HiVol 3000

High Volume Air Sampler

Increased urbanisation has accelerated the concentration of Particulate Matter (PM) in the environment, leading to adverse health effects for populations. The Acoem HiVol 3000 particulate sampler performs remote unattended sampling of PM2.5, PM10 or TSP across urban air quality networks. It incorporates advanced programming functions and electronic volumetric flow control to maintain a consistent flow and collect a truly representative sample of particulate matter.


Active volumetric flow control
Advanced flow control system which gives true volumetric flow control using temperature and pressure sensors and mass flow rate sensor.
Directional sampling
Wind direction and speed used to activate / de-activate sampler.
Low power consumption, long life blower motor with low noise operation.
Enhanced communication
RS232 output for data collection and remote communication.
Simple programming of sampling periods, including daily and weekly programs, with in-built ‘1-in-X day’ sampling capability.
Data logger
Internal data logger stores time-based data averages at user selectable intervals.
Housed in a weatherproof enclosure for outdoor sampling in a range of environments.

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Real time data insights

The HiVol 3000 is designed primarily as a particulate sampler. The HiVol pump and flow controller draws a constant flow rate of ambient air through a specially prepared filter. The microprocessor based sampler features internal data logging of flow and meteorological parameters, which incorporates ambient temperature and pressure sensors. Optional attachments also allow the sampler to measure wind speed and direction which can then be used to trigger sector selectable sampling (e.g. fence-line monitoring).

The HiVol edge

The display on the control panel of the HiVol 3000 indicates the volumetric flow rate of air, and computes the sample volume corrected to STP conditions which means that no additional calculations are required during normal operation. This gives the HiVol 3000 an advantage over other hi-vol types that control mass flow rate.


  • US EPA Manual Reference Method: RFPS-0706-162 approval for PM10
  • Meets Australian standard for PM10 and TSP monitoring 
  • Meets RCM requirements with CE optional
  • Manufactured under ISO9001. 


  • Operation: Microprocessor controlled (internal data logging)
  • Pump/motor: Side channel blower driven by an induction motor (brushless)
  • Flow controller: Variable frequency drive
  • Volumetric flow range: Nominal 45 – 96 m3 / hr
  • Vacuum capability: 140 mBar max
  • Flow accuracy: Better than ± 1 m3 / hr
  • Flow repeatability: ± 1 % of reading
  • Construction: Anodised aluminium & stainless steel fasteners
  • Filter size: 250 x 200 mm rectangular element
  • Dimensions: 380 mm (W) x 380 mm (D) x 1200 mm (H) plus inlet
  • Weight: 45 kg plus inlet weight
  • Operating voltage: 200 – 240 V + 10 % 50 / 60 Hz (optional 115 V 60 Hz)
  • Power consumption: 1500 VA Max (depending on filter loading & flow rate)
  • Temp measurement range: 0 – 50 °C
  • Barometric pressure: 600 – 900 mmHg ± 4 mmHg

Communication & data logging

Number of readings

  • 150 (user selectable averaging period, e.g. 75 hrs of 30 min averages)

External inputs

  • 1 x wind direction sensor input (10k potentiometer)
  • 1 x wind speed sensor input (contact closure)
  • 1 x spare contact closure input (e.g. tipping bucket rain gauge).


  • RS232C


  • PM10, PM2.5 or TSP size selective inlets
  • Calibration plate & field calibration transport case
  • Manometer
  • WS/WD sensors
  • Muffler

The powerful particulate monitoring tool

Acoem’s HiVol 3000 provides a flexible platform for sampling of particulate matter and for monitoring basic meteorological parameters. As an advanced system that samples and monitors TSP, PM2.5 and PM10, it is empowering customers around the world, including research facilities, governments organisations, environmental protection agencies and industries to make informed data-based decision and mitigate impacts of particulate pollution.

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