NUCON F-1000 Model DD-F Aerosol Detector

Portable aerosol detector

NUCON F-1000 Model

DD-F Aerosol Detector

The NUCON Model F is a truly portable detection instrument combining current solid-state photodiode technology with precision optical components. The result is a rugged, reliable, accurate, state-of-the-art particulate detection instrument   

Testing Applications

  • Biohazard Cabinetry
  • Lab Hoods/Exhausts
  • Nuclear Air Cleaning Systems
  • Protective mask Fit Testing
  • Clean Rooms
  • HEPA Filter Systems

Features of the F-1000 DD-F Aerosol Detector

  • Preset CAL for 100 micro g/liter Aerosol Concentration
  • Switchable auto-ranging
  • 1 cfm Sampling Rate
  • Built-In Linearity Check
  • Linear Range 106: 1
  • Matched Photodiode Sensor and Lamp Characteristics
  • Response Range 2 x 106 : 1
  • Power Supply Regulated to 0.01%
  • 100% Solid-State Electronics
  • Optional Hand Probe
Optics assembly for the F-1000 Model F aerosol detector.

One of the classical methods of aerosol detection is the use of forward light scattering photometry. A light source is used to produce a cone of light with a dark center and a light sensitive element is placed in the dark area. Light scattering caused by the presence of aerosols increases the current in the light sensitive element proportional to the concentration of aerosols. Originally, photomultiplier tubes (PMT) were used as the light sensitive element. However, because of inherent drawbacks of the PMT, NUCON uses the more reliable photodiode.

The NUCON Model F aerosol detector designed specifically for field use is based on this classic forward light scattering principle, but uses modern matched components to assure reliable measurements at high sensitivity.

Technical Specifications and Information
  Threshold Sensitivity
  0.0001 μg/L

  Response Range
  2 x 106 : 1
  8" x 19" x 15"
  Linear Range
  106 : 1

  Sampling Rate
1 cfm
  35 lbs (16 kgs)
  Limit of Error
  ±10% of Reading

  Power Supply
  Regulated ±0.01%
  Power Requirements
  100 VA, 20 VAC±10%, 60 Hz
  (220VAC, 50 Hz also available)
  2% of Full Scale