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Palas AQ Guard Smart 1200 Advanced Dust Monitor

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The PALAS AQ Guard Smart is a latest generation, high accuracy, high resolution MCERTS CERTIFIED dust monitoring station. German made, there are a number of models in the Smart series and these systems offer measurement accuracy and capabilities WAY beyond the reach of many other dust monitoring instruments on the market. Put simply, the AQ Guard Smart is one of the most advanced outdoor real-time dust / particle monitoring systems of its type on the market. This technology from PALAS is normally only found in their high end research grade air and dust monitoring systems used by EPA’s, regulatory authorities, research groups and those that could afford it and yet PALAS have now made this research grade technology available and affordable for everyday outdoor dust monitoring applications.

Description

The PALAS AQ Guard Smart 1200 is a latest generation, high accuracy, high resolution MCERTS CERTIFIED dust monitoring station. German made, there are a number of models in the Smart series and these systems offer measurement accuracy and capabilities WAY beyond the reach of many other dust monitoring instruments on the market. Put simply, the AQ Guard Smart is one of the most advanced outdoor real-time dust / particle monitoring systems of its type on the market. This technology from PALAS is normally only found in their high end research grade air and dust monitoring systems used by EPA’s, regulatory authorities, research groups and those that could afford it and yet PALAS have now made this research grade technology available and affordable for everyday outdoor dust monitoring applications.

Palas AQ-Guard Smart Series Models

  • AQ Guard Portable 5 PM Dust Fractions, 64 Particle Size Channels, TVOC’s, CO2, temperature, humidity & more
  • AQ Guard Smart Standard 4 PM Dust Fractions, temperature, humidity & atmospheric pressure
  • AQ Guard Smart 1000 5 PM Dust Fractions, 64 Size Channels, temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure
  • AQ Guard Smart 1100 5 PM Dust Fractions, 64 Size Channels, temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, CO, NO2, O3 & SO2
  • AQ Guard Smart 1200 5 PM Dust Fractions, 64 Size Channels, temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, CO, CO2, SO2, NO2, O3, TVOC
  • AQ Guard Smart 2000 Ultra-Fine Particle Measurement System for particles from 10nm to around 1um

General Description

This instrument is a compact, robust, feature packed real-time multi-function high resolution spectrometer suitable for a wide range of outdoor air quality measurements. It features a wide 175nm – 20um particle size range, 64 high-resolution particle size channels, a massive 10 GB of data storage, and many other features. A newly developed mass conversion algorithm calculates PM values based on single-particle optical light scattering, taking signal duration and shape into account. The sensor system and advanced algorithms were developed based on the same technology as used in the EN 16450 certified Palas Fidas 200. The heated aerosol inlet ensures that results are not affected by relative humidity or by the presence of fog droplets. Under any weather conditions, the AQ Guard Smart achieves precision measurements that are comparable to type compliance grade dust monitoring instruments.

Measurement Capabilities

  • Simultaneous PM1, PM2.5, PM4, PM10 and TSP particle mass measurements
  • Simultaneous particle counts (number)
  • Simultaneous particle size distribution over 64 high-resolution particle size channels
  • Atmospheric pressure (700 – 1,100 hPa)
  • Temperature (-20 to +60 degrees C)
  • Relative humidity (0 to 100%)
  • CO measurement
  • CO2 measurement
  • SO2 measurement
  • NO2 measurement
  • O3 measurement
  • TVOC measurement
  • Built-in GPS (global positioning system)

Key Features

  • 175nm to 20um wide particle size range
  • 64 high-resolution particle size channels
  • 0 to 20,000 particles / cm3 measurement range (counts)
  • 0 to 100,000 ug/m3 (100mg/m3) mass measurement range
  • Simultaneous PM1, PM2.5, PM4, PM10 and TSP dust fraction measurements with high temporal resolution
  • Simultaneous particle counts and particle size distribution measurements
  • Simultaneous temperature, relative humidity, atmospheric pressure, CO, CO2, SO2, NO2, O3 and TVOC measurements
  • 1.0 LPM flow rate
  • The latest LED ultra long-life light source technology
  • USB, Ethernet (LAN), WI-FI and 3G/4G via modem with optional LoRaWAN
  • Built-in SIM CARD slot for 3G/4G mobile data accessing
  • 10 GB enormous data storage capacity
  • Lightweight at only 6Kg
  • Can be tripod, pole or wall mounted
  • Simple and fast installation
  • Settings may be changed using the built-in WI-FI hot spot or may be done remotely
  • Fast 1-second response time
  • -20 to + 50 degrees C temperature range
  • 22 Mhz fast signal processor with 256 raw data channels
  • Heated inlet for removing moisture in the air
  • Expandable to add a weather station, solar panels or external batteries
  • MCERTS certified for added measurement confidence
  • Extremely high accuracy measurements due to advanced algorithms
  • Long term stability due to self-calibration for measurement of flow rate, particulates, and gaseous pollutants
  • Operates on 12 VDC provided by an external 240VAC to 12 VDC plug pack, external 12 VDC battery and or solar panel
  • 2-year calibration interval
  • Online global cloud based monitoring via the Palas My Atmosphere  website

Countless Applications

  • Outdoor air quality monitoring
  • Open pit mining
  • Landfills
  • Origin and dispersion studies
  • Smart city projects
  • Production processes
  • Emission monitoring of industrial plants
  • Occupational health & safety exposure monitoring
  • Bulk material handling (mixing, discharge, storage, packaging)
  • Fence line Monitoring outdoors
  • Re-development areas
  • Road and rail traffic and ports, unloading or loading of ships
  • Construction sites, roads, railroads, demolition sites
  • Buildings, schools, kindergartens, hospitals, hotels, offices, public service buildings
  • Residential buildings near construction sites or other polluted areas
  • Public transportation, airports, train stations, tramways & underground stations, cruise ships, passenger cabins

Additional Information

In addition to monitoring PM2.5 and PM10, which are commonly monitored in industry, the AQ Guard Smart simultaneously calculates and records PM1, PM4, the total dust, the particle number concentration (counts) as well as the particle size distribution. The AQ Guard provides precise and comprehensive information about particulates of which only a single particle counting and sizing instrument can.The AQ Guard is designed for unattended, continuous operation and features an extraordinarily durable sampling gas blower. The system is also specially designed to resist getting contaminated in the field, however in the unlikely event that it did, it can be easily cleaned by the end-user. Exceptional long term stability of the measurement system is achieved by automatic calibration tracking, which also allows up to two years of operation without re calibration.

Specifications

https://www.palas.de/en/product/aq-guard-smart-system

Downloads

Product Brochure: Palas AQ Guard Smart Brochure Nov 2023
MCERTS certificate: Palas MCERTS AQ Guard Smart Nov 2023
My Atmosphere Brochure: Palas My Atmosphere Brochure Nov 2023
Application Note: Emission Control Demolition & Construction
Application Note: La Palma Volcanic Eruption Monitoring
Application Note: Air Quality Measurements in the City of Ettlingen