A revised pyramid-shaped TSP inlet retrofitted onto existing Ecotech HiVol 3000 series TSP air samplers provides clients with a cost-effective solution to ensure representative sampling and compliance with updated Australian Standards.
Recent changes in Total Suspended Particulate matter (TSP) air quality standards from the United States’ Environmental Protection Authority (U.S. EPA) has prompted Australia to review its own standards.
Taking the lead from the U.S. EPA’s tightened tolerance on “capture air velocity” for all new air samplers, Australian standard AS/NZS 3580.9.3: 2015 has been updated and requires all users of TSP air samplers to update their TSP inlets for better control over particle intake velocity.
These changes mean that all existing and future TSP air samplers must be fitted with the new TSP inlet to meet the updated Australian standards.
Ecotech Systems Engineer and product expert William Phelan was instrumental in the design of the HiVol 3000 series 13 years ago; his knowledge has helped shape the new updates driven by Ecotech’s in-house Engineering team, which has been working to continuously improve the design of the HiVol 3000 series of equipment.
Ecotech’s TSP inlet is designed to meet the new dimensional tolerances required to ensure effective particle capture air velocity, meeting Australian standards of compliance and helping maintain consistent, accurate data.
“A simple upgrade of the TSP inlet will bring Ecotech clients up to TSP inlet Australian Standards compliance,” William explains. “With the newly introduced velocity tolerances, all upgraded HiVol 3000 TSPs will capture the same range of particle sizes, providing more consistency in TSP measurements.”
The new inlet will have part number identification affixed to differentiate it from the superseded model.