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AirLite
5 to 3000 ml/min


Orderable Items The AirLite® personal air sampling pump offers a flow range of 5 to 3000 ml/min, economical alkaline battery operation, and over 10-hour run times for sampling gases and vapors and particulates. The pump is ideal for use with sorbent tubes, filter cassettes, and size-selective samplers.
The AirLite air sampling pump is not UL Listed for intrinsic safety.



 
  • Flow rate 1000 to 3000 ml/min
    • Accuracy: ± 5%
    • Low flow from 5 to 500 ml/min with low flow kit

  • Small and lightweight
    • Fits in the palm of your hand
    • Weighs only 12 ounces (340 grams)

  • Long run-times
    • Over 10 hours run-time under most conditions


  • Economical and time saving
    • Powered by disposable AA alkaline batteries
    • No down time for battery charging

  • Simple Operation
    • Just turn on, calibrate, and sample
    • No battery charging
    • Easy access battery compartment

  • Complete sample integrity
    • Constant flows up to 3000 ml/min
    • Compensates flow for changes in back pressure and temperature
    • Low battery shut-off when battery level too low to maintain compensated flow
    • LED indicates pump running, restricted flow (flow fault), and low battery
    • Rugged RFI/EMI-shielded case
    • User option auto restart flow fault
    • CE marked

  • Ideal for sampling asbestos and lead to meet NIOSH methods
    • Designed for sampling applications that do not require intrinsic safety

  • Ideal for emergency response
    • Ready for immediate use
    • No down time for battery charging
    • Easily stored without maintenance


 


 


 


 
Performance Profile
Compensated Flow Range

1000 to 3000 ml/min, ± 5%
(5 to 500 ml/min requires low flow accessories; see Low Flow Kit)
Requires 1/4-inch ID tubing

Flow Control
Patented (U.S. Patent No. 6,741,056) system holds constant flow to ± 5% of the set-point
Compensation Range for a Minimum of 8-hour Operation
1000 ml/min at 30 inches water back pressure
2000 ml/min at 20 inches water back pressure
3000 ml/min at 10 inches water back pressure
 Typical Back Pressure of Sampling Media (inches water)
Flow Rate (L/min) 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.5 3.0
Filter/Pore Size (µm)          
25-mm MCE/0.8 6 9 12 15
25-mm MCE/0.45 14 22
37-mm MCE/0.8 2 3 4 5 6
37-mm PVC/5.0 1 1 2 2 2.5
Compare the information in this table to pump compensation range to determine appropriate applications.
Temperature Range
Operating: 32 to 104 F (0 to 40 C)
Storage: -4 to 113 F (-20 to 45 C)

Protect sample pump from weather when in use outdoors.
Compensated Temperature Range
41 to 122 F (5 to 50 C )
Operating Humidity
0 to 95% non-condensing
Power
Three standard AA alkaline batteries
Rechargeable AA-size 1.2-volt NiMH batteries may be used but will provide approximately half the run time stated for disposable batteries.
LED Functions

Slow flash = normal run
Fast flash = flow fault
Double flash = low battery, approximately one-hour run time remaining
Flash every eight seconds = pump shutdown due to exhausted batteries
Indication of pump shutdown due to exhausted batteries will override all other indicators.
Four flashes every six seconds = pump shutdown due to flow fault

Run Time
(new batteries)
8.5 hours at 1 L/min, 25 inches water back pressure
10 hours at 2.5 L/min, 15 inches water back pressure

Dependent on batteries used. See tables below.
Tubing Requires 1/4-inch ID tubing
Case
Plastic, RFI/EMI-shielded, CE marked
Dimensions
4.6 x 3 x 1.75 in (11.7 x 7.6 x 4.4 cm) includes inlet and belt clip
Weight
(includes batteries)
12 oz (340 gm)
Caution: Do not operate AirLite in hazardous or explosive locations. AirLite is designed for applications that do not require intrinsic safety.


 


 


 


 


 


 
AirLite Air Sampling Pump
Economical Sampling in Non-explosive Atmospheres
Personal Sampling from 5 to 3000 ml/min

AirLite sample pump cat no 110-100 shown actual size
The AirLite sample pump is economically designed for personal sampling of asbestos, lead, and other airborne contaminants in environments where intrinsic safety is not required. Powered by economical, disposable AA alkaline batteries, the AirLite provides run times over 10 hours in the 1000 to 3000 ml/min flow range with full back pressure compensation. A patented (U.S. Patent No. 6,741,056) flow control system, automatic features, and internal ambient temperature sensor ensure accurate air volumes and sample integrity. The bright LED indicates pump and battery status. AirLite is small and lightweight for easy attachment to a worker's belt where it won't interfere with worker activity.


About Low Flow Sampling

AirLite with Sample Train
The AirLite Sample Pump becomes a fully versatile sampler when combined with the low flow kit.

The kit's All-in-One adjustable tube holder with built in CPC expands the AirLite flow range capability to include the 5 to 500 ml/min range.

The Advantage

Economical Battery Operation
Alkaline batteries: The AirLite Sample Pump operates on three disposable AA alkaline batteries
The AirLite Sample Pump operates on three disposable AA alkaline batteries that can be purchased at your local grocery store. Run times depend on battery brand used. Available for immediate use, there is no need to maintain batteries or charge before sampling.

Pump Run Time in Hours with Alkaline Batteries
Following are typical run times achieved when using a new pump and new disposable AA alkaline batteries. Data is sorted by type of sample media. All run times are listed in hours. Pump and battery performance may vary.

 

Mixed Cellulose (MCE) Filter, 0.8-µm pore size
Filter Diameter
37 mm
37 mm
37 mm
25 mm
25 mm
Flow Rate
1 L/min
2 L/min
2.5 L/min
1 L/min
2 L/min
Duracel Standard
23.5
14.5
13.5
18.5
10.5
Rayovac Maximum
20.0
16.5
14.0
16.5
11.0
Walmart EverActive
24.0
16.0
10.5
18.0
10.5
Eveready Alkaline
20.0
14.0
13.0
17.0
Not tested


Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Filter, 5.0-µm pore size
Filter Diameter
37 mm
37 mm
37 mm
25 mm
25 mm
Flow Rate
1 L/min
2 L/min
2.5 L/min
1 L/min
2 L/min
Duracel Standard
23.5
15.5
17.0
23.0
10.5
Rayovac Maximum
29.5
16.5
14.0
18.5
13.0
Walmart EverActive
24.5
20.5
15.5
20.5
11.5


Glass Fiber Filter
Filter Diameter
37 mm
37 mm
37 mm
37 mm
25 mm
25 mm
25 mm
25 mm
Flow Rate
1 L/min
2 L/min
2.5 L/min
3 L/min
1 L/min
2 L/min
2.5 L/min
3 L/min
Energizer
29.5
18.0
21.0
18.5
29.0
18.5
18.5
12.0
Rayovac Maximum
26.5
23.5
23.0
14.0
9.5
19.5
14.5
13.5
Walmart EverActive
33.5
24.5
17.5
19.0
26.0
20.0
14.5
14.0

Caution:
To prevent corrosion of battery terminals, remove batteries when AirLite will not be used for an extended time.
Note:
Increases in back pressure in sampling condition due to buildup on filter can decrease battery life.
Note:
For maximum run time, insert new batteries in pump before sampling.
Note:
If using rechargeable AA 1.2-volt NiMH batteries, run time will be approximately half that stated for disposable batteries.

 

Lead in Air Sampling Kit

Lead in Air Sampling Kit

For easy sampling of lead in air, order SKC Lead in Air Sampling Kit Cat. No. 224-4122. This kit contains an easy-to-use AirLite Sample Pump, 50 filter cassettes for collecting lead particles from the air, and a filter cassette holder to secure the filter cassette during sampling. Samples must be sent to a qualified laboratory for analysis. See Ordering Information below.

* Use in non-explosive environments only. Not UL Listed for intrinsic safety. For sample pumps with intrinsic safety features, see the SKC Personal Air Sampling Pumps page.