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.
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 .
The customer can select a sensor with the appropriate measuring volume size depending on the concentration to be measured.
For concentrations up to 500,000 particles/cm3 the welas® 1100 sensor with a very 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 model welas® 1200 with a larger measuring volume offers the advantage of a higher counting rate at the same number concentration.
Counting efficiency of the sensors The 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.
Graph 1: The welas® 1000 series of aerosol sensors is characterized by its very high counting efficiency starting from 0.12 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
sensors resistant against chemically aggressive media
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
To enquire about the Aerosol sensor welas® 1200 Aerosol sensors welas® 1000 system and the options available contact us now.