This easy-to-use cloud-connected device provides real-time monitoring of air-quality threats, including carbon dioxide and particulates.

The new indoor air quality monitor from ebm-papst supplied by RS. Image supplied by RS

The new indoor air quality monitor from ebm-papst supplied by RS. Image supplied by RS

RS South Africa, a trading brand of RS Group plc – a global provider of product and service solutions – recently announced the availability of a new monitor that provides continuous, easy-to-read and accurate real-time monitoring of air quality in indoor environments.

Manufactured by ebm-papst, the new indoor air-quality (IAQ) monitor constantly assesses five key factors that can affect people’s health, including particulate matter (PM2.5), carbon dioxide (CO2), volatile organic compounds (TVOC), temperature and humidity. The device is suitable for deployment in a wide selection of facilities, including indoor industrial premises, offices, schools, health sector businesses and care homes.

Providing notifications when air quality becomes unhealthy, the connected IAQ device can help facilities’ managers identify poor ventilation by transmitting air-quality data to a cloud-based dashboard, thereby providing real-time information that is readily available to users via a mobile phone app. The monitor is also compliant with the Modbus data communications protocol for BMS integration.

The plug-and-play monitor works with the RESET Viral Index App and associated dashboard and is accordingly certified to the RESET standard, the world’s first sensor-based and performance-driven programme for the building environment. The standard creates a structure for data quality, continuous performance assessment and benchmarking.

Sensor measurement ranges and accuracy specifications of the IAQ include: particle sensing to ±10%@100∼500μ g/m³ and ±10μg/m³@0∼100μ g/m³; carbon-dioxide sensing of 0-10.000ppm ±40ppm(±3%); gas sensing at 0-1000ppm of ethanol equivalents with an accuracy of 15%; temperature measurement from –40 to +125°C ±0.3°C from 0-90°C; and relative humidity measurement from 0-100% RH ±2% @ 0-100% RH.

Available in an out-of-the-box solution with no specialist knowledge necessary, the device features a modern, slimline and non-intrusive design with dimensions of 130x130x36mm and comes with fixed mounting holes for easy wall installation.