Development through extensive global co-location comparison trials in all seasons across each continent means AQMesh can operate in the wides possible range of environments and conditions
Low cost of ownership
AQMesh pods require very little maintenance and there is a very low ongoing cost. All we recommend is the electrochemical sensors are replaced every two years, and we replace all sensors for free during the first year.
You literally install your AQMesh pod and access data for two years, with no need for maintenance or sensor changes. Many users choose to move pods about and carry out co-locations for traceability but that’s not the same as having to make additional visits to the equipment that are no help to your project.
We recommend that electrochemical and PM sensors are swapped out after two years. This is as a precaution and not because we see a decline in sensor performance over time. The pumps we use have a life over two years and the electrochemical sensor manufacture recommends replacement after two years but we have not seen a degradation of performance, including drift, in any long-term trials. If you are being told that “all sensors drift” then challenge this – is the response being affected by the way the sensor is being used in their equipment?
Electrochemical sensors do sometimes fail but we operate a remote detection and alert warranty system: we pick up the failure, tell you and disable the affected channel so bad data cannot be published, as well as sending you a replacement, free of charge during the first year. As soon as the sensor replacement is confirmed, data comes back online for that channel.
We offer a free data access service as one of our options and you can use your own local M2M SIM if you prefer, although our global SIM contracts give fantastic worldwide coverage and are reasonably priced, offering fixed costs, convenience and minimal ongoing expenses. When choosing your small sensor system make sure you ask about costs for year 1, year 2, year 3 and beyond.
More AQMesh benefits
AQMesh performance and long-term baseline stability has been proven over many years of independent global co-location trials against certified reference equipment
AQMesh 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
AQMesh processes and stores all readings on its bespoke secure server which can be accessed by a website login or API to integrate with other systems, or it can be simple emailed to you at your preferred schedule
With measurements processed and stored on the secure AQMeshData server there is no need for site visits to retrieve data and should anything untoward happen to the pod, data is still perfectly safe and accessible
Email alerts can be set for exceedances on any data channel, completely customisable to the user’s required detection limits and can be integrated into other systems for autonomous control
AQMesh is the proven small-sensor air quality monitor for indoor and outdoor air quality monitoring applications, measuring gases and particulates.
An AQMesh pod used in the recent Citi-Sense project in Norway was returned to us at the end of the project, and we were surprised at the condition.
AQMesh secure data access and online pod management AQMesh is available with a range of secure data access packages tailored for varying levels of requirements.
Whilst not the only AQMesh pods still in regular use since the product was commercially launched in 2013, two AQMesh pods are still in use in Spain and demonstrate the long life of this small sensor air quality monitoring system.
AQMesh technical specification.
North Americans will be well aware of the particularly harsh weather in the early months of 2019, but AQMesh has taken conditions in its stride. The AQMesh stated operating range of -20°C to + 40°C is backed up by long-term operation across a wide range of climates.
Featured case studies
Breathe London - 100 AQMesh pods are used as stationary monitoring points in the groundbreaking Breathe London project.
Urban Observatory - AQMesh systems are deployed across Newcastle and Gateshead in conjunction with other instruments for monitoring parameters such as air and water quality, noise, weather, energy use and traffic.
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency - 50 AQMesh pods are installed in Minneapolis and St. Paul to build up a picture of air quality across the two cities.
UNRESP project - Six AQMesh pods are used to show variations in volcanogenic emissions across locations near the Masaya volcano, Nicaragua.
AtmoSud & CETU - AQMesh network will be used to manage Marseille tunnel ventilation systems.