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PM10 Environmental Air Sampler Systems

Staplex® PM10 High Volume Air Samplers (Click to open pdf literature file)

  • Meets all of EPA's PM-10 performance specifications in Federal
  • Reference Method (RFPS1287-063)
  • Hinged sampling chamber for easy cleaning/greasing of collection shim
  • Removable collection shim prevents large particle bounce at high concentration sites
  • Made in U.S.A.

Basic System includes PM10-SSI Size Selective Inlet plus the following Staplex® components:

  • Staplex® TFIA Series High Volume Air Sampler,
  • SH810 8"x10" Filter Holder Assembly
  • FPC810 Filter Paper Cassette
  • FC-1ETM (110 VAC) or FC-2ETM (220VAC) Constant Flow Controller
  • with built-in Elasped Time Indicator (99,999.99 hours mechanical, non-resettable)
  • SAM Aluminum Outdoor Shelter

Model PM10-1 Basic PM10 High Volume Air Sampling System 115 VAC, 60 Hz

Model PM10-2 Basic PM10 High Volume Air Sampling System 230 VAC, 50Hz

Required Filters: Staplex® Type TFAQ810 Quartz Fiber Filters, 8" x 10" (25 per box)

Size: 64"H (163 cm) high x maximum 28" (71 cm) diameter

Net Weight: Base with Basic Components: 45 lbs. (20.5 kg.) PM10 Size Selective Inlet, 50 lbs. (23 kg.)

NOTE: Staplex® PM10 Size Selective Inlet is available separately as Part No. PM10-SSI for conversion of existing TSP (Total Suspend Particulate) High Volume Air Sampling Systems to PM10 Systems. Above Basic System Components are recommend to convert to a basic PM10 System

Additional Options:

Flow Recorder - Models FR-1 and FR-2 - Provides a permanent record of High Volume Air Sampler performance during a 24-hour period. Specify Model FR-1 for 115 VAC; Model FR-2 for 230 VAC. (see additional data sheet).

Filter Paper Cartridge - No. FPC810 - Spare cartridge to hold 8"x10" Filters, allows fast filter changes in field operation and protects filter during transportation


DTM-1 and DTM-2 Digital 7-Day Timer - Turns Air Sampler "ON" and "OFF" at set times, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All functions are digital and quartz crystal controlled; digital clock with 1/4-in. LED display and 7.2 VDC re-chargeable stand-by battery; intuitive programming format. Specify Model DTM-1 for 120 VAC, 60 Hz; Model DTM-2 for 230 VAC (specify 50 or 60 Hz when ordering). (Click to open pdf literature file)

MT-1 and MT-2 Mechanical 7 Day Timer Turns Air Sampler "ON" and "OFF" at set times 15 minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Specify Model MLT-1 for 120 VAC, 60 Hz; Model MLT-2 for 230 VAC, 50 Hz

Substitute Options for FC-1ETM/FC-2ETM

FC-1 (115 VAC) / FC-2 (220 VAC) Constant Flow Controller (without any timer)

FC-1MLT (115 VAC) / FC-2MLT (220 VAC) same as FC-1, with built-in Mechanical 7-Day Timer and non-resettable Elapsed Time Indicator,

ETI-1 (120 VAC) /ETI-2 (220 VAC) Elapsed Time Indicator - (without Flow Controller) Shows sampler run time in hours and hundreths (99,999.99 hours, mechanical non-resettable). (Re-settable model ETI-1R is also available for 120 VAC.)

Calibration Kit - Model CKHV810 - U.S. EPA prescribed method for accurate calibration of High Volume Air Samplers. U.S. EPA recommends that High Volume Air Samplers be re-calibrated at least once per year (or when major components such as the motor or flowmeter are changed). Model CKHV810 can be used with 4" or 8" x 10" filter holder assemblies. (see additional data sheet)



Suspended particles in the air are sampled at 40 ACFM through the circumferential inlet of the PM10 Size Selective Inlet. The symmetrical design insures wind-direction insensitivity, and the Inlet design and internal configuration makes the collection efficiency independent of wind speed from 0 to 36 kilometers per hour. The particles are then accelerated through multiple circular Impactor nozzles. By virtue of their larger momentum, particles greater than the 10 micron impactor cut-point impact onto the greased impaction surface. The PM-10 particles smaller than 10 microns are carried vertically upward by the air flow and down multiple vent tubes to the 8-inch x 10-inch quartz fiber filter (Staplex® No. TFAQ810), where they are collected. The large particles settle out in the impaction chamber on the collection shim and are removed/cleaned during prescribed maintenance periods.

The quartz fiber filter is weighed before and after sampling. The weight increase is the mass of particles smaller than 10 microns. The mass concentration of PM-10 particles (micrograms per cubic meter) is determined by dividing the particulate mass (micrograms) by the sampled air volume (cubic meters). The FC-1 Series Electronic Mass Flow Controller included in the system properly totalizes the air volume by maintaining a constant flow rate of 40 ACFM regardless of filter loading, atmospheric conditions and line voltage

Inlet Collection Efficiency: PM10 Inlet has a cut-point of 9.7 microns over a wind speed of 0 to 36 KPH.

Flow Rate: 40 cubic feet per minute (CFM), 1.13 cubic meters per minute.

Filter Media: 8-in. x 10-in. (20 cm x 25 cm) quartz fiber filter media, Staplex® No. TFAQ810 (25 per box)

Accuracy of Mass Flow Control (@ 40 CFM): 2.5% deviation over 24-hour sampling period.

Made in U.S.A.