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Personal DataRAM™ pDR-1000AN Aerosol Monitor

The personal DataRAM™ pDR-1000AN from Thermo Scientific™ has been specifically developed to help users quantify huge concentrations of smoke, dust, fumes and mists in real-time. The palm-sized aerosol monitor or datalogger raises an audible alarm whenever the user-specified level is surpassed.

The pDR-1000AN employs single beam nephelometry and integrates light-scattering to generate an ideal particle response for high correlation with standard gravimetric measurements. Thanks to datalogging, the pDR-1000AN automatically tags and time stamps the gathered data to be stored for later retrieval, computer graphing or printing.

Key Features

  • Flexible data logging routines can be performed
  • Simple belt or shoulder strap attachment for portability
  • US MSHA Intrinsic safety approval

Additional Information

  • Light-scattering photometer provides high correlation with gravimetric measurement of respirable and thoracic fractions with ideal response to particles measuring 0.1 to10 μm
  • The absence of moving parts ensures silent operation and the least maintenance charges
  • Internal firmware regulates automatic calibration check; gravimetric calibration can be executed in the field for optimum efficiency
  • Unit is gravimetrically calibrated in mg/m3 and can be readily used following the easy zeroing step (comes with the kit)
  • Datalogger automatically tags and time stamps data gathered and stores it for later retrieval, graphing through a PC or printing


  • Datalogging averaging periods (can be chosen by users): 1 second to 1 hour
  • Number of data tags: 99 (utmost)
  • Concentration display updating interval: 1 second
  • Serial interface: RS-232, 4800 baud
  • Total number of data points in memory: 13,391
  • Computer requirements: PC compatible, 486 processor or higher; Windows™ 95 or higher


PC communications software, Universal power supply, belt clip kit, zeroing kit, signal output cables, carrying case and instruction manual.

Recommended for:

  • Personal exposure monitoring
  • Indoor air quality monitoring
  • Workplace and plant monitoring
  • Walk-through surveys
  • Emergency response
  • Mobile monitoring in aircraft and vehicles
  • Testing air filtration efficiency
  • Toxicology and epidemiology studies
  • Time and motion studies
  • Remediation personal surveillance

Video Credit: Thermo Fisher Scientific – Environmental and Process Monitoring Instruments

Video Credit: Thermo Fisher Scientific – Environmental and Process Monitoring Instruments

Video Credit: Thermo Fisher Scientific – Environmental and Process Monitoring Instruments

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