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System Integration

Air Monitoring Air Quality System Integration

Data Logging, Remote Communications, Mobile Monitoring, & More

ARS’ field staff is equipped with the knowledge and experience to design your station given the constraints of geography, power and communications, often employing innovative solutions to difficult problems. After all, not all monitoring sites are created equal. Some reside in city centers and enjoy easy access, proximity to power, and multiple communications options. Others are in remote mountain or desert locations, far from power lines, and out of reach of cell phone coverage. Air Resource Specialists routinely supports the entire spectrum of possible monitoring station scenarios based on these elements:

  • Site Selection – meeting the client’s monitoring goals based on EPA guidance, airshed representativeness, local source encroachment, land ownership, access, and many other factors
  • Power Infrastructure – line power availability vs. solar or wind options
  • Communications – wired (DSL, cable, fiber) or wireless (cellular, WiFi, satellite)
  • Data Logging – Campbell Scientific, ESC, PC or instrument based
  • Instrument Configuration – customized to monitoring requirements
  • Security and Safety – for the site equipment, operators and maintenance staff
  • Permanent vs. Mobile Station – there are significant advantages to both, depending on the long-term needs of the client

ARS has built EPA-style Village Green Benches for the City of Fort Collins, CO, and Grand Canyon National Park. The benches provide the public with real-time ozone, particulate and meteorology data AND a nice, shady place to relax and take in the view.

Case study

Denver Air Toxics Gradient

Read about a project we performed for the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment to study air toxics gradients along a residential section of Interstate 70.