The Portascanner® COVID-19 is a unique ultrasonic technology from Coltraco Ultrasonics capable of identifying the exact location of any leak site within a structure, measuring the physical size of the leak, calculating the airflow rate through it, and estimating the air permeability of the structure or room as a whole.
The Portascanner® COVID-19 is a new technology developed by Coltraco Ultrasonics to help prevent the spread of airborne infectious diseases such as COVID-19 in clinical environments. After receiving a UK Government Grant and being assessed as “outstanding” by InnovateUK in early 2021, Coltraco Ultrasonics is proud to offer this valuable tool for airborne spread mitigation to the NHS and domestic and international markets.
Existing methods for airflow measurement are disruptive and costly and often do not allow operators to identify specific leak locations. Meanwhile, the Portascanner® COVID-19 is the only device worldwide capable of quickly, reliably, and non-invasively locating and quantifying leaks and the first to use ultrasound to directly measure leak sizes. It is a hand-held instrument that, with minimal training, can be deployed regularly with patients and staff in situ.
The Portascanner® COVID-19 is used as a maintenance instrument for cleanrooms, isolators, dental practices, and hospitals. It allows maintenance operators to ensure complete airtightness or to ensure that the air permeability falls below the required maximum level. The air permeability reference value is adjustable in the settings, but by default it is set to 2.5 m³/(h·m²) at 50 Pa. This is the standard maximum, below which negative pressurisation cannot be reliably obtained according to BSRIA standards.
The instrument has the following capabilities:
Unique Selling Points
Visual via UI Display or audible via external headphones
Metric or imperial units available
Measures cross-sectional area of leak sites
0.5mm hole diameter
Rechargeable LiPo Battery
6+ hours intensive use
7-inch capacitive touchscreen, LCD back-lit, 1024×600 resolution display
8 Megapixel camera on rear of device
-20°C to +70°C (68°F to 158°F)
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Single 40kHz transducer, variable power settings
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Rechargeable LiPo Battery
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6+ hours use (TBC)
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Extension parts available for longer length
Connected by BNC to 1m length co-axial cable
The Permaflow® is a fixed, clamp-on, ultrasonic transit time flow and heat meter that is non-invasive for measuring the flow rates of liquids containing less than 10% of gas/solid contents. It is mains powered, designed for 24/7 monitoring and is accurate to +/- 0.5% of measured value under ideal conditions.
The Portascanner® AIRTIGHT 520 is Coltraco Ultrasonics’ most advanced ultrasonic room integrity testing tool. It can be used to locate and quantify even minor leak sites quickly, easily, and non-destructively. Records of all of your tests – including images of the test structure with leak sites clearly marked – are stored on the device and can be exported to an external drive at your convenience, all with an intuitive, touchscreen interface.
The Portascanner® 520 is an ultrasonic room integrity testing tool, allowing you to locate even minor leak sites quickly, easily, and non-destructively. The perfect tool for ensuring and maintaining airtight integrity.