With wireless communications using the global mobile network and a choice of power options, including batteries, mains supply or a bespoke solar pack, AQMesh air quality monitors can be installed in almost any location.
What is fence line monitoring?
Fence line monitoring - or perimeter / boundary monitoring - is the process of monitoring emissions from industrial facilities along the site’s boundary, in order to ensure that any pollution from the site's operational activity are either not escaping off the site, or if they are they are not exceeding any regulatory limits.
Why is fence line monitoring important?
Monitoring along the site boundary or perimeter is important for several reasons:-
- Environmental protection
- Compliance with regulations
- Public health
- Continuous improvement
Fence line monitoring ensures that any emissions from the site do not cause harm to the surrounding environment. Most operators are required to comply with air quality and environmental regulations, so monitoring also allows industrial sites to check they are meeting these regulations. Monitoring emissions can also help protect the health of anyone living and working near the facility, as well as being a useful tool for identifying opportunities for improving emissions and help with developing pollution mitigation strategies.
How can AQMesh help with fence line monitoring?
AQMesh is an accurate, compact and robust low cost air quality monitoring system that is ideal for boundary monitoring in harsh environments. Numerous AQMesh pods can be easily installed at several points around the site perimeter to monitor 10+ pollutants in near-real time, using autonomous power options and wireless communications. AQMesh also offers real-time pollution alerts, smart remote support and diagnostics and proven data accuracy.
Benefits of using AQMesh for fence line monitoring
The AQMesh air quality monitoring system has been on the market and in the field since 2012, with some customers still successfully operating the exact same pods they received nine years ago.
The AQMesh air quality monitor is neat, compact and easy install within just a few minutes and experienced technical staff are not required.
Robust hardware, wireless communications and the secure AQMeshData server mean AQMesh air quality monitors can easily reconnect themselves and continue to capture data if power is ever interrupted.
Email alerts can be set for exceedances on any data channel on the AQMesh air quality monitoring system, completely customisable to the user’s required detection limits and can be integrated into other systems for autonomous control.
The carefully developed data processing algorithms used by AQMesh outdoor air quality monitors are fully traceable and fixed by version number, and, unlike other systems, have been achieved with no use of machine learning or artificial intelligence.
Related case studies & news
AQMesh has been long established as the most proven small sensor system for the air quality monitoring market. With an ever-increasing suite of measurement options and proven performance in the harshest environments, AQMesh is ideal for fenceline monitoring in industrial applications.
Keflavik airport tunnel case study using 5 AQMesh air quality monitoring pods to measure gases produced by the nearby volcano
2022 has seen AQMesh taken up as a proven and flexible air quality monitoring system by more users, including several in mining and construction. New users include mining operators in the Middle East and Africa, and construction companies in Italy, UK and Canada.
Marseilles tunnel case study using 8 AQMesh air quality monitoring pods to trigger in-tunnel ventilation systems
S I Analytics has supplied 65 AQMesh pods into Southern Africa since 2016, many of which are used in mining applications. The small, post-mounted air pollution monitoring units measure a range of gaseous pollutants and particulate matter, as well as environmental conditions.
Small sensor, micro or low cost sensors can offer a cost-effective solution for industrial perimeter monitoring, bringing a range of benefits: real-time awareness of air quality changes around a site boundary allows immediate action to be taken. AQMesh has been used by operators across continents and industrial sectors, offering easy installation, low maintenance, and secure, cloud-based access to vital air pollution insights.