Portable Mercury Tracker 3000XS

Mercury Tracker 3000XS front view
  • Real-Time, Continuous Mercury 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
  • Shockproof and corrosion resistant

Additional Product Details

Portable Mercury Vapor Meter Applications

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

Mercury Tracker 3000XS on site mercury investigation

Applications include:

  • Health and Safety
  • Hazmat mercury response
  • Occupational Hygiene
  • Workplace Monitoring
  • Mercury Spill Screening
  • Mercury Surveys
  • Investigation of Contaminated Sites
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Hazardous Waste Inspection

Portable Mercury Vapor Reader 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 Detector

The Tracker 3000 XS portable mercury vapor monitor uses a high-frequency driven electrodeless low-pressure mercury lamp as a UV source. This lamp emits lines of an extremely narrow bandwidth that 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 an extended period of time. For quality control, a test screen is included allowing the user to check calibration.

Mercury Vapor Analyzer 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 3000XS sniffer unit diagram

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 concentrations in the air as a numerical value and a graphic bar. The baseline is automatically adjusted by the auto-zero function.

Mercury Vapor Monitor Tracker 3000XS

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 to increase 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.

Mercury Vapor monitor key pad

Self-Diagnosis of Mercury Locating System

Essential 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.

Mercury Tracker 3000 XS 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/m³0 to1000 µg/m³0 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 kg (including batteries)
ISO 9001 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.


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