Polyurethane Foam (PUF) Pesticide Samplers

What is a PUF high volume air sampler?

The PUF high volume air sampler collects airborne particulate and vapor contaminants.  These samplers are typically used to collect volatile organic compounds and airborne pesticides.  The system incorporates a dual sampling module to collect  airborne particulates onto the filter paper media and the vapor elements onto a piece of polyurethane foam in the lower chamber of the sampling module.  These systems are designed to meet the requirements  described for sampling using US EPA method TO-4A, TO-9A, and TO-13A.

How does a PUF sampler work?

The Polyurethane Foam Sampler is classified as a high volume air sampler for the collection of airborne volatile organic compounds and particulate matter.  This sampler operates between 125-250 lpm and uses either a manual motor speed controller or the Tisch Environmental PLUS controller to control the flow rate.  The flow is pulled through a critical orifice with either a bruhless or brush style vacuum blower motor assembly which is used to control and calculate the ambient flow rate.  Housed in a robust aluminum shelter, the PUF sampler is built to withstand harsh conditions and provide accurate and reliable results.

Available Models

Standard PUF air samplers use a manual motor speed adjustment device to control the motor speed. These instruments are housed in an anodized aluminum shelter that houses the timer ,  magnehelic gauge,  vacuum motor,  elapsed time indicator,  flow venturi, and dual sampling module.

Model No. Timer Motor Power Documents
TE-1000 Mechanical Brush 110volt 60hz
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TE-1000X Mechanical Brush 220volt 50hz  
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TE-1000XZ Mechanical Brush 220volt 60hz
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TE-1000BL Mechanical Brushless 110volt 60hz  
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TE-1000BLX Mechanical Brushless 220volt 50hz  
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 TE-1000BLXZ  Mechanical  Brushless  220volt 60hz  
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  TE-1000D  Digital  Brush  110volt 60hz
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  TE-1000DX  Digital  Brush  220volt 50hz  
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  TE-1000DXZ  Digital  Brush  220volt 60hz  
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  TE-1000D-BL  Digital  Brushless  110volt 60hz  
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 TE-1000D-BLX  Digital  Brushless   220volt 50hz  
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  TE-1000D-BLXZ  Digital  Brushless   220volt 60hz  
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The PUF PLUS system is the most advanced PUF sampler on the market.  It utilizes a microprocessor based controller  for instantaneous and accurate flow control.  The systems built in temperature and barometric pressure sensors along with the microprocessor based flow controller  that allows 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-PUFPLUS Brush 110 volt 60 hz
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TE-PUFPLUSX Brush 220 volt 50 hz  
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TE-PUFPLUSXZ Brush 220volt 60hz  
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TE-PUFPLUS-BL Brushless 110 volt 60 hz  
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TE-PUFPLUS-BLX Brushless 220 volt 50/60hz  
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Instrument Components

PUFsamplers are built with the same basic components.  A motor, timer, flow controller, elapsed time indicator, outdoor aluminum shelter, and pressure gauge.    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.

Manual Flow Controlled:Manual adjusted motor speed controller.

 

PLUS Technology (PUF+): The PLUS technology flow controller uses ambient temperature, ambient pressure, and the orifice differential pressure to maintain the set flow rate. This is the most accurate flow controller available. It also features and auto calibration function and 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: PUF air samplers are housed in an anodized aluminum shelter with a gabled roof assembly.  The shelter is designed to allow  particulate matter to by drawn on to the filter from all four sides.  The rugged construction of the outdoor enclosure allows it to withstand the elements with minimal maintenance.
Venturi: This device is a critical orifice used to control the amount of flow through the sample media.  It has a set of barbed hose fittings to record the differential pressure as it passes through the orifice.  The tubing on the hose barb is either connected to the magnehelic gauge to report the pressure drop or to the flow controller on systems that are equipped with  PLUS technology.

Magnehelic:The magnehelic gauge records the pressure drop through the critical orifice.  This value is  used to calculate the ambient or standard flow rate .