AP200 CO2/H2O Atmospheric Profile System
Complete, Integrated System
Preprogrammed and low power
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Overview

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 provide you with a more complete measure of the surface gas exchange.

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Benefits and Features

  • Fully integrated system
  • Requires only 13 W (average at 25°C and 12 Vdc)
  • Contains a Campbell Scientific CR1000X Measurement and Control Datalogger
  • Automatically performs CO2 zero and span
  • Automated temperature and pressure control
  • Data logger program included

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Detailed Description

Measurements

Primary:

  • CO2 concentration at each intake
  • H2O concentration at each intake
  • System diagnostic word

Secondary:

  • Sample flow rate
  • Sample cell pressure
  • Sample cell temperature
  • Other control variables

Note: Contact the Micromet Group at Campbell Scientific for questions or updates regarding the data logger program.

Specifications

System Enclosure

Operating Temperature -30° to +45°C
Power Requirements
  • 10 to 16 Vdc (voltage)
  • 13 W (average power at 25°C)
    Average power varies from 12.5 W above +35°C to 22.5 W at -30°C.
  • 3.75 A (45 W) maximum power (cold startup)
Dimensions 52.1 x 44.5 x 29.7 cm (20.5 x 17.5 x 11.7 in.)
Weight
  • 15.9 kg (35 lb) for AP200 base model
  • 1 kg (2.3 lb) for LI-850
  • 272 g (10 oz) for CR1000KD
  • 154 g (5.4 oz) for CFM100/NL116

Pump Module

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)

Valve Manifold

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
Connections 0.25-in Swagelok
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)

Intake Assembly

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)


Downloads

AP200 CR1000 Program v.2.01 (31.3 KB) 12-01-2021

AP200 CR1000(X) Program.

Compatible with the LI-850.

Note: For those with the LI-840 contact Campbell Scientific for compatible code.

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Device Configuration Utility v.2.29 (54 MB) 15-11-2023

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 11 or 10 (Both 32 and 64 bit)

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FAQs for

Number of FAQs related to AP200: 53

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  1. A non-zero value can be used to perform a zero/span on an interval that is not synchronized to midnight (for example, every three hours starting at 0100 hrs).

  2. The intake heaters are wired in parallel, so that each heater sees a nominal 12 Vdc.

  3. No. Because the AP200 has only eight inlets for air samples, it can only operate with a maximum of eight intake assemblies.
  4. This depends on the site. Replace the filters when the sample intake flow is 75% of the flow with clean filters. As an example, long-term testing in Logan, UT, shows that filters need to be changed about once per year. If the air at a site is dirtier, then the filters will need to be replaced more often.
  5. Yes. The AP200 can be ordered without an LI-840A so that a facility may use one it already owns. All the required mounting hardware and plumbing fittings are shipped with the AP200. The installation requires no tools and is very easy. The installation instructions are provided in the AP200 Instruction Manual. The AP200 will automatically configure the LI-840A.

  6. The number of intakes required at a site depends on the characteristics of the canopy. For example, the canopy’s height and density directly affect the change in CO2 and H2O concentrations. Order enough intakes to accurately profile these concentration changes. The AP200 may be ordered with anywhere from four to eight intake assemblies.

  7. The LI-840A does not require any routine maintenance if it is used as described in the AP200 and LI-840A manuals.

  8. Configure the AP200 to set the zero and CO2 span. This will provide better accuracy than simply measuring the zero and span tanks and doing a correction in post-processing.
  9. If the dewpoint generator is already stable, and a short piece of Bevaline tubing is used to connect it to the AP200, then it should only take a few minutes for the H2O reading to stabilize.
  10. It depends on the type of chambers. The AP200 requires a constant flow of sample air for each intake, so it will not work with small chambers that require the air sample to recirculate. However, it might be possible to use the AP200 with chambers that allow a continuous sample flow to be extracted.