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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, demolition sites, chemical plants, refineries, petrochemical, power and utilities, transportation, aerospace, maritime, confined spaces, tunnelling 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

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  • 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

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  • 650 KB
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TSI AM520 Theory of operation application note

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

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

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

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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

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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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