In response to public sector cutbacks, instrumentation company Air Monitors has announced that it will lower the cost of ambient air monitoring consumables until the end of 2012.
Managing Director Jim Mills says “Our customers in the ambient monitoring market are going through a tough time, so we believe it is our responsibility to help them out; we already sell filters and other consumables at substantially lower prices than our competitors, but for the rest of this year we will make a further reduction of 10%.”
As a result of this initiative, the price for a box of 10, genuine TX40 TEOM Filters, for example, will drop from £169 to £152 + VAT, or from £334 to £300 + VAT for a box of 20. Similarly, the price of a box of 100, genuine TX40 47mm FDMS Filters will drop from £210 to £189 + VAT.
In November last year Air Monitors issued a warning concerning the appearance of sub-standard filters on the market and Jim Mills suspects that these filters are still being offered in some places. He says 'I hope that our low prices will ensure that customers are not tempted to try these poor quality imitations, because the use of genuine Thermo Scientific parts protects the quality and reliability of data from the UK's TEOM and TEOM/FDMS particulate monitoring systems.
“Sub-standard filters have resulted in poor monitoring performance that is characterised by noisy data, offsets and erroneous concentrations. Anybody with doubts about the quality of their filters or the prices being charged, should contact the Air Monitors helpline on 01684 857530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Summarising, Jim says “Local Authorities and other customers running ambient monitors, need to keep a close eye on the costs of all parts, consumables and after-sales service, so I hope that our pricing initiative will enable clients to maintain the quality and integrity of their monitoring data.”