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.Read More
|Note: Contact a Campbell Scientific applications engineer from the micromet group for questions or updates regarding the datalogger program.|
|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.
Execution of this download installs the CR1000 Operating System and Compiler on your computer. It also updates the CR1000 support files for the CRBasic Editor.
Note: This OS has crossed the 2 Meg CR1000 size limit for remote download. The OS must be downloaded to the 2 Meg CR1000 via direct connect with the Device Configuration Utility. All OS download methods are supported by the 4 Meg CR1000.
Upgrading from versions prior to version 28 of the Operating System will reset the datalogger’s CPU drive. This is due to a change in the format of the file system from FAT16 to FAT32. In order for the datalogger to operate correctly, as part of the upgrade, the CPU drive is formatted to FAT32. Any programs stored and running from the CPU drive will be lost. It is not recommended to update the datalogger’s Operating System over a remote connection where program control regulates the communication equipment (turning it on or off, etc.). In these cases, an on-site visit and a backup using DevConfig’s backup utility is necessary to update the datalogger’s Operating System.
In all cases where the datalogger is being updated from an Operating System prior to 28, the use of DevConfig’s backup utility is recommended due to the CPU drive being formatted using the new FAT32 format.
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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Possibly. For example, to measure advection because of a drainage flow on sloping terrain, an AP200 system could be deployed with two towers, upstream and downstream along the slope, with four intakes on each tower.
Cylinders of zero air and CO2 span gas are needed. Each cylinder must have a pressure regulator. The cost for the two cylinders and two regulators may be approximately $1,000. Typically, there is also a nominal monthly fee to lease the cylinders. Contact Campbell Scientific for more detailed information.
The Bowen ratio is defined as β = γ ΔT/ΔH2O, where γ is the psychometric constant, ΔT is the temperature gradient, and ΔH2O is the humidity gradient. The AP200 can measure temperature (with the optional 107-L temperature sensor) and humidity gradients, but its accuracy may not be adequate for a useful Bowen ratio measurement.
Yes. The LI-840A has active pressure compensation that corrects its measurements for sample cell pressures from 15 to 115 kPa.
No. The tubing can be purchased from another vendor. When making a purchase, remember that Campbell Scientific recommends Synflex 1300, ¼ in. outer diameter (OD) tubing for the AP200.
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.
The AP200 uses ¼ in. tube fittings. Tubing with a 6 mm outer diameter (OD) will not fit, unless a 6 mm to ¼ in. reducer is used on each end of each tube.
The LI-840A uses a heater to maintain its sample cell at +50°C. Therefore, it consumes a lot more power at lower temperatures. Below 0°C, the valve heater also requires some power to keep the valves warm.