Question: Anyone had experience with the PTrak 8525 for ultrafine particles?

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liz asked on November 12, 2019 14:44
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Has anyone has experience using the PTrak 8525 to measure ultrafine particles in indoor air?
We have a community member using this piece of equipment for that purpose: https://www.tsi.com/p-trak-ultrafine-particle-counter-8525/

Here is the spec sheet:

  • Concentration Range: 0 to 5 x 105 particles/cm3
  • Particle Size Range: 0.02 to 1 micrometer
  • Temperature Range--Operation: 32 to 100°F (0 to 38°C)
  • Temperature Range--Storage: -40 to 160°F (-40 to 70°C)
  • Flow Rate--Sample: 100 cm3/min
  • Flow Rate--Total: 700 cm3/min (nominal)
  • Power Requirement--Battery type: 6 AA alkaline
  • Power Requirement--Battery life: 6 hrs at 70°F (21°C)
  • Alcohol Requirement--Type: 100% reagent grade isopropyl
  • Alcohol Requirement--Hours per charge: 8 hours at 70°F (21°C)
  • RS232 Output: Baud rate 9600
  • Memory--Single points: 470
  • Memory--Data logging: 1,000 hours at one-minute intervals. A maximum of 141 separate tests.
  • Size (H x W x D): 10.75 in. x 5.5 in. x 5.5 in. (27 cm x 14 cm x 14 cm)
  • Weight--Instrument with batteries: 3.8 lbs (1.7 kg)
  • Factory Recalibration Interval: One year
  • Warranty: Two years on parts and labor
  • Computer Requirements: PC with Microsoft Windows 2000 or XP; Windows-compatible printer; 5 MB hard disk space; and available RS232 serial port (for downloading)


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