TSI SidePak AM520 Personal Aerosol Monitor
TSI SidePak AM520 Personal Aerosol Monitor
TSI Instruments

TSI SidePak AM520 Personal Aerosol Monitor

Pine Item #55085

The SidePak™ Personal Aerosol Monitor AM520 is a small, portable, battery-operated, data-logging, light-scattering laser photometer that provides real-time aerosol mass concentration readings of dusts, fumes, mists, smoke and fog within a worker breathing zone. Newly designed inlet conditioners increase the mass concentration capability and provide size fraction cut points for PM 10 , PM 4 (Respirable), PM 5 (China Respirable), PM 2.5 , PM 1 and 0.8 μm Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM). This monitor is the perfect solution for real-time, personal aerosol sampling in a variety of workplace environments, including but not limited to general industry, foundries, construction sites, chemical plants, refineries, petrochemical, power and utilities, transportation, aerospace, maritime, confined spaces and mining.


Robust impactors for higher mass concentration range

Audible and visual alarms

0.8 µm DPM impactor

PM 5 China respirable size fraction impactor

High capacity battery

Color OLED display

Real-time mass concentration measurement and data logging for

Push button menu operation or programmable through newly improved TrakPro™ v5 Software

User-selectable alarm levels to alert workers to high aerosol concentrations

Newly designed robust impactors enable reliable size fraction measurements at higher aerosol concentrations over longer run times






General Industry






Power Generation


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Technical Specifications 
Sensor Type5.1 x 3.7 x 3.1
CalibrationCalibrated against a gravimetric reference using the respirable fraction of standard ISO 12103-1, A1 Test Dust
Aerosol Concentration Range0.001 to 100 mg/m3
Minimum Resolution0.001 mg/m3
Zero Stability±0.001 mg/m3 over 24 hours using 10 second time constant
Temperature CoefficientApproximately +0.0005 mg/m3 per °C (for variations from temperature at which instrument was last zeroed)
RangeUser-adjustable, 0 to 1.8 liters/min (L/min) Note: Upper range is dependent on impactor or cyclone attached to the SidePak AM520/520i Monitor
Operating Range32° F to 120° F (0° C to 50° C)
Storage Range-4° F to 140° F (-20° C to 60° C)
Operational Humidity0 to 95% RH, non-condensing
Time Constant RangeUser-adjustable, from 1 to 60 seconds
Alarm TypesGeneral, STEL
Default Settings0.5 mg/m3, 1 mg/m3, 3 mg/m3, 5 mg/m3, 15 mg/m3, Off Programmable from 0.001 to 999 mg/m3 through TrakPro Software
Manuals & Data Sheets