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Fine particles and soot particles are small and may be present in the environment without you noticing. However, this in itself is particularly dangerous, because the particles can result in emissions. Flue gas loss, for example in oil heating systems, is an important issue. There are performance indicators here that have to be adhered to, so as to avoid any contamination.

Soot counter – practical aid for control

In the industrial sector, where your employees are working in the vicinity of systems that generate a lot of particulate matter, measurement becomes even more important.

Here, you can work with a flue gas analyzer.

This enables measurement of the smoke number to be carried out quickly and easily and gives you certainty as to whether the systems' combustion entails significant soot generation, or whether everything is within the normal range.

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Measure the soot count with Testo's flue gas analyzer

So, you now have the option of carrying out a digital measurement to measure the soot count. Testo offers you a variety of models for this. The flue gas analyzers are designed for the soot count. They enable even more detailed measurements, which help you get an overview of the work done by the equipment.

So, with a Testo soot count meter, you get a practical aid that helps you take a step along the road to effective control. The focus here is on the measurement needing to be carried out quickly and easily. The design of the instruments ensures that the soot count can be determined digitally. This means it is considerably easier to provide documentation. You can carry out effective analyses.

Working with an instrument for measuring the degree of blackening

One of the soot measuring instruments also measures the degree of blackening. The handy instrument is capable of measuring the filter smoke number and the soot concentration. It is possible to take this instrument with you and thus use it at different operating locations. This special particulate matter measuring device can carry out a direct analysis.

This is especially important so that you have the data ready to hand on site and can react. This is important in particular with regard to testing diesel engines. This way, the occurrence of emissions is prevented. A diesel engine’ injection can also be adjusted in order to reduce the soot emission.

The instruments in Testo's range are also suitable for industrial use. It does not therefore matter whether the diesel engines you want to test are located in vehicles, in industrial plants or on ships. Measurement systems no longer need to be installed on site. This is a crucial cost saving.

An overview of further instruments for flue gas measurement:

Checking the performance indicators that have to be measured

Measurement of the smoke number is an important issue, which in many cases is even linked to a performance indicator whose measurement is mandatory. This obligation primarily exists for oil heating systems which are sometimes also used in companies and in industry. Oil heating systems first have to be tested using this measurement, before the classic flue gas loss measurement. The result of the soot count makes it clear whether the system's combustion process is working properly, or if there is too much soot formation. In this case, it may be helpful to rely on a leak detector as well.