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Liquid Particle Counter

PC4400

The PC4400’s performance reliability, ease of use, and measurement capability make it an ideal choice for online steam cycle corrosion product transport monitoring, and online filter performance monitoring and optimization. This is most clearly demonstrated in the PC4400’s ability to report as low as a 0.01 ppb level of IMCV>2 (Insoluble Material Volumetric Concentration of particulate > 2 microns) in boiler/condensate sytems, or in the case of water treatment applications, being able to detect filter breakthrough often hours in advance of any turbidity (NTU) change.

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The PC4400’s performance reliability, ease of use, and measurement capability make it an ideal choice for online steam cycle corrosion product transport monitoring, and online filter performance monitoring and optimization. This is most clearly demonstrated in the PC4400’s ability to report as low as a 0.01 ppb level of IMCV>2 (Insoluble Material Volumetric Concentration of particulate > 2 microns) in boiler/condensate sytems, or in the case of water treatment applications, being able to detect filter breakthrough often hours in advance of any turbidity (NTU) change. Close to two decades of customer experience with Chemtrac’s Particle Counters has proven the effectiveness of this technology to take water quality monitoring to the next level. Chemtrac’s PC4400 is the right choice if the optimization demands of your application are not being met by relative and less sensitive measurements of water quality like those provided by turbidimeters or SDI test systems.

Standard Features

  • Counts particles in liquid from 2-750 microns
  • Sizes particles from 2-125 microns
  • Parts-per-billion (ppb) display for particle concentrations*
  • Reports total counts, counts/mL, or counts/100mL
  • Up to 8 user-programmable size ranges
  • Large display with 8-channel readout & graph
  • User friendly, menu driven calibration
  • MODBUS RTU communication
  • Laser & cell condition readout (0-100%)
  • External sensor with sapphire optics

Optional Features

  • TracWare data acquisition software
  • Analog Outputs, Inputs, & Alarm Relays
  • Multiple communication protocols supported

Benefits

  • Provides a reliable and accurate measurement of particles down to ppt levels
  • Advanced firmware and menu functions eliminates need for external software to perform setup and calibration
  • User friendly calibration routine makes calibration fast, simple, and lowers maintenance cost
  • Display modes include: all 8 particle size channels at once; total counts; ppb (Insoluble
  • Material Volumetric Concentration) of particulate > 2 microns; graph of last 64 readings; and other sensor performance info
  • External sensor is easy to clean and water is kept away from electronics
Laser Type Solid-state laser diode (780 nm)
Cell Material Nituff coated aluminum
PEEK plastic (optional)
Viewing Windows Sapphire
Detection Range 2-750 microns
Sizing Range 2-125 microns
ppb Range 0.01 – 10,000 ppb*
Flow Rate 75 mL/min
Sample Temperature 32° – 120° F (0° – 50° C)
Resolution Better than 10% at 10 micron (ASTM-F658)
Coincidence Limit 20,000 cnts/mL (2 micron)
Signal to Noise Ratio Better than 5:1
Size Channels 8 – user selectable and total counts
Alarms Sensor diagnostic, particle count limit
Laser Diode Life MTBF 75,000 hours @ 55° C
Measurement Type Light obscuration, Volumetric
Local Display

Graphical, 8 size channels displayed at once, unit info/diagnostic screen, alarm screen, total count and ppb screen, graphical trending, user menus

Display Readout

Size channel, counts, parts-per-billion (ppb), cell condition (0-100%), laser condition (0-100%), unit address, sample period, sample frequency, flow rate, days until data log overwrite

Graphical Trending Trending of last 64 logged values for any size range, analog input, or sensor status %
Data Storage 65,000 sample strings User defined logging interval (1 – 254 min.)
Keypad Interface All instrument settings may be modified via the keypad interface, including instrument calibration (some settings require password)
Serial Communications 2 wire RS485 (Network) and RS232
Communication Protocols Standard: MODBUS RTU (RS485)
Optional: MODBUS TCP (Ethernet), multiple
communication protocols supported
Analog Outputs** 2, 4, 6, or 8 channels, 4-20 mA (optional)
Analog Inputs** 2, 4, 6, or 8 channels, 4-20 mA 0-5V, 0-10V (optional)
Alarm Relays** 2, 250V, 1 Amp (optional)
Power Requirements 100-240 VAC, 200mA, 47 – 63 Hz 12 or 24 VAC (optional)
Operating Temperature 32° – 120° F (0° – 50° C)
Dimensions 12” W x 11” H x 5” D
(305 mm W x 280 mm H x 127 mm D)
Weight 7 lbs (3.2 kg)

**Can only have up to a maximum of 8 outputs, inputs & relays combined

PC4400 / Operation Manuals Version Languages Size Date
PC4400 Operations Manual

PC4400 Operations Manual

2.4 MiB 05/21/2014
PC4400 / Datasheets Version Languages Size Date
PC4400 - Data Sheet

PC4400 – Data Sheet

1.6 MiB 05/21/2014
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  • WWET Training on Particle Counts and Turbidity Posted on: 09/25/2015

    Chemtrac recently conducted a four-hour training class for Water Wastewater Education & Training (WWET), in Henderson, NV.  There were over 50 attendees from the local area. The group was mostly composed of operators from the City of Henderson, Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD), Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA), and Southern Nevada Water Services (SNWS).

    The training was well received by those in attendance.  The WWET training coordinator, Brett Goodnow, had the following to say, “Chemtrac’s training was probably the best I have seen on those subjects. If found it very interesting that turbidity and particle counts do not always correlate. It was my impression that they would always complement each other. We had particle counters for years and now realize we did not fully understand their operating parameters, strengths and limitations.  Over the years we have had coagulation problems and filter performance issues that we could not figure out, but the information we received from your class really opened my eyes to some of those issues.”  

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