Pure and ambient air facilitates improve health and reduces the risk of minor allergies, headaches, eye burn to major disorders like cancer, Sick-Building Syndrome (SBS). Air Quality Monitoring/Air testing, which includes both Indoor Air Quality Testing and Ambient Air Quality Analysis, are the first steps in estimating the air quality of the place you live or the area you work.
Major reasons for Air Quality Monitoring and Air Testing in India
In line to be the next superpower, India has grown in both Infrastructure and Industrial sector. This growth has compromised the health of the people by increasing the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in the air, as well as other dangerous free radicals suspending in the air.
Outdoor atmosphere affects the internal air quality, making the employees in the workplace and people at home suffer from many diseases and disorders coming to light. This makes the air testing utmost important for a regular Ambient Air Quality Testing and Indoor Air Testing Quality in India as well as around the globe.
Air Quality Tests that should be conducted
Air Quality Analysis/Air testing forms an integral part of the Environmental Testing and Monitoring services. Under Air Quality Testing we have –
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Analysis
To test and improve the air quality inside the office premises and / or the residence areas. This helps in identifying the source of the pollution, its levels and measures to reduce the same.
Ambient Air Quality Testing
To estimate the levels of outdoor air pollution, specifically the atmosphere immediately around the workplace or residency in question. Air testing helps in developing precautionary measures and indirectly helps to improve the IAQ.
The other related Air Quality Tests which needs to be done majorly by the companies and those enterprises using data servers and Diesel Generators (DG) are –
The maximum permissible sound pressure level for new diesel generator with capacity upto 1000 KVA which are manufactured on or after 1st January, 2005 should be 75 dB(A) which should be at a distance of 1 metre from the enclosure surface, as mentioned in the Environment Protection Act (EPA), 1986.
Method – Insertion Loss Method and Direct Method.
As per the Pollution Control Board norms, to estimate the amount of polluting compounds released from the most commonly used electricity backup system by most companies and high rise buildings today.
Standard Parameters – SOx, NOx, TPM, CO
Air Corrosion Monitoring at Data Centre
Direct testing of the environment in the Data Centre is of little or no use to estimate the amount of corrosive elements in the area. Hence, ASHRAE recommends the use of metal coupons to detect the corrosion levels and has also suggested the permissible corrosion rates as follows –
Methods – Reactive Monitoring or Coupon Test
Standard Parameters – ASHRAE ISA 71.04
Frequently Asked Questions
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The air you breathe doesn’t have to be a mystery. Therefore, as an employer, make sure your employees’ health and productivity are not compromised due to poor indoor air quality. Here are a few symptoms of poor indoor air quality:
Irritation of eyes, nose, and throat
Mental fatigue, headache, and sleepiness
Nausea and dizziness
Non-specific hypersensitivity reactions
Hoarseness and wheezing
Contact the Expert Team at Equinox Labs today to get the air quality tested in your organization!
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