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Microvacuum Cassettes for Surface Sampling


Orderable Items Microvacuum Cassettes provide efficient collection of asbestos and fungal spores from irregular surfaces/carpeting and other dusty places. SKC Microvacuum Cassettes feature a microvacuum nozzle and are available with a polycarbonate filter for sampling fungal spores or MCE filter for sampling asbestos in settled dust on surfaces (as specified in ASTM Method D5755). Microvacuum Cassettes are available separately or in a convenient Carpet Sampling Kit that also includes sampling accessories.



 

  • Nozzle for easy sampling on irregular surfaces/carpeting

  • Collect contaminants in settled dust using a sample pump
    • 2 L/min for sampling asbestos
    • 10 L/min for sampling fungal spores


 


 


 

Performance Profile

Sample Time Varies
Sample Rate 10 L/min (recommended)
Sample Pumps High-volume vacuum
Tubing 1/4-inch ID and 3/8-inch ID


 


 


 

Microvacuum Cassettes for Surface Sampling
Efficient Collection of Asbestos or Fungal Spores

Collect fungal spores or asbestos from carpets and other dusty areas using SKC Microvacuum Cassettes. SKC Microvacuum Cassettes are available with an MCE or polycarbonate filter and feature a microvacuum nozzle for sampling of settled dust on surfaces as specified in ASTM Method D5755. Carpet Sampling Cassettes in use

Data Interpretation: Fungal Spores on Surfaces

Guidelines for Microvacuum Samples from Carpet

  • Normal/Clean: < 5000 CFU/1000 cm2 or < 50,000 CFU/gram with dominant fungi being outdoor species

  • Borderline: 25,000 CFU/1000 cm2 or 200,000 CFU/gram with dominant fungi being outdoor species

  • Elevated: 75,000 CFU/1000 cm2 or 1,000,000 CFU/gram with dominant fungi being outdoor and indoor species

  • Fungal Infested: > 75,000 CFU/1000 cm2 or > 1,000,000 CFU/gram with dominant fungi being indicator and outdoor species