TraceAir - Model 521 - Organic Vapor Monitor
From Organic Vapor Badges
The 521 is our fastest sampling rate badge, which means it is our most sensitive badge with the lowest reporting limits. Use this badge for monitoring chemicals with a low PEL (10 ppm or less), STEL monitoring, or for indoor air quality situations. Organic Solvent Panel – This panel includes the most commonly requested chemicals on an organic vapor monitor. The set list allows us to provide results for many chemicals at a low cost. Most frequently used for indoor air monitoring when a customer does not know exactly what is in the environment. See the tab below for the list. M521AT – Carbon strips that go inside the 521 badge are currently out of stock. Use N521s.
- Store at room temperature before and after use. (Refrigerated storage is always OK.)
- It is recommended that the badge be returned to the lab within 14 days of use.
- Use this monitor for chemicals with a low PEL (10 ppm or less), STEL monitoring, or for indoor air quality situations where the exposure levels are expected to be low.
- If a chemical is not listed under a 521 badge on our sampling guide, contact our customer service team.
Who uses this panel:
People who have an indoor air quality issue at their facility, but do not know exactly what chemical(s) might be in the air.
This panel checks for many chemicals at one time without the high cost of GC/MS scans.
Customers frequently couple this badge with the 571-aldehyde badge for formaldehyde.
Some customers request the Organic Solvent Panel AND total hydrocarbons. In order to include the alcohols, ketones, and others; a cosolvent is used during that analysis that masks part of the hydrocarbon range. So ‘total’ hydrocarbons cannot be requested on the same badge as the Organic Solvent Panel. Use the X521-1AT for total hydrocarbons.