HIAC PODS+ Portable Industrial Particle Counter

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As of August 25, 2021, the HIAC PODS+ liquid particle counter is obsolete and no longer available for purchase. Please use the button below to download HIAC PODS+ obsolescence letter for additional details including affected part numbers and our plans to provide ongoing service and support.

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HIAC PODS+ portable liquid particle counters provide proactive and predictive maintenance information instantly. Sample low or high viscosity fluids and report data to ISO 4406, NAS 1638, NAVAIR, GOST, or SAE AS4059 reporting standards. With an integrated internal pump eliminating the need for CO<sup>2</sup> cartridges, the HIAC PODS+ is highly portable with improved  bubble degassing capabilities for virtually unlimited field sampling.

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HIAC PODS+ Portable Liquid Particle Counter Features

Fast and Efficient

  • Analysis in < 60 seconds 
  • Save time & eliminate operator error with custom sample recipes
  • Easily move from one sample point to another
  • One-button sampling–no training or instrument expertise required

Extended Service Life

  • Predictive moisture detection before degradation sets in
  • Self-cleaning routines to remove unwanted particles
  • Connection to operating online system for instant system cleanliness data

Calibrations & Reporting Standards

  • ISO-11171
  • PSL
  • Glycol
  • ISO, SAE, NAS, ASTM, GOST, DEF STAN, NAVAIR & user defined  

Sample Management

  • 5 mL - 50 mL programmable sample volume
  • Custom sample recipes with guided recipe wizard
  • Samples & reports instantly backed up and exportable to PC and/or LIMS
  • 100% portability for anywhere liquid-contamination analysis

HIAC PODS+ Portable Liquid Particle Counter Specifications

Performance ± 2.5% flow accuracy
Laser Classification Class III B Laser Product
Industry Standards Counts / mL, GOST 17216-2001, ISO 4406, NAS 1638, NAVAIR 01-1A-17, Raw Counts, SAE AS 4059, User Specified, Upgrade options: DEFSTAN 91-91, ASTM D7619-12
Light Source Light obscuration
Particle Size Analysis Range 4 - 70 µm(c)
Coincidence Loss 5% at 40,000 particles/mL (per ISO-11171:2010 method)
Sample Volume 5 - 50 mL
Throughput 1 to 10 programmable (averaged)
Fluid Compatibility Akso Fyrquel™, Alcohols, Aldehydes, Aromatics, Diesel fuel, Esters, Ethers, Jet fuel (JP4, JP5, & others), Kerosene, Ketones, MIL-H-5606, MIL-H-83282, Marston Bentley HW 540, Mineral oil, Mobile Zerol™ 150, Monsanto Coolanol™, Monsanto Skydrol™, Shell Tellis™, Stoddard Solvent, Water
Concentration Range 0 to 40000 particles/mL
Online Operation No (Online Adapter Cup sold separately)
Tare Volumes Bottle: 5-50 mL, Online: 5-999 mL
Temperature Range Charging temperature: limited to 40°C, Fluid temperature range: 0 to 90°C (at 25°C ambient), Operating temperature range: 0 to 50°C, Storage temperature range: -40 to +70°C
Counting Efficiency Meets JIS B9925:1997
Count Alarms Display and Cycles Count, particle percent difference, coincidence, system, calibration due, Flow or system alarms output through I/O port, Data Outputs: pdf, tsv over USB, custom Modbus protocol over Ethernet and RS232
Item Specifications Referenced B95076

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Certified HIAC Calibration Services ISO 11171 & 21501-3 calibration services for your HIAC liquid particle counter
Replacing PODS+ Air Filters A technical guide to replacing air filters on the Beckman Coulter PODS+
Flushing the PODS+ Published 2017

Technical Documents