The 566 Organic Vapor Monitor is our most versatile and popular organic vapor badge. The 566 utilizes our ChemDisk II configuration with a flexible, inert charcoal wafer, making it smaller and much easier to use than other badges on the market. The 76-hole sampling grid allows for sampling rates around 8 mL/min. While the 8-hour reporting limits vary from chemical to chemical (see our Sampling Guide), most are in the 0.1 ppm range, well below most OSHA PELs and NIOSH RELs. In addition, the 566 badge has much more sampling capacity than most other badge and tube methods. This badge is NON-RETURNABLE
Assay Technology also has two other Organic Vapor badges for more extreme environments. The 546 High Capacity Monitor is used when monitoring an environment for chemicals with high PELs (200 ppm and higher). The 525 TraceAir II Organic Vapor Monitor is used for STEL and IAQ monitoring where low reporting limits are essential and low concentrations are expected. For assistance in choosing which is best for your situation, view our guide for selecting which Organic Vapor badge you should use. Please note: The 566 monitor can NOT be used for acetic acid monitoring. See our 543 Acetic Acid Monitor.
Industrial Hygiene Labs:
- Sampling rates are listed in our Sampling Guide or Requested Sampling Rates page (search by CAS #). Contact us if you can’t find a rate you need.
- Opening the ChemDisk is made much easier using the pick we specify.
- Media is available for QC testing. Use our M products (e.g. M566).
This badge collects the following:
- Methylene Chloride
- Methyl Ethyl Ketone
- Isopropyl Alcohol
- Methyl Alcohol (STEL only)
- Ethyl Alcohol
- Ethyl Acetate
- Methyl Methacrylate
- Hydrocarbons, Total
Store at room temperature before and after use. Refrigerated storage is OK. It is recommended that the badge be returned to the lab within 14 days of use.The extremely versatile 566 badge can be used in most environments.
- STEL and Ceiling
- Can be used for longer periods of time
If very low reporting limits are needed and there is believed to be very little organic vapor in the air, such as an Indoor Air Quality situation, then the fast-sampling 525 TraceAir II badge may be the best option. If concentrations of 200 ppm or higher are expected during an 8-hour monitoring, the High Capacity 546 badge may be best. Call our customer service department for advice or review our Guide online.