrane keypad. After switch-on the light source is stabilized (approx. 1 - 5 minutes). Measurement starts automatically, continuously indicating the mercury concentration of the air as a numerical value and a graphic bar. The baseline is automatically adjusted by the auto zero function.

The measurement data are displayed on an LCD in real time, both numerically and graphically. The device also has a serial interface (RS 232) for transfer of data to a PC.

In case of a malfunction the operator of the Mercury Tracker 3000 IP is warned via messages on the display.

Mobile Use

The Mercury Tracker 3000 IP is ideal for field use. For longer employments the battery pack can quickly be swapped for fully charged spare batteries. With an optionally available cigarette lighter adaptor the instrument can be powered by the car battery. The included probe allows to check spots or to screen areas for mercury concentrations.

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Mercury Tracker 3000 IP Technical Specification

Measuring principle: 



253,7 nm

UV source: 

Electrodeless low-pressure mercury lamp (EDL)

Stabilization method: 

reference beam feedback lamp control

Measuring ranges: 

0.1 to 100 µg/m³
0 to1000 µg/m³
0 to 2000 µg/m³


0.1 µg/m³ (0.01 ppb)

Response time (99% signal): 

1 second 


3 levels programmable

Status alarms: 

measuring cell soiled, battery state, UV source exhausted

Measurement Display: 

Graphical LC display with background illumination

Data Logger: 

Integrated logger as standard, capacity 10000 readings

Signal outputs: 

4...20 mA for recorder;  USB / RS 232 for PC or printer

Power Supply: 

built-in rechargeable NiMH batteries, external 12 V DC sources,
110 ... 240 V/(50/60 Hz) with included power supply


approx. 5 kg (including batteries)

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As a leading supplier of high precision analytical equipment, we strive at all times to offer top quality solutions. Our products are manufactured according to the ISO 9001 quality regulations.