RCM 10 is a portable handheld air sampler or particle counter used to monitor particulate matter (PM) concentrations in the air. Designed to aid in indoor air quality (IAQ) assessments, this particle counter also measures air temperature and relative humidity (RH).
The particle counter can be powered either by the built-in rechargeable battery or the USB port. The USB port also is used to charge the battery. At full charge, the battery provides up to 5 hours of continuous operation or unlimited operation when plugged into a USB power source.
The particle counter displays all measurements simultaneously on the device's 2.4" full-color LCD screen. PM values appear the largest in the colors green, yellow, gold, orange, pink and red. This visual color-coding system makes it easy to recognize when PM concentration levels become dangerous, allowing for quick action.
When inhaled, PM 2.5 and PM 10 particles can settle deep into the lungs and result in damaging health effects. Since the RCM 10 particle counter monitors PM 2.5 and PM 10 particles, the device has many practical health and safety applications.
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) technicians use PM 2.5 and PM 10 particle counters for HVAC system performance and filtration audits. In addition, industrial hygienists and workplace safety professionals rely on PM 2.5 and PM 10 particle counters when evaluating occupational health and safety risks related to hazardous and combustible dust.
Air Sampler RCM 10
General device specifications Display 2.4" full-color LCD Display resolution 240 x 320 pixels Power supply Built-in 1000 mAh rechargeable battery or 5 V USB port Battery life Up to 5 hours of continuous use at full charge Charging time Up to 2 hours with device power off Data interface USB port Operating conditions 0 ... +50 °C / +32 ... +122 °F Storage conditions -10 ... +60 °C / +14 ... +140 °F Particle specifications Particulate matter channels PM 2.5 / PM 10 Particle sizes (in micrometers) 2.5 µm, 10 µm Particle concentrations 0 ... 2000 μg / m³ Resolution 1 μg / m³ Temperature specifications Temp. measuring range -20 ... +70 °C / -4 ... +158 °F Accuracy ± 1 °C Resolution 0.1 °C Relative humidity (RH) specifications Humidity measuring range 0 ... 100 % RH Accuracy ± 3.5 % RH (20 ... 80 % RH)
± 5 % RH (0 ... 20 % RH / 80 ... 100 % RH)
Resolution 0.1 % RH