FLIR Airtec Diesel Particulate Monitor
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  • Real time results
  • <15µg/m3 elemental carbon (EC) sensitivity
  • 9-600µg/m3 (8hr TWA EC) dynamic range
  • Lightweight, portable, and rugged design
  • Large LCD display with backlighting
  • Wearable by miners on a belt loop
    • Or can be vehicle/wall mounted
  • Contains a flow-selectable air pump
  • Equivalent results to NIOSH method 5040
  • Long battery life operation (>12hr continuous use)
    • Or use AC power
  • Decreased DPM monitoring costs
  • Helps prevent MSHA non-compliance
  • Mini-USB connection
  • Alerts user of Low battery, Filter change, and Pump flow
  • Generates dozens to thousands of EC concentration values for less than a single NIOSH 5040 test

What's in the Box

  • Inlet prefilter assembly
  • 5 filter cassettes
  • 2 prefilter cartridges
  • USB to mini-USB PC cable
  • Rechargeable battery
  • 9V/2A Universal AC adapter (100-240VAC)

The FLIR Airtec diesel particulate monitor is a compact and highly portable real-time instrument that measures elemental carbon to determine exposure of workers in underground mines to diesel particulate material (DPM). Airtec uses a real time particle capture and light transmission method to yield elemental carbon values which closely correlate with NIOSH 5040 test results to measure EC and TC levels in underground mines.

Diesel particulates are composed primarily of elemental and organic carbon, and have been found to present a health hazard. DPM levels can be high in workplaces where diesel equipment is used; particularly so in underground mines due to the enclosed workspace.

The Airtec measures in real-time taking the measurement out of the laboratory and placing it in the hands of the mine operator/ventilation engineer allow them to take immediate, remedial action to address a problem area within a mine. Levels can also be tracked over time to determine the possibility of long term health hazards and help eliminate the risks associated with over exposure.


This product can be used in the following applications: