From 24 June 2020 to 24 August 2020, ION Science ( – leading manufacturer of gas detection instrumentation for global environmental and occupational health monitoring applications – is offering 50% discount on its high performance Sensor Development Kit (SDK). Quote ‘SDK50’ when ordering to receive discount.

The SDK has been designed to allow simple and cost-effective evaluation of ION Science’s sensor range for any application and to allow rapid integration into existing or new systems.

Its integration capabilities are aimed at OEMs and systems integrators within a diverse range of industries including HVAC, agricultural and general manufacturing industries.  Comprising integration and sensor PCBs, the SDK allows OEMs to add Ion Science MiniPID technology for a relatively low investment cost which reduces expenditure on development programmes.

Due to its small size and number of interfaces, Ion Science’s SDK enables OEMs to easily incorporate MiniPID technology into systems and applications that require the sensitivity of photoionisation detectors (PIDs) but without significant investment in engineering and R&D.

A low cost alternative to fixed and portable gas detection systems, the SDK is supplied ready for immediate integration. The MiniPID sensor and integration boards handle the intricacies of PIDs which reduces the need for design and development.

Coupled with ION Science’s MiniPID technology, the SDK provides highly accurate data in real time. Plus it offers industry standard protocols and interfaces for seamless connectivity.

The integration board provides data logging as well as flexible 4-20mA and Modbus RTU output for connection to PLCs, building management systems (BMS) and other equipment for rapid prototyping and product development.  It also has a 4 – 20 input to allow integration of additional sensors.

Although suitable for a wide variety of target markets, there is growing demand for VOC monitoring from the HVAC industry with BMS manufacturers increasingly likely to integrate it into systems for checking room pollution levels.

In most modern commercial buildings, there are relatively few indoor sources of inorganic gaseous pollutants and the primary indoor generated airborne pollutants affected by ventilation are particles and VOCs.

The existing particle filters in building HVAC systems remove indoor generated particles using far less energy than ventilation. To complement particle filtration, effective and energy efficient air cleaning methods are needed for VOCs.

Studies have tested granular activated carbon (GAC) filters for VOC removal in non-industrial buildings and have proposed test methods to evaluate the performance of such air cleaning technologies for reduction in ventilation. Similar to GAC, activated carbon fiber filters (ACF) can be implemented to efficiently remove VOCs from indoor air.

As a result, low power PID sensors giving a continuous reading positioned pre and post filter screen will allow effective break through monitoring, filter replacements and increased ventilation system efficiency.

Quote ‘SDK50’ when ordering to receive discount.

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