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TSI AM520

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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, chemical plants, refineries, petrochemical, power and utilities, transportation, aerospace, maritime, confined spaces and mining.

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Overview

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.

Downloads

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TSI 4046 and 4146 primary calibrator data sheet

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  • 193 KB
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TSI 4046 and 4146 user manual

  • Technical Document
  • PDF file
  • 761 KB
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TSI 4046 calibrator assembly guide

  • Technical Document
  • PDF file
  • 173 KB
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TSI AM520 battery part no 803300 safety data sheet

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  • 2 MB
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TSI AM520 impactor cyclone penetration efficiency curves application note

  • Technical Document
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  • 650 KB
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TSI AM520 Theory of operation application note

  • Technical Document
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  • 385 KB
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TSI Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM) calibration factor application note

  • Technical Document
  • PDF file
  • 635 KB
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TSI Differences in mass measurement readings application note

  • Technical Document
  • PDF file
  • 384 KB
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TSI Getting the data you need with particle measurements application note

  • Technical Document
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  • 427 KB
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TSI SidePak AM520 data sheet

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  • 237 KB
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TSI SidePak AM520 quick start guide

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  • 710 KB
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TSI SidePak AM520 user manual

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  • 1 MB
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TSI TrakPro quick start guide

  • Technical Document
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  • 229 KB
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Example AM520 test data in Excel

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Demonstration videos

TSI SidePak AM520 product overview
TSI training video featuring TrakPro v5.0 data analysis software for the SidePak AM520 monitor

FAQs

Q

Can I measure respirable aerosol mass concentration with the TSI SidePak AM520 monitor ?

A

Yes.  The TSI SidePak AM520 aerosol monitor is supplied with a 10 mm Nylon Dorr-Oliver cyclone which provides a particle size fraction cut-point of 4 µm (internationally accepted as the 50% cut-off size
for respirable aerosol mass).

Q

Can I measure aerosol size fractions with the TSI SidePak AM520 monitor ?

A

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

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