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SidePak AM520 Personal Aerosol Monitor

SKU: AM520

The SidePak™ AM520 Personal Aerosol Monitor is designed to take measurements from the workers breathing zone to provide both real-time aerosol mass concentration readings of dusts, fumes, mists, smoke and fog; as well as a new response concentration that can display a secondary aerosol reading for respirable silica or diesel particulate matter (.08μm) applications.

The perfect solution for: foundries, construction, refineries, petrochemical, ceramics, aerospace, mining, automotive, pre-cast concrete, cement and oil & gas fracking.

Product Details

The SidePak™ AM520 Personal Aerosol Monitor is a small, portable, battery-operated, data-logging, single channel, light-scattering laser photometer that provides real-time aerosol mass concentration and response concentration readings of respirable dust, respirable silica and diesel particulate matter (DPM, .08um) within a worker breathing zone. The new feature set allows for dual display and logging of respirable silica and diesel particulate matter. Aerosol concentration is displayed as total mass concentration and the response factor output which is based on the percent content of either respirable silica or DPM. Additional SidePak Monitor inlet conditioners add to the mass concentration capabilities  providing size fraction cut points for PM10, PM4 (Respirable), PM5 (China Respirable), PM2.5, PM1 and Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM, at 0.8 μm).

Features and benefits

  • Dual display and data logging of mass concentration and response concentration on one screen (i.e. for respirable silica, welding fume and DPM monitoring applications)
  • Stores up to 10 custom calibration factors on the instrument for different applications
  • Updates to TrakPro™ v5 Data Analysis Software include:
    • Custom calibration factor calculator to simplify calibration factor process
    • Continued ability to name custom calibration factors and upload them to the instrument
    • Enhanced alarm features to include response concentration alarm value
  • Robust impactors for higher mass concentration range
  • Audible and visual alarms
  • 0.8 μm DPM impactor
  • PM5 China respirable size fraction impactor
  • High capacity battery
  • Color OLED display
  • Real-time mass concentration measurement and data logging for "in-the-field" data analysis
  • Push button menu operation or programmable through newly improved TrakPro™ v5 Software
  • User-selectable alarm levels to alert workers to high aerosol concentrations
  • Robust impactors enable reliable size fraction measurements at higher aerosol concentrations over longer run times

Industry Applications

Aerospace • Automotive • Chemical • Construction • General Industry • Healthcare 

Manufacturing • Mining • Oil & gas fracking • Petrochemical • Pharmaceutical

Power Generation • Pre-cast concrete and cement • Transportation

Kits Include

  • Soft single-unit carrying case
  • 100-240 VAC power supply
  • USB cable
  • Impactor kit
  • Dorr-Oliver Cyclone kit
  • DPM cyclone kit
  • Screwdriver
  • Micro USB cable
  • Zero filter
  • Sample tube
  • Calibration certificate
  • User guide
  • Quick reference card
  • 2-year warranty

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