Indoor air quality monitoring. How sensors help keep staff safe
Better, Safer And Cleaner Indoor Spaces.
Monitoring internal air quality will result in better indoor spaces for your organization
- Measure the important indicators of air quality in real time using wireless, cloud connected devices (CO2, PM1, PM2.5, PM10, VOC, Temperature, Humidity).
- Create safer indoor environments by identifying exposure to paint, fumes or particulate matter.
- Monitoring your buildings ventilation is now more important than ever. It is now well known that the main spread of the Covid19 virus (and other well know viruses such as SARS) is through droplets and aerosols. Measuring the effectiveness of the ventilation and being alerted to issues via desktop of mobile app, is more important now than ever.
- Determine if mechanical & air filtration systems are effective, optimize systems, and lower operational costs.
- Know when to take action and prevent a problem from scaling with sophisticated alerts via text or email.
- Benefit from a large scale solution enabling rapid deployment of a single device and open APIs that enable integration with building management systems, simplifying everything.
Why clean air matters
We all inhale 20000 times and ~20000 liters of air every day
The world is more polluted than ever
• Emission control
• CO2 pattern & energy consumption
We spend more than 90% of our time inside
• Sick Buildings (SBS), viruses, mold, VOCs
• Preventing bad air from outside to come in
Air quality is a global issue and concerns everyone
• Cost is billions of $ annually for the communities
• Polluted air kills millions of people every year
Virus transmission risks are significantly greater in indoor spaces due to the spread of microscopic droplets or aerosols which can remain in the air for long periods of time.
What we measure
There are a range of different air quality indicators that can be measured by sensors – something that is particularly important in closed spaces like offices or factory floors, where the air tends to be continuously recycled. At best, high concentrations of these indicators may lead to a reduction in employee productivity and uncomfortable conditions for staff, at worst they could cause serious health problems.
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Carbon dioxide’s density is about 53% higher than dry air. It is responsible for drowsiness, headaches, tiredness, and overall productivity.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
Organic chemicals that have a high vapour pressure at room temperature. Effects include eye, nose and throat irritation. Headaches, loss of coordination and nausea.
Particulate Matter (PM)
Particulate matter, is a mixture of solid particles and liquid droplets found in the air. Small and harmful particles are only detected through electron microscope.
Like when a plane is taking off, some people may experience stiffness, pain, and swelling, and can be incredibly unpleasant for day to day operations.
Temperature is thermal energy, present in all matter. Inconsistent temperature may cause unpleasant sensations and reduced focus levels.
Humidity is the concentration of water vapour present in the air. It may contribute to feelings of low energy, and lethargy.