The Airtec Diesel Particulate Monitor (DPM) from FLIR displays elemental carbon levels in real time, taking the measurement out of the laboratory and placing it in the hands of the mine operator/ventilation engineer.
Sensitive, rugged and easy to use, the Airtec monitor provides results that are time-and-space-resolved. This capability enables rapid modification of vehicle use, personnel placement and mine or building ventilation.
The monitor uses technology developed by the diesel particulate group at the NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory and has been determined to precisely replicate results from their method 5040 test.
In addition to being compact and light-weight enough to be worn on a miner’s belt, the Airtec monitor can be mounted in a vehicle cab, on a mine wall or on ventilation equipment. The monitor operates on a Lithium-ion battery for more than a full shift or AC power using an adapter.
Readings are displayed on an LCD screen with a user-selectable backlight and data can be downloaded using supplied software via USB connection for review of an extended monitoring period. The instrument has an integrated air pump and submicron particle size selector; allowing for immediate use.
Lightweight, rugged device
Wearable by miners on a belt loop
High sensitivity to DPM
Contains a flow-selectable air pump
Equivalent results to NIOSH method 5040
Battery or AC power
Decreased DPM monitoring costs
Helps prevent MSHA non-compliance
Increased miner safety
High DPM level alarms
Allow engineering control evaluation
Enables ventilation on demand (VOD)
Bolsters confidence in a healthy environment
Real time results
Real time results - No more waiting days or weeks for results
Can be worn on a belt or vehicle/wall mounted - Light and highly portable
No filters to send to an outside lab - All measurements done on the instrument
Easy to use - Self-explanatory interface
Verifies effectiveness of ventilation - Allows corrective action to be taken
Generates dozens to thousands of EC - concentration values for less than a single NIOSH 5040 test
Can connect to a data network via optional - 4-20 mA output
Specifically detects DPM (via EC measurements); - no sensitivity to common mine interference
System Weight 1.5 lbs (681g)
Power Requirements 7.4 VDC (built-in Li-ion battery)
100 - 240 VAC (wall charger)
Sensitivity < 15 μg/m3 elemental carbon (EC)
Dynamic Range 9-600 μg/m3 (8hr TWA EC)
Output LCD display with user-controlled backlight
User selectable 1, 5, 15 min. averaging
EC and TC data logged 8 hr TWA DPM levels
Optional 4-20 mA output
Alarms Low battery, filter change necessary
Battery Life >12 hrs
Dimensions Approx 12.1cm(H) x 13.3cm(W) x 6.4cm(D)
4.75”(H) x 5.25”(W) x 2.5”(D)
Data Archive 2.75 to 66.6 days (1 min. to 1 hr sample intervals
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