A small handheld monitor on the market. It is extremely sensitive and capable of detecting contamination at 0.1ppm level.
It is 200 times more sensitive than Heated Metal Oxide (HMOS) monitors that have been used until now and for the first time VOCs can be detected and eliminated before they become toxic to embryos. (0.1ppm is below an established threshold of embryo toxicity.)
The detection is performed by a technology called Photo Ionisation Detection (PID). The air is drawn into the detection chamber by a pump. UV light is used to ionize the molecular bonds in any chemicals that are present. These ions are electrically conductive and the meter detects the current that flows. The more contamination, the more conductive the air becomes.
Easy operation to use to sniff out areas of high VOC. An audible alarm will sound in areas where VOCs are higher than recommended. For added protection, the unit can be wall mounted and VOC levels logged continuously.
The threshold level of toxicity of Acrolein for mouse embryos has been established as 0.58ppm when dissolved in media. International consensus provides guideline limits for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in the range from 0.10 to 0.65ppm depending on location. Field experience suggests that 0.5ppm indicates potential IAQ contaminants in laboratories.
Test results stored in the instrument may be easily downloaded to a personal computer for analysis and printing. With the software suite, users can sort and view results with ease.
|VOC Meter with Accessory Kit (Hard case, 5 filters/o-rings & vapour zeroing kit)
|VOC Meter with Datalogging (ProRAE Suite and Cable)
|VOC Meter with Datalogging and Accessory Kit
|Upgrade of Calibration Kit to include isobutylene gas, regulator and flow controller
|Humidity trap for VOC Meter. Allows use in incubator