CI-3100 TRIDENT RS Remote Sensor


Real Time Monitoring in Critical Areas

BioPharmaceutical grade, a 2-channel (0.5 µm and 5.0 µm) remote sensor with a 10,080 sample memory buffer, integrated light ring, wired Ethernet interface, and enhanced laser status diagnostics. Used with an external vacuum pump.

In business for over 55 years, Climet has dozens of multi-jurisdictional patents in the field of particle counting. Climet is a pioneer and innovator having been the first to develop and introduce a particle counter and built-in vacuum pump in 1988 - - today this configuration is an industry standard.  The CI-3100 TRIDENT Series is fully compliant with ISO 21501-4; PIC/S; FDA CGMP; EU GMP, Annex 1; ISO 14644-1/2:2015; 21 CFR Part 11, and others.

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.

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 full 360 view of sample status

• Climet patented laser diode diagnostic to mitigate failure investigations

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

• Optional Relative Humidity and Temperature probe

• Optional Climet light tower

• Sample Memory Buffer for 10,080 samples

General Information

The Trident RS particle counter is a 2-channel particle counter used in continuous monitoring applications in a variety of 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 is provided with your choice of Power-over-Ethernet (POE) or 24 VDC power.

The CI-3100 Trident RS is compatilbe 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 safety protocols of some of the larger pharmaceutical and biotechnology producers. 

Sample data is provided end-users with a choice of either 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, which are an order of magnitude less than our competitors. Our new patented diagnostic routines provide a much higher level of failure detection against contaminated laser optics, and laser failure, which further reduces the probability of having to conduct 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 VHP disinfection is conducted routinely in order to eliminate expensive 483's 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, and ensures accidents don't turn into capital appropriation requests or an expensive repair bill.  

Accuracy and Stability of Measurement

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 use of the highest quality materials provides users unparalleled performance. 

High quality materials, an expert level of engineering acumen, and a mature DFM (Design For Manufacturability) virtually eliminate short-term calibration drift. This also enhances product life cycle, offering users a decade or more of reliable operation.  This is one factor that greatly 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 are generally required to re-calibrate their particle counter at least once every 12 months.  Depending on the process or risk assessment, the CI-3100 may be calibrated at shorter intervals. When a particle counter is out-of-tolerance (OOT) during the interval calibration, a deviation report and investigation is required in regulated industries.  Among pharmaceutical and biotechnology producers a simple failure investigation (assuming no batch rejection) costs between $8,000 to $12,000 on average.  This cost is difficult to calculate as it's almost all labor and  usually involves multiple departments.  It is a hidden Cost of Poor Quality (CoPQ) associated with the instrument, which few medicinal drug manufacturers track. As the cost of one simple failure investigation well exceeds the initial purchase price of a particle counter, we can conclude that CoPQ is the #1 cost driver.  Internal studies as well as customer feedback confirms that on average when a Climet particle counter is equal to or less than 7 years old, the instrument passes its interval calibration 99.6% of the time. In a separate internal study of 2,000+ Climet particle counters in manufacture ten years or less, it was confirmed that 99.5% passed their interval calibration.  These statistics are absolutely unparalleled in the industry, and Climet uniquely provides value well beyond the simple use of the instrumentation.

Custom Engineered Solutions

If you have a specific technical requirement, please contact us.  We specialize in customizing our product to fit your needs.

More Information

  • Part Configurations
  • Technical Brief
  • Accessories

Need something not shown below, please contact us!


A = Power Options Options
0 = PoE with No Power Injector
1 = PoE with injector + US power cord
2 = PoE with injector + EU power cord
3 = PoE with injector + UK power cord
4 = 24 VDC

Exceeding standards and expectations. Climet uniquely manufactures our instrumentation, not to simply meet ISO 21501-4 standards, but to exceed the standard in order to meet user expectations for: (1) accuracy and stability of measurement; (2) mitigation of deviation reports and investigations; (3) ease of use;  and (4) overall product quality.  These factors uniquely provide our loyal customers the lowest TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).

Buy From An Innovator, Not An Imitator: Climet, literally, invented the portable particle counter (1993), as well as higher flow rates of 50 LPM, 75 LPM, and 100 LPM (2005-2008).  With a long history of successfully implementing disruptive technologies, our customers can rest assured they own the highest quality instrumentation available on the market.  Every Climet particle counter is manufactured with the highest degree of engineering acumen, and incorporates one or more patented or patent pending technologies.

Uncompromising Quality is in our Corporate DNA. Our success is not based on quirky marketing gimmicks,  but rather rock-solid instrumentation that adds personal value, and that's time-proven and built to last a decade or more.


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

Optional Software:
-DataPro 3 (Please Call)