15000-OEM CPC


CPC Render


The 15000-OEM condensation particle counter (CPC) is designed to detect and count aerosol particles by first enlarging the particulates using a supersaturated vapor. These robust monitors provide reliable, accurate measurement of airborne nanoparticles across a very wide size range allowing for the detection of environmental and public health concerns involving airborne particulates. 

Particles Plus® condensation particle counter 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.

Total particulate counts above the ultrafine threshold (0.005 μm, from the CPC)
CPC Aerosol Concentration Range of 0 to 100,000 particles per cubic centimeter
Long-lasting water-based CPC
Long life laser diode technology
Assembly mounted on back plate for ease of integration
1 year limited warranty. Extended warranties available.
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 Rate6s cycle time
Number of Channels1
Liquid RequirementDistilled water
Water Consumption< 3mL/day
Flow RateVariable
Internal Vacuum PumpInternal pump with local control
Operating Conditions45º to 100ºF (5 to 38°C)
Communication ModesModbus (RTU/ASCII) via 3.3v UART
Instrument CalibrationRecommended minimum once every one year
Dimensions (L x W x H)5.40 x 2.00 x 6.71 inch (13.71 x 5.08 x 17.04 cm)
Weight2 lbs (907 grams)
Optional AccessoriesStandard filter, External 1L bottle
Data Storage65,000 sample records (rotating buffer) with environmental data
Operating Conditions41º to 104ºF (5º to 40ºC) / 20% to 95% non-condensing
Storage Conditions32º to 122ºF (0º to 50ºC) / Up to 98% non-condensing
Power7 - 15 Vdc
Power Consumption~12 Watts with the pump and ~8 Watts without the pump
Warranty1 year limited warranty. Extended warranties available.

CPC 15000-OEM Diagram