EarthSense, the air quality expert, today announced its new Managed Fieldwork and Network Optimisation service which enables local authorities and businesses in the UK to simplify the installation, maintenance, and optimisation of Zephyr® air quality monitoring networks.
Solar powered Zephyr® air quality monitor
Offering an end-to-end solution, the new EarthSense service enables Zephyr® users who are based in the UK to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their air quality networks through improved cost management and access to highly skilled fieldwork engineers, allowing them to focus on their core operations.
EarthSense’s Head of Operations, Owen Gardner said: “Installing and maintaining air quality networks is sometimes a time-consuming task, and our new service makes using pollution monitoring networks easier than ever. The fieldwork service means that Zephyr® users can now put our fieldwork engineers in charge of installing and maintaining their air quality monitoring networks, taking away the need for them to deploy and check up on the units and making trips in field. This gives our customers confidence in their pollution monitoring project without ever having to attend site.”
The EarthSense Managed Fieldwork service sees the company’s team of fieldwork engineers fully manage clients’ Zephyr® air quality networks.
Current and new customers will also have the option to use air quality data and expertise to validate the placement of units prior to installation with the Network Optimisation add-on.
Gardner continues: “With Network Optimisation, we can provide enhanced monitoring networks with air quality data that is indicative of city-wide air pollution levels, spikes, trends and more. As a result, local authorities and commercial companies can better identify pollution sources that can be used to make strategic decisions about how to mitigate against emissions and create clean air and healthier communities.”
Managed Fieldwork service
EarthSense’s fieldwork engineers will manage the complete Zephyr® installation and maintenance process for customers of the Managed Fieldwork service. The team will review desired monitoring locations to identify the appropriate infrastructure and will install Zephyr® monitors for the monitoring network. They will also work alongside clients to communicate with infrastructure owners, such as local authorities or transport teams, to assist with permissions, arrange, and verify fittings, and will produce supporting documentation, risk assessments, bespoke method statement and deployment reports.
Once EarthSense has installed Zephyr® networks, fieldwork engineers will ensure customers receive optimal air quality sampling and data throughout their projects by monitoring the performance of Zephyr® monitors, taking care of solar panel maintenance, and performing cartridge replacements, as required. At the end of projects or end of subscription, EarthSense’s team will decommission the Zephyr® monitors used as part of pollution monitoring networks.
Network Optimisation add on
The Network Optimisation add on will provide expert recommendations about the size, distribution, and target locations of monitoring networks to ensure that customers are receiving data that is the most accurate and representative of network-wide air quality.
To do this, EarthSense’s team will assess the proposed Zephyr® network and regional communications and will align with client goals and expectations from the monitoring network. The team will use this information in conjunction with data from EarthSense’s national MappAir® Air Quality models and the in-depth of experience of fieldwork engineers to identify and recommend optimal locations for Zephyr® networks prior to deployment.
EarthSense Zephyr® monitor
EarthSense’s award winning Zephyr® monitor provides real-time measurements for a range of air pollutants including nitrogen dioxide (NO2), nitric oxide (NO), ozone (O3), sulphur dioxide (SO2), and particulate matter (PM1, PM2.5, PM10) alongside temperature, pressure, and humidity. Air quality data is transmitted to the MyAir® web application via GSM or WiFi connection or can be fed into third party systems via an Application Programming Interface (API).