The pDR1000 personal dust monitor is a long time standard in airborne particulate
monitoring. The standard version, the pDR-1000AN, is available for passive air sampling
applications and can be converted into a pDR-1200 for active sampling with the addition
of the PDR-AS active sampling attachment accessory. The pDR-1000 has a range of 0.001
to 400 mg/m³ and an accuracy within 5% of the indicated reading. The instrument comes
factory calibrated and after a simple zeroing procedure, is ready to use. The pDR-1000
automatically performs calibration checks and gravimetric calibration can be performed
easily in the field by comparison with a filter sampler. Datalogging is built in
and included with every unit, allowing up to 13,300 sets of data to be stored. Runtime
from a single 9V alkaline battery is about 20 hours and increases to 40 hours with
a lithium battery. An optional rechargeable NiMH battery pack, the PDR-BP, increases
the runtime to 72 hours. The pDR-1000 weighs only 18 ounces, and includes all the
accessories required for zeroing and datalogging.
With the addition of the optional PDR-AS attachment the pDR-1000AN can be converted
to a pDR-1200 for active sampling to perform particulate size selective measurements.
A vacuum pump module that can operate at the correct flow rates is required. Thermo
offers the PDR-PU pump module, with an adjustable flow rate of 1 to 4 LPM, to perform
this function. The PDR1200 incorporates a specially designed cyclone that can create
precise particle size cut points when the pump is operated at specific flow rates.
US MSHA Intrinsic safety approval
Easy portability for belt or shoulder strap attachment
Flexible data logging routines
Audible alarm settings for immediate notification of exceeded user-defined levels