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Laser Particle Counters

Optical Sizing Instruments for Compressed Air Testing. Laser particle counters allow customers with strict purity classes to test for particles in smaller size ranges. ISO 8573-1 specifies that Classes 1 and 2 require an analysis of the particle size range 0.1 – 0.5 micron.

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Particulate Testing in Compressed Air Systems

Airborne particle counters play a crucial role in monitoring, classifying, and diagnosing the source of contaminants in compressed air systems. While a particle counter won’t identify specifically what kinds of dust or particulates are present in the ambient air or compressed air system, a particle counter will identify how many particles of a certain size are present in the compressed air system.

Exhaust, smoke, dirt, air pollutants, microplastics, and rust are all types of compressed air contaminants that can enter the system and interfere with the health of the compressed air system or the safety of the end-product.

Handheld particle counters are a small and portable self-contained device easily transported for use with testing compressed air systems. The Setra LPC can detect and count physical particles as small as 0.3 microns up to 25.0 microns at 0.1CFM flow rate. Handheld systems provide convenience that captures data locally, which is indexed by a built-in display screen or USB connection. The Setra LPC is calibrated with NIST traceable PSL spheres.

Benchtop portable particle counters, like the AeroTrak, are a larger and more sensitive device that allow for particle classification as low as 0.1 micron to 10.0 microns at 1.0 CFM flow rate, featuring larger color touch screen, built-in printer, USB connection and the capacity to run pre-programed standard modes. The Aerotrak LPC is calibrated with NIST traceable PSL spheres.

Meeting ISO 8573 Classes 1 and 2

Laser particle counters allow customers with strict purity classes to test for particles in smaller size ranges. ISO 8573-1 specifies that Classes 1 and 2 require an analysis of the particle size range 0.1 – 0.5 microns. Should manufacturers choose to test to these high limits, laser particle counters are available for rental.

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Our A2LA accredited laboratory is an unbiased third-party laboratory with no financial interest in other compressed air products. The extensive quality control procedures at Trace’s lab ensures that you will receive quality data. Trace is an A2LA accredited laboratory complying with ISO 17025, certificate #0322-01.

Easy to Use Kits

The AirCheck✓ Kit™ K902 is designed for use with breathing air specifications requiring a dry dew point, such as NFPA 1989, OSHA 1910.134 (Cylinder or SCBA), CGA Grade D (0), and CGA Grade L. Other specifications are available at an additional cost. This kit is typically used by fire service, industrial fire brigades, some dive facilities who use high pressure breathing air to fill SCBAs or any compressor with a desiccant dryer.

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Compressed air has been our specialty since 1989 — our AirCheck✓™ Team of Experts has decades of experience in the specific field of compressed air and environmental analyses, testing, and troubleshooting. Excellent customer service, and the desire to provide a more efficient and accurate testing experience, have been the backbone of our company since 1989 — and still hold true today. We pride ourselves on the level of customer service we provide — it is the core of our relationship with all of our customers.

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Trace Analytics’ laboratory is accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation. We use state-of-the-art lab equipment that allows us to analyze hundreds of compressed air and environmental samples daily. The result is consistency, accuracy, precision, and rapid turnaround. Trace is an A2LA accredited laboratory complying with ISO 17025, certificate #0322-01.

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