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Electronic Monitor for Measuring EPA PM Criteria

EPAM-5000 with callouts

EPAM-5000 Downloads

The portable HAZ-DUST EPAM-5000 particulate monitor is ideal for ambient, environmental, and indoor air quality investigations. The highly sensitive EPAM-5000 uses light scattering to measure particle concentration and provide real-time determinations and data recordings of airborne particle concentration in mg/m3. Interchangeable size-selective impactors allow PM10, PM2.5, PM1.0, or TSP monitoring. The unique aerodynamic particle sizing and optional 47-mm in-line filter holder loaded with appropriate filter can provide concurrent gravimetric sampling. Download and store sampling data on a PC for analysis and reporting using included DustComm Pro Software.

  • Fast, easy setup

  • Highly sensitive and accurate
    • 0.001 to 20.0 mg/m3 for particles 0.1 to 100 m
    • Optional 0.01 to 200 mg/m3 and 0.10 to 2000 mg/m3 ranges available (specify when ordering)
    • Accuracy is 10% to filter gravimetric SAE fine test dust

  • Internal air sample pump for 1 to 4 L/min flows*

  • Unique aerodynamic particle-sizing real-time sensor
    • Use optional EPA FRM-style filter holder for gravimetric reference

  • High correlation to EPA PM10 methods and TEOM®
    • Ideal for saturation sampling

  • Up to 24-hour operation on one battery charge
    • Continuous monitoring with AC adapter

  • Immediate display and data storage

  • Audible alarm siren

  • Easy-to-use DustComm Pro data analysis and reporting software included

  • Portable and compact
    • 14 x 6 x 10 inches ( 35.6 x 15.2 x 25.4 cm)
    • 10 pounds (4.5 kg)

  • Interchangeable size-selective impactors for EPA parameters
    • PM10, PM2.5, PM1.0, and TSP

* Pump has a variable flow rate designed for use at 4.0 L/min to achieve proper size selection.

EPAM 5000 Features

  • User-programmable start and stop time for unattended data collection

  • On-screen user-selectable sampling parameters retained in memory for quick, easy deployment when sampling parameters remain unchanged

  • Wireless data transmission option transmits data up to 5 miles

  • Improved DustComm Pro PC Software provides:
    • Greater flexibility in graphical reports create and label in new "draw and paint" program
    • Basic trend analysis
    • Live data feed and logging from wireless data transmission

  • Interfaces with the VDM-7500 wireless video exposure dust monitoring system

EPAM-5000 Applications

  • Quantifying off-site particulate migration

  • Surveying for PM2.5 and PM10

  • Monitoring dust generation during drilling and excavation

  • Evaluating dust suppression and engineering controls

  • Locating and identifying "hot spots"

  • Emergency response and fugitive emissions compliance

  • Determining level of respiratory protection

  • Survey of workplace for OSHA/EPA compliance

  • Evaluating worker exposure to airborne contaminants

  • Dust collector/ventilation system checks

  • Monitoring lung-damaging particles in factories and buildings

  • Complementary instrument for all EPA and OSHA personal and ambient particulate air sampling procedures

The EPAM-5000 Advantage
  • One compact instrument provides real-time data and gravimetric samples for analysis

  • Immediate display and datalogging of particulate concentrations

  • Data provides a graphic profile of PM sample

  • Added-value survey sampler for saturation monitoring studies

  • Allows immediate and permanent documentation

  • Reduces the number of manual gravimetric test as well as labor and analysis costs

  • Easy setup and operation — ready in 15 seconds

Performance Profile
Sensing Range

0.001 to 20 mg/m3

0.01 to 200 mg/m3 (optional); specify when ordering
  0.10 to 2000 mg/m3 (optional); specify when ordering
Particle Size Range 0.1 to 100 µm
Precision ± 0.003 mg/m3 (3 µg/m3)
Accuracy ± 10% to filter gravimetric SAE fine test dust
Sampling Flow Rate 1.0 to 4.0 L/min with variable adjustment
Filter Cassette Holder
(optional accessory)
47 mm, FRM Style
37 mm or 25 mm (optional)
Alarm Output 90 dB at 3 ft
Analog Output 0 to 2 vdc
Recording Time 1 sec to 15 mos
Sampling Rate 1 sec, 10 sec, 1 min, and 30 min
Data Storage 21,600 data points
Security Code 4-digit combinations
Memory and Time Storage > 5 years
Data Display Concentration in mg/m3 and TWA, MAX, MIN, STEL, Date, and Time
Digital Output RS-232
Operating Temperature 14 to 122 F (-10 to 50)
Storage Temperature -4 to 158 F (-20 to 70 C)
Power Rechargeable lead-acid and interchangeable battery
Operating Time > 24 hrs on battery
Charging Time Approx. 22 hrs
Dimensions (case) 14 x 6 x 10 inches ( 35.6 x 15.2 x 25.4 cm)
Weight 10 pounds (4.5 kg)

Environmental Particulate Monitor Kits

EPAM-5000 Monitor Kit

EPAM-5000 Monitor Kit

The EPAM-5000 Particulate Air Monitor is available in kits with a 10, 2.5, or 1.0-µm impactor. Each kit contains the EPAM-5000 monitor with a specific cut-point impactor, battery and charger, DustComm Professional Software (Windows, 2000, NT, ME and XP compatible), computer cable, manual, and a portable carry case. Alternate cut-point impactor are available separately. For a lighter weight model with air station capabilities, see the EPAM-7500.

Ordering Information        
EPAM-5000 Monitor Kits, 110 V Cat. No.

EPAM-5000 Monitor Kit, 10-µm Impactor, with impactor and 110-240 V charger

Requires calibration with equipment sold separately, see accessories

EPAM-5000 Monitor Kit, 2.5-µm Impactor, includes impactor and 110-240 V charger

Requires calibration with equipment sold separately, see accessories

EPAM-5000 Monitor Kit, 1.0-µm Impactor, includes impactor and 110-240 V charger

Requires calibration with equipment sold separately, see accessories

Air Scan Multi-modular Weather Station, 110 V, windspeed and direction, temperature and RH with radiation shield, rainfall sensor, and barometric pressure 770-2000
Calibration Standard 770-207

Filter Holder, 47 mm, for gravimetric sampling
Requires filter sold separately

Precipitation Cap for EPAM-5000 770-216
Radio Modem for EPAM-5000, 900 MHZ, 300-foot transmission
Frequency of operation may not be suitable for all countries.
Radio Modem for EPAM-5000, 900 MHZ, up to 1500-foot transmission
Frequency of operation may not be suitable for all countries.
Zeroing Filter for EPAM-5000 770-214
EPAM-5000 Impactor, 10 µm (interchangeable) 770-206
EPAM-5000 Impactor, 2.5 µm (interchangeable) 770-205
EPAM-5000 Impactor, 1.0 µm (interchangeable) 770-204
Impactor Sleeve for EPAM 5000, holds impactor for insertion into the EPAM sensor sampling inlet 770-212
EPAM-5000 Tripod, adjustable stand and mounting plate, for unattended monitoring with EPAM-5000 monitor 770-217
Charger for EPAM-5000, 110-240 V 770-219
Replacement Battery Pack,* rechargeable lead-acid 770-229
Impactor Grease for EPAM-5000 770-211
Cleaning Kit, dust free air canister, lens cleaning solution, lens tissue, swabs, and instructions 770-305
Filters for Gravimetric Analysis
PTFE with PTFE support, 47 mm, 2.0-µm pore size, pk/50
Backpressure on PTFE filters can vary within the same lot.
Quartz (Tissuquartz), 47-mm diameter, 432 µm thick, pk/25 225-1823
* For EPAM-5000 monitors manufactured in 2011 or later and having a serial number of 12103268 or above

EPAM-5000 Spec. Sheet (PDF)

Performance Comparison of EPAM-500 and TEOM (PDF)

EPAM-5000 PM2.5 and PM10 Collection Efficiency (PDF)

EPAM-5000 Operating Instructions (PDF)

HAZ-DUST is a Trademark of Environmental Devices Corporation.

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