EPAM-5000 Environmental Particulate Air Monitor

Ideal for Ambient, Environmental and Indoor Air Quality Investigations.

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The portable HAZ-DUST EPAM-5000 particulate monitor is ideal for ambient, environmental, and indoor air quality investigations. The highly sensitive EPAM-5000 uses light scattering to measure particle concentration and provide real-time determinations and data recordings of airborne particle concentration in mg/m3
Interchangeable size-selective impactors allow PM10, PM2.5, PM1.0, or TSP monitoring. The unique aerodynamic particle sizing and optional 47-mm in-line filter holder loaded with appropriate filter can provide concurrent gravimetric sampling. Download and store sampling data on a PC for analysis and reporting using included DustComm Pro Software.

Fast, easy setup

Highly sensitive and accurate

  • 0.001 to 20.0 mg/m3 for particles 0.1 to 100 µm
  • Optional 0.01 to 200 mg/m3 and 0.10 to 2000 mg/m3 ranges available (specify when ordering)
  • Accuracy is ± 10% to filter gravimetric SAE fine test dust

Internal air sample pump for 1 to 4 L/min flows*

  • User-programmable start and stop time for unattended data collection
  • On-screen user-selectable sampling parameters retained in memory for quick, easy deployment when sampling parameters remain unchanged
  • Wireless data transmission option transmits data up to 5 miles
  • Improved DustComm Pro PC Software provides:
    • Greater flexibility in graphical reports — create and label in new "draw and paint" program
    • Basic trend analysis
    • Live data feed and logging from wireless data transmission
  • Wireless network software option available for Windows and Apple

Unique aerodynamic particle-sizing real-time sensor

  • Use optional EPA FRM-style filter holder for gravimetric reference

High correlation to EPA PM10 methods and TEOM®

  • Ideal for saturation sampling

Up to 24-hour operation on one battery charge

  • Continuous monitoring with AC adapter

Immediate display and data storage

Audible alarm siren

Easy-to-use DustComm Pro data analysis and reporting software included

Portable and compact

  • 14 x 6 x 10 inches ( 35.6 x 15.2 x 25.4 cm)
  • 10 pounds (4.5 kg)

Interchangeable size-selective impactors for EPA parameters

  • PM10, PM2.5, PM1.0, or TSP

Pump has a variable flow rate designed for use at 4 L/min to achieve proper size selection.

Sensing Range
0.001 to 20 mg/m3
0.01 to 200 mg/m3 (optional); specify when ordering
0.10 to 2000 mg/m3 (optional); specify when ordering
Particle Size Range 0.1 to 100 µm
Precision ± 0.003 mg/m3 (3 µg/m3)
Accuracy ± 10% to filter gravimetric SAE fine test dust
Sampling Flow Rate 1 to 4 L/min with variable adjustment
Filter Cassette Holder (optional accessory)
47 mm, FRM Style 
37 mm or 25 mm (optional)
Alarm Output 90 dB at 3 ft
Analogue Output 0 to 2 vdc
Recording Time 1 sec to 15 mos
Sampling Rate 1 sec, 10 sec, 1 min, and 30 min
Data Storage 21,600 data points
Security Code 4-digit combinations
Memory and Time Storage > 5 years
Data Display Concentration in mg/m3 and TWA, MAX, MIN, STEL, Date, and Time
Digital Output RS-232
Operating Temperature 14° to 122°F (-10° to 50°C)
Storage Temperature -4° to 158°F (-20° to 70°C)
Power Rechargeable lead-acid and interchangeable battery
Operating Time > 24 hrs on battery
Charging Time Approx. 22 hrs
Dimensions (case) 14 x 6 x 10 in ( 35.6 x 15.2 x 25.4 cm)
Weight 10 lbs (4.5 kg)


  • Quantifying off-site particulate migration
  • Surveying for PM2.5 and PM10
  • Monitoring dust generation during drilling and excavation
  • Evaluating dust suppression and engineering controls
  • Locating and identifying "hot spots"
  • Emergency response and fugitive emissions compliance
  • Determining level of respiratory protection
  • Survey of workplace for OSHA/EPA compliance
  • Evaluating worker exposure to airborne contaminants
  • Dust collector/ventilation system checks
  • Monitoring lung-damaging particles in factories and buildings
  • Complementary instrument for all EPA and OSHA personal and ambient particulate air sampling procedures