Particle counters monitor indoor air quality and airborne contaminants in large, critical spaces like pharmaceutical/industrial cleanrooms and healthcare facilities. They can also be used in public spaces of commercial buildings or in construction areas to ensure clean air free of contaminants.
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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.
The ability for healthcare facilities to monitor, verify, and control environmental conditions is crucial not only for passing rigorous inspections but also for protecting the health and safety of their patients and staff. But today, most hospitals are not required to monitor particle counts -- even in operating rooms and patient isolation rooms...
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.