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TFIA High Volume Air Sampler Accessories

Staplex® FR-1 and FR-2 Flow Recorder for High Volume Air Samplers

  • Provides a continuous written record of high volume air sampler flow rates
  • Accurate to ± 2% full scale
  • Includes 60 charts and pen

Made in U.S.A.

Specifications:
Model FR-1
115 VAC, 60 Hz
Model FR-2 230 VAC, 50Hz

Size: 5-1/4 " x 5-1/4 " x 4" (13.3 cm x 13.3 cm x 10.2 cm)

Weight: 2.5-lbs. (1.1 Kg)

Accessories:
FRC100
Circular Charts (60/box)
FRP6 Cartridge Pen (6/pack)

Description

Staplex® Model FR-1 and FR-2 Flow Recorders provide a permanent written record of High Volume Air Sampler performance to verify sampler flow rate over a 24-hour period.

Models FR-1 and FR-2 connect to an exhaust pressure tap of a High Volume Air Sampler, such as Staplex® Model TFIA and TFIA-2. The air sampler flow rate is recorded on a circular chart that is electrically driven by the recorder. The flow recorder connects to the power source for chart rotation over the sampling time.

The recorder's pressure measuring elements are heat-treated to prevent hysteresis-related inaccuracies. Models FR-1 and FR-2 are accurate to + 2% full scale. Each circular chart is calibrated in cubic feet per minute (CFM) and cubic meters per minute (CMM), with 24-hour chart movement gradations.

Staplex® Models FR-1 and FR-2 feature metal case, which mounts to the inside the Staplex® SAM Aluminum Outdoor Shelter or similar shelter. Models FR-1 and FR-2 meet the requirements of a continuous flow recorder as stated in 40 CFR Part 50, Appendix B Reference Method for sampling Total Suspended Particulates (TSP) in the atmosphere and 40 CFR Part 52, No. 120 Appendix J for PM10 Air Sampling.

Each unit includes 60 charts, pen, tubing to connect to High Volume Air Sampler and plug-in electrical connection.

Made in U.S.A. Specifications subject to change without notice or obligation.

Staplex® FC-1 and FC-2 Flow Controller for High Volume Air Samplers

  • Automatically controls mass flow over range from 15 to 60 SCFM (0.42 to 1.70 SCMM)
  • Excellent stability and repeatability
  • Rugged metal-covered sensor
  • Made in U.S.A.

Specifications:

Model FC-1 115 VAC

Model FC-2 230 VAC

Model FC-1ETM 115 VAC Same as FC-1, with built-in Elapsed Time Indicator

(99999.99 hrs non-resettable)

Model FC-2ETM same as above for 230 VAC

Model FC-1MLT same as FC-1, with built-in Mechanical 7-Day Timer and Elapsed Time Indicator, 115 VAC

Model FC-2MLT same as above for 230 VAC

Size: 6-1/4" x 9" x 3-3/4 " (15.9 cm x 22.9 cm x 9.5 cm)

Weight: 8-lbs. (3.6 Kg)

Description

Staplex® Model FC-1 and FC-2 Flow Controllers automatically control the mass flow rate through an High Volume Air Sampler (such as Staplex® Model TFIA and TFIA-2). The air sampler flow rate is maintained constant regardless of filter loading, atmospheric conditions and line voltage change.

Since the "mass" flow is controlled (referenced to standard conditions of 76 cm Hg and 25° C), no corrections for ambient temperature or barometric pressure changes are required. Staplex® Model FC-1 and FC-2 automatically control the standard cubic feet per minute (SCFM) [or standard cubic meters per minute (SCMM)] sampled.

An easy access adjustable knob is used to set the proper flow rate. This makes the FC-1 and FC-2 Flow Controllers convenient to use in the field. Staplex® FC-1 and FC-2 use the latest all solid-state electronics, high quality printed circuit board, rugged metal-covered sensor and weather-proof electronics enclosure.

In operation, the sensor is placed downstream of the filter in the neck of the filter holder assembly. The electrical output signal from the sensor is used to regulate the air sample motor speed to maintain a constant standard flow rate through the filter. Flow calibration in the field is minimized because Models FC-and FC-2 have excellent stability and repeatability. Accuracy of Mass Flow Control at 40 CFM is ±2.5% deviation over 24-hour sampling period.

Staplex® Models FC-1 and FC-2 can mount to the inside of the Staplex® SAM Aluminum Outdoor Shelter or similar shelter. Models FC-1 and FC-2 meet the requirements of maintaining High Volume Air Sampler flow rate as stated in 40 CFR Part 50, Appendix B Reference Method for sampling Total Suspended Particulates (TSP) in the atmosphere and 40 CFR Part 52, No. 120 Appendix J for PM10 Air Sampling.

Made in U.S.A.

Specifications subject to change without notice or obligation.

Staplex® FA-1, FA-2 and FA-4 Flow Adjuster/Brush Seater for High Volume Air Samplers

  • Reduces flow rate electronically at the turn of a knob
  • Reduces motor speed to "seat" new motor brushes
  • Made in U.S.A.

Specifications

Model FA-1 110-125 VAC

Model FA-2 220-240 VAC

Model FA-4 24 VDC (use with Model TFIA-4)*

Model FA-4BC 24 VDC with Battery Cables (use with Model TFIA-4)*

*cannot use with TFIA-4BC unless battery cables are removed and replaced with cable with male plug

Description

Air Flow Adjustment: Use Staplex Model FA-1 series to adjust flow rate of Staplex® High Volume Air Samplers. For any filter, Flow Adjuster can reduce the flow rate from full flow rate to desired sampling rate. Flow rate is read from the flow meter on the High Volume Air Sampler.

Minimum airflow is approximately 1.0 cubic feet per minute (0.3 cubic meters per minute).

Brush Seating: Air Sampler motor brushes should be changed after every 800-1,000 hours of usage. Brushes should be checked for wear occasionally, especially before long sampling periods. To achieve best performance from Staplex® High Volume Air Samplers when changing motor brushes, use Model FA- 1 series to seat new brushes on the armature before full voltage is applied. After brush change, set knob on FA-1 series Flow Adjuster/Brush Seater to 7 and run air sampler for 30 minutes to accomplish this seating. The sampler will return to full performance after an additional 30 to 40 minutes running at full voltage. Direct application of full voltage after changing brushes will cause arcing, armature pitting and reduce overall life of the Air Sampler.

Made in U.S.A. Specifications subject to change without notice or obligation.

No. TF-CCK Carrying Case

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for safe, convenient storage and transportation of Staplex® High Volume Air Sampling Equipment and accessories.

Made in U.S.A.

No. TF-CCK Carrying Case shown with accessories: Staplex® Model TFIA Series High Volume Air Sampler, SH810 8”x10” Filter Holder Assembly, TR-1 Tripod Mounting, and Filters (accessories not included).

 

Staplex® CKHV and CKHV810 Calibration Kits for Model TFIA, TFIA-2, TFIA-4 Series High Volume Air Samplers

  • Assures accurate sampling
  • US E.P.A prescribed method
  • Fast, affordable procedure
  • Portable and compact
  • Available for use with two sizes of filter holder assemblies
  • Carrying/Storage case included
  • Made in U.S.A.

Standard Models

Model CKHV - used with 4" diameter Filter Holder

Size: 6-1/4 " (38.1 cm) long Calibration Orifice

Unit Weight: 1-1/2-lbs. (0.7 Kg); Packed weight: 7-lbs. (3.2 kg.)

Model CKHV810 - used with 4" diameter or 8" x 10" Filter Holder (pictured above)

Size: 9-1/4" x 12" (23.5 x 30,5 cm) adapter, 6-1/4" (38.1 m) long Calibration Orifice

Unit weight 4-lbs. (1.8 kg); Packed weight: 9-1/2-lbs. (4.3 kg)

Description

The Staplex® Model CKHV and Model CKHV810 High Volume Calibration Kits are designed for use with Staplex® Model TFIA, TFIA-2 and TFIA-4 High Volume Air Samplers and allied instruments. The Calibration Kit offers a fast and affordable calibration procedure that maximizes the accuracy of all air sampling results by calculating the true flow rate of a particular High Volume Air Sampler.

Model CKHV High Volume Calibration Kit is used with High Volume Air Samplers equipped with 4 inch (10.16 cm) diameter Filter Holder Assembly and includes a Calibration Orifice prescribed for use by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a water manometer, a series of resistance plates, and a carrying case. Model CKHV810 additionally includes an 8 inch by 10 inch (20.32 cm X 25.40 cm) Adapter for use in calibrating whenever 8" x 1 0" Filter Holder Assemblies are used on the Air Samplers. Model CKHV81 0 can also calibrate while such samplers are mounted in a Staplex® SAM Aluminum Outdoor Shelter or similar shelter. Special 8" X 10" Adapter is available separately as Part No. AD810 Adapter and can convert Model CKHV to calibrate Samplers using 8" X 10" Filter Holders. Similarly, removal of Adapter from Model CKHV810 allows calibration of Samplers using 4" diameter Filter Holders.

Principle of Operation

The Calibration Orifice and manometer unit are factory calibrated on a Standard Positive Displacement Rotary Type Meter, The airflow vs. static pressure data are used to plot an Orifice Calibration Curve, which is furnished with each Staplex® Calibration Kit.

The water manometer is center-mounted between columns to eliminate parallax, and has a sliding zero ad­justment. The vinyl-plastic columns and spring steel scale are flexible for easy carrying and will withstand rough use.

The Calibration Orifice connects directly to the High Volume Air Sampler or onto the 8" x I0" Adapter. One leg of the water manometer connects to the pressure tap of the Calibration Orifice and the other leg remains open to the atmosphere.

Using this arrangement, the High Volume Air Sampler is run at different but constant airflows for 5 minutes each to simulate the resistance of filters varying from clean to saturated. The different constant airflows are obtained by simply placing the resistance plates, one at a time, bet­ween the Calibration Orifice and the High Volume Air Sampler to be calibrated. The manometer water pressure is converted to Actual flow rate using the curve supplied with the Staplex® Model CKHV. The Flowmeter (rotometer) reading is also recorded on the data sheet. Using these data, a custom calibration curve is plotted. This curve is the direct reference to obtain the true flow rate of the High Volume Air Sampler.

Calibration Recommendations

Staplex® High Volume Air Samplers should be calibrated in this manner when first purchased, after every motor or brush change, anytime the Flowmeter (rotometer) is replaced or adjusted, anytime a one-point audit check deviates more than ± 7% from the custom calibration curve, or at least every six months. U.S. EPA states that users should calibrate the Flowmeters on High Volume Air Samplers at least once a year.

Made in U.S.A. Specifications subject to change without notice or obligation.