Aerosol sensor welas® 2300

Aerosol sensor with optical fibre technology for number concentrations up to 40,000 particles/cm3

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Aerosol sensor welas® 2300

Aerosol sensor with optical fibre technology for number concentrations up to 40,000 particles/cm3

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Description

The model 2300 aerosol sensors are equipped with a very small measurement volume and are used for coincidence-free measurement with a maximum number concentrations up to 40,000 particles/cm3 . These sensors are therefore suitable for indoor air measurements and for filter testing in accordance with EN779.

Measuring range: 0.2 – 10 µm / 0.3 – 17 µm / 0.6 – 40 µm / 2 – 100 µm.

Functional principle:
welas® digital and Promo® digital are based on scattered-light analysis on a single particle. The particles to be measured pass through a T-shaped, optically delineated measuring volume that is illuminated by a white light source. This generates a scattered-light pulse whose level is a measure for the concentration.

The high size classification accuracy and the high size resolution are guaranteed by the following special feature:

  • White light and 90° light-scattering detection
    unambiguous calibration curve
  • Patented T-aperture technology for a T-shaped measurement technology
    no border zone error
  • New digital individual signal processing for the analysis of the scattered-light pulse
    coincidence detection and correction which enables measurement in up to 5 times higher concentrations


Example: the welas® sensor aerosol guide heatable up to 250°C (see variations)


Trouble-free and reliable measurement of large particles up to 40 µm in the sensor is guaranteed by the vertical aerosol duct at a high volume flow of 5 l/min and a large sampling tube diameter.

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Size limitation of the optical measuring volume
The table below shows the theoretical minimum separation of the particles at a given number concentration.
At a number concentration of 103 per cm3 the optical measuring volume must not be larger than 1 mm3 .

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The customer can select a sensor with the appropriate measuring volume size depending on the concentration to be measured.

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For concentrations up to 1,000,000 particles/cm3 the welas® 2070 sensor with a small measuring volume is used. This ensures the smallest measuring volume such that only one particle ever enters the measuring volume. In low concentrations, the models with a larger measuring volume offers the advantage of a higher counting rate at the same number concentration.

Agreement of the sensorsThe welas® sensors are characterized by a particularly good agreement of counting efficiency and particle size resolution.
This means that the measurement results are highly comparable in terms of the number concentration and particle size measured when using different sensors.

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Graph 1: Counting efficiency of various sensors in relation to the welas® 2200 sensor (in the measuring range 0.2 – 10 µm)

Pressure-resistant and heatable aerosol sensors with a special cuvette for the variants P, H and HP
Special measuring cuvettes allow the use of the welas® aerosol sensors even under unusual measuring conditions. These are available:

  • heatable sensors up to 250°C; higher temperatures on request
  • pressure-resistant sensors up to 10 bar overpressure
  • sensor resistant against chemically aggressive media

Benefits

  • Die Sensoren sind einfach auswechselbar
  • Weltkleinste und robusteste Sensoren in der Serie 2000
  • Sehr gute Übereinstimmung aller Sensoren bezüglich Partikelgröße und Partikelkonzentration (siehe Diagramm 1)
  • Minimierung von Partikelverlusten in langen Probenahmeleitungen durch einfache Installation des Sensors direkt am Probenahmeort
  • Sensoren für In-Situ Messungen
  • Messung in explosionsgefährdeter Umgebung in der Serie 2000 (ohne Heizung)
  • Einfach zu reinigen
  • Einfache Bedienung
  • Zuverlässige Funktion
  • Wartungsarm
  • Senkt Ihre Betriebskosten

Datasheet

Measurement range (size) 0.2 – 105 µm (4 measurement ranges)
Measurement range (number CN) 0 – 4 • 104 particles/cm3
Thermodynamic conditions +10 – +40°C, -100 – +50 mbarg
Volume flow
5 l/min (others on demand)
Light source Xenon arc lamp 35 W
Dimensions
50 • 250 • 100 mm (H • W • D)
Weight
approx. 2.8 kg

Applications

  • Determination of the separation efficiency of car interior filters, engine air filters, room air filters, compressed air filters, vacuum cleaner filters, cleanable filters, electrostatic precipitators, oil separators, cooling lubricant separators, wet scrubbers, cyclones and other separators
  • Isothermal and isobaric particle size and quantitative determination, for instance in the automobile, chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries
  • Analysis of fast, transient processes
  • Inspection of smoke detectors
  • Particle formation for cloud formation
  • Emission measurements
  • Immission measurements

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