VESDA Air From Honeywell
VESDA Air From Honeywell – Honeywell VESDA Air combines early warning smoke detection with advanced indoor air quality (IAQ) monitoring.
Built on the VESDA-E line of aspirating smoke detectors, the VESDA Air solution has a 5-in-1 IAQ sensor that measures critical IAQ parameters, including volatile organic compounds (total VOCs) listed by ASHRAE as contaminants of concern, fine particulate matter of 1.0 micron (PM1.0) and PM2.5 or larger, CO and CO2 concentration, temperature and humidity.
Ideal for premium commercial buildings, healthcare facilities, hospitality, manufacturing and schools, the new sensor provides instrument-grade IAQ sensing for data uniformity and accuracy.
The plug-and-play cartridge-based IAQ sensor works much the same as replacing a printer’s ink-jet cartridge, avoiding costly calibration and other maintenance. This convenience helps to reduce total cost, minimize waste and provide accurate IAQ data.
The scalable solution can be used in both new construction and existing buildings. In new construction, installation of an integrated VESDA Air solution can reduce the total cost of installation (TCI) and total cost of maintenance (TCM) as compared to installing and maintaining standalone smoke detection and IAQ monitoring systems.
In buildings with a fully functional smoke detection system, a smokeless IAQ-only system can be installed to provide accurate, actionable data to adjust ventilation parameters.
“The emphasis on indoor air quality isn’t going away – and that’s a good thing as more organizations work to create safer, healthier environments that help boost occupant well-being and productivity,” said Udaya Shrivastava, vice president and chief technology officer, Honeywell Building Technologies.
“We challenged our engineering teams to find a way to complement the capabilities of our aspirating smoke detection systems with highly sensitive IAQ monitoring. The system identifies not only the minute presence of smoke, but also the presence of air quality contaminants of concern – allowing building operators to react and respond to out-of-bounds parameters quickly, before they escalate into unsafe situations.”
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