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DustTrak 8530 & 8532 Aerosol Dust Monitors

DustTrak 8530 & 8532 Aerosol Dust Monitors

DustTrak 8530 8532


The new DUSTTRAK II and DRX Dust Monitors are battery-operated, data-logging, light-scattering laser photometers that give you real-time aerosol mass readings. They use a sheath air system that isolates the aerosol in the optics chamber to keep the optics clean for improved reliability and low maintenance.

Suitable for clean office settings as well as harsh industrial workplaces, construction and environmental sites, and other outdoor dust management applications. The new DustTrak 8530 Dust Monitors measure aerosol contaminants such as dust, smoke, fumes, and mists. You can perform quick spot checks or site surveys using the hand held 8532 model. Or alternatively program the advanced logging modes for long-term unattended sampling with the desktop 8530 model.

For outdoor applications, the unit is available with an 8535 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

  • New high concentration Model 8531 measures 0.5 to 400 mg/m3
  • Easy to program, easy to operate
  • Integrated pump allows use of size-selective aerosol inlet conditioners
  • New graphical user interface with large color touch screen
  • Performs in-line gravimetric analysis for custom reference calibrations
  • Automatic zeroing (with optional zero module) minimizes the effect of zero drift
  • Displays real-time concentration (mg/m3) during sampling
  • Alarm setpoint from 0.002 to 100 mg/m3
  • Particle size range 0.1 to 10 µm
  • Display statistics: max, min. and average readings and elapsed time
  • Analog output allows remote access to real-time particle concentration data
  • Sheath air system keeps optics chamber clean for improve reliability and low maintenance
  • Preprogram, analyze data, print graphs and create report with TRAKPRO™ Data Analysis Software


  • Ambient/work area monitoring
  • Industrial/occupational hygiene surveys
  • Indoor air quality investigations
  • Fugitive emissions monitoring
  • Site perimeter monitoring
  • Fenceline monitoring
  • Dust control operations
  • Environmental research studies
  • Baseline trending and screening
  • Point source monitoring
  • Engineering studies
  • Engineering control evaluations
  • Corrective action validation
  • Remote and process monitoring
  • Emissions monitoring
  • Aerosol research studies
  • Outdoor unattended environmental monitoring (requires either the 8535 Environmental Enclosure or the ECO Dust Management Station )

Technical Specifications

Product Specifications Description
Sensor Type 90° light scattering
Particle Size Range to 10 μm
Aerosol Concentration Range 8530 Desktop 0.001 to 150 mg/m3
8531 Desktop High Conc. 0.001 to 400 mg/m3
8532 Handheld 0.001 to 150 mg/m3
Resolution ±0.1% of reading or 0.001 mg/m3, whichever is greater
Zero Stability ±0.002 mg/m3 per 24 hours at 10 sec time constant
Flow Rate 3.0 L/min set at factory, 1.40 to 3.0 L/min, user adjustable
Flow Accuracy ±5% of factory set point, internal flow controlled
Temperature Coefficient +0.001 mg/m3 per °C
Operational Temp 32 to 120°F (0 to 50°C)
Storage Temp -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Operational Humidity 0 to 95% RH, non-condensing
Time Constant User adjustable, 1 to 60 seconds
Data Logging 5 MB of on-board memory (>60,000 data points)
45 days at 1 minute logging interval
Log Interval User adjustable, 1 second to 1 hour
Physical Size (HWD) Handheld 12.5 x 12.1 x 31.6 cm
Desktop 13.5 x 21.6 x 22.4 cm
Weight Handheld 2.9 lb (1.3 kg), 3.3 lb (1.5 kg) with battery
Desktop 3.5 lb (1.6 kg), 4.5 lb (2.0 kg)–1 battery, 5.5 lb (2.5 kg)–2 batteries