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TSI AM520

Contact Instrument Solutions

Overview

The TSI SidePak AM520 Personal Aerosol Monitor is a small, portable, battery-operated, data-logging, light-scattering laser photometer that provides real-time aerosol mass concentration readings of dusts, fumes, mists, smoke and fog within a worker breathing zone. The inlet conditioners increase the mass concentration capability and provide size fraction cut points for PM 10 , PM 4 (Respirable), PM 5 (China Respirable), PM 2.5 , PM 1 and 0.8μm Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM).

This monitor is the perfect solution for real-time, personal aerosol sampling in a variety of workplace environments, including but not limited to general industry, foundries, construction sites, demolition sites, chemical plants, refineries, petrochemical, power and utilities, transportation, aerospace, maritime, confined spaces, tunnelling and mining.

Features

  • Robust impactors for higher mass concentration range
  • Audible and visual alarms
  • 0.8 μm Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM) impactor
  • PM 5 China respirable size fraction impactor
  • High capacity battery enabling 20 hours of continuous operation
  • Colour display
  • Real-time mass concentration measurement and data logging for "in-the-field" data analysis
  • Push button menu operation or programmable through 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

Technical

Sensor type 90° light scattering, 650 nm laser diode

Calibration Calibrated against a gravimetric reference using the respirable fraction of standard ISO 12103-1, A1 test dust

Aerosol concentration range 0.001 to 100 mg/m3

Particle size range 0.1 to 10 μm

Minimum resolution 0.001 mg/m3

Zero stability ±0.001 mg/m3 over 24 hours using 10 second time constant

Temperature coefficient Approximately +0.0005 mg/m3 per °C (for variations from temperature at which instrument was last zeroed)

Flow rate range User-adjustable, 0 to 1.8 liters/min (l/min) Note: Upper range is dependent on impactor or cyclone attached to the SidePak AM520 monitor

Operating temperature range 0° C to 50 °C

Operating humidity range 0 to 95 %rh, non-condensing

For further technical details please refer to the product data sheets.

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TSI AM520 battery part no 803300 safety data sheet.pdf TSI AM520 battery part no 803300 safety data sheet
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TSI SidePak AM520 data sheet.pdf TSI SidePak AM520 data sheet
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TSI AM520 Theory of operation application note.pdf TSI AM520 Theory of operation application note
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TSI Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM) calibration factor application note.pdf TSI Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM) calibration factor application note
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TSI Getting the data you need with particle measurements application note.pdf TSI Getting the data you need with particle measurements application note
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TSI AM520 impactor cyclone penetration efficiency curves application note.pdf TSI AM520 impactor cyclone penetration efficiency curves application note
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TSI SidePak AM520 quick start guide.pdf TSI SidePak AM520 quick start guide
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TSI TrakPro quick start guide.pdf TSI TrakPro quick start guide
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TSI SidePak AM520 user manual.pdf TSI SidePak AM520 user manual
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TSI 4046 and 4146 primary calibrator data sheet.pdf TSI 4046 and 4146 primary calibrator data sheet
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TSI 4046 and 4146 user manual.pdf TSI 4046 and 4146 user manual
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TSI 4046 calibrator assembly guide.pdf TSI 4046 calibrator assembly guide
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TSI Differences in mass measurement readings application note.pdf TSI Differences in mass measurement readings application note
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Example AM520 test data in Excel.zip Example AM520 test data in Excel
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Common customer questions & answers

QQuestion Can I measure respirable aerosol mass concentration with the TSI SidePak AM520monitor?
AAnswer Yes. The TSI SidePak AM520 aerosol monitor is supplied with a 10 mm Nylon Dorr-Oliver cyclone whichprovides a particle size fraction cut-point of 4 µm (internationally accepted as the 50% cut-off size for respirable aerosol mass).
QQuestion Can I measure aerosol size fractions with the TSI SidePak AM520 monitor?
AAnswer Yes. The TSI SidePak AM520 monitor is supplied with inlet conditioners (impactors) that allow sampling of the following cut points: PM10, PM2.5, PM1.0 and PM5 (Respirable cut point in China). Additionally, the SidePak AM520 is supplied with a 10 mm Nylon Dorr-Oliver cyclone for respirable sampling with a 4 µm cut point. A 0.8 µm cyclone is connected to the Dorr-Oliver cyclone to measure Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM) size fraction. The Dorr-Oliver cyclone, 0.8 DPM cyclone and impactors are designed to operate at a flow rate of 1.7 l/min