Airborne Particle Counters

Setra’s particle counters are ideal for end-users who operate and maintain controlled environments seeking greater control over their spaces. In cleanrooms specified by ISO 14644-1, real-time continuous particle counters can detect potential contamination events before it’s too late to take corrective action.

Setra's Family of Particle Counters
How do you know your cleanroom is...clean?

If your cleanroom is already monitoring pressure, temperature, and humidity, why guess when it comes to particles? Have confidence knowing your cleanroom is indeed clean all year long.

In this video, Jonathan explains the benefits of particle counting in places like compounded sterile processing (CSP) pharmacies where drug safety and patient health is at stake.

Comparison of Particle Sizes

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How small are the particles that Setra’s devices can measure?

Particles are measured in micrometers (0.001 mm), also known as microns (μm). The naked eye can see objects as small as 50 μm, or roughly the thickness of a human hair.

Typical organic particles (e.g. bacteria, mold spores, etc.) range in sizes between 0.5 μm and 10 μm. Setra’s particle counters and air quality monitors can measure particles between 0.3 μm and 25 μm in diameter.

What can a non-viable particle counter do that viable air sampling cannot?

In most hospital pharmacy cleanrooms, standard operating procedure includes sampling of air quality for viable particles (i.e. particles that include or are composed of microorganisms). These tasks are traditionally executed with an air sampler containing agar strips or simply by placing agar contact plates on... Read More

Compound pharmacy manager inspecting air quality with a particle counter.
USP 797 Compliant Particle Counter
USP <797> Particle Testing Compliance

Compounding Pharmacists who need to meet the requirements of USP 797 can use Setra Systems Particle Counters for compliance. Particle Counters help keep your mind at ease knowing that your compounding space is clean and free of airborne contamination. If you need to quickly comply with the particle count requirements of USP 797, please contact our experts who can help find the right solution for your particular space.

Particle Counting Applications

Explore Critical Environment applications that utilize particle counters to prevent contamination and ensure clean air standards.

Selecting the Right Particle Counter

Setra Systems makes particle counters and air quality monitors for many applications. Download our particle counter comparison and selection guide to help choose the correct particle counter for your application.

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Featured Products

Handheld Air Particle Counter
8000 Series Handheld Particle Counter

Easy to configure, this particle counter displays up to 6 user-selectable size channels as well as temperature and relative humidity.

Product photo of the 5000 Series AQM Air Quality Monitor
5000 Series Air Quality Monitor (AQM)

This Remote Environmental Monitor measures 0.3 μm to 25 μm particles with mass concentration and stores critical indoor air quality parameters.

Product photo of the Setra 2000 Series Remote Airborne Particle Counter
2000 Series Airborne Particle Counter

This Remote Particle Counter measures 0.5 μm and 5.0 μm with a flow rate of 1.0 CFM (28.3 LPM). It is the smallest remote particle counter available.