For a considerable amount of our day just about everyone is spending a large amount of time indoors, either at home, shopping or working. Without thinking about it we breath in the surrounding air for our bodies to extract the oxygen we need to survive and expel waste gases such as CO2, but do we give any consideration about the quality of the air we breathe whilst spending time indoors?
The Air Indoors
Air quality found in our homes or where we work can vary greatly depending on the materials used to construct, furnish, decorate, ventilate and clean these premises. Pollutants found within a typical indoor environment include radon, tobacco smoke, particulates and gases from burning candles, fuels, polishes and cleaning chemicals, seasonal allergens, Carbon Monoxide and Nitrogen Dioxide. Adding to that already extensive list are Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) which can found in construction materials and furniture, such as formaldehyde and flame retardants in upholstery.
Asthma attacks, irritated eyes, nose and throat, coughing and other health issues can be caused by interior air that has a high particulate count. Particulates of 10 µm (PM10) in diameter include dust, pollen, and mould spores. Smaller air particulates (less than 2.5 µm/PM2.5) include smoke, smog, bacteria, fine dust and liquid droplets which can lodge deep into the lungs causing long-term illness.
The Air Quality Solution
The need for particulate sensing and control is increasing around the world due to regulatory and government requirements and VOC sensors can play an essential role in managing interior air quality.
Lascar, who are renowned for the design and manufacture of environmental data loggers, panel meters and many other quality devices have created an easy to use solution for determining if the air you are breathing, whether at work or at home, is hiding potentially harmful particulates.
The EL-WEW Range
The EL-WEM range has been designed to continually monitor the Interior Air Quality (IAQ) of a room, displaying the air quality status via a coloured status ring, a quick glance tells you all you need.
WiFi enabled, the EL-WEW Sensors will automatically upload data to the EasyLog Cloud (Lascars, single user, free cloud enabled sensor monitoring solution), allowing your data measurements to be viewed, analysed and downloaded from any internet-enabled device.
The EL-WEM measures particulate matter (PM2.5), temperature, humidity, VOC’s and pressure, rating the IAQ on five levels from Excellent to Inadequate and if the IAQ level is of a low quality a sounder will activate and an email and SMS notifications alert can be sent to a list of selected contacts, informing them of the air quality situation.
This clever Air Quality Monitoring Sensor also features a configurable night mode, which mutes the sounder and turns the lights off at certain times. The EL-WEM range is simple to set up, with a single button press and using the EasyLog Cloud App.
EL-WEM Air Quality Monitor Features
- Monitors Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
- Automatically uploads data to the EasyLog Cloud
- Coloured status ring show IAQ level
- Sounder and instant SMS and email notifications when IAQ is poor
- Detects VOCs from paints, lacquers, paint strippers, cleaning products, furnishings, glues, adhesives and alcohol
- Power supply included
- Internal back-up battery if power interrupted
- Particulate Matter: PM1 (+ model only) PM2.5 and PM10
- CO2 (+ model only)
With the increasing need to monitor and control the quality of the air within a room, office or a specific enclosure you can depend on Kempston Controls to help you find the ideal product solution.
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