PM10 High Volume Air Sampler

What is a PM10 high volume air sampler?

A PM10 high volume air sampler is a federal reference method (FRM) instrument designed to collect ambient particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter of 10µm or less.  This sampler uses a size selective inlet to separate out the particulate matter that is larger than 10µm, ensuring that only concentrations of PM10 are deposited onto the filter.  These samplers typical operate with a flow rate between 36-60 ft³/min during a 24 hour sampling period.  Constructed of high quality components and a robust anodized aluminum shelter, these instrument are well suited for all ambient sampling installations.  Tisch Environmental’s PM10 high volume air samplers are designed according to the guidelines that are outlined in 40 CFR appendix J to part 50 and designated as a federal reference method sampler under designation number 0202-141.

PM10 Particulate deposition

How does a PM10 sampler work?

The PM10 high volume air sampler collects particulates at a flow rate between 36-60 ft³/min through a PM10 size selective inlet.  As the particulates travel through the  size selective inlet, the larger particulates are trapped inside of the inlet as the smaller  PM10 particulates continue to travel through the PM10 inlet and are collected on the 8″ x 10″ quartz filter paper.  This quartz filter is weighed previously to sampling and then after  sampling to determine the mass of particulates that are smaller than 10 microns.  The flow rate on this instrument is controlled by either a mass flow controller, a volumetric flow controller or the Tisch Environmental PLUS technology electronic flow controller.  Tisch Environmental offers a wide range of PM10 samplers with several different option to fit every custom sampling installation.

Available Models

Mass flow Controlled or MFC PM10 particulate samplers use a hot wire anemometer probe to control the flow rate.  The hot wire anemometer probe is inserted into the flow stream and automatically adjusts  the motor speed as the filter begins to collect particulate.  These systems are available with either a 7 day mechanical timer or a US EPA recommended digital timer to ensure accurate sampling results.  Motor options include your choice of a brush style motor or a brushless style motor.  Please review the chart below to view our extensive offering of mass flow controlled PM10 high volume air samplers.

Model No. Timer Motor Power Documents
TE-6070 Mechanical Brush 110volt 60hz
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TE-6070X Mechanical Brush 220volt 50hz  
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TE-6070XZ Mechanical Brush 220volt 60hz
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TE-6070BL Mechanical Brushless 110volt 60hz  
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TE-6070BLX Mechanical Brushless 220volt 50hz  
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 TE-6070BLXZ  Mechanical  Brushless  220volt 60hz  
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  TE-6070D  Digital  Brush  110volt 60hz
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  TE-6070DX  Digital  Brush  220volt 50hz  
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  TE-6070DXZ  Digital  Brush  220volt 60hz  
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  TE-6070D-BL  Digital  Brushless  110volt 60hz  
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 TE-6070D-BLX  Digital  Brushless   220volt 50hz  
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  TE-6070D-BLXZ  Digital  Brushless   220volt 60hz  
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Volumetric flow controlled (VFC) PM10 particulate samplers use a critical orifice with a predetermined orifice hole diameter to control the flow rate.  The critical orifice is drilled and calibrated to let only the predetermined flow rate  pass thorough the filter.  The motor on these systems operate wide open while the critical orifice maintains a constant flow rate.  These systems are available with a 7 day mechanical timer or a US EPA recommended digital timer.  These systems can be fitted with an economical brush style motor or a maintenance free brushless motor.

Model No. Timer Motor Power Documents
TE-6070V Mechanical Brush 110volt 60hz
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TE-6070VX Mechanical Brush 220volt 50hz  
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TE-6070VXZ Mechanical Brush 220volt 60hz
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TE-6070V-BL Mechanical Brushless 110volt 60hz  
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TE-6070V-BLX Mechanical Brushless 220volt 50hz  
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 TE-6070V-BLXZ  Mechanical  Brushless  220volt 60hz  
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  TE-6070DV  Digital  Brush  110volt 60hz
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  TE-6070DVX  Digital  Brush  220volt 50hz  
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  TE-6070DVXZ  Digital  Brush  220volt 60hz  
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  TE-6070DV-BL  Digital  Brushless  110volt 60hz  
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 TE-6070DV-BLX  Digital  Brushless   220volt 50hz  
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  TE-6070DV-BLXZ  Digital  Brushless   220volt 60hz  
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The PM10 PLUS system is the most advanced TSP ambient particulate sampler on the market.  It utilizes a microprocessor based controller  for instantaneous and accurate flow control.  The system’s built in temperature and barometric pressure sensors along with the microprocessor based mass flow controller,  allow the system to accurately calculate the flow rate.  The PLUS technology flow controllers include a built in digital timer with internal battery backup, multiple elapsed time indicators, and four data logs with an external USB drive for data retrieval.  The system data logs record the average, minimum, and maximum ambient temperature and barometric pressure as well as the total ambient and standard flow rate.  These PLUS technology flow controllers also include an auto calibration feature which eliminates the need for lengthy field calibration and manual flow rate calculations.

Model No. Motor Power Documents
TE-PM10PLUS Brush 110 volt 60 hz
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TE-PM10PLUSX Brush 220 volt 50 hz  
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TE-PM10PLUSXZ Brush 220volt 60hz  
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TE-PM10PLUS-BL Brushless 110 volt 60 hz  
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TE-PM10PLUS-BLX Brushless 220 volt 50/60hz  
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Built on the same platform as the MFC PLUS controller, the VFC PLUS system accurate calculates and records the volumetric flow rate of the TSP, PM10 or PM2.5 high volume air sampler.  The VFC PLUS controller use the ambient barometric pressure, ambient temperature and the pressure drop across the filter holder to accurately calculate the actual ambient volumetric flow rate.  All sample data is log and can be downloaded via the USB port and viewed using any spreadsheet program.  The integrated digital timer allows for accurate sample scheduling and also has an internal battery backup to ensure that samples schedules are not violated due to intermittent on-site power failures.

Model No. Motor Power Documents
TE-6070VFC+ Brush 110 volt 60 hz
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TE-TE-6070VFC+X Brush 220 volt 50 hz  
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TE-6070VFC+XZ Brush 220volt 60hz  
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TE-6070VFC+BL Brushless 110 volt 60 hz  
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TE-6070VFC+BLX Brushless 220 volt 50/60hz  
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Instrument Components

PM10 particulate samplers are built with the same basic components.  A motor, timer, flow controller, elapsed time indicator, outdoor aluminum shelter, and pressure recorder.    Tisch Environmental uses only high quality components to ensure reliability and consistency.  We offer a variety of options to give the user flexibility and to fit every unique sampling installation.

Mass Flow Controlled(MFC): The Mass Flow Controller uses a hot wire anemometer to maintain a steady flow rate throughout the sampling period. The hot wire anemometer is inserted into the flow channel and detects changes in thermal mass to increase or decrease the motor speed.

Volumetric Flow Controlled(VFC): The VFC controller is a critical orifice with a predetermined hole diameter. The critical orifice is calibrated in a NIST traceable lab to determine the volumetric flow rate. The motor runs wide open and as air passes through the critical orifice,the sampler runs at a predetermined flow rate.

PLUS Technology (MFC): The PLUS technology MFC uses ambient temperature, ambient pressure, and a hot wire anemometer to maintain the set flow rate. This is the most accurate flow controller available. It also features and auto calibration function and digital timer.

PLUS Technology (VFC): The Plus Technology volumetric flow controller uses a combination of the critical orifice and the PLUS controller to calculate the ambient flow rate. The system uses the temperature, barometric pressure, and orifice pressure to calculate and record the ambient flow rate. The system also includes a digital timer.

Brush Style Motor: Brush Style motors use carbon motor brushes to conduct current within the electric motor. They are low cost but require routine motor brush changes.

Brushless Style Motor: motors do not use motor brushes or require maintenance.  They are higher in cost and do not have any emissions.

7-Day Mechanical Timer: Recognized by its bright yellow timer dial, the 7 day mechanical timer uses a series of on/off trippers to set the sampling schedule.

Digital Timer: Recommended by the US EPA, the digital timer allows for 1 in 3, 1 in 6, 1 in 7, and custom sampling schedules. Its internal battery backup ensures that the timer will not have to be reset after a power failure. It also includes an LCD screen and soft press buttons for easy use.

Aluminum Outdoor Shelter: PM10 high volume air samplers are housed in an anodized aluminum shelter y.  The shelter is designed to allow  particulate matter to by drawn on to the filter from all directions.  The rugged construction of the outdoor enclosure allows it to withstand the elements with minimal maintenance.
Dickson Chart Recorder:  The Dickson chart recorder is a 4″ pressure cart recorder that records pressure variations over a 24 hour period.  The chart recorder is attached to the motor back pressure and records the pressure on the 4″ recorder chart.
Elapsed Time Indicator: The elapsed time indicator is a mechanical clock the counts the hour and minutes that the instrument is actively collecting a sample.  This device is used to track motor life, motor brusch changes, and to verify the sampling time.