4 August, 2020
Palas Fidas® 200 provides accurate measurement in several environmental monitoring research studies
The results from comparative air quality monitoring studies suggest that the Palas Fidas® 200 aerosol spectrometer provides consistently accurate measurements with significantly lower whole-of-life costs than its current monitoring system.
Optical method verses TEOM
Investigations of the Palas Fidas® optical technology for measuring particulate matter (PM) shows similar accuracy to instrumentation that utilises a Tapered Element Oscillating Microbalance (TEOM) and Filter Dynamics Measurement System (FDMS) – but at a much lower cost.
Air quality monitoring instruments, like the Palas Fidas® 200, use an optical light scattering method that can measure multiple PM size ranges within a single instrument. Less maintenance is required, and annual services are offered onsite, which means there is no need to return the analyser back to the laboratory for service. This greatly assists in minimising down time and overall cost. Regulatory precision at a lower price, the Fidas® 200’s operational costs are between 50-87% lower than the TEOM/FDMS system.
Palas Fidas® technology produces finer time resolution than is possible with the hour average from the TEOM with FDMS.
The level of skill and training required to operate and maintain the Fidas® 200 was also much lower than the TEOM, making it much simpler to operate.
The Palas Fidas®200 is developed specifically for air pollution control
One instrument with multiple applications
The Palas Fidas® 200 is the world’s only fine dust monitoring and emission measurement system that accurately measures PM1, PM2.5, PM4, PM10 as well as total PM (PMtot – and size distribution information in the range of 180nm – 18µ) in one aerosol spectrometer, developed specifically for regulatory air pollution control.
It offers remote monitoring, intuitive operation; low maintenance; cloud-based worldwide data retrieval; and low energy consumption to reduce operating expenses – all backed by ACOEM AB´s recognised local expert maintenance and service.
Fidas® 200 is the perfect PM measurement and analysis instrument for local government regulatory pollution control in monitoring networks; ambient air monitoring campaigns; long-term studies; road tunnels and construction; emission source attribution; and emission dispersion studies, including fires and volcanic activity.
Fidas® 200 is the only optical single particle measuring device that is approved for simultaneous monitoring of PM 10 and PM 2.5 according to standards VDI 4202-1, VDI 4203-3, EN 12341, EN 14907, EN 16450 and the EU Equivalence Guide GDE. It is also certified in compliance with standards EN 15267-1 and -2.
For more information about the Palas Fidas® 200 and ACOEM’s range of superior environmental monitoring instruments, visit the website www.ecotech.com/nordic or contact Mikael Ramström at [email protected]