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Activity Matrix for Filter Selection and Preparation : SPM Monitoring

Equipment Acceptance limits Frequency and Action of


method of requirements are
measurement no met

Filter installation Filter rough side up Visual check each Void the filter;
centered on screen, filter install substitute
edges parallel to filter
edges of screen to
faceplate gasket

Gasket tightened
carefully to prevent
leakage and not to
damage filter paper
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Operational checks Stabilised initial flow Visual check of each Perform steps in
rate = established filter and Timing order until flow rate
initial flow rate + device is within limits or
10% for pressure cause of discrepancy
transducer* or + is identified;
15% for rotameter; measure line
Sampling time 24 + voltage, change the
1h filter, check
calibration, and
calibrate sampler
void the sample

Sample handling No evidence of Visual check of each Void the sample;


malfunction in post- sample correct the cause of
sampling check malfunction

Documentation Names, sampling Visual check of each Complete or correct


dates, times; sample, sample envelope the documentation;
filter, and station if not available; Void
numbers; unusual the sample
condition; flow
rates; and handling
dates recorded on
sample envelope

* Applicable for automatic sample


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Activity Matrix for Filter Selection and Preparation : Sl'M Monitoring

Equipment Acceptance limits Frequency and Action of


method of requirements are
measurement no met

Filter selection .0.3- um diameter Manufacturer's Reject of return to


particle collection proof of DOP test supplier
efficiency >99% ASTM-D29S6-71

Filter collection . No pinholes, cuts, Visual check each Reject or return to


efficiency creases, etc. filter with light table supplier

Filter identification Identification Visual check of each Identify properly or


number in filter discard filter
accordance with
specifications

Filter condition condition for >24 h, For each sample Repeat conditioning
under constant observe the room or after >48 h at
humidity, RH chamber conditions ambient conditions
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difference within + period


5%; average temp,
between 20° & 25°
C with variation less
then ± 3°C

Filter weighting Indicated filter Gravimetric check Reweigh after >48 h


weight determined at ambient
to nearest mg within conditions; repeat
30 s after the conditioning
conditioning

Filter handling Filter handling filter Visual check of each Discard damaged
in protective folder; filter filters
envelopes
undamaged