The AP200 is a complete, integrated CO2 and H2O atmospheric profile system. It measures carbon dioxide (CO2) and water vapor (H2O) concentration from up to eight intakes, which are normally spaced along the height of a tower to give a vertical profile. The AP200 is often used in conjunction with an eddy-covariance system to measure the storage term and give a more complete measure of the surface gas exchange.
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|Operating Temperature||-30° to +45°C|
|Dimensions||52.1 x 44.5 x 29.7 cm (20.5 x 17.5 x 11.7 in.)|
|Pump Type||Dual-head diaphragm pump with a brushless dc motor|
|Mounting||Mounted in an insulated, temperature-controlled box inside system enclosure|
|Control||Pumping speed is automatically controlled to maintain the pump inlet pressure at the set point|
|Maximum Pumping Speed||9.0 liters per minute (LPM)|
|Pressure Sensor Range||15.0 to 115.0 kPa|
|Heater||8.0 W (turns on/off at 2°C)|
|Warm-up Time||~50 min (from -30° to +2°C)|
|Fan||0.7 W (turns on at 50°C and off at 45°C)|
|Mounting||Mounted inside system enclosure|
|Inlets||Eight air sample inlets plus one inlet for zero, one inlet for CO2 span, and one inlet for H2O span|
|Mass Flow Sensor||0 to 1.0 standard liters per minute (SLPM)|
|Heater||8.0 W (turns on/off at 5°C)|
|Warm-up Time||~20 min (from -30° to +4°C)|
|Fan||0.7 W (turns on at 45°C and off at 43°C)|
|Filter||1.0-in diameter, sintered stainless-steel disk filter, 10-micron pore size|
|Orifice Heater||2 kohm (0.07 W at 12 Vdc)|
|Mixing Volume||750 mL|
|Sample Connection||0.25 in. Swagelok|
|Number of Connections for Heater Cable Entry Seals||3 (1 in, 2 out)|
|Cable Diameter for Heater Cable Entry Seals||2.8 to 6.6 mm (0.11 to 0.26 in.)|
|Wire Diameter for Heater Cable Screw Terminals||26 to 12 AWG|
|Wire Stripping Length for Heater Cable Screw Terminals||5.0 mm (0.2 in.)|
|Screw Tightening Torque for Heater Cable Screw Terminals||0.4 N•m|
|Orifice Inside Diameter||0.178 mm (0.007 in.)|
|Dimensions||31 x 12.5 x 19 cm (12 x 5 x 7.5 in.)|
|Weight||1.4 kg (3.1 lb)|
AP200 CR1000(X) Program.
Compatible with the LI-850.
Note: For those with the LI-840 contact Campbell Scientific for compatible code.
A software utility used to download operating systems and set up Campbell Scientific hardware. Also will update PakBus Graph and the Network Planner if they have been installed previously by another Campbell Scientific software package.
Supported Operating Systems:
Windows 10, 8.1, 8, and 7 (Both 32 and 64 bit)
Number of FAQs related to AP200: 52
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Numbering this way helps reduce the time skew between measurements of the intakes. To illustrate this, consider a parcel of air that moves through the intake tubes at approximately 0.5 m/s. If the longest tube is 60 m longer than the shortest tube, its travel time is two minutes longer than the shortest tube. Sampling from the shortest tube first means that the air samples enter each tube at the same time.
The automatic zero/span function of the AP200 is designed to do both a zero and a CO2 span. However, it is possible to disable the CO2 span and do only a zero. To do this, set public variable CO2_SPAN_PPM =0.
Yes. The LI-840A has active pressure compensation that corrects its measurements for sample cell pressures from 15 to 115 kPa.
The CO2 span is done in terms of the concentration, which does not change with pressure. Zero air has no CO2 or H2O, so pressure has no effect.
In contrast, the H2O span is done in terms of the dewpoint, which does depend on pressure. The dewpoint generator pushes an air stream at ambient pressure, saturated at the dewpoint temperature setting, to the AP200 inlet. The AP200 pulls a subsample of this air stream into the IRGA at low pressure. Changing the pressure does not change the concentration of H2O, but it does change the dewpoint. Because of this pressure change, the AP200 must calculate the dewpoint in the sample cell (at the reduced pressure). To do this calculation, the AP200 must know the ambient pressure (pressure in the dewpoint generator) and the pressure in the sample cell. The equations for these calculations are provided in Appendix I of the AP200 Instruction Manual.