Particulate Matter Sensor SPS30
For HVAC and Air Quality Applications
With this new particulate matter sensor, Sensirion expands its range of environmental sensing solutions and opens up a new dimension in indoor and outdoor air quality applications.
The MCERTS-certified SPS30 particulate matter (PM) sensor marks a new technological breakthrough in optical PM sensors. Its measurement principle is based on laser scattering and makes use of Sensirion's innovative contamination-resistance technology. This technology, together with high-quality and long-lasting components, enables precise measurements from the device's first operation and throughout its lifetime of more than ten years.
PM2.5 refers to particulate matter with particle diameter up to 2.5 microns and is among the most dangerous air pollutants. Due to their small size, PM2.5 particles can travel deep into the human lung and cause a variety of health issues; for instance, by triggering asthma attacks or contributing to cardiovascular disease. The SPS30 will enable the implementation of innovative air quality monitoring devices that prevent air pollution damage.
The SPS30 is the first mass-market PM sensor awarded with MCERTS certification.
For more detailed information, please have a look at the datasheet.
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How You Benefit from Our Technology
Proprietary contamination-resistance technology and long-lasting components.
Lifetime of more than ten years while operating continuously for 24 hours/day.
Laser-based scattering principle and advanced algorithms.
Precise measurements for different types of dust and other particles.
Accurate high-resolution particle size binning.
Enables new types of use cases and device-specific actions based on detected particle composition.
Small, ultra-slim package.
Easy to integrate into devices where size and space are limited.
Fully calibrated digital output for PM number and mass concentration values.
Simple interfacing and read-out of multiple outputs.
The SPS30 particulate matter sensor has achieved MCERTS certification, which proves the performance of the PM sensor. In addition, the certification confirms that the SPS30 can be easily integrated into applications that comply with the European Air Quality Standard DIN EN 15267.
The MCERTS certification scheme was established by the UK’s Environment Agency and is built around international and European standards to ensure high-quality environmental data monitoring. The SPS30 underwent laboratory and field tests and has been proven to fulfill the latest MCERTS and associated DIN EN 15267 European air quality standards. Compliance with the above-mentioned standards requires low intra-model variability (≤ 5 µg/m3), making the SPS30 the first choice for integration into applications requiring high precision. The certification is issued by the Sira Certification Service, one of the leading notified bodies in Europe. They are also accredited according to ISO/IEC 17065 UKAS and are part of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group).
|Particulate Matter Sensor Specifications|
|Mass concentration accuracy1|
±10 μg/m3 @ 0 to 100 μg/m3
±10 % @ 100 to 1000 μg/m3
|Mass concentration range||1 to 1000 μg/m3|
|Mass concentration resolution||1 μg/m3|
|Particle detection size range2||Mass concentration: PM1.0, PM2.5, PM4 and PM10|
Number concentration: PM0.5, PM1.0, PM2.5, PM4 and PM10
|Lower limit of detection||0.3 μm|
|Minimum sampling interval||1 sec (continuous mode)|
|Lifetime||> 8 years operating continuously 24h/day|
|Dimensions||40.6 x 40.6 x 12.2 mm3|
|Operating temperature range||-10 to +60 °C|
|Storage temperature range||-40 to +70 °C|
|Supply voltage||4.5 – 5.5 V|
|Average supply current |
@ 1 Hz measurement rate
|< 60 mA|
1 Specified for PM2.5 at 25 °C using potassium chloride salt particles and the TSI DustTrakTM DRX Aerosol Monitor 8533 as a reference.
2 PMx defines particles with a size smaller than "x" micrometers (e.g., PM2.5 = particles smaller than 2.5 μm).
Particulate Matter Sensing for Air Quality Measurements
Author: Dr. Livio Lattanzio, Product Manager Particulate Matter Sensors
Particulate Matter, abbreviated as ‘PM’, is a mixture of airborne solid particles and liquid droplets that can be inhaled and may cause serious health problems. PM includes particles with different characteristics – i.e. shape, optical properties, size and composition ¬– but it is most commonly divided into sub-categories based on the particle size information. Different PM categories are usually reported under the ...
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