Ambient Air Monitors

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13000 Ambient Air Monitor

Condensation Particle Counter

The Particles Plus 13000 is the first real-time ambient monitor to feature a water-based condensation particle counter in a small form factor. The 13000 condensation particle counter is designed to detect and count aerosol particles by first enlarging the particulates using a supersaturated vapor. This robust monitor provide reliable, accurate measurement of airborne particles across a very wide size range allowing for the detection of environmental and public health concerns involving airborne particulates.

Real-Time Data

The condensation particle counter (CPC) measures ultrafine particulates as small as 5 nm (0.005 μm) and provides a total particle count above this threshold, this data is also stored in each of the above samples to provide a more complete view of air quality.


Particles Plus systems are configured to allow users to push real-time data to the cloud where sensor outputs can be visualized by authorized stakeholders. 

Fully Integrated Environmental Sensor System

Integration of additional sensors for measurement of environmental and meteorological parameters including relative humidity, temperature, barometric pressure.

Airborne Pollution and Environmental Research
Perimeter or Fence-line Monitoring for Construction, Remediation or Hazardous Waste Sites
Mine and Quarry Fence-line Monitoring for dust control operations
City Wide or Community Air Pollution Monitoring
Roadside Emissions Monitoring
Medical Facilities Property Monitoring
Power Line Wild-Fire Monitoring
Environmental Disasters
Monitor for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
User-selectable PM sizes from 0.3 to 25 µm
CPC Aerosol Concentration Range of 0 to 100,000 particles per cubic centimeter
ULTRAGUARD® Fiberglass reinforced polyester NEMA 4 rated outdoor tamper-proof
enclosure with internal thermal control
Optional pole or tripod mount options
Monitor for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
Measured ParameterUltrafine particle concentration
Operating PrincipleOptical light scattering after water vapor growth
Condensation ApproachNear-adiabatic expansion with single particle counting
Concentration Range0 to 100,000 particles/cm3
Particle Size Range0.005 to 3.0 µm
Size Channels0.005 μm threshold (one size bin)
Efficiency±10% below 30,000/cm3, ±20% at higher concentrations
Sample Rate 6s cycle time
Number of ChannelsTotal
Liquid RequirementDistilled water
Flow RateVariable
Internal Vacuum PumpInternal pump with local control
Operating Conditions45º to 100ºF (5 to 38°C)
Communication ModesEthernet, USB. (Optional) Wireless 802.11 b/g, RS485, RS232 or LoRaWAN
Environmental SensorTemperature -4º to 122ºF (-20º to 50ºC) ±1ºF (0.5ºC) Relative Humidity 0 -100% ± 2%RH
Instrument CalibrationParticle sensor recommended once per year
External SurfaceULTRAGUARD® Fiberglass reinforced polyester - compression molded SMC box and Cover
Dimensions (L x W x H)5.5 x 8.4 x 21 inch (13.9 x 21.3 x 53.3 cm) includes barb fittings
Weight6.7 lbs. (3.0 kg)
AccessoriesQuick start guide, operating manual on USB flash drive, mounting feet
Data StorageInternal 65,000 sample records (rotating buffer) including particle count data and environmental data
Power110 to 240 VAC 50/60 Hz universal in-line power supply
Warranty1 year limited warranty. Extended warranties available.

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