Can I measure other particle size ranges with the SidePak™ AM510?
Yes. The SidePak™ AM510 is supplied with inlet conditioners (impactors) that allow 10, 2.5, or 1.0 microns. Additionally, the SidePak™ AM510 is supplied with a 10-millimeter Nylon Dorr-Oliver Cyclone for respirable sampling with a cut-off at 4 microns. All of the impactors and the Dorr-Oliver Cyclone need to be adjusted to a flow rate of 1.7 L/min.
Can I measure respirable aerosol mass concentration with the SidePak™ AM510 personal aerosol monitor?
Yes. The SidePak™ AM510 is supplied with a 10 millimeter Nylon Dorr-Oliver Cyclone which provides a particle size cut-off at 4 microns (internationally accepted as the 50% cut-off size for respirable aerosol mass).
Can I use a different cyclone on the SidePak™ AM510?
Yes. The flow rate of the SidePak™ AM510 may need to be and can be adjusted to the rate specified with the new cyclone. The SidePak™ AM510's flow rate can be adjusted between 0.7 and 1.8 L/minute. Therefore, the cyclone must operate within these flowrates.
Can I use the SidePak™ AM510 outdoors?
Yes. The SidePak™ AM510 has been used outdoors but it is not considered weatherproof, so it is not suitable for long-term, unattended operation in harsh environmental conditions (i.e., rain, snow, etc.).
What is the effect of relative humidity (%RH) on the performance of the SidePak AM510?
Characterizing Indoor and Outdoor 15 Minute Average PM2.5 Concentrations in Urban NeighborhoodsGurumurthy Ramachandran,1 John L. Adgate,1 Gregory C. Pratt,2 and Ken Sexton11Division of Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota2Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, St. Paul, MinnesotaAerosol Science and Technology 37:33-45(2003)© 2003 American Association for Aerosol ResearchPublished by Taylor and Francis0278-6826/03/$12.00 + .00DOI: 10.1080/02786820390112533
What is the measurement range of the SidePak™ AM510 personal aerosol monitor?
The mass concentration range is 0.001 to 20 mg/m³. The particle size range is 0.1 to 10 microns.
What is the warm-up time of the SidePak™ AM510?
When the SidePak™ AM510 is first turned on, it takes about a minute for the instrument to settle down to a stable reading. After warm-up, stable readings can be obtained in 10-15 seconds.
What type of device is the SidePak™ AM510 personal aerosol monitor?
The SidePak™ AM510 is a laser photometer. The sensing mechanism consists of a laser diode directed at the aerosol stream. Scattered light is collected with optics and a photodetector at 90° to the light beam. The intensity of the scattered light is a function of the particle mass concentration.