We are becoming increasingly aware of the effect air quality has on people’s health, especially following research such as the recent ‘State of the Global Air 2018’ report and the Government’s Clean Air Strategy. As both documents show, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) and other mixed gases can be detrimental to health and need to be monitored carefully. Sontay, the market leader in field control devices, has a full range of air quality, CO and CO2 sensors and has recently introduced new plant sensors, which are ideally suited to managing the air quality in industrial environments.

Car parks, warehouses and loading bays can be dangerous places if the air is not monitored and controlled correctly. Sontay has incorporated a waterproof membrane into its plant housings for the GA-AQ, GS-CO and CG-CO2 sensors, which allows for airflow over the sensing element without water or dust ingress, making these devices extremely durable and reliable even in the harshest of environments.

Stacey Lucas, commercial & marketing director at Sontay, comments, “The Government’s Clean Air Strategy has highlighted how important it is for us to pay attention to the air around us. We have always offered a comprehensive range of air quality, CO and CO2 devices, but our new and improved plant housing takes our product portfolio to a new level. They provide our customers with reliable and accurate monitoring for the harshest of environments.”

The GS-AQ series of air quality transmitters are designed for use with the control of fresh air for ventilation purposes. They determine the air quality through the measurement VOC’s and other mixed gases. This signal can be used to control fresh air fans and dampers according to the ventilation load.

Sontay’s range of CO sensors offer real time detection for Carbon Monoxide measurement. The complete range of space, duct and plant sensors have been specifically designed to monitor industrial environments such as underground parking, loading bays and warehouses. All sensor types have user selectable outputs, voltage or current and use a long life electrochemical Carbon Monoxide sensor.

The GS-CO2 sensors utilise a non-dispersive infrared sensor for measuring CO2 concentrations and employ microprocessor-based electronics, which offer long-term stability and accuracy. The new IP protected plant housing is ideal for industrial, warehouse and refrigeration applications.