High Temperature ELPI®+

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The Dekati® High Temperature ELPI®+ (HT-ELPI®+) is a new version of the Dekati® ELPI®+ that enables real-time measurement of particle size distribution from 6 nm up to 10 µm with 10 Hz sampling rate. The High Temperature ELPI®+ allows direct measurement of up to 180 °C aerosol sample without the need to cool the sample, which makes the HT-ELPI®+ a one of a king tool to characterize high temperature aerosols. Additionally, the HT-ELPI®+ has all the benefits of the Dekati® ELPI®system including real-time standalone operation, wide sample concentration range, wide particle size range and robust structure for operation even in harsh conditions. The use of impactor technology enables post-measurement chemical analysis of the size classified particles. In addition, the HT-ELPI®+ can be used for real-time particle charge size distribution and gravimetric measurements. All these features make the HT-ELPI®+ an ideal choice for characterization of high temperature aerosols.

High Temperature ELPI®+ features

  • Wide particle size range; 6 nm – 10 µm with 14 size fractions
  • 10 Hz sampling rate
  • Temperature range 10 – 180 °C allowing direct measurement of high temperature aerosols
  • Possibility to collect size classified particles for chemical analysis
  • Wide operational concentration range
  • Independent operation or control via laptop using the ELPI®+VI software
  • Completely reversible to a standard ELPI®+ system for low temperature applications

 

The High Temperature ELPI®+ is a unique instrument capable of measuring properties of high temperature aerosol without a dilution or a sample conditioning unit. This enables accurate measurements without the risk of sample transformations and even when sample particle concentrations are very low.

 

Typical applications for the HT- ELPI®+ include:

  • Emission measurements
  • Combustion process studies
  • Stationary source emission cleaning device development and optimization
  • Engine emission after-treatment device development
  • On-board engine emission measurements
  • Blow-by gas emission measurements
  • Particle transformation studies and general particle research

 

Particle size range 0.006 – 10 µm
Number of size classes 14
Sample flow rate 10 lpm
ELPI+™ dimensions ELPI®+ unit: H407 x W454 x D242 mm
External heating unit: H350 x W240 x D240 mm
without impactor
Collection plate diameter 25 mm
Unit weight ELPI®+:
15 kg without impactor
22 kg with impactor in its place
Heating unit:
8.6 kg without impactor
16.3 with impactor and heater
Pump requirements 20  m3/h @ 40 mbars
Operating temperature 10 – 35 °C
Sample temperature 10 – 180 °C
Pre-set calibration temperatures 20, 60, 120 and 180 °C
Operating humidity 0 – 90% RH non-condensing
Sampling rate 10 Hz
Power 100 – 250 V, 50 – 60 Hz, 200 W for ELPI+™
Impactor heater: 500 W for 110/230 V
Additional option for external heater:
Max 500 W for 110 V
Max 1000 W for 230 V
Conputer requirements MS-Windows 7™ or 8™
Connection to PC RS-232 or Ethernet

 

Impactor cutpoints

Stage
 
 D50%
[µm]
Di
[µm]
 15  10  
 14  5.3  7.3
 13  3.6  4.4
 12  2.5  3.0
 11  1.6  2.0
 10  0.94  1.2
 9  0.60  0.75
 8  0.38  0.48
 7  0.25  0.31
 6  0.15  0.19
 5  0.094  0.12
 4  0.054  0.071
 3  0.030  0.040
 2  0.016  0.022
 1  0.006  0.010     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each High Temperature ELPI®+ unit is individually calibrated before delivery; the calibration includes detailed determination of the exact sample flow rate and D50% values. The nominal values at 20 °C are presented in the table above.

 

 

 

The operating principle of the High Temperature ELPI®+ is the same as that of the ELPI®+ unit. In the High Temperature ELPI®+, the impactor and charger unit is separated from the ELPI®+ main unit and placed inside a heating element. The heating element can be heated up to 180 °C allowing direct sampling of hot aerosol without the risk of condensation or sample transformations. The impactor support and heater controller are all integrated into one easy-to use unit which also allows control of an additional heater such as heated sampling line. The High Temperature ELPI®+ impactor calibrations in different temperatures (20, 60,120 and 180 °C) are always provided with the unit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

References:

Järvinen, A., Aitomaa, M., Rostedt, A., Keskinen, J. & Yli-Ojanperä, J. 2014. Calibration of the new electrical low pressure impactor (ELPI+). 2014 J. Aerosol Sci. 69, pp. 150-159.

Collection substrates
Different types of collection substrates can be used on the High Temperature ELPI®+ impactor collection plates. The collection plates used in the HT-ELPI®+ are designed for 25 mm substrates and Dekati offers aluminium (max 300 °C) and polycarbonate (max 140 °C) collection foils for this purpose.

Dekati®  Collection Substrate Spray DS-515
The collection substrates are often greased in impactor measurements to prevent particle bounce and blow-off from the impactor stages. The Dekati® Collection Substrate Spray is developed to grease the substrates faster and more evenly than with the traditional greasing methods. When used together with a stencil, the Dekati® Collection Substrate Spray enables an easy and fast way to apply a thin and smooth layer of grease on the collection substrates. The grease used in the spray is non-volatile also at low pressures and is therefore suitable for use in low pressure impactors, and also chemically pure enough to enable most chemical analysis to be done from the substrates. Stencils are available for 25 mm substrates that are used in the HT-ELPI®+, High Resolution ELPI®+, ELPI®+, DLPI+ and Dekati® PM10 impactor. The maximum temperature of the DS-515 spray is 100 °C. For applications, where sample temperature is higher, Dekati can offer high temperature collection foil grease (max 250 °C).
 
Other High Temperature ELPI®+ accessories include:
Vacuum pumps  
DP25 230V/50Hz EUR IA-904
DP25 100V/50 HZ JPN IA-905
DP25 115V/60Hz USA IA-906
   
Spare ELPI®+ impactor and charger unit N1312
Spare ELPI®+ collection plate set N1322
Heated stainless steel sampling lines:  
1.5 m heated sampling line, 230 V DEED-150
1.5 m heated sampling line, 110 V DEED-150d
3.0 m heated sampling line, 230 V DEED-150c
3.0 m heated sampling line, 110 V DEED-150c
   
Dekati® Sample Conditioning Systems for specific applications  

 

 
 

 

High Temperature ELPI®+ brochure

Available in customer pages section:

ELPI®+ Manual
ELPI®+VI Manual
Software
Data processing spread sheet
Spare part catalogue

 

Maintenance videos available in Youtube.

 

Can’t find what you’re looking for?
Contact Dekati technical support: support (at) dekati.fi
Contact Dekati sales: sales (at) dekati.fi

 

 

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Related products:
ELPI®+
High Resolution ELPI®+
DLPI+