At Oizom, we are always looking to solve new problems and grow in the process. We are proud to announce that we have added a brand new product to our range of air quality monitors. On the 15th of February, 2022. we launched AQBotTM– a single-parameter industrial air monitor. More than 250 attendees from across 30 countries attend the virtual launch of Oizom’s new product. In case you missed it, here is a snapshot of the launch
AQBotTM is Oizom’s new product which is an industrial-grade single-parameter air quality monitor. It is time-efficient and cost-effective. AQBotTM carries forward Oizom’s identity as a company that offers data-driven environmental solutions. Most importantly, AQBotTM offers a wide range of air quality parameters. The AQBotTM product range consists of critical parameters and toxic gases. For instance, Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC), Ammonia (NH3), Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S), Methane (CH4), Carbon Monoxide (CO), Formaldehyde (CH2O), Particulate Matter (PM1, PM2.5, PM10, PM100), Ambient Noise and more. To sum up, the AQBotTM design aims for easy and hassle-free operation and maintenance.
The industrial air monitor consists of NEMA 4X-approved enclosures made to last long in harsh industrial environments. It offers all industry-standard output signals like MODBUS, CANbus, RS-485, RS-232, etc. Additionally, it also offers other communication modes like GSM, 3G, WiFi, LoRa, Ethernet, etc. No other industrial monitor in the market offers such a wide range of communication protocols. With easy installation and hassle-free setup, the industrial air quality monitor becomes a perfect solution for the market. Additionally, users can maintain and replace sensors along with calibration on-site.
AQBotTM can easily integrate with existing building monitoring or plant control systems infrastructure. Using such a wide range of communication capabilities, AQBotTM enables the Industrial Internet Of Things (IIoT). Most importantly, to align with the Industrial Revolution 4.0, Oizom wanted to create a product that is perfectly efficient and provides newer and better benefits.
Key Benefits of AQBotTM
Time-efficient air quality monitoring
Keeping up with a world where everything is getting faster than ever, we aim to provide high-speed air quality monitoring. Therefore, our industrial air monitor offers quick sensing for threshold-based alerts. Next, the real-time display sets AQBotTM apart from all other monitors. The display makes it much simpler to check the data without the need for any external device. Finally, AQBotTM is effortless and easy to install, with versatile mounting arrangements.
Enhanced and accurate data
At the end of the day, getting precise data matters. The industrial air monitor provides accurate data to detect ppb concentrations. Likewise, it offers data integrations to match industry standards. Furthermore, the in-built relay operation increases the alert and automation capabilities. On top of it, AQBotTM offers data transmissions through several channels. Additionally, the monitor comes with a siren and strobe for audio and visual alerts in case of any atmospheric hazard. Lastly, the industrial conditions where air monitoring devices are installed are often quite harsh. Thus, to sustain all those extreme conditions, AQBot’s enclosure is NEMA 4X approved and very robustly built.
However, AQBotTM also offers several features that make air quality monitoring quicker, smarter, and more cost-efficient than before.
Key Features Of an Industrial Air Quality Monitor
Wide range of parameters
AQBotTM comes with a wide range of parameters for gases, PM, and noise. To clarify, it offers 14 variants that work on proven working principles like Laser Scattering, NDIR, PID, and Electrochemical Analysis.
Data analytics software
Advanced software makes it easier for users to access the data. It offers the option to analyze it, configure the network and sensors, and create reports.
Continuous monitoring and real-time data transfer are available at configurable intervals.
AQBotTM has a NEMA 4X-certified industrial-grade enclosure. It is made of composite polymers to last long in harsh industrial environments.
AQBotTM is lightweight and compact. Thus, it can easily be installed on any wall, pole, or structure. This makes the installation process particularly efficient.
Internal data storage
The data is stored in the internal memory. This proves to be very effective in case of network loss.
A skilled support team is always available to assist users in problem-solving.
Alerts and Notifications
Real-time alerts can be set through software, siren, and strobe. This is something that very few other industrial air monitors provide.
In addition, it can also offer other wireless communication modes like GSM, GPRS, 3G, WiFi, LoRa, Ethernet, etc.
AQBotTM offers all industry-standard output signals like MODBUS, CANbus, RS-485, RS-232, etc.
One of the main highlights of AQBotTM is the built-in display on the device. This makes it much easier to check the concentration of the parameter without being dependent on a computer or any external display.
It has a built-in relay for automating external equipment and enhancing process control.
AQBotTM Use Cases
The AQBotTM is ideal for continuous monitoring over a wide range of industrial applications which makes it a perfect air monitoring solution.
Industrial Process Control
Various processes in industries lead to ambient air pollution parameters like particulate matter, gases, and noise. Measuring these parameters using AQBotTM ensures continuous monitoring. Various equipment can be controlled using industrial automation for efficient environmental regulation.
Leakages in the industry can cause unfortunate accidents and lead to a potential risk to the health of the workers. Continuous monitoring of ambient air in industrial premises ensures in-time anomaly detection. For instance, gas leakages, a sudden rise of PM, noise levels, or harmful gases. Alerts & alarms generated can assist in immediate actions.
Indoor Air Quality Monitoring
AQBotTM is an ideal choice to continuously monitor specific air quality parameters in an enclosed industrial facility. Often it is important to monitor these parameters for a safe environment. The data is used for various applications like compliance, safety, reporting, data logging, automation, etc.
Precautionary steps can be taken for the health and safety of workers to comply with regulatory acts like OSHA. Continuous monitoring of critical air quality parameters like VOC, H2S, NH3, etc. in an industrial work environment allows safety managers to take corrective actions. Additionally, EHS managers can continuously track and control any potential hazards.
Variants of Oizom’s new Product – AQBotTM
Oizom’s new product AQBotTM offers 14 variants spreading into the monitoring of gases, particulate matter and noise.
The AQBot SO2 is a robust SO2 industrial air monitor that can measure Sulphur Dioxide parameters. This SO2 gas detector uses Electrochemical Sensing technology. Some of its use cases include mining industries and thermal power plants.
The NO2 gas monitor can measure Nitrogen Dioxide parameters in the air. It uses Electrochemical Sensing technology. Mining and cement manufacturing industries are some of the NO2 gas monitor’s use cases.
The H2S gas monitors Hydrogen Sulphide in the ambient air. It uses electrochemical sensing technology. Paper and pulp industry, leather industry, and fisheries are some of its use cases.
The AQBot CO is a robust CO gas monitor that can measure Carbon Monoxide parameters. This CO gas detector uses Electrochemical Sensing technology. Some of its use cases are the cement industry and thermal power plants.
The NO industrial air monitor can measure nitric oxide parameters in the air. It is ideal for air monitoring for industrial safety, gas leakage detection, and odour detection applications.
The TVOC gas detector uses photoionization detection (PID) technology to measure the total volatile organic compounds in the air. Some of its use cases are paper and pulp industry, fisheries industry, and textile industry.
The Chlorine sensor module can accurately measure low concentrations of Cl2 at ppb level in the ambient air. It uses electrochemical sensing technology to monitor the Chlorine emissions from point sources on a real-time basis.
The AQBot NH3 is a robust NH3 industrial air monitor that can measure ammonia levels in the air. This NH3 gas detector uses electrochemical sensing technology. Some of its use cases are fisheries and dairy industries.
The CH4 gas detector uses Non-Dispersive Infrared (NID) technology to measure the concentration of Methane in the air. Some of its use cases include the dairy industry, mining industry, and meat processing plants.
The CH2O industrial air monitor measures the formaldehyde concentration in the air and uses electrochemical sensing technology.
The AQBot CO2 is a robust CO2 Gas Monitor that uses NDIR Sensing technology to measure total Carbon Dioxide concentration in the air. Thermal power plants, food and beverage industries, and cement industries are some of its use cases.
The CH3SH industrial air monitor uses Electrochemical Sensing technology to measure the concentration of Methyl Mercaptan in the air. Some of its applications are the paper and pulp industry, wastewater treatment plants, and meat processing plants.
The PM detector uses laser scattering technology to measure PM1, PM2.5, PM10, and PM100 concentrations in the air. The cement industry, mining industry, and textile industry are some of their use cases.
The Noise sensor module can accurately measure noise levels in the ambient air. The lightweight sound level monitor design is capable of monitoring ambient noise on a real-time basis.
Accuracy is an extremely essential factor and one of the main priorities when it comes to air quality monitoring. All of our devices go through a three-level calibration process.
Factory Calibration- Factory calibration is performed by the sensor manufacturing partners. This process ensures that all the sensors are functioning as per the requirement.
Laboratory Calibration– In laboratory calibration, the assembled AQBotTM devices are calibrated with pure air and NIST traceable calibration gases. Zero and span calibration is performed in a clean and controlled laboratory setting. This is done to determine the sensor offset or gain error if any. The PM sensors are collocated against a reference system- Met One BAM 1020. Every AQBotTM is dispatched with a calibration certificate generated by a NABL/ISO IEC 17025 accredited laboratory.
On-site Calibration-Using a zero air cylinder or a generator, users can now calibrate the AQBotTM at their premises without the need to de-install the unit. The AQBot connects using tubing and external attachments. The calibration module in the on-device data visualization software allows the user to apply drift to any change in the sensor readings.
An on-device software allows users to access the data, and configure the network and sensors without the internet. Users can also connect AQBotTM to their smart devices. They can view real-time data, perform on-site calibration, and change network and sensor configuration. Users can visualize and analyze the data on EnvizomTM. The software has several modules like Overview, Dashboard, Cluster, Display, Reports, Alerts, Analytics, User & Device management, etc. Also, data can be accessed through API integration to 3rd party apps. For instance, Oizom provides APIs for integration with customers’ applications. Further, the user can also enable smart notifications based on alerts set on threshold data.
In conclusion, with the launch of Oizom’s new product i.e. an industrial air quality monitor, we are one step closer to better industrial air quality and workplace safety. Most importantly, we are proud to announce that AQBotTM is already available for pre-orders around the globe. The variants that are immediately available are AQBot PM, AQBot Noise, AQBot H2S, AQBot NH3, and AQBot CO2.
We are optimistic about the future of AQBotTM, but this is the mere beginning of our technological improvements and developments. We firmly believe in working constantly and enthusiastically towards tackling new problems and creating new solutions. Oizom aims to continue offering cutting-edge environment monitoring solutions and become a sustainable backbone of more than 50 global cities and over 500 leading Industries by 2023. We know that with our motivated and energetic approach, there is absolutely no limit to what we can achieve.
Get in touch with our team today to know more.