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Kanomax 3800 Condensation Particle Counter (CPC)

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The handheld Kanomax 3800 Condensation Particle Counter (CPC) is an ideal tool for indoor environmental quality (IEQ) and occupational health applications. With a measuring range of 15 nanometers to > 1 micron and a flow rate of 700 ml/min, the 3800 CPC is sensitive enough to detect nano-size particles in a concentration range of 0 to 100,000 particles per cubic centimeter.


  • Measures particles from 15 nanometers (0.015 micron) to 1 micron

  • Concentration range of 0 to 100,000 particles/cm3

  • Lightweight for easy portability and handling
    • Only 3.3 pounds (1.5 kg)

  • Easy-to-read LCD

  • Programmable datalogging capabilities

  • Easy data download to PC via USB

  • Windows-based measuring software included
    • Simultaneously receive data and display/graph in real time
    • Export data as text

  • Alkaline battery or AC power
    • Rechargeable NIMH option available


 


Applications

  • Indoor air quality investigations
  • Occupational health control
  • Aerosol research
  • Filter testing
  • Environmental testing for:
    • Diesel engine exhaust
    • Gasket leakage


 


Performance Profile
Particle Size Measurement 0.015 to 1 µm
Concentration Range 0 to 100,000 particles/cm3
Counting Efficiency 50 nm: 100% ± 20%; 15 nm: more than 50%
Coincidental Loss < 5% at 100,000 particles/cm3
Zero Count Level <1 count per 5 minutes
Flow Rate Aerosol Flow 100 ml/min
Flow Rate Total Flow 700 ml/min
Alcohol Supply Type 100% reagent-grade isopropyl alcohol
Alcohol Supply Hours per Fill 5 hours at 73 F (23 C)
Absolute Pressure Sensor 150 to 1150 hPa
Mode of Measurements Repeat/Program/Counter
Display Built-in LCD (128 x 64 dots)
Interface USB
Data Storage Maximum 10,000 measurements
Power Supply Type 6 AA-size alkaline batteries (included); rechargeable NiMH available
AC adapter (100-240 V, included)
Power Supply Operating Time Approximately 5 hrs with alkaline
Approximately 8 hrs with NiMH
Environmental Operation Condition
Ambient Temperature Range
50 to 95 F (10 to 35 C)
Dimensions 11 x 4.7 x 5.1 in (28 x 12 x 13 cm)
Weight 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg) without batteries
Software Requirements Windows 2000 or XP, Pentium-equivalent or faster CPU, 64+MB RAM, 40 MB free hard-drive space, USB port, and CD-ROM drive


 


 


745-3800 Kanomax 3800 Software

The handheld Kanomax 3800 Condensation Particle Counter (CPC) is an ideal tool for indoor environmental quality (IEQ) and occupational health applications (see Applications). With a measuring range of 15 nanometers to > 1 micron and a flow rate of 700 ml/min, the 3800 CPC is sensitive enough to detect nano-size particles in a concentration range of 0 to 100,000 particles per cubic centimeter. The 3800 CPC operates up to five hours without refilling. View measurements on the large LCD while data records in internal memory. Download data to a PC using the included Windows®-based software and cable. Export data into standard calculation software such as Microsoft® Excel® for easy graphing and reporting.

About the Software
The 3800 CPC includes Windows-based measuring software. Simultaneously receive data and display/graph in real time. Measurement data can be saved as text for export into standard calculation software such as Microsoft Excel. The software requires Windows 2000 or XP, a Pentium-equivalent or faster CPU, 64+ MB RAM or higher, 40 MB free hard-drive space, USB port, and a CD-ROM drive.

NIOSH Strategy for Evaluating Exposures to Nanoparticles
In Approaches to Safe Nanotechnology, NIOSH recommends direct-reading instruments and filter sampling with lab analysis to obtain particle number, size, and shape, degree of agglomeration, and mass concentration of elemental constituents in nanoparticles. Direct-reading instruments include both optical particle counters (OPCs) and condensation particle counters (CPCs) such as the Kanomax 3800. In addition, if the OPC indicates 50% of particles are > 1000 nm in size, use a size-selective sampling device with filter cassette such as a respirable cyclone or impactor to scrub out larger particles.

 


 


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