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 AeroTrack, 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 0.1 micron particle counter is calibrated with NIST traceable PSL spheres.