Particles Plus News & Education

Orlando, FL – August 9, 2019 – Particles Plus is introducing a true statistics feature for its range of high quality particle counters, allowing users to display or print an analysis for a range of sample data.  The onscreen or printed statistics is a powerful tool and includes values for minimum, maximum and average values.  This permits the fast access to large datasets and provides for statistical information for those entries.

Most particle counters require external software to provide statistical analysis of sample records.  The Particles Plus instruments, sharing the same common firmware architecture now provide this capability right from the display, allowing for a multitude of user defined range and value selections. The statistics are created by the external printer configuration fields, and if the optional thermal printer is plugged in, it will allow for printing of the statistical values directly to a printer.  If a USB thumb drive is inserted into the instrument, the option to export the statistical information is provided.

A distinct advantage of using the these instruments with on-screen statistical analysis, would be the ability to view minimum or maximum values for the day, and be able to spot if there were values outside of the thresholds for a specific ISO cleanroom class.  If the results of a statistics report were less than favorable the range of values could be split into segments (perhaps by 8 hour shift) provide an indication for the performance during those shifts.  It might be that the average performance of the area by segment has large variations and it might point to requiring additional training for staff on one of the shifts.   

Min/Max/Avg room displayed statistics can serve as potential reporting mechanism locally for various non-critical environment rooms including office space that could benefit from such analysis.   Running such a report for a previous shift might serve as a means of qualifying a room as “ready” for the upcoming shift.  Some more global criteria could be used to qualify the location based on min/max/avg criteria. Periodic reports could also indicate relative trends in the room, perhaps giving maintenance or management staff an early indication of issues before they reach alarm thresholds.

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