HiVol 3000 PUF Sampler

High Volume Particulate Air Sampler

The HiVol 3000 PUF sampler provides a flexible platform for sampling organic compounds and monitoring basic meteorological parameters. The PUF utilises polyurethane foam (PUF) to trap organic vapours in addition to collecting particulate matter and stores it in a sterile environment for later analysis.


Reliable sampling
Volumetric flow control automatically corrected to standard reference temperature.
Directional sampling
Wind direction and speed used to activate / de-activate sampler. External trigger (0-5 VDC) can be used for activating sampling program.
Enhanced communication
RS232 output for data collection and remote communication.

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Proven reliability

The HiVol 3000 PUF unit is a reliable, durable and proven sampler using volumetric flow control to maintain consistent flow and collect a truly representative sample of particulate matter. Optional attachments 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 3000 PUF incorporates advanced programming functions and electronic volumetric flow control to maintain a consistent flow and collect a truly representative sample.


  • 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 10 – 20 m3 / hr
  • Vacuum capability: 175 mBar max
  • Flow accuracy: Better than ± 0.2 m3 / hr
  • Flow repeatability: ± 5 % of reading
  • Construction: Anodised aluminium & stainless steel fasteners
  • Filter size: 100mm diameter filter, replaceable PUF glass cartridge 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
  • 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 (averaging period is user selectable, 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


  • Calibration plate
  • Field calibration transport case
  • Manometer
  • WS/WD sensors
  • Muffler.


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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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