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Make your environment a healthier and safer place by measuring, analyzing, and understanding the data of air pollution.
Urban air quality networks, industrial emission monitoring, building automation, and air quality research.
Professional air quality monitoring systems provide immediate, on-site data for analysis, compliance, and decision-making. The basic Orion AQM measures four common gaseous pollutants of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), sulphur dioxide (SO2), carbon monoxide (CO) and ozone (O3), in addition to basic meteorological parameters of temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure. The Orion AQM Plus also includes particulate measurement of PM2.5 and PM10.
All air quality sensors integrate with the Weather MicroServer for monitoring via Cloud Server, any Internet Browser, SCADA systems and/or various industrial protocols.
Call or email for personal assistance in selecting the right configuration for your application.
AQM measures the most common gaseous pollutants nitrogen dioxide (NO2), sulphur dioxide (SO2), carbon monoxide (CO) and ozone (O3), with near-reference measurement performance. Incorporating temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, algorithms compensate for the impact of ambient conditions on the sensor elements.
With an enclosure made of anodized aluminum and stainless steel, and a protective rating of IP65, the AQM sensors are built to withstand industrial environments.
|Gas||Range||Detection Limit||Field Accuracy|
|NO2||2000 ppb||5 ppb||±25 ppb|
|SO2||2000 ppb||5 ppb||±60 ppb|
|CO||10000 ppb||10 ppb||±200 ppb|
|O3||2000 ppb||5 ppb||±50 ppb|
*90 % confidence interval in comparing with reference instrument, includes T and %RH dependence in
typical field conditions and sensor drift during calibration interval. Electrochemical cell replacement
interval 12–24 months, depending on local conditions.
Meteorological Measurement Performance Specs
Humidity Accuracy:0 - 90 %RH: ±5 %RH; 90 - 100 %RH: ±8 %RH
Humidity Resolution: 0.1 %RH
Temperature accuracy (at +20°C/68°F): ±0.3 °C (0.17 °F)
Temperature resolution: 0.1 °C / 0.1 °F
Pressure accuracy: ±10 hPa
Pressure resolution: 1 hP
The Orion AQM Plus incorporates all the features of the AQM, PLUS Particulate Matter (PM2.5 and PM10) in the ambient air. Proprietary algorithms enable ppb measurements at an affordable price using electrochemical sensors.
Particle Measurement Performance Specs
Particle counter channels: PM2.5 and PM10
Particle diameter range: 0.3 - 10 μm (spherical equivalent)
Sampling time: 60 s
Sampling interval: 10 min
Sample flow rate: 0.9 SLM
Measurement range: PM2.5: 0 - 2000 µg/m3 ; PM10: 0 - 5000 µg/m3
Measurement resolution: 0.1 μg/m3
Many additional sensor options are available with the Weather MicroServer.
Monitoring is accomplished via the MicroServer which offers a variety of Internet and industrial protocols, datalogging capability, and ports for additional sensors such as wind, solar radiation, and/or precipitation sensors. Data can be downloaded for archival and analysis.
FTP output (XML and CSV) • XML web service • Internet browser user interface
SNMP, Modbus/OPC and RTU communication protocols are standard for Industrial Management applications.
Compatible with CWOP (Citizen Weather Observer Program) and Weather Underground, the MicroServer can automatically post data from your weather station to these network websites.
Free with the Weather MicroServer, the Cloud-based Weather Server features real-time weather data monitoring that is easily accessible on the Internet. Users can view the display screen remotely from any device using a web browser.
Weather Master™ is our proprietary software optimized for CWS environmental monitoring stations. It provides computer monitoring, calculated parameters, graphing and trend displays, as well as automatic archiving of data, alarm notification, and web page updates.
Included with the Orion AQM is a 50-foot section of sensor cable which connects to the Interface Module. Extra length RS-485 cable is available up to 1000 feet.
A standard 7-foot serial communication cable connects the Interface Module to the Weather MicroServer.
Catalog Number 8403-1
Utilizes a Sierra Wireless AirLink RV50 Industrial modem, shown in optional weatherproof enclosure (Catalog Number 88163). CWS configures to customer-provided cell service.
Due to the wide variety of installations, masts and mounting hardware are sold separately. The following items are available from Columbia Weather Systems. Click to expand for details.
10-ft steel mast comes in two five-foot sections that pressure-fit together, galvanized with a polymer clear coating. Catalog Number: 88005
(May be used with Roof or Wall Mount Kit below.)
Includes universal mast mount, guy wire clamp, guy wire, lag screws, and eye bolt screws.
Catalog Number: 88002
(Does not include mast - User supplied or select steel mast above)
This tripod mast is designed to provide 8 to 10 feet of stable, secure support for sensors or other instrumentation. Set up takes less than five minutes.
Competitively priced and sturdy, the tripod is constructed from welded aluminum and anodized for appearance and longevity. The 15-pound tripod can support up to 60 pounds of equipment on a 1" (outside diameter) vertical pipe stub.
Capacity: Supports up to 60 lbs.
Diameter: 1" OD
Shipping Weight: 17lbs
Shipping Box Dimensions: 70" x 8" x 8"
Tripod with Tiedown Kit, Catalog Number: 88019
Tripod Tote for storage and transportation, Catalog Number: 88009
Universal mounting adapter to attach sensor module to existing towers or alternate masts, even those with multiple instruments. Can be used vertically or horizontally. Aluminum construction. Includes two clamps for mast of up to 3” diameter.
Catalog Number: 88022
(Does not include mast - User supplied)
Universal Mount for Tower/Mast (Catalog Number 88022) shown above with Orion Weather Station sensor head.
The following accessories are available. Surge protection with the Lightning Arrestor is highly recommended. Click a title to expand text for additional information.
Three-stage surge protector, for data and power signals.
A nearby lightning strike may induce a high voltage surge which the internal suppressor of your instrument may not be able to withstand, causing significant damage. Protect your investment with a Lightning Arrestor.
This compact transient overvoltage suppressor is designed for weather stations in areas with an elevated risk of lightning strike.
Catalog Number: 8355-1
Includes adjustable mounting clamp.
Plugs directly into the Ethernet Port on the Weather MicroServer.
Catalog Number: 8356
A weatherproof enclosure is available to house the Weather MicroServer and protect it from the elements.
Designed for use in indoor and outdoor settings, the enclosure can be used in highly corrosive environments typically found in oil refineries, chemical processing plants, waste water treatment, and marine installations.
Cables are routed through liquid tight strain relief fittings.
L 10 x W 8 x H 6 inches (254 x 203 x 152mm)
To fully power monitoring stations in applications that do not have access to electricity, we offer solar panels. These are custom per installation based on geographical location. Most common are 20 and 40-watt systems.
Catalog Number: 83000
In addition to the standard one-year warranty, which is included with the purchase price, we offer standard factory warranty extensions on all weather station components in additional one-year increments up to a maximum of five years.
The Free One-Year Standard Factory Warranty and the Extended Standard Factory Warranty do not cover damage due to normal wear and tear, exceptional operating conditions, negligent handling or installation, or unauthorized modifications.
Warranty options can only be purchased with new orders.
Catalog Number: 85110
The battery back-up option provides continuous power to the monitoring system in the event of an electrical outage. The 12VDC battery comes in a NEMA enclosure and can power a non-heated system for up to three days.
Catalog Number: 8395-1
Enclosure Size: 12" x 10" x 6"
Enclosure: 16 gauge galvanized steel with polyester power finish
Industry Standards: NEMA/EEMAC Type 3R
Battery: 28 AHr Sealed Lead Acid Rechargeable
Power Input: 88 - 264VAC
Power Output: 12VDC