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Low Volume Aerosol Sampling Devices



 

Developing: Automated Low Volume Aerosol Sampling Device ISAP® 1025e

ultra-compact for 25 mm round filters - coming here soon.



 

Automated Low Volume Aerosol Sampling Devices ISAP® 1050e and ISAP® 1050r (Small Filter Devices)

ISAP® 1050e basic devices in small numbers in stock regularly - short delivery periods | rentals | refurbished

The microprocessor controlled aerosol sampling devices ISAP® 1050e and ISAP® 1050r are designed for scientific and for the routine analysis of particles and gases in ambient air in accordance with the German / European air quality control regulations about limit values and measurement engineering 2008/50/EC, 39. BImSchV, EN 12341, EN 481, ISO 7708, ISO 8756, TA Luft, VDI 2463 P. 1+7+8 and VDI 4301 P. 2.

The ISAP® 1050e and ISAP® 1050r are standard sampling device of the European standard EN 12341 (Standard gravimetric measurement method for the determination of the PM10 and PM2.5 mass fraction of suspended particulate matter). Since 1999 the ISAP® 1050 type is listed as Standard Low Volume Sampler by the Chemical Coordinating Centre (CCC) of the European Monitoring and Evaluation Program (EMEP), the Norsk institutt for luftforskning (Norwegian Institute for Air Research NILU) and the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

The devices are applicable for outdoor and for indoor measurements.

The devices and the communication / operation software are checked / free from US/UN/EU Dual-Use export restrictions at present


    ISAP® 1050e and ISAP® 1050r:
  • Total suspended particles (TSP), gas (PCP / Lindane) or fine dust fraction (PM) samplings
  • Two- or three-stage inlets for measurings of the fractions PM10&PM2.5 or PM10&PM2.5&PM1.0 within one single sampling - equivalent to the single standard inlets PM10 and PM2.5 (EN 12341)
  • Calibration-free high-precision flow rate controller
  • Lightweight and small dimensions for easy handling and transportation
  • Comfortable measuring project configuration (ISAP® 'at a glance' principle) and simplest operation at sampling site (ISAP® 'plug & play' principle)
  • Complete data recording and full documentation of the samplings
  • Optional calculation and continuously accumulation of the dry standard volume for an accurate comparison of the mass concentrations/analyses from different sampling sites and/or sampling times
  • Meteorological sensor packages: temperature, pressure, relative humidity
  • External uninterrupted power supply (UPS) modules with overvoltage protection
  • Fastest and easy corrective maintenance by modular replacements
    (ISAP® '4 screws - 5 minutes' principle)

  • ISAP® 1050e only:
  • Max. low pressure up to -500 hPa (-7.2 psi) for the use of membrane filters
  • Meteorological sensor packages: wind, precipitation, sun (global) radiation, UV radiation, radioactivity, noise, vibration (now up to 4 sensor packages per device with plug & play)
  • Low and high or highest temperature packages: (-30 .. +40/+50) C
  • Application oriented telecommunication packages for simultaneous multipoint samplings
  • US EPA and 110/115/120/127/240 VAC with 50/60 Hz versions on demand

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Fig.: 'at a glance' operation (click to view) / meteorological 'plug & play' interfaces


Fig.: ISAP® 1050e / 6 devices in a small car

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Fully Automated Low Volume Aerosol Sampling Device ISAP® 1050-31e (Small Filter Device) with sequential filter changer

Basic devices sometimes as refurbished at special prices

The microprocessor controlled aerosol sampling device ISAP® 1050-31e is designed for the scientific and for routine analysis of particles in ambient air in accordance with the German / European air quality control regulations about limit values and measurement engineering 2008/50/EC, 39. BImSchV, EN 12341, EN 481, ISO 7708, ISO 8756, TA Luft, VDI 2463 P. 1+7+8 and VDI 4301 P. 2.

The ISAP® 1050-31e is standard sampling device of the European standard EN 12341 (standard gravimetric measurement method for the determination of the PM10 and PM2.5 mass fraction of suspended particulate matter). Since 2002 the ISAP® 1050-31 type is listed as Standard Low Volume Sampler by the Chemical Coordinating Centre (CCC) of the European Monitoring and Evaluation Program (EMEP), the Norsk institutt for luftforskning (Norwegian Institute for Air Research NILU) and the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

The device is applicable for outdoor and for indoor measurements.

  • Total suspended particles (TSP) or fine dust fraction (PM) samplings
  • Fully automated long-time monitoring up to one month by sequential filter changer
  • Closed filter magazines with 31 filters or 15 filters and 16 separators
  • Ultra-compact filter holders for easy handlings on analysis with XRF etc
  • Calibration-free high-precision flow rate controller
  • Lightweight and small dimensions for easy handling and transportation
  • Max. low pressure up to -500 hPa (-7.2 psi) for the use of membrane filters
  • Comfortable measuring project configuration (ISAP® 'at a glance' principle) and simplest operation at sampling site (ISAP® 'plug & play' principle)
  • Complete data recording and full documentation of the samplings incl. optional calculation and continuously accumulation of the dry standard volume for an accurate comparison of the mass concentrations/analyses from different sampling sites and/or sampling times
  • Meteorological sensor packages: temperature, pressure, relative humidity, wind, precipitation, sun (global) radiation, UV radiation, radioactivity, noise, vibration (now up to 4 sensor packages per device with plug & play)
  • Low and high or highest temperature packages: (-30 .. +40/+50) C
  • External uninterrupted power supply (UPS) modules with overvoltage protection
  • Application oriented telecommunication packages for simultaneous multipoint samplings
  • US EPA and 110/115/120/127/240 VAC with 50/60 Hz versions on demand
  • Fastest and easy corrective maintenance by modular replacements
    (ISAP® '4 screws - 5 minutes' principle)

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Fig.: 'at a glance' operation (click to view) / meteorological 'plug & play' interfaces


Fig.: ISAP® 1050-31e with T-p-rH sensor / 5 Devices in a small van

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High Volume Aerosol Sampling Devices



 

Developing: Fully Automated Low Volume Aerosol Sampling Devices ISAP® 2150-31e

compact with sequential filter changer and closed filter magazines for a total monthly monitoring - coming here soon.



 

Fully Automated High Volume Aerosol Sampling Device ISAP® 3000-31es (scientific) with universal filter changer

production on order

The microprocessor controlled aerosol sampling device ISAP®3000-31es is designed for the scientific analysis of suspended particles in ambient air in accordance with the German / European air quality control regulations about limit values and measurement engineering 2008/50/EC, 39. BImSchV, EN 12341, EN 481, ISO 7708, ISO 8756, TA Luft, VDI 2463 P. 1+7+8 and VDI 4301 P. 2.

The ISAP®3000-31es is standard sampling device of the European standards EN 12341 (Standard gravimetric measurement method for the determination of the PM10 and PM2.5 mass fraction of suspended particulate matter). Since 1999 the ISAP®2000 / 3000 type is listed as Standard High Volume Sample by the Chemical Coordinating Centre (CCC) of the European Monitoring and Evaluation Program (EMEP), the Norsk institutt for luftforskning (Norwegian Institute for Air Research NILU) and the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

The device is applicable for outdoor measurements only and is completely maintenance-free for at least seven years operation on one daily filter change.

Financial support for the development of the precursor prototype ISAP®2000 was provided under contract no. 03F0058A by the German Federal Ministry of Research and Technology.

  • Total suspended particles (TSP) or/and fine dust fraction (PM) samplings, also within one single sampling
  • Fully automated long-time monitoring up to one month by sequential or event-driven filter changer mode
  • Filter magazines for 31 standard filter holders or 15 impactor filter holders
  • Calibration-free high-precision flow rate controller
  • Standard flow rates: 30 and 68 m³/h
  • Comfortable measuring project configuration (ISAP® 'at a glance' principle) and simplest operation at sampling site (ISAP® 'plug & play' principle)
  • Complete data recording and full documentation of the samplings incl. optional calculation and continuously accumulation of the dry standard volume for an accurate comparison of the mass concentrations/analyses from different sampling sites and/or sampling times
  • Meteorological sensor packages: temperature, pressure, relative humidity, wind, precipitation, sun (global) radiation, UV radiation, radioactivity, noise, vibration (now up to 4 sensor packages per device with plug & play)
  • Low and high or highest temperature packages: (-30 .. +40/+50) C
  • Application oriented telecommunication packages for simultaneous multipoint samplings
  • Fastest and easy corrective maintenance by modular replacements
    (ISAP® '4 screws - 5 minutes' principle)

Device inquiry


Fig.: 'at a glance' operation (click to view) / meteorological 'plug & play' interfaces


Fig.: ISAP® 3000-31es / ISAP® PM Inlet

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Ultra-High Volume-Aerosol Sampling Devices



New: Automated Ultra-High Volume-Aerosol Sampling Device ISAP®4000e

production on order

The microprocessor controlled aerosol sampling devices ISAP® 4000e is designed for the analysis of suspended particles in ambient air - especially useful on radioactivity measurements.

The devices have low life cycle cost, low noise generation and are completely maintenance-free for at least seven years operation (eco versions) resp. are more compact and lightweight (comp versions).

  • Total suspended particles (TSP) or/and fine dust fraction (PM) samplings, also within one single sampling
  • Ultra-high-volume cascade impactor inlets ISAP® UHVCI
  • Calibration-free high-precision flow rate controller
  • Standard flow rates: 200, 500, 750 and 1000 m³/h
  • Comfortable measuring project configuration (ISAP® 'at a glance' principle) and simplest operation at sampling site (ISAP® 'plug & play' principle)
  • Complete data recording and full documentation of the samplings incl. optional calculation and continuously accumulation of the dry standard volume for an accurate comparison of the mass concentrations/analyses from different sampling sites and/or sampling times
  • Meteorological sensor packages: temperature, pressure, relative humidity, wind, precipitation, sun (global) radiation, UV radiation, radioactivity, noise, vibration (now up to 4 sensor packages per device with plug & play)
  • Low and high or highest temperature packages: (-30 .. +40/+50) C
  • Application oriented telecommunication packages for simultaneous multipoint samplings
  • Fastest and easy corrective maintenance by modular replacements
    (ISAP® '4 screws - 5 minutes' principle)

Device inquiry


Fig.: 'at a glance' operation (click to view) / meteorological 'plug & play' interfaces


Fig.: ISAP® 4000e / 5-stage ISAP® UHVCI

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Inlets and Accessory

standard accessory in small numbers in stock regularly - short delivery periods

For our devices we deliver appropriate standard and special accessory as well as innovations which often have their origins in suggestion and cooperation with our customers.

    Examples:


  • Sampling heads for TSP acc. to VDI 2463 P. 8
  • Sampling head for PCP- and Lindane samplings acc. to VDI 4301 P. 2
  • Sampling heads for PM10 and PM2.5 acc. to EN 12341 and PM1.0
  • Multi-stage sampling heads for PM10&PM2.5 or PM10&PM2.5&PM1.0, equivalent to EN 12341
  • Sampling heads with special design for application oriented flow rates (0.5 .. 1,000 m³/h) / cut-offs (0.1 .. 50.0 µm)

    Quotation order Inlet design




  • Sampling pipes straight or curved with quick coupling
  • Meteorological sensor packages: temperature, pressure, humidity, wind, precipitation, sun (global) radiation, UV radiation, radioactivity, noise, vibration
  • Telecommunication packages on application specification
  • Pumps, frequency converter
  • Device controller and data recording systems
  • Quick couplings, filter and housings
  • Application-orientated special accessory and special constructions on application specification

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Fig.: ISAP® Low Volume inlets for TSP and PM / PCP Lindane with PU-plug

Fig.: ISAP® High Volume inlets for TSP (with heating) and PM / High Volume PM impactor stage

Fig.: Meteorological sensors


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Low Pressure Cascade Impactors



Automated Standard/High/Low Temperature Low Pressure Cascade Impactors ISAP® LPCI, ISAP® HT-LPCI and ISAP® LT-LPCI
and accessories for measuring micro and nano particles

production on order

Low pressure cascade impactors are designed for a particle size related sampling of ambient and industrial aerosols. Depending on the analysis method, e.g. gravimetry, optical methods as REM and diverse atomic spectroscopic / -metric methods as AAS, GC-MS, ICP-MS, PIXE and (T)XRF, the weight or mass size distributions as well as the size distributions of elements and compounds can be determined.

For particle separation several materials can be used, e.g. thin foils made of aluminium, polyimide (KAPTON®), polypropylene (PP), polycarbonate (PC), polyester, polytetraflouroethylene (PTFE - TEFLON®), polyurethane foam (PU) and polyvinyl fluoride (PVF - TEDLAR®) or special materials as silicon wafer as well as special treated quartz micro fibre backup filters.

Developing: with the ISAP® (HT-)LPCIa the new nozzle geometry from the current nano technology science will be realized. Together with the optimized Reynolds numbers of each stage this results in very sharp cut-offs.

  • Application-oriented flow rates from 5 l/min up to 60 l/min and cut-offs from 20.0 µm down to 1 nm
  • Loss-minimizing flow design and optional anti-electrostatic charge bypass
  • Pre-separator and optional back-up filter stage
  • High-precision calibration of each impactor with protocol once after manufacturing
  • Calibration-free high-precision flow rate regulation
  • All impactor parts - except the gaskets - are made of high-grade acid-proof steel
  • Special gasket sets, pre-separator greases, connecting tubes and heating jackets for an upgrade to operating temperature ranges from -50/-30 °C up to +180/+310 °C
  • Isokinetic inlets, special sampling probes, sampling lances/flanges and nozzle sets manufactured of non-corrosive high-grade acid-proof steel
  • Cleaning sets for an intensive but mild maintenance of the impactor parts and the fine nozzles
  • Matching vacuum pumps and closed vacuum pump stations with stainless steel housings
  • New: microprocessor-controlled vacuum pump stations for an automated operation, a complete data recording and full documentation of the samplings incl. optional calculation and continuously accumulation of the dry standard volume for an accurate comparison of the mass concentrations/analyses from different sampling sites and/or sampling times
  • Meteorological sensor packages: temperature, pressure, relative humidity, wind, precipitation, sun (global) radiation, UV radiation, radioactivity, noise, vibration (now up to 4 sensor packages per device with plug & play)
  • Low and high or highest temperature packages: (-30 .. +40/+50) C for vacuum pump stations
  • Inspection service and corrective maintenance by modular replacements (ISAP® '4 screws - 5 minutes' principle)

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Fig.: 'at a glance' operation (click to view) / meteorological 'plug & play' interfaces


Fig.: ISAP® HT-LPCI with calibration ports / Isokinetic inlet / Sampling on site

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Mobile Wind Solar Hybrid Energy Supply Systems ISAP® WSH

production on order

The mobile wind solar hybrid energy supply systems ISAP® WSH allow the operation of our power consumption reduced low-volume aerosol sampling devices ISAP® 1050eWSH and ISAP® 1050-31eWSH on sampling sites without any mains supply and also if a diesel generator set is unpreferred.

The self-sufficient energy supply systems consist of a wind generator, two photovoltaic module groups and one accumulator station. The system performance is adjusted in the planning through the choice of the wind generator and the variation of the amount of photovoltaic modules to the typical regional wind and insolation conditions of the intended measuring sites.

If additional energy should be required due to poor environment conditions on site, two additional photovoltaic modules can be mounted on the spare places of the module group carrier frames.

With the interval function "time spans" our low-volume samplers can also provide results in light wind and low sunshine periods by operation alternating, i.e. with sampling intermissions. The progress of wind strength and insolation can be gathered by the optional meteorological sensors.

In order to be able to transport the systems easy and cost-efficient to different measuring sites, the components are modular, i.e. as far as reasonable dismountable.

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Fig.: 'at a glance' operation (click to view) / meteorological 'plug & play' interfaces


Fig.: ISAP® Wind generator / Photovoltaic modules / Accumulator station

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Application-oriented special devices and sampler components

production on order

Besides our standard devices we also deliver customer-specific samplers and sampler components, e.g. inlets, pump units and flow rate controller.

Example: application-oriented special devices for aerosol samplings in polar regions

In polar regions the devices are exposed to extremely low temperatures down to -65 C, snow storms and high altitudes up to 3000 m above sea level in the Antarctic.

This requires special features of devices and accessory against freezing and condensation - range from auxiliary heatings over insulations up to special lowest temperature electronic elements and feed lines.

The special inlets must be protected against snow entry which has to be effective on horizontal strong winds and against giant snow drifts.

Quotation order Inlet design



Due to the very high effort in logistic for device applications in polar regions, subsequent improvements are excluded - there is only one try.

We are glad that our intensiv planning was successful and that the devices worked without any problems.

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spitsbergen
Fig.: Application-modified Fully Automated High Volume Sampler
ISAP® 2000 in the Arctic

dronningmaudland
Fig.: Two application-oriented Automated ISAP® Low Volume Samplers
with signal shared meteorological sensors in the Antarctic

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Example: application-oriented sampler units and wind-driven control units for aerosol samplings on research vessels

For aerosol sampling on research vessels it is important to avoid the suck in of the exhaust fumes of the vessel. The control units automatically switch off the sampling if the wind blows from the vessel chimney towards the sampling device and also if the wind velocity is lower than a preallocated minimum threshold value to avoid a contamination through undefined movement.

The initialisation of the control unit is easily done by a PC communication surface: Here, the sampling parameters as forbidden wind sector and the minimum threshold value of the wind velocity as well as the delay time for the automatic restart can be altered.

To enable a complete and comfortable evaluation of the sampling, the wind parameters, the compass course of the vessel and the device operation times are recorded and edited for an export to spreadsheet programmes.

The very special conditions on a research vessel are the high salt concentrations in air and sea spray, the abruptly movements of the ship and massive floodings over the working deck.

This requires special features of devices and accessory against corrosion, damages due to movements and the entry of sea water - range from housings made of special high-alloyed steel, over shock-absorbing holders for pumps and electronics to sea water-resistant connectors and feed lines.

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As a separate service we calculate and draw you an application-oriented TSP or PM single- or multistage inlet for the extension of your system:

Quotation order Inlet design


Fig.: Different application-oriented ISAP® High Volume Sampler Units
with wind control interfaces at offshore research projects

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Example: wind-driven control unit for the analysis of the pollutant gas components in ambient air on research vessels

The control unit allows the automated analysis of the ambient sea air on winds in a major wind sector. It is possible to switch up to 4 gas analyzers in an analysis mode or in a zero air mode.

The analysis mode is active only if the wind direction is in the pre-allocated sector and if the wind velocity is higher then a preallocated minimum threshold value. In all other cases the zero air mode is active and the gas analysers receive clean bottle gas.

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Fig.: Wind-driven ISAP® Controller Unit for the analysis of the pollutant gas components in ambient air
with ultrasonic wind sensor, PLC and gas analyzers

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