DustTrak 8520 Aerosol Dust Monitor – Rental Only

DustTrak 8520 Aerosol Dust Monitor

Please note the 8520 Model is only available for hire, as it’s no longer manufactured. For current Dust Monitors available for purchase please see DustTrak Model 8530.


The DustTrak 8520 dust monitor is a portable, battery-operated laser photometer with real-time mass concentration readout and data logging capability. The monitor provides reliable exposure assessment by measuring particle concentrations corresponding to respirable size, PM10, PM2.5 or PM1.0 size fractions.

Suitable for clean office settings as well as harsh industrial workplaces and outdoor applications, the aerosol monitor detects potential problems with airborne contaminants such as dust, smoke, fumes and mists. The DustTrak 8520 aerosol monitor is easy to use. You can perform quick spot checks or program the advanced logging modes for long-term unattended sampling.

For outdoor applications, the unit is available with an Environmental Enclosure, or for remote applications we have the ECO Dust Management Station which incorporates a solar powered, remote telemetry system with SMS alarms.

Features & Benefits

  • Integrated pump allows use of size-selective aerosol inlet conditioners.
  • Measure particle concentrations corresponding to respirable, PM10, PM2.5 and PM1.0 size fractions.
  • Displays real-time concentration (mg/m3) during sampling.
  • Display statistics: max, min. and average readings and elapsed time.
  • Alarm set point from 0.002 to 100 mg/m3.
  • Analogue output allows remote access to real-time particle concentration data.
  • Sheath air system keeps optics chamber clean for improve reliability and low maintenance.
  • Pre-program, analyse data, print graphs and create report with TRAKPRO™ Data Analysis Software.


  • Ambient/work area monitoring.
  • Site perimeter monitoring/environmental sampling.
  • Indoor air quality studies.
  • Engineering studies.
  • Outdoor unattended environmental monitoring (requires either the Environmental Enclosure or the ECO Dust Management Station ).

Technical Specifications

Product Specification Description
Sensor type 900 light scattering
Range 0.001 to 100 mg/m3
Resolution 1% or reading of 0.001 mg/m3 which ever is larger
Particle size Range 0.1 to approximately 10 micrometers
Flow rate Adjustable 1.4 to 2.4 lpm, (1.7 nominally)
Operating Temp 00C to 500C
Operating humidity 0 to 95% rel hum. (non condensing)
Time constant Adjustable from 1 to 60 seconds
Data logging 31,000 data points, (21 days of logging once/min)
Logging interval From 1 sec to 1 hour, adjustable
Size 225 x 150 x 90 mm, 2 kg
Power AC adapter included; Four C size batteries included; Battery run time, 16 hours
Analogue output Analogue output for external data monitoring : 0 to 5 volt
Alarm output Type analogue MODFET switch Setpoint range: 0.010 to 100 mg/m3 Connector 4-Pin, Mini-Din connector