• Compact, advanced, precise fine dust monitoring instrument becomes fully EN 16450 certified.

Air Monitoring

Compact, advanced, precise fine dust monitoring instrument becomes fully EN 16450 certified.

Nov 29 2022

Palas GmbH’s Fidas® Smart System became fully EN 16450 certified, since it achieved approval for PM10 from TÜV Rheinland on 14th November 2022, having already gained approval for PM2.5 in April 2022. Fidas® Smart 100 is currently the world's smallest fine dust monitor for regulatory measurements to determine ambient air quality.

For the Fidas® Smart system, the proven and cutting-edge technology of the Fidas® 200, which is also EN 16450 certified, has been further developed. Both devices use the principle optical light scattering measurements as well as an extended signal analysis for the simultaneous and precise determination of PM10 and PM2.5. Like all Palas® fine dust measuring devices, they can be calibrated directly and easily by the operator on site.

The control unit has dimensions of 240 x 320 x 190 mm, which is a similar size to a shoebox and can be conveniently used even in tight spaces and difficult installation conditions. An already integrated WLAN and LTE functionality facilitates wireless installation and enables fast deployment.

In addition to its compact design, the Fidas® Smart System features even lower power consumption compared to the Fidas® System. In 24/7 operation, this saves the user significant funds of several thousand euros, pounds or dallars per year when compared to devices from other manufacturers. The system is available in different configurations and can therefore be adapted to suit budgetary requirements. The Fidas® Smart system provides data on the sources of particulate matter and thus supports the assessment of emissions from road traffic or other carbon-based sources. This allows, for example, traffic control for air pollution control to be more efficient.

Fidas® Smart 100 is optionally available with a sampling tube for installation in measurement containers.

Like the Fidas® System, the Fidas® Smart System can also be connected to the cloud-based data platform MyAtmosphere.net. This enables continuous, intuitive recording and visualisation of all measured values from different stations in real time.

In accordance with the EN 16450 standard, the system has proven its reliability and equivalence to the gravimetric reference in laboratory tests as well as in a wide range of field tests at different times of the year.

The compact design of the device enables authorities, environmental associations, and industry to set up measuring points very easily, to expand the number of measuring points or to use it for hotspots in a variable and legally compliant manner without the need for an elaborate measuring infrastructure.

Both the WHO and the EU have emphatically demanded a further tightening of the limit values as well as an increase in the number of measuring points. With the Fidas® Smart System, Palas offers tailor-made and efficient solutions for the future fine dust monitoring challenges.

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