Fine Particulate Sampler Envirotech ARM 550 | Particulates | Air Pollution

Fine Particulate S a m p l e r

Envirotech A R M 5 5 0

Recent studies sponsored by USEPA have concluded that Fine Particles, (PM2.5) which penetrate deep into the lungs, are more likely to contribute to health effects. Fine Particulate Matter (FPM) also adversely affects visibility. In keeping with Envirotech's tradition of anticipating the need and pioneering development of suitable indigenous instruments the APM 550 Fine Particle Sampler has been developed. The APM 550 system is a manual method for sampling fine particles (PM2.5 fraction) and is based on impactor designs standardized by USEPA for ambient air quality monitoring. Ambient air enters the APM 550 system through an omni-directional inlet designed to provide a clean aerodynamic cut-point for particles greater than 10 microns. Particles in the air stream finer than 10 microns proceed to a second impactor that has an aerodynamic cut point at 2.5 microns. The air sample and fine particulates exiting from the PM2.5 impactor is passed through a 47mm diameter Teflon filter membrane that retains the FPM. The Envirotech APM 550 system allows removal of the PM2.5 impactor from the sample stream so that the same system may be optionally used as a PM10 Sampler. The APM 550 system has benefited from almost two decades of Envirotech's experience in producing reliable systems for measurement of Air Pollution. The sampling rate of the system is held constant at InrVhr by a suitable critical orifice. The system uses a continuous rated, oil free pump for providing suction pressure. The standard system is supplied with a Dry Gas Meter to provide a direct measure of the total air volume sampled.


• • • • • • Specifications : • • • • Particle Size Sampling rate Filter Media : Omni-directional air inlet with PM 10 separation through an impactor followed by PM 2.5 separation through a WINS Impactor. : C o n s t a n t s a m p l i n g rate of InrVhr u n a f f e c t e d by voltage fluctuation and filter c h o k i n g
maintained by critical orifice system.

PM10 and PM2.5 Impactors of sampler based on designs standardized by US EPA. The APM 550 uses a brush-less pump with a low noise. Same instrument can be used for PM10 and PM2.5 sampling. Lower sampling rate of 1 m 3 /hr reduces filter choking even in areas having high FPM levels. Critical Orifice maintains constant sampling rate of 1m3/hour. Compact and portable for convenient field operation.

: Filter holder designed to accept any standard 47 mm diameter filter media. Sample Volume : Dry Gas meter records the total air volume sampled. Power Requirement: Single phase AC 220 Volts, 50 Hertz supply. Sampler unaffected by +/- 10% fluctuation in supply voltage

Envirotech Instruments Pvt. L t d . (India's Largest Manufacturers of Air Pollution Monitoring Instruments) A-271, Okhla Industrial Area, Phase - I, New Delhi - 110 020, India. Tel : 91-11-6814139, 6813887 Fax : 91-11-6811833 E-mail :

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