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Mercury Tracker 3000 IP


Portable Instrument for Measuring Mercury in Air and other gases

Mercury Tracker 3000 IP

  • Direct reading mercury vapor meter
  • Lightweight, with ergonomic shoulder strap and dismountable probe
  • Integrated battery for at least 4 hours operation
  • Easy to operate
  • Shock proof and corrosion resistant for heavy duty outdoor applications
  • Measuring ranges 0-100 / 0-1000 / 0-2000 µg/m³
  • High resolution 0.0001 mg/m³
  • Data logger integrated



Mercury Tracker 3000 IP application

Avoid problems related to mercury contamination ! The Mercury Tracker 3000 IP is a leightweight, compact and rugged instrument for measuring the mercury concentration in air. Applications include:


  • Safety at work
  • Exhaust gas survey
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Mercury spills screening
  • Hazardous waste inspection
  • Investigation of contaminated sites
  • Investigation of mercury contamination in air
  • Measurement of mercury in scietific research

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Measuring principle


The mercury concentration is measured in an optical cell entirely made of a high purity grade fused silica. A maintenance-free membrane pump continuously feeds the sample gas into the measuring cell where the attenuation of a UV beam is measured. Analytical wavelength used is 253.7 nm.

This measuring method is called "Cold Vapor Atomic Absorption Spectrometry" (CVAAS) , which is extremely sensitive for mercury determination and is widely used for many years.


Analytical Performance


The Tracker-3000 IP uses a high-frequency driven electrodeless low pressure mercury lamp as UV source. This lamp emits lines of an extremely narrow bandwidth which are congruent with the absorption lines of the Hg atoms. Cross-sensitivities are thus minimized. The extremely high stability of the UV source is a result of the reference beam feedback control method. Total background noise is less than 0.1 µg/m³.

The instrument is calibrated before delivery and keeps the calibration for a long period of time. For quality control a test screen is included allowing the user to check calibration.


Design Features


Mercury Tracker 3000 IP drawing
  • Rugged and noncorrosive ABS case
  • Waterproof keypad and cable connectors
  • Comfortable shoulder strap
  • Operates at least four hours on fully charged batteries
  • Quick change battery pack
  • Membrane pump with long service life
  • Unsurpassed stable optical bench
  • Wand with ergonomic grip
  • Factory calibration with long-term stability
  • very fast response time

Easy to operate


The user controls the Mercury Tracker-3000 IP by menu-guided inputs on a waterproof membrane keypad. After switch-on the light source is stabilized (approx. 1 - 5 minutes). Measurement starts automatically, continuously indicating the mercury concentration of the air as a numerical value and a graphic bar. The baseline is automatically adjusted by the auto zero function.

The measurement data are displayed on an LCD in real time, both numerically and graphically. The device also has a serial interface (RS 232 / USB) for transfer of data to a PC. All data can be saved as EXCEL®-files. The necessary software is included.

In case of a malfunction the operator of the Mercury Tracker 3000 IP is warned via messages on the display.


Mobile Use

Mercury Tracker Mobile use


The Mercury Tracker 3000 runs at least four hours on battery power. For longer employments the battery pack can quickly be swapped for fully charged spare batteries. With an optionally available cigarette lighter adaptor the instrument can be powered by the car battery. The included probe allows to check spots or to screen areas for mercury concentrations.

Mercury Tracker 3000 IP



The comfortable shoulder strap allows for easy field work without fatigue. The probe makes it easy to measure the areal distribution of mercury concentrations. The probe features an ergonomic handle and is easily demountable. It can be stowed away in the top cover of the instrument.


Mercury Tracker 3000 IP: Technical Specifications


Measuring principle:

UV absorption (CVAAS),
Wavelength = 253,7 nm

UV source:

Electrodeless low-pressure mercury lamp (EDL)

Stabilization method:

Reference beam method

Optical cell:

Fused silica (Suprasil),
Length approx. 230 mm

Measuring ranges:

  • 0 - 100 µg/m³
  • 0 - 1000 µg/m³
  • 0 - 2000 µg/m³


0.1 µg/m³ (0.01 ppb)

Response time:

1 second


Exceedance of concentration, 3 levels programmable

Status alarms:

  • measuring cell soiled
  • battery state
  • UV lamp exhausted

Measurement Display:

Graphical LC display with background illumination

Signal outputs:

  • analogue: 4...20 mA
  • serial: RS 232 / USB

Power supply:

  • built-in rechargeable NiMH batteries
  • 230 VAC/50Hz;
    110 VAC/60 Hz;
    with mains adapter
  • external 12 V DC sources,
    (Cigarette lighter adapter optional)


approx. 5 kg (incl. battery pack)

ISO 9001

As a leading supplier of high precision analytical equipment, we strive at all times to offer top quality solutions. Our products are manufactured according to the ISO 9001 quality regulations.

Tracker 3000 IP cover

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