Now available to buy or hire from BSRIA Instrument Solutions is the TSI SidePak AM520i personal aerosol monitor, a small, lightweight, single-channel, portable, battery operated, datalogging, light-scattering laser photometer that provides real-time aerosol mass concentration readings of dusts, fumes, mists, smoke and fog within a workers' breathing zone. The innovatively designed inlet conditioners increase the mass concentration capability and provide size fraction cut points including PM10, PM4 (Respirable), PM2.5 and PM1 by using the various interchangeable impactors supplied with the kit.
The AM520i is IECEx and ATEX certified, meaning that combined with its robust and unobtrusive design it can help achieve continuous compliance for worker protection in a variety of volatile environments. It is ideal for use in a range of industry applications, including but not limited to aerospace, bulk material handling, chemical manufacturing and processing, confined spaces, mining, oil and gas, petrochemical and pharmaceutical.
With a large easily readable screen, the AM520i displays real-time readings and has data logging capabilities for additional, offsite reporting. The user friendly TrakPro software allows the operator to download logged data and quickly analyse the findings, allowing for the identification of source problems and corrective action to be taken in less time, helping to improve safety and comply with regulations. Where more immediate monitoring information is required there is also an alarm function (both audible and visual) that can be triggered if a threshold concentration is breached, paramount for worker protection when personnel are operating potentially hazardous processes.
The AM520i combines proven instrument design and intuitive controls, with portability, long battery life (up to 20 hours) and rapid rechargeability (within 4 hours for a fully depleted battery) for long-running real-time monitoring in environments requiring intrinsically safe instrumentation.