Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Project Results in Innovative Portable Dust Monitoring Kit for Adroit.
The Adroit PMK (Portable Monitoring Kit) was developed while supporting the Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Project in Christchurch New Zealand.
The much-loved building was rendered unstable in the February 2011 earthquake and left vacant for more than a decade, so the risk to workers entering the building from collapse, dust and build-up of waste from birds and vermin warranted careful planning.
To assess the risk from hazardous dust on the site, Adroit met with Environmental Consultancy ENGEO to discuss their needs. The appraisal revealed immediately that a traditional fixed sensor monitoring solution wouldn’t work for this project.
First and foremost, Adroit solutions usually rely on solar panels to power the sensor units, and as a fallback, an AC mains solution can be installed. Both of these options were impossible due to the nature of the site, with the interior being too dark for solar and no available AC power.
Mounting a fixed sensor within the Cathedral was likewise difficult due to the potential for falling debris – in fact, so unstable was the building that workers had to be craned into the site within a steel cage to protect them.
The Adroit PMK takes the tried and trusted Adroit environmental monitoring solution and combines it into a rugged case, ready for immediate use. The kit includes highly accurate optical sensors that can measure Particle Matter in the three key particle sizes: PM1, PM2.5, and PM10.
Data from the sensors is delivered to the Adroit cloud platform via the Spark Cat-M1 mobile network and visualised via the Adroit app from any connected device. Batteries provide up to 10 days operation and include a mains power connection for charging or powering the unit as desired.
Proactive dust monitoring on worksites helps ensure a safer, healthier environment for workers and the public.
Jen Dransfield, Health & Safety Advisor for Naylor Love Canterbury, the Main Contractor, Consultancy Services, for the reinstatement, says that the ability to access and visualise this data has been a game changer for the project.
Health-wise, this was really helpful for providing on-demand reassurance to our workers who are in these environments every day – they want to know that their work environment is a healthy place to be.
For certain works, the Adroit solution gave us the ability to adjust our on-site controls at the work-face in response to what the data was telling us at any one time.
Quick and easy set-up. Rugged case for transportation, various mounting options
Highly accurate optical dust sensors measure Particle Matter PM1, PM2.5, and PM10
Get a clear view of the environmental dust levels from your site activity
Health and Safety
Operate a healthy and safe worksite for employees, communities and environments
Visualise the dust level from your site activity on any connected device. Customisable thresholds and alerts. Downloadable data and APIs for integration
Compliance management and complaint mitigation
Historic and real-time data to aid the management of compliance and complaint mitigation
The Adroit PMK Features
- Portable, quick and easy to set up, operate and pack down
- Optical dust sensor measures Particle Matter (PM 1, 2.5, 10)
- Sensor measures continuously and transmits every 15 minutes
- Sensor measurements stored in Cloud and view via Adroit App
- Automatic wireless connection via the Spark Cat-M1 network
- Rugged casing IP67 waterproof. (414 x 345 x 129 mm weight TBC)
- Battery life operates for up to 10 days from fully charged
- Battery charging from AC mains power (can be mains powered)
- Threaded ⅝ mounting systems – tripod and optional wall mount
- Suitable usage for all construction, civil and other worksites