Universal Fluid - Condensation Particle Counter

UF-CPC 100 | UF-CPC 200 — Nanoparticle counters for concentrations up to 107 particles/cm3 in the range of 5nm to 10µm

DescriptionUF-CPC

The UF-CPC100 / 200 measure the total number concentration of ultra-fine and nanoparticles suspended in air and gases.

The instruments operate by increasing the size of the particles contained in a sample gas flow, through condensation of saturated vapour in a heated saturator / cooled condenser arrangement to form droplets around the particles to make them large enough to be counted by optical counter.

CPC's / CNC's have been around for many years, but the new and patented design of the UF-CPC allows a large range of fluids, including water, to be used as the condensing agent. Coupled with a high concentration single particle counting capability, this makes UF-CPC a flexible and capable instrument. Additionally, the optical sensor can give information regarding the size of the counted droplets, allowing feedback on the performance of the condensation process.

Control and monitoring of the instrument is made through the touch panel display, that can be customised for the user if required. Networking and remote control capability is impressive, as UF-CPC supports a standardised interface for process control applications with protocols including for example, Modbus and offers features such as remote access and data storage on www or internal networks.

Specialised designs to handle potentially aggressive aerosols e.g. acids are available on request.

Technical Parameters

  • Particle Size Range: dp = 5nm - 10000nm
  • Concentration Range:
    • UF-CPC 100:
      • Cn max Single Counting Mode < 20000 Particles/cm3
      • Cn max Nephelometric Mode < 107 Particles/cm3
    • UF-CPC 200:
      • Cn max Single Counting Mode < 1000000 Particles/cm3
      • Cn max Nephelometric Mode < 107 Particles/cm3
  • Accuracy:
    • Single Counting Mode - 5%
    • Nephelometric Mode - 10%
  • Response Time: t90 = 3 secs
  • Working Fluid: Butanol, isopropanol, water or other
  • Aerosol Flow Rate: 0.30 - 0.60 l/min (user adjustable)
  • Operator Interface: Touch Screen Display 800 x 480 pixels
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz Intel Atom with 2GB Compact Flash
  • Communication Interfaces: USB, Ethernet, RS232/485
  • Power Supply: 115/230 V ; 50/60 Hz
  • Dimensions: 33 x 38 x 24 cm (13 x 15 x 9.5 in)
  • Weight: 10 kg (22 lbs)

Applications

  • Aerosol Research
  • Testing of filters and air cleaning equipment
  • Environmental measurements
  • Workplace safety and exposure studies
  • Inhalation and health effect studies
  • Process monitoring
  • Printer emission studies

Particular advantages

  • Simple and quick changeover of condensation source
  • Exchangeable sensors give upto 106 particles/cm3 in count mode
  • Integrated┬ácomputer with 7” touch panel display
  • Intuitive user interface with sophisticated software for data evaluation
  • Integrated data logging
  • Supports network connectivity
  • Integrated interface for process control applications

Please contact us for more detailed information.