Portable Mercury Vapor Analyzer

Mercury Tracker 3000IP

Mercury Tracker 3000IP front view

  • Real Time, Continuouse Reading
  • 3 mercury measuring ranges
  • 0-100 / 0-1000 / 0-2000 µg/m³
  • Sensitivity: 0.1 µg/m³
  • Data logger integrated
  • No need for constant calibration
  • No detector regeneration required
  • No detector saturation Issues
  • Lightweight
  • ergonomic shoulder strap
  • dismountable probe
  • Integrated battery for 6 hours operation
  • Shock proof and corrosion resistant




    Mercury Vapor Analyzer Detector Applications

    Avoid problems related to mercury contamination! The Mercury Tracker 3000 IP portable mercury detection system is a lightweight, compact and rugged instrument for measuring the mercury concentration in air and other gases.

    Mercury Tracker 3000IP on site mercury investigation

    Applications include:

  • Health and Safety
  • Hazmat mercury response
  • Occupational Hygiene
  • Work Place Monitoring
  • Mercury Spill Screening
  • Mercury Surveys
  • Investigation of Contaminated Sites
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Hazardous Waste Inspection
  • Mercury Vapor Analyzer 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. Mercury Vapor Analyzer

    Analytical Performance of Mercury Vapor Analyzer

    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 3000IP 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 Detector Design Features

  • Noncorrosive, rugged and durable ABS case
  • Comfortable shoulder strap
  • Dismountable sampling probe, can be stored in instrument cover
  • Record of readings in non-volatile memory
  • Operated up to six hours on fully charged batteries
  • Quick swap battery for extended usage available
  • Membrane pump with long service life
  • Immediate response to mercury
  • Factory Calibration with long-term stability
  • Mercury Tracker 3000IP sniffer unit diagram

    Easy to operate mercury vapor analyzer

    The user controls the Mercury Tracker 3000 IP 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.

    Mercury Vapor Monitor Tracker 3000IP

    Display and Export 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 IP features a built in data logger. Up to 15,000 readings can be stored in the non-volatile memory. The logging interval can be set from 1 to 999 seconds revealing a total recording capacity of 4 hours, up to 173 days. A Client Software for data transfer to a PC is included, data is automatically formatted in Excel. The Tracker 3000IP also provides alarms and messages for operational status.

    Mercury Vapor monitor key pad

    Self-Diagnosis of Mercury Locating System

    Important components of the Mercury Tracker 3000IP 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.

             Mercury Tracker 3000IP brochure

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    Mercury Tracker 3000 IP Technical Specification

    Measuring principle: UV-Absorption
    Wavelength: 253,7 nm
    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: Integrated logger as standard, capacity 10000 readings
    Signal outputs: 4...20 mA for recorder; USB / RS 232 for PC or printer
    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 kg (including batteries)
    Mercury Instruments 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.