Air Monitoring

The Next Evolution in Active Air Sampling
New ARIES™EX Dual Personal Sampling Pump

Features and Benefits

Two pumps in one device – operate independently or combined

  • Designed for Low Flow Sampling - No low-flow kit/switch required
  • The only personal sampling pump with patented Mass Flow Controller inside
  • Ten-point calibration certificate included directly traceable to NIST
  • Quick connects allow for easy connection to your sampling devices
  • No calibration required before or after sampling
  • Pulsation matters – <10% variability during sampling; complies with ISO 13137:2013
  • Bluetooth® compatible
  • Unparalled ARIES Software applications for both monitoring and control for Android™ tablet and smartphone devices
  • True connection-free auto-calibration

 About the ARIES EX Dual Personal Sampling Pump

The ARIES EX Dual Personal Sampling pump is the next evolution in active air sampling. It is the only pump on the market that does not require the time consuming practice of calibration before and after sampling. Our patented design features a mass-flow controller directly traceable to NIST on the inside. There are two independent pumps contained in one pump unit. For Time-Weighted Average (TWA) Sampling, each operates independently up to 850 mL/min {{waiting for battery confirmation – maybe only 650 mL/min based on design testing}}. When in Combined Flow mode, it can sample up to 1300 mL/min for 8 hrs. If you are doing Short-Term (STEL) or Ceiling Limit sampling – up to 4 hours, each pump unit can sample independently at 1500 mL/min and in Combined Flow, as a single pump, up to 3000 mL/min.  In addition, our ARIES software allows you to view your pumped sampling in real-time when connected via BlueTooth® to an Android™ device with the Android application. Or if you cannot use BlueTooth, you can disable it and upload your data to your Windows PC with the supplied data and charging cord.

There is not a single pump on the market that can truly sample the entire personal sampling flow rate range reliably without modifications employed by the end-user. The ARIES EX Dual Personal Sampling Pump does not require a low flow kit or switch for low-flow sampling, and when sampling above a selection of flow rate ranges, you have the option to operate as a single pump in the Combined Flow operating mode. When sampling particles at higher flow rates for 4 hours or less, you don’t risk underestimation of exposure due to high pulsation wave variation; with the ARIES EX, pulsation is controlled to vary less than 10%. When sampling less than 50 mL/min the ARIES EX operates in pulsed flow mode versus constant flow.

The ARIES EX Dual Personal Sampling Pump contains a nickel metal hydride (NiMH) battery which makes it safer to transport by air, land, and sea; and safer for the wearer, with less risk of a hazard due to a faulty battery, like lithium battery failures in recent news. You can sample safely, reliably and with confidence with the new ARIES EX Dual Personal Sampling Pump.

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 Product Specifications

Performance

8 hour Sampling Time (TWA)
Flow Range
 
Constant flow: 50 - 650 mL/min
Constant pressure: 50 - 650/min without external adaptors
Combined flow: up to 1300 L/min

4 hour Sampling Time (STEL, Ceiling)
Flow Range
 
Constant flow: 50 - 1500 mL/min
Constant pressure: 50 - 1500 mL/min
Combined flow: up to 3000 mL/min

Accuracy
Flow Display ± 5% or 3 cc/min of set flow, whichever is larger
Constant Flow Control ± 5% or 3 cc/min of set flow, whichever is larger
Constant Pressure Control ± 10% of back-pressure

Flow Rate vs Back Pressure Capability
For Time-Weighted Average Sampling - 8 hr run time at 30 inches of H2O

The ARIES EX is capable of sampling from 16.7 mL/min to 650 mL/min on as a Dual Sampling pump on independent pump units (Pump 1 [P1] and Pump 2 [P2]) and over 650 mL as Combined flow and operates as a Single Pump.
 

Flowrate Dual-Independent Operation Combined Flow Setting
1300 mL/min Not Available Yes
1000 mL/min Not Available Yes
850* mL/min Yes Not Applicable
650 mL/min Yes Not Applicable
500 mL/min Yes Not Applicable
200 mL/min Yes Not Applicable
100 mL/min Yes Not Applicable
66.7 mL/min Yes Not Applicable
16.7 mL/min Yes Not Applicable

 

Flow Rate vs Back Pressure Capability
For Short-Term Sampling – 4 hr run time at 30 inches of H2O
 

Flowrate Dual-Independent Operation Combined Flow Setting
3000 mL/min Not Available Yes
2000 mL/min Not Available Yes
1500 mL/min Yes Yes
1000 mL/min Yes Yes

Flow Fault:

  • If flow changes exceed 5% within back pressure specifications, fault notification appears.
  • If fault exceeds 30 seconds, pump shuts down. Selectable automatic fault recovery allows the pump to attempt restart every 3 minutes for up to 10 times or to hold until manual intervention
  • No lost sampling data if pump shuts down due to flow fault

Environmental

Temperature Ranges
Operating 32°F to 113°F (0°C to 45°C)
Storage -4°F to 113°F (-20°C to 45°C)
Charging 41°F to 104°F (5°C to 40°C)

Humidity Ranges
Operating 5-95 %RH, non-condensing
Storage 5-98 %RH, non-condensing

GENERAL

Pump Display: flow rate, sample time, and sample volume in actual conditions

Controls

Pump Controls: Pump 1 and Pump 2; Up, Down, Left, Right Navigation Buttons, Enter; Pump control also available via the Android application
Indicators Green and Red LED’s
Dimensions:
Weight:
Warranty: 1 year from original shipment

ELECTRICAL

Power:  Non-removable rechargeable nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) battery, or operate while connected to supplied DC power?
Battery Level Indicator:  On-screen icon displays battery level
Interface Connection: BlueTooth® version XX - direct connection to Android™ device; and PC via supplied data cord
Battery charging: Universal adaptor
Charging Time: <5 hours

APPROVALS

EN 1232 Compliant Ingress Protection: IP54
Intrinsic Safety
US/Canada NRTL (FM) Class I, Div 1 Groups A, B, C, D, E, F, and G;
Class II, Div 1 Zone 0; Class III, T4
ATEX/IECEx  II 1 G; Ex ia IIC T4
CE
Applicable Directives ATEX 94/9/EC
EMC 2004/108/EC (RFI) LVD 2006/95/EC
RoHS Compliant

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 How-To-Use

  • Quick Start Guide (pdf)
  • Customer Training Video

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 Software Overview

 Service and Support

Register Your Device → link to new form → registration information managed by Marketing Operations; form contains user name, company name, address-city, state, zip/postal code, country, phone number, email, pump 10-digit numeric serial number (all mandatory)

Software Updates  *End-user must register to download
ARIES EX Pump Firmware
Android application
Windows PC Software

Service

About our Service

The ARIES EX Dual Personal Sampling pump is covered under our warranty for 1 year after the date of purchase, it covers mechanical, software and battery related issues. For more information about your warranty please read the information below or refer to the User Manual. For service during the warranty period, please contact our Technical Service Department at techserv@sial.com. Technical Service will initiate the return to ensure a smooth Service request. Service times may vary from 3-5 weeks in order to Troubleshoot and repair the issue.

Calibration and Service - After the Warranty Period

Due to the technical sophistication of the ARIES EX pump with its patented mass-flow controller on the inside, it can only be serviced and calibrated at IFKAN AB in Sweden. We are working with local providers to extend this service and will update the website as new Calibration and Service sites become available.

Service Contact:

IFKAN AB
Esplanadgatan 9
SE-281 38 Hässleholm
Sweden

Phone: +46 451 655 61
email: mikael.adamsson@ifkan.eu

Warranty Disclaimer

Sigma-Aldrich warrants that, at the time of delivery, the ARIES EX Sampling Pump manufactured by and sold by Sigma-Aldrich and authorized dealers shall be free of all defects in workmanship and materials under normal use and operation. Sigma-Aldrich will repair or replace, at its sole option, any ARIES Sampling Pump purchased from us that is found to be defective by our service provider, if notified by Purchaser within the warranty time period.

The warranty time period shall be for twelve (12) months from the date of original invoice by Sigma-Aldrich, except as noted below.

Exceptions to the above 12 month warranty time period:

A. This warranty shall be null and void on any product which:

  1. Is operated or used in excess of the product’s operating specifications; or
  2. Is not properly maintained in accordance with its maintenance manual or specifications; or
  3. Has been repaired or modified by persons other than authorized Sigma-Aldrich personnel or Factory Trained Service personnel, unless such work is authorized in advance in writing by Sigma-Aldrich; or
  4. Has been damaged, abused, or misused.

B. Warranty on Service and Repairs:

  1. Goods, which have been repaired or replaced during the warranty period, are warranted only for the remainder of the unexpired portion of the original warranty period.

This warranty does not cover normal replacement parts such as inlet filters and quick connect fittings which are required to be routinely replaced during normal use and routine maintenance.

Product must be returned to the designated repair location with required documentation and in appropriate packaging clearly marked with a Returns Authorization (RA) number obtained from Sigma-Aldrich Technical Service. Sigma-Aldrich service personnel reserves the right of inspection to determine validity of Purchaser’s claim of defective product under the terms of this Limited Warranty. Sigma-Aldrich further reserves the right to determine the terms of repair or replacement.

Sigma-Aldrich reserves the right to make changes, without prior notice, to: product design, color, material, and specifications without any obligation to incorporate new features or modifications in previously sold products.

THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT BEING LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR USE FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WHICH ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED, AND CONSTITUTES THE ONLY WARRANTY OF SIGMA-ALDRICH WITH RESPECT TO GOODS SOLD OR DELIVERED.

DISCLAIMER

SIGMA-ALDRICH ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY WHATSOEVER, TO ANY PARTY, FOR ANY PROPERTY DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY, OR DEATH RECEIVED BY OR RESULTING FROM, IN WHOLE, OR IN PART, THE IMPROPER USE, INSTALLATION, OR STORAGE OF THIS PRODUCT BY THE USER, PERSON, FIRM, ENTITY, CORPORATION OR PARTY NOT ADHERING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS

AND WARNINGS PROVIDED IN THIS MANUAL, OR OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY THE SELLER OR FROM NOT ADHERING TO ALL GOVERNMENTAL FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY LAWS AND REGULATIONS.

SIGMA-ALDRICH SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR OTHER DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE SALE AND USE OF ANY GOODS AND SIGMA-ALDRICH LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF ANY GOODS FOUND DEFECTIVE. THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR USE FOR

A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WHICH ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED.

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 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Trademarks

ARIES is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC.
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Other third-party brands and names are the property of their respective owners.
Android™ is a trademark of Google, Inc.

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