CI-3100 TRIDENT RS Remote Sensor


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The CI-3100 TRIDENT RS (Remote Sensor) Series is a 2-channel particle counter used in continuous monitoring applications – generally Grade A or B (ISO 5) clean zones. The Trident RS offers users many enhancements.

General Information

The Trident RS particle counter is a 2-channel particle counter used in continuous monitoring applications in various industries—generally Grade A or B (ISO 5) biopharmaceutical or medical device clean zones. The standard particle sizes are 0.5 µm and 5.0 µm. Designed for fixed continuous monitoring applications with an external vacuum pump, the CI-3100 Trident RS offers a standard flow rate of 1 CFM.

The Trident RS Series allows you to choose Power-over-Ethernet (POE) or 24 VDC power.

The CI-3100 Trident RS is compatible with either POE or POE+. This technology injects power and ground onto standard network cabling, thus eliminating the need for wall power. POE is a much sought-after technology, given the safety protocols of some of the larger pharmaceutical and biotechnology producers.

End-users can upload sample data using Ethernet Modbus or Push to FTP CSV file upload, and the Trident model connects to existing network infrastructure. The sample data output is 21 CFR Part 11 compliant and can be easily uploaded into standard environmental monitoring systems, including LIMS software.

Finally, the Trident RS employs new proprietary diagnostics. Climet particle counters have a well-known reputation in the industry for providing the lowest out-of-tolerance (OOT) rates on interval calibrations, an order of magnitude less than our competitors. Our new patented diagnostic routines offer a much higher level of failure detection against contaminated laser optics and laser failure, further reducing the probability of conducting a failure investigation.

Ruggedized and Fully VHP-compatible

The CI-3100 Trident RS is fully VHP-compatible, ensuring easy cleaning and sanitation. Unlike other manufacturers, Climet does not reduce or void our warranty when the instrument is exposed to VHP. Climet recommends routine VHP disinfection to eliminate expensive 483s resulting from failure to disinfect the interior of the particle counter.

An expert in manufacturing industrial instrumentation, every new instrument design is drop and vibration-tested, ensuring end-users can expect up to a decade (and beyond) of reliable operation. This level of ruggedized testing is unique, ensuring accidents don’t become capital appropriation requests or expensive repair bills.

Accuracy and Stability of Measurement

With a long-earned reputation in the industry for manufacturing the most accurate particle counters, studies confirm that Climet particle counters offer unparalleled repeatability (in metrological terms: stability or precision) of measurement. Over 55 years of manufacturing experience and using the highest-quality materials provide users with exceptional performance.

High-quality materials, expert engineering understanding, and a mature DFM (Design For Manufacturability) virtually eliminate short-term calibration drift. This also enhances the product life cycle, offering users a decade or more of reliable operation. This factor dramatically enhances Climet’s ability to provide the lowest TCO (Total Cost of Ownership). End users in regulated industries and others of discerning taste for high precision instrumentation exclusively sole source Climet as their preferred solution provider.

Interval Calibration Out-of-Tolerance Rates

Customers in regulated industries must re-calibrate their particle counter at least once every 12 months. The CI-3100 may be calibrated at shorter intervals depending on the process or risk assessment. A deviation report and investigation are required in regulated industries when a particle counter is out-of-tolerance (OOT) during the interval calibration. A simple failure investigation (assuming no batch rejection) costs between $8,000 and $12,000 on average among pharmaceutical and biotechnology producers. This cost is difficult to calculate as it involves almost all labour and multiple departments. A hidden Cost of Poor Quality (CoPQ) is associated with the instrument, which few medicinal drug manufacturers track. As the cost of a straightforward failure investigation well exceeds the initial purchase price of a particle counter, we can conclude that CoPQ is the #1 cost driver. Internal studies and customer feedback confirm that, on average, when a Climet particle counter is equal to or less than seven years old, the instrument passes its interval calibration 99.6% of the time. A separate internal study of 2,000+ Climet particle counters manufactured ten years or less confirmed that 99.5% passed their interval calibration. These statistics are unparalleled in the industry, and Climet uniquely provides value beyond the simple use of the instrumentation.


CI-3100 Trident RS datasheet

New Features and Benefits

• High reliability: Push to FTP with auto-recovery

• Industry First, automatic sync to a network time server to avoid regulatory citations

• 24VDC or PoE operation for easy installation

• Light Ring with a total of 360 views of sample status

• Climet patented laser diode diagnostic to mitigate failure investigations

• Push the button ON/OFF in addition to the remote control for added convenience

• Optional Relative Humidity and Temperature probe

• Optional Climet light tower

• Sample Memory Buffer for 10,080 samples


Included with the purchase of every new unit:
– Mounting Bracket
– IQ/OQ Documents
– User Manual
– Quick Start Guide
– USB Cable
– PoE Power Injector (Not Included with AC model or Option A=0)

Accessories Sold Separately
– Stainless steel isokinetic probe
– Transport Tubing
– Alarm Towers
– Validation Document
– Custom 24 VDC Power Cables
– RH and Temp Probe
– Table-Top Probe Stands
– Stainless Steel Isolator/RABS/BSC isokinetic probes (wall mounted)
– Zero Count Filter