Mercury Tracker-3000 IP

Mercury Tracker-3000 IP
Portable Instrument for Measuring Mercury in Air




Mercury Tracker-3000 IP

·         Direct reading mercury vapor meter

·         Lightweight, with ergonomic shoulder strap and dismountable probe

·         Integrated battery for 6 hours operation

·         Shock proof and corrosion resistant

·         Measuring ranges 0-100 / 0-1000 / 0-2000 µg/m³

·         High resolution 0.0001 mg/m³

·         Data logger integrated  



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

·         Health & safety

·         Occupational hygiene

·         Work place monitoring

·         Mercury spills screening

·         Mercury surveys

·         Investigation of contaminated sites

·         Environmental Monitoring

·         Hazardous Waste Inspection



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

The Tracker-3000 IPuses a high-frequency driven electrodeless low pressure mercury lamp as UV source. This lamp emits lines of an extremely narrow bandwidth which are congruent with the absorption lines of the Hg atoms. Cross-sensitivities are thus minimized. The extremely high stability of the UV source is a result of the reference beam feedback control method. Total background noise is less than 0.1 µg/m³. The instrument is calibrated before delivery and keeps the calibration for a long period of time. For quality control a test screen is included allowing the user to check calibration.


Design Features

·         Rugged and noncorrosive ABS case

·         Waterproof keypad and cable connectors

·         Comfortable shoulder strap

·         Wand with ergonomic grip

·         Operates five hours on fully charged batteries

·         Membrane pump with long service life

·         Sample input filter at tip of probe

·         Unsurpassed stable optical bench

·         Factory-calibration with long-term stability




Easy to operate

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




Display and Output of Measurements


The measurement data are displayed on an LCD in real time, both numerically and graphically. The device also has a serial interface (RS 232) for transfer of data to a PC.


Self Diagnosis System

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


Mobile Use

The Mercury Tracker 3000 IP is ideal for field use. For longer employments the battery pack can quickly be swapped for fully charged spare batteries. With an optionally available cigarette lighter adaptor the instrument can be powered by the car battery. The included probe allows to check spots or to screen areas for mercury concentrations.


Mercury Tracker 3000 IP Technical Specifications

·         Measuring principle:  UV-Absorption 

·         Wavelength:  253,7 nm

·         UV source:  Electrodeless low-pressure mercury lamp (EDL)

·         Stabilization method:  reference beam feedback lamp control

·         Measuring ranges:  0.1 to 100 µg/m³

·         0 to1000 µg/m³

·         0 to 2000 µg/m³

·         Sensitivity:  0.1 µg/m³ (0.01 ppb)

·         Response time (99% signal):  1 second 

·         Alarm:  3 levels programmable

·         Status alarms:  measuring cell soiled, battery state, UV source exhausted

·         Measurement Display:  Graphical LC display with background illumination

·         Signal outputs:  4...20 mA for recorder;  RS 232 for PC or printer

·         Power Supply:  built-in rechargeable NiMH batteries, external 12 V DC sources,

·         110 ... 240 V/(50/60 Hz) with included power supply

·         Weight:  approx. 5 kg (including batteries)


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