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Mercury Tracker-3000 XS

 

Portable Instrument for Measuring Mercury in Air and Other Gases

Mercury Tracker-3000 XS

The new Mercury Tracker-3000 XS

TrackerIP und  XS

- lighter
- smaller
- more comfortable

We updated the well-proven Mercury Tracker 3000 IP!

The new Mercury Tracker-3000 XS weighs even less, it is smaller, easier to handle and features GPS, a 5.7" color TFT display and new high performance Eneloop battery pack with minimized self-discharge.

Needless to say the benefits of the old Tracker were not discarded.

  • Real time measurement
  • High precision measuring principle: atomic absorption (AAS)
  • Easy to operate
  • Shock proof and corrosion resistant for rugged field operation
  • Measuring ranges 0-100 / 0-1000 / 0-2000 µg/m³
  • High resolution 0.0001 mg/m³
  • Data logger integrated

Applications

 

Mercury Tracker-3000 XS Applications

Avoid problems related to mercury contamination!
The Mercury Tracker-3000 XS is a leightweight, compact and rugged instrument with built-in GPS for measuring the mercury concentration in air. Applications include:

 

  • Safety at work
  • Exhaust gas survey
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Mercury spills screening
  • Hazardous waste inspection
  • Investigation of contaminated sites
  • Investigation of mercury contamination in air
  • Measurement of mercury in scietific research

An Example:

link zu MI-News Conoco Phillips in Norway

 

Measuring principle

 

The mercury concentration is measured in an optical cell entirely made of a high purity grade fused silica. A maintenance-free membrane pump continuously feeds the sample gas into the measuring cell where the attenuation of a UV beam is measured. Analytical wavelength used is 253.7 nm.

This measuring method is called "Cold Vapor Atomic Absorption Spectrometry" (CVAAS) , which is extremely sensitive for mercury determination and is widely used for many years.

 

Analytical Performance

 

EDL

The Mercury Tracker-3000 XS uses a high-frequency driven electrodeless mercury discharge lamp (EDL) as UV source. It generates emission lines of an extremely narrow bandwidth which are congruent with the absorption lines of the Hg atoms to be measured. Cross-sensitivities are thus minimized.

Contrary to gold film based systems, the Mercury Tracker-3000 XS shows virtually no interference to hydrogen sulfide or water vapor. The extremely high stability of the UV source is a result of the reference detector method which is applied in the Mercury Tracker-3000 XS. Total background noise is less than 0.1 μg/m³.

To prevent temperature drift both the lamp unit and the detectors are temperature-stabilized.

The instrument is factory calibrated before delivery. The calibration remains stable over a long period of time.

 

Special Features

 

Mercury Tracker-3000 XS
  • rugged and noncorrosive ABS case
  • dirt repellent bag with padded top for transport and savekeeping
  • waterproof keypad and cable connectors
  • comfortable shoulder strap
  • operates at least five hours on fully charged Eneloop battery pack
  • aditional quick swap Eneloop battery pack (optional)
  • membrane pump with long service life
  • unsurpassed stable optical bench
  • probe with ergonomic handle
  • factory calibration with long-term stability
  • very fast response time

Easy to operate

 

The user controls the Mercury Tracker-3000 XS by menu-guided inputs on a waterproof membrane keypad and a 5.7" TFT graphic display with LED backlight. After switch-on the light source is stabilized (approx. 1 - 5 minutes) and the baseline is automatically adjusted by the auto zero function. Measurement starts automatically, continuously indicating the mercury concentration of the air as a numerical value and a graphic bar.

The measurement data are displayed real time, both numerically and graphically. The device also features a serial interface (USB) as well as bluetooth for data transfer to a PC. All data can be saved as ASCII or EXCEL®-files. The necessary software (Mercury Instruments Hg-Transfer) is included.

In case of a malfunction the operator of the Mercury Tracker-3000 XS is warned via messages on the display.

 

Mobile Use

Mercury Tracker Mobile use

 

 

The Mercury Tracker-3000 XS runs at least seven hours on rechargeable 12V Eneloop batteries. For longer employments the battery pack can quickly be swapped for fully charged spare batteries (additional Eneloop battery packs as option).
With an optionally available cigarette lighter adapter the instrument can be powered by the car battery or another 12V DC source.

Mercury Tracker-3000 XS

 

The comfortable shoulder strap allows for easy field work without fatigue. The included telescopic probe makes it easy to measure the areal distribution of mercury concentrations. The probe can be stowed away in a separate bag.

 

Data logger with GPS

 

Mercury Tracker-3000 XS und GPS

 

The data logger saves the measurements to a built-in 4 GB SD card.

The Data logger allows for an automatic and continuous storage of the measured concentrations. The interval between measurements to be saved can be set to a time between 1 and 999 seconds (logging rate).

Along with the concentration the saved data set includes time, date and -if desired- the geographical position (GPS).

The built-in GPS receives US-GPS, Galileo and GLONASS. This increases the accuracy of the positioning and ensures an optimized signal reception.

 

 

Mercury Tracker-3000 XS: Technical Specifications

 

Measuring principle:

UV absorption (CVAAS),
Wavelength = 253,7 nm

UV source:

Electrodeless low-pressure mercury lamp (EDL)

Stabilization method:

Reference beam method

Optical cell:

Fused silica (Suprasil)

Measuring ranges:

  • 0 - 100 µg/m³
  • 0 - 1000 µg/m³
  • 0 - 2000 µg/m³

Sensitivity:

0.1 µg/m³ (0.01 ppb)

Response time:

Approx. 1 second, real time measurement

Alarm:

Exceedance of concentration, 3 levels programmable

Status alarms:

  • measuring cell soiled
  • battery state
  • UV lamp exhausted

Control pad:

waterproof membrane keypad

Measurement Display:

5.7 inch TFT graphical color display,
with LED backlight

Signal outputs:

  • serial: USB
  • Bluetooth

Software for data transfer:

Mercury Instruments "Hg-Transfer" included on delivery,
export of data:
EXCEL® and ASCII format

Data storage:

built-in Data logger, internal 4 GB SD-card
automatic time and date stamp, GPS stamp if activated

GPS:

built-in, receives US-GPS, Galileo, GLONASS and others for increase in positioning accuracy and improved reception

Internal power supply:

rechargeable 12 V Eneloop batteries with min. capacity of 7 hours and minimized self-discharge, quick swap battery packs as option

External power supply:

  • 230 VAC/50Hz;
    110 VAC/60 Hz;
    with mains adapter
  • external 12 V DC sources,
    (Cigarette lighter adapter optional)

Dimensions:

29 x 17 x 14 cm (11.6" x 6.8" x 5.6")
(W x H x D)

Weight:

approx. 2.5 kg (incl. battery pack)

ISO 9001

As a leading supplier of high precision analytical equipment, we strive at all times to offer top quality solutions. Our products are manufactured according to the ISO 9001 quality regulations.

Tracker-3000 XS cover

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Last updated:
2018-06-05