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APM 550

The APM 550 system is a manual method for sampling fine particles (PM2.5 fraction) and is based on impactor designs standardized by USEPA for ambient air quality monitoring. Ambient air enters the APM 550 series samplers system through an omni-directional inlet designed to provide a clean aerodynamic cut-point for particles greater than 10 microns. Particles in the air stream finer than 10 microns proceed to a second impactor that has an aerodynamic cut-point at 2.5 microns. The air sample and fine particulates exiting from the PM 2.5 impactor are passed through a 47 mm diameter Teflon filter membrane that retains the fine particulate matter. The sampling rate of the system is held constant at 1 m3/hr by a suitable critical orifice. The standard system is supplied with a Dry Gas Meter to provide a direct measure of the total air volume sampled.

Special features:

  • PM10 and PM2.5 Impactors of sampler based on designs standardized by US EPA
  • Two part cabinet ensures that temperature of PM 2.5 filter remains close to ambient temperature
  • Imported brush-less pump with a low noise
  • Lower sampling rate of 1m3/hr reduces filter choking even in areas having high FPM levels
  • Critical Orifice maintains constant sampling rate of 1 m3/hour
  • Compact and portable


Owing to its modular design, APM 550 can be easily paired with a gaseous sampling attachment (for monitoring SO2, NOx, NH3, Ozone etc) as gaseous sampling requires only a few LPM of air flow. This is possible through an attachable subsidiary unit APM 411 or the more modern APM 411 TE. Kindly refer to respective brochures of APM 411 and APM 411TE for details

  • Size Selective inlets: Omni-directional air inlet with PM 10 separation through an impactor followed by PM 2.5 separation through a WINS Impactor
  • Flow Rate: Constant sampling rate of 1 m3/hr unaffected by voltage fluctuation and filter choking maintained by critical orifice system
  • Vacuum Pump: Oil Free, non-pulsating pump driven by induction motor for stable flow rate
  • Power requirement: Nominal 220 V, Single Phase, 50Hz AC mains supply. For proper operation and safety a good earth connection is mandatory
  • Sample Volume: Dry Gas meter records the total air volume sampled
  • Filter: Filter holder designed to accept any standard 47 mm diameter filter media
  • Warranty: One year
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