Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
Is Only The Beginning
Everyone has become acutely concerned about the surrounding airborne conditions. The fear of what they may be breathing has crippled the thinking of many.
The First Step
IAQ is only a part of monitoring potential airborne threats. Senseware understands the importance of the broader picture, recognizing that IAQ is merely the first step in an effective Airborne Monitoring program.
Leaders in Real-Time IAQ
Senseware has increased their lead in wireless real-time IAQ solutions. Our patented Modular IoT Architecture allows us to bring next-generation sensors to market faster than the competition. Ask us about our new IAQ products that feature PM sensing of particle sizes as small as 0.3 μm, and photoionization detector (PID) sensors for VOCs. By every objective measure, our tech outpaces the IAQ industry.
The Next Step:
Don’t Fall Victim To Static Air
Modern HVAC systems are typically expected to operate in accordance with ASHRAE 62.1. In theory, the design ventilation rates will result in spatial CO2 levels of 700 ppm above the outdoor levels. Actual airflow rates within distinct interior spaces can deviate significantly, creating zones prone to over-ventilation and under-ventilation.
Current Airflow Standards Are Outdated
Ventilation standards based on CO2 do not address current concerns about diluting pollutants such as infectious aerosols (e.g., COVID-19). The ASHRAE Position Document on Infectious Aerosols suggests different mitigation strategies, including the increase of ventilation air, and use of more efficient air delivery strategies.
Real-Time Airflow Monitoring
A distributed grid of airflow sensors enables real-time monitoring to ensure that air dilution is equalized across the space. This is especially important where agile workplace strategies have been implemented without any changes to the ventilation system.
Healthy Building Insights
The science has established that viruses (e.g., COVID-19) spread mainly from person-to-person through respiratory droplets (bio-aerosols) produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. The infection risk through inhalation is of great concern because bio-aerosols can remain suspended in the air for hours. Quantifying the airborne transmission risk of invisible virus pathogens is critical to any reopening plan. The following patent-pending metrics provide the critical healthy building insights needed today.
Ventilation Performance Index
Senseware monitors the changes in airborne contaminant levels as indicated by real-time IAQ data to generate a dynamic airflow analysis. We use this dynamic airflow analysis to derive a real-time Ventilation Performance Index (VPI) that categorizes the actual effectiveness of the ventilation system in the interior space being monitored. The VPI will quickly identify ventilation dead zones in your facility that can benefit from recommissioning of the HVAC system.
Infection Risk Index
Our understanding of the science behind virus emission rates of infected persons, and the infectious virus removal rate of the ventilation system, allows us to quantify the infection risk in any interior space. The calculated Infection Risk Index will identify facility areas that unnecessarily expose occupants to unhealthy risks of infection, or that could benefit from temporal distancing between occupancy events.
The New Reality
Senseware is working with sensor companies on the leading-edge. Senseware’s Modular IoT Architecture gives us the advantage in shortening the time to market for these next-generation sensors.
Many have asked us for real-time, continuous bio-sensing that can detect potential threats from infectious aerosols. We’re ready to help.
This issue is top-of-mind to industry leaders. IoT environmental sensing is key to reopening. Senseware’s extensible IoT platform is future-proof, continually evolving with wireless retrofits to provide you with the complete picture of potential airborne threats to occupant health.
Senseware provides the answers you need today, not tomorrow.