CAMTU Compressed Air Microbial Test Unit (Parker Balston)

The CAMTU compressed air microbial test unit identifies sources of contamination in compressed air. Compressed air is used in a broad range of applications in the food processing industry, such as mixing of ingredients, cutting, sparging, drying of product, transporting/propelling product through processing systems and packaging of final product. In many of these applications, compressed air is in direct contact or indirect contact with food product. The impurities in the compressed air may contaminate the food product which can result in change of color and taste, reduced shelf life, in addition to exposure to bacteria and other micro-organisms, can result in product recalls.

How to use the CAMTU microbial test unit.
To obtain a sample, simply plug the connection tubing into the sample point on the compressed air system, insert a specially designed petri dish into the CAMTU, close the CAMTU, open the shutoff valve and expose the agar for 20 seconds. After exposure simply place the petri dish in an incubator for 48-hours or in a controlled environment of at least 68°F and observe for colony forming units (CFUs). Handles up to 40 PSI.

A complete kit which includes: CAMTU Sampling Device with integral timer, DFU Assembly, Timer device, Tubing ¼" OD, Regulator/Metering Assembly, Sanitizing spray bottle, and Shut off valve.

Features and Benefits:

  • Specially designed 4-section petri dish
  • Lightweight and ergonomically designed for ease of use
  • Constructed of durable polypropylene - easily sanitized
  • Pre-filled petri dishes with specialized TSA or PDA agar designed to hold up to compressed air flow/pressure
  • No electrical supply required
  • Refrigeration suggested for the petri dishes
  • Quick sampling time – 20 seconds

Description/Item No. Mfr. Item No. Qty. Your Cost/Qty Purchase
Compressed Air Microbial Test Unit
4140-50
C01-0136 Each
$1,108.00/EA
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Tryptic-soy agar (TSA) Pre-filled Plates
4140-58
C01-0143 Pk/5
$44.47/PK
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Potato Dextrose Agar (PDA) Pre-filled Plates
4140-59
C01-0134 Pk/5
$44.47/PK
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Unfilled petri dishes for CAMTU
4140-60
C01-0133 Pk/5
$15.88/PK
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CAMTU Replacement Assembly
4140-52
C01-0142 Each
$785.00/EA
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CAMTU Replacement Integral Timer
4140-53
C01-0139 Each
$89.00/EA
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CAMTU Replacement Spray Bottle
4140-54
C01-0124 Each
$29.41/EA
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CAMTU Replacement Regulator Assembly
4140-55
C01-0125 Each
$330.97/EA
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CAMTU Replacement Shut-off Valve
4140-57
C01-0126 Each
$32.50/EA
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