IQAir ParticleScan Pro
They don’t come niftier than the IQAir ParticleScan Pro! This is a professional, highly advanced handheld laser particle counter designed to diagnose indoor air-quality problems and to verify the efficacy of controls that may be in place. The beauty of the ParticleScan Pro is that, being handheld and super light, it is easy to use. It is also claimed to be reliable, exceptionally accurate and includes multiple features that make it superior to other, more conventional particle counters.
How does the ParticleScan Pro work? It features six channels that make it convenient to count particles of multiple sizes simultaneously. An advanced display panel allows viewing particle counts in either cumulative or differential modes, as needed. The ParticleScan Pro is deliberately slower in its airflow rate than are conventional particle counters, which drastically reduces coincidence loss at higher particle concentrations. This results in a far more accurate particle count. This is especially in highly polluted urban or industrial environments where particulate counts can sometimes exceed 2 million particles per cubic foot.
The ParticleScan Pro has even more interesting and highly useful features. Meaningful indoor air quality (IAQ) information can be obtained regarding efficiency, pollution sources, filter leakage and other critical IAQ-related issues. It is especially ideal for source investigations of particle rates and for evaluating the performance of air-cleaning control measures and methods. The USB interface of the ParticleScan Pro makes it easy to download and log data so that someone doing IAQ analysis can focus on what is required. It also automatically refreshes data readings every six seconds, which allows the user to monitor particle concentration changes in absolute real time, i.e. exactly as they occur and precisely where they might occur.
Further features of the ParticleScan Pro include that it can operate for up to 4 hours from its continuously rechargeable battery pack. That is very helpful when protracted IAQ-related work needs to be done. The scanner and accessories fit in a polypropylene carrying case for added protection in the field, wherever that might be. Being that it is so portable and accurate, it enables easy logging of data across multiple locations over time. This allows for truly meaningful trends analyses to be done.
The Swiss are indeed justifiably respected worldwide for their meticulous attention to detail, superb quality and technological prowess. IQAir is one such Swiss company, that has once again shown its technological prowess and innovation with its ParticleScan Pro, as perfect and reliable an indoor air quality monitoring and analysis device as any professional could wish for.