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New Particulate Matter Sensor

Cubic Sensors & Instruments, the world’s leading particulate matter sensor manufacturer, and Innovaer Technologies are proud to announce the launch of the PM2016 particulate matter sensor.

The PM2016 is part of a checkmate strategy designed to ensure Cubic S&I has a portfolio of indoor air quality sensors that not only provides solutions for all customers’ applications, but also directly replaces competitive technology. With advanced features, more long-term durability, and better price points, Innovaer Technologies delivers TCO (total cost of ownership) optimization for our customers.

  • Industry Disruptive Pricing!
  • Option to add temperature and humidity sensors in the same housing (volume dependent)
  • Longer Lifetime – 14+ years installed life
  • Accuracy & repeatability throughout a larger Working Temperature
  • Mass concentration and Particle Count Output – 0.3µm, 0.5µm, 1.0µm, 2.5µm, 5.0µm and 10µm
  • Advanced Algorithms & Innovative Hardware – API, Matrix Calibration and proprietary laser diode and constant speed fan

Product Features

Lab-Grade Accuracy

Cubic S&I particulate matter sensors directly measure all particle sizes up to PM10 – and are not calculated as in competitive technologies. Direct measurement of the particle size combined with API, a matrix temperature and humidity calibration scheme as well as innovations in the laser diode and constant speed air intake fan ensure that the PM2016 performs as well as many lab-grade PM technologies.

API – Auto-Particle Identification

The API algorithm allows the sensor to determine the application environment and “switch” between temperature compensated calibration curves specific to the application environment in real-time – smoke, A1 dust or atmospheric levels of particulate. The API algorithm determines the application environment by analyzing the particle density based on the particle size, distribution characteristics and dust concentration ensuring the PM sensor outputs a accurate and reliable PM measurement accurate to the GRIMM and TSI standards.

Anti-Dust Structure

Over time solid particulate and liquid droplets carried in the measured gas will affect the performance of any dust sensor by accumulating on the laser diode or photo-detector. Cubic S&I created a proprietary anti-dust structure within the PM sensor ensuring the Cubic PM sensors can provide an accurate and repeatable measurement for up to 14 years of continuous operation. This anti-dust structure is internal to the PM sensor and redirects a small side stream of inlet air. This side stream of air is then conditioned and passed through an internal HEPA filter before being passed between the laser diode and photo-diode to create a clean air “barrier” between the measurement surfaces and the inlet air samples. This prevents accumulation of solid particulate or liquid droplets.

Particulate Matter Product Portfolio – https://innovaertech.com/#pm

AHR 2022 – January 31st thru February 2nd

Innovaer Technologies will be exhibiting at AHR 2022 in Las Vegas – come by to review all of our innovative air and gas sensing technologies as well as future innovations that will reshape the air quality measurement market!


https://ahr22.mapyourshow.com/8_0/exhibitor/exhibitor-details.cfm?exhid=14305AHR&shareguid=D6DAE399-B80A-9DC7-32C0286377DAC0EA

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Particulate Matter Portfolio Reshapes the Air Quality Market.

Innovaer Technologies and Cubic S&I are the market leaders in particulate matter measurement technologies – manufacturing over 5 million particulate sensors per year.

Are you establishing the right partnerships ensuring you stay ahead of the competition?

Why use a Particulate Matter (PM) sensor?

The “Internet of Things” revolution is making its way into our homes. As consumers begin to understand the impact of air quality on their everyday life, there is a growing need to create cost-effective and reliable air quality measurement technologies that implement multiple sensorics capable of measuring the parameters associated with an Air Quality Index – CO2, PM1.0, PM2.5, PM10, VOC, HCHO, Temperature and Humidity.

In conjunction with increased consumer focus on air quality, The US EPA has created a layered strategy for monitoring air quality during the COVID-19 pandemic to include acceptable levels of particulate matter – solid particles or liquid droplets in air –small enough to deposit deep in the lungs.

Source: https://www.epa.gov/iaq-schools/forms/webinar-indoor-air-quality-k-12-schools-addressing-concept-layered-risk-amidst

With regard to primary (health-based) standards for fine particles (generally referring to particles less than or equal to 2.5 micrometers (mm) in diameter, PM2.5), the EPA is revising the annual PM2.5 standard by lowering the level to 12.0 micrograms per cubic meter (μg/ m3) so as to provide increased protection against health effects associated with long- and short-term exposures (including premature mortality, increased hospital admissions and emergency department visits, and development of chronic respiratory disease), and to retain the 24-hour PM2.5 standard at a level of 35 μg/m3.

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-01-15/pdf/2012-30946.pdf

Innovations to Solve Application Challenges

Automatic Particle Identification (API)

Cubic S&I particulate matter sensors directly measure the particle size and quantity and can output the mass concentration and particle density via a UART or I2C communication interface. The challenge in PM sensing applications is dust sources are dynamic with varying distribution of particles and ever-changing density of the particulate to be measured.

The API algorithm allows the sensor to determine the application environment and “switch” between temperature compensated calibration curves specific to the application environment in real-time – smoke, A1 dust or atmospheric levels of particulate. The API algorithm determines the application environment by analyzing the particle density based on the particle size, distribution characteristics and dust concentration ensuring the PM sensor outputs a accurate and reliable PM measurement accurate to the GRIMM and TSI standards.

Anti-Dust Structure Design

Over time solid particulate and liquid droplets carried in the measured gas will affect the performance of any dust sensor by accumulating on the laser diode or photo-detector. Cubic S&I created a proprietary anti-dust structure within the PM sensor ensuring the Cubic PM sensors can provide an accurate and repeatable measurement for up to 12 years of continuous operation. This anti-dust structure is internal to the PM sensor and redirects a small side stream of inlet air. This side stream of air is then conditioned and passed through an internal HEPA filter before being passed between the laser diode and photo-diode to create a clean air “barrier” between the measurement surfaces and the inlet air samples. This prevents accumulation of solid particulate or liquid droplets.

Product Portfolio – https://innovaertech.com/#pm

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Launch of the AM4205 A2L Refrigerant Leak Detection Sensor

In late January 2021, the U.S. Presidential Administration put an executive order in place directing the Senate the begin the process of ratifying the Kigali Amendment and the phaseout process for using hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) as the primary refrigerants in the HVAC/R industry.

As the North American HVAC/R markets prepare for an industry-wide shift to refrigerant blends with a lower Global Warming Potential (GWP), new application challenges have been identified that would require compliance with new system-level performance requirements.

R32 (difluoromethane) and R32-based refrigerant blends have been identified as the lead alternative refrigerant with the capability of reducing the global warming potential (GWP) of refrigerants in the HVAC/R market. Additionally, these blends have the potential to represent a 5% reduction in the HVAC/R demand on the power grid – $6b savings in power generation cost avoidance per the US Energy Information Administration while providing a zero-ozone depletion potential. The unique challenge with R32 and R32-based refrigerant blends is that these gases are mildly flammable per ISO 817:2014, and as such have an A2L classification that would require the HVAC/R systems to incorporate a gas leak detection and mitigation system according to UL 60335-2-40 Edition 3 Annex GG & LL.

Innovaer Technologies and Cubic Sensors & Instruments have launched the AM4205 A2L refrigerant leak detection sensor designed to detect leaks of R32 and R32-based blends in HVAC/R systems.

The AM4205 A2L refrigerant leak detection sensor is designed to ensure UL alignment in the areas of:
Innovaer Technologies and Cubic Sensors & Instruments have launched the AM4205 A2L refrigerant leak detection sensor designed to detect leaks of R32 and R32-based blends in HVAC/R systems. The AM4205 A2L refrigerant leak detection sensor is designed to ensure UL alignment in the areas of:
  • 15+ Years Expected Lifetime
  • Fast Response Time:
  • Measurement Accuracy – No False Positives
  • Long-term Measurement Stability
  • Maintenance Free Installation – Reference Channel and Self-Compensation remove the need for ABC
  • No Measurement Impact due to Temperature or Humidity Changes – High Humidity Alarm
  • Immunity to Poisoning
  • Selective to the target gas being measured

Standard Specification

Operating PrincipleNon-Dispersive Infrared Technology (NDIR)
Measurement Range0-50% LFL
Accuracy+/- 3.75% LFL
Resolution1% LFL
Working Temperature-22˚F to 140˚F (-30˚C to 60˚C)
Power Supply5VDC
Average Current80mA
CommunicationUART TTL, 0.8-4V Analog

Dimensions (LxWxH in mm)