Sonitus DM30-N – Particulate and Noise Monitor – The Ultimate Environmental perimeter monitor
Sonitus systems are a high-tech company founded by the acclaimed research department of Trinity College, Dublin. They are dedicated to smart solutions for accurate and highly automated monitoring applications.
The latest product from Sonitus is the DM30. This new monitor uses communication and processing technology from the established EM2030 noise monitor, which is designed from the bottom up as an automated monitor. The DM30 keeps the noise capability and adds dust/particulate monitoring to run in parallel. This dual function saves considerable cost, as a single monitor can do the job of two! This means a single cabinet, SIM card/ data subscription and a power connector.
The dust monitor provides accurate data which has been certified to MCERTS indicative requirements for both PM10 and PM2.5 and the system logs these channels simultaneously with PM1 (not MCERTS). The certification range is from 0 to 200 ug/m-3 for both PM2.5 and PM10 – which covers the limit of the construction code of practices. PM10 is the primary channel for construction dust monitoring but PM2.5 is now often asked for by local authorities on large scale projects.
To ensure the sensor and systems measure to the highest standards Sonitus have invested in a state-of-the-art test facility for air quality research, development, and ongoing calibration.
The DM30 has a built-in heater to dry the air sample before it goes through the particle counter. This ensures accurate measurements even in high humidity environments such as fog. Even with the heated inlet, efficient electronics make it possible to run the monitor on a 12v battery pack for a week or more – It also can be powered by solar and hydrogen generating systems.
The system is modular and can be ordered as a dust monitor or as a combined noise and dust monitor, and you can also integrate an anemometer for wind speed and direction. The DM30 automatically sends the data to Sonitus cloud for reporting, alerting and administration of your projects in an easy to manage platform.
Typically, noise and dust monitoring are required at the same location for construction projects and the DM30 saves you space, money, and time.