Ventilation has long been a requirement in the workplace. Now, as we head into winter ventilation is more important than ever in helping to create a COVID-secure workplace. We’ve taken a look at the latest guidance and how LoRaWAN air quality sensors could help.
It’s outlined by the HSE that all workplaces need an adequate supply of fresh air. This is often achieved naturally from doors and windows, or can be controlled through HVAC systems. But, as we enter into the colder months, having windows and doors open is not always practical (least not in the UK!). What’s more, with the added complication of COVID-19, there’s now even more reason to ensure air flow rates are maintained at the recommended rate.
The WHO has reported that HVAC systems can both positively and negatively affect the risk of pathogen spread. Re-circulation of air is not recommended. If air is being circulated, it is recommended that filters are cleaned regularly. This is where IoT can come in.
Meet the enLink Status-AF
The enLink Status-AF LoRaWAN air flow sensor is specially designed to monitor and ensure recommended air flow rates. It can be easily installed into the area you wish to monitor, with no interference to any existing equipment you may have running. Recorded data is then transmitted to your chosen dashboard via a LoRaWAN gateway. Alerts can be pre-configured to be automatically raised if ari flow rates are outside of your set parameters, enabling you to take quick action if it’s required.
Protection Against Your Investment
Despite its importance right now, ventilation in the workplace is here to stay. Using IoT in monitoring your air flow rates can help to create a COVID-secure workplace, but it can also be useful to:
- Maintain HVAC systems, alerting engineers when systems may need to be serviced
- Alert Facilities Managers to the need to clean system filters
- Ensure optimal air flow rates to avoid employees suffering from Sick Building Syndrome
Discover more about our LoRaWAN Air Monitoring Sensors:
- enLink Indoor Air Quality Sensor
- enLink Air X Outdoor Air Quality Sensor
- enLink Status-AF Air Flow Sensor
Contact a member of the Alliot team today to discuss your requirements and to find out how we can help you to develop a resilient air quality monitoring solution.