Portable Mercury Vapor Analyzer
Mercury Tracker 3000XS
Portable Mercury Vapor Detector Applications
Avoid problems related to mercury contamination! The Mercury Tracker 3000 XS portable mercury detection system is a lightweight, compact and rugged instrument for measuring the mercury concentration in air and other gases.
Portable Mercury Vapor Detector Measuring Principle
The mercury concentration is measured in an optical cell entirely made of a high purity grade fused silica. A maintenance-free membrane pump continuously feeds the sample gas into the measuring cell where the attenuation of a UV beam is measured. Analytical wavelength used is 253.7 nm. This measuring method is called: Cold Vapor Atomic Absorption Spectrometry;(CVAAS), which is extremely sensitive for mercury determination and has been widely used for many years.
Analytical Performance of Mercury Vapor Detector
The Tracker 3000 IP portable mercury vapor monitor uses a high frequency driven electrodeless low pressure mercury lamp as UV source. This lamp emits lines of an extremely narrow bandwidth which are congruent with the absorption lines of the Hg atoms. Cross-sensitivities are thus minimized.
Unlike the gold film based system, mercury vapor measurements are not interfered with by hydrogen sulfide (H2S) or water vapor. The extremely high stability of the UV source is a result of the reference beam feedback control method. Total background noise is less than 0.1 µg/m³. The Tracker 3000XS mercury sniffer is calibrated before delivery and keeps the calibration for a long period of time. For quality control a test screen is included allowing the user to check calibration.
Mercury Vapor Analyzer Design Features
Easy to operate mercury vapor detector
The user controls the Mercury Tracker 3000 XS by menu-guided inputs on a waterproof membrane keypad. After switch-on the light source is stabilized (approx. 1 - 5 minutes). Measurement starts automatically, continuously indicating the mercury concentration of the air as a numerical value and a graphic bar. The baseline is automatically adjusted by the auto zero function.
Display, Export and GPS Tracking of Mercury Measurement Data
The readings are displayed in real time on a large 5.3" LCD screen, both numerically and graphically. Measurement data is exported as a 4-20 mA analog signal and via a serial RS232 interface.
The Mercury Tracker 3000 XS features a built in data logger with internal 2 GB SD-card, automatic time and date stamp, GPS stamp if activated. GPS Built-in, receives US-GPS, Galileo, GLONASS and others for increase in positioning accuracy and improved reception. A Client Software for data transfer to a PC is included, data is automatically formatted in Excel. The Tracker 3000 XS also provides alarms and messages for operational status.
Self-Diagnosis of Mercury Locating System
Important components of the Mercury Tracker 3000 XS are permanently monitored. In case of malfunctions the user is warned on the display (blinking messages: clean cell, lamp, low battery alarm) and via output signals.
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Mercury Tracker 3000 XS Technical Specification
|UV source:||Electrodeless low-pressure mercury lamp (EDL)|
|Stabilization method:||reference beam feedback lamp control|
|Measuring ranges:|| 0.1 to 100 µg/m³
0 to1000 µg/m³
0 to 2000 µg/m³
|Sensitivity:||0.1 µg/m³ (0.01 ppb)|
|Response time (99% signal):||1 second|
|Alarm:||3 levels programmable|
|Status alarms:||measuring cell soiled, battery state, UV source exhausted|
|Measurement Display:||Graphical LC display with background illumination|
|Data Logger:||Built-in Data logger, internal 2 GB SD-card, automatic time and date stamp, GPS stamp if activated. GPS Built-in, receives US-GPS, Galileo, GLONASS and others for increase in positioning accuracy and improved reception|
|Signal outputs:||• USB • Bluetooth
|Power Supply:||built-in rechargeable NiMH batteries, external 12 V DC sources,
110 ... 240 V/(50/60 Hz) with included power supply
|Weight:||approx. 5 lbs (including batteries)|
|As a leading supplier of high precision analytical equipment, we strive at all times to offer top quality solutions. Our products are manufactured according to the ISO 9001 quality regulations.|