Atlanta, 20 September 2022 – Honeywell has launched an answer that mixes early warning smoke detection with superior indoor air high quality (IAQ) monitoring, furthering its efforts to create safer and more healthy buildings. Constructed on the flagship VESDA-E line of aspirating smoke detectors, the VESDA Air answer has a novel five-in-one IAQ sensor inside a single field, which will help enhance constructing security by figuring out life security, asset safety or IAQ points earlier than they escalate into issues.
VESDA Air enhances Honeywell’s prepared now Wholesome Buildings options that may assist enhance occupant well-being, meet power effectivity targets and, importantly, change the way in which occupants expertise a constructing.
Honeywell’s VESDA know-how actively samples air moderately than passively ready for smoke to succeed in conventional spot sensors to establish hint quantities of smoke and allow early intervention earlier than it disrupts operations. Honeywell engineers have built-in into the identical VESDA system a extremely delicate IAQ sensor that measures crucial IAQ parameters, together with risky natural compounds (complete VOCs) listed by ASHRAE as ‘contaminants of concern,’ wonderful particulate matter of 1.Zero micron (PM1.0) and PM2.5 or bigger with unprecedented accuracy, CO and CO2 focus, temperature and humidity. Very best for premium business buildings, healthcare services, hospitality, manufacturing and faculties, the brand new sensor supplies instrument-grade IAQ sensing for information uniformity and accuracy.
“The emphasis on indoor air high quality isn’t going away and that’s a superb factor as extra organisations work to create safer, more healthy environments that assist increase occupant well-being and productiveness,” says Udaya Shrivastava, vice chairman and chief know-how officer, Honeywell Constructing Applied sciences. “We challenged our engineering groups to discover a strategy to complement the capabilities of our aspirating smoke detection methods with extremely delicate IAQ monitoring. The system identifies not solely the minute presence of smoke, but additionally the presence of air high quality contaminants of concern permitting constructing operators to react and reply to out-of-bounds parameters rapidly, earlier than they escalate into unsafe conditions.”
The plug-and-play cartridge-based IAQ sensor works a lot the identical as changing a printer’s ink-jet cartridge, thus avoiding expensive calibration and different upkeep. This comfort helps to scale back complete value, minimise waste and supply correct IAQ information.
The scalable answer can be utilized in each new building and current buildings. In new building, set up of an built-in VESDA Air answer can scale back the full value of set up (TCI) and complete value of upkeep (TCM) as in comparison with putting in and sustaining standalone smoke detection and IAQ monitoring methods. In buildings with a totally useful smoke detection system, a ‘smokeless’ IAQ-only system may be put in to supply correct, actionable information to regulate air flow parameters.