Santa Barbara, CA - August 9, 2001 - Telaire has just released a new version of
its popular hand held CO2 monitor (model 7001vr) that now can calculate and directly
display the cubic-feet-per-minute (cfm) of outdoor air provided on a per-person
basis occurring within a space. This cfm per-person value is used in most codes
and standards to define required ventilation rates. This new feature will allow
contractors, building owners or occupants to quickly determine if a space is over
or under ventilated according to recommended codes and standards.
"CO2 is considered a good indication of the amount of outside air being
provided to a space to dilute indoor contaminants" said Mike Schell, Director
of Marketing for Telaire "This type of ventilation measurement now built-into
the Telaire 7001vr is based on measuring the difference between inside and outside
concentrations and is a procedure recognized by ASHRAE (American Society Of
Heating Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineers) and ASTM (American Society
For Testing Methods) ".
The user first measures outside concentrations and presses a button on the
sensor. When inside concentrations are measured the cfm-per person ventilation
rate is automatically calculated and displayed on the sensor. For best results
the measurement should be made 2-3 hours after initial occupancy has occurred
to allow the CO2 levels to stabilize. According to Schell " The 7001vr
was originally developed as a tool to help assess the energy saving potential
for controlling ventilation based on occupancy using demand controlled ventilation,
but this new feature expands the usefulness of the 7001vr to anybody who wants
to better understand ventilation rates within their building".
The Telaire 7001vr can be ordered directly from Telaire's web site at www.telaire.com
or from a Telaire distributor. Telaire also offers it's CO2View™ software
that allows the sensor to log and graph concentrations directly to a PC. Also
available is a tiny data logger with graphing software that records temperature,
humidity and CO2 that fastens to the back of the hand held monitor.
Telaire, based in Santa Barbara CA, produces infrared gas sensors utilizing
its patented breakthroughs in low-cost manufacturing. Sensors previously used
only in high-end medical and scientific applications can now be applied to everyday
tasks using Telaire technology. Telaire is a unit of Edwards Systems Technology
a world leader in fire detection and life safety systems. Edwards is an operating
unit of SPX Corporation (NYSE:SPW).