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The Best Air Quality Monitors That Will Help You Breathe Easy!

The Best Air Quality Monitors That Will Help You Breathe Easy!

Air quality is most often associated with air pollution, although levels of comfort, as affected by ambient temperature and relative humidity, are also factors measured. Both indoor and outdoor environments are important. Governments and homeowners are growing in awareness as to the cost of poor-quality air. For example (when considering poor indoor air quality) :

“The CSIRO estimates that the cost of poor indoor air quality in Australia may be as high as $12 billion per year (Brown, 1998). In recent years, comparative risk studies performed by the US EPA and its Science Advisory Board have consistently ranked indoor air pollution among the top five environmental risks to public health ( US EPA, 1993 ).”

Source: Australian Government – Department of Environment and Energy

Depending on the type, concentration and environment in which poor air quality occurs, it can have long-term or short-term detrimental effects on your health and/or productivity. In the worst case, it can even result in death! The ability to accurately and reliably measure air quality is essential for both public authorities and homeowners engaged in the management of air quality.

Ensure Your Data Loggers Are In-Check With Our Instrument Calibration Services

Ensure Your Data Loggers Are In-Check With Our Instrument Calibration Services

Calibration is critical wherever measurements need to be relied on when you make decisions that can have significant legal, educational, financial, social or health and safety outcomes. In such situations, managers and operators need confidence in the results that they monitor, record and ultimately control.

As data loggers work in systems to record data that has been captured by sensors, the accuracy and precision of any system that uses a data logger will be affected by all devices operating in that system.

This article outlines how Instrument Choice instrument calibration services play a major role in helping educational institutions, governments, businesses and professionals ensure the accuracy of any measuring system that uses a datalogger.
pH Meters for Food in Australia (and Why pH is Extremely Important to Measure!)

pH Meters for Food in Australia (and Why pH is Extremely Important to Measure!)

pH levels can affect food making in several ways. In Australia, a food pH meter is a vital tool for anyone involved in producing food - whether you are a serious home chef, a food scientist or a manager of a large-scale food processing facility. This is because pH can impact food flavour, texture, appearance, shelf stability and the fermentation. What’s more, there are specific pH limits and guidelines set by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) to control common foodborne pathogens when creating or using food products such as acidified rice in sushi, non-commercially canned fruits and vegetables, fermented milk or yogurt, or the acidification of raw egg.

This article introduces what pH is, and lists how pH can affect food quality while providing examples of the tools needed for measuring pH to make foods stable, safe and delicious.

What are the Best Home Weather Stations for a Present?

What are the Best Home Weather Stations for a Present?

Stuck for gift ideas? Home weather stations make wonderful and practical gifts. They provide real-time weather data without relying on external sources, generate hyperlocal forecasts to help you plan everyday activities, and provide another way you make a home that’s both technologically smart and interconnected.

Instrument Choice has made choosing the best home weather station easy. We offer the best-performing instruments from under $A150 and all the way up to professional models that weather enthusiasts can operate and enjoy.

Read on to discover 5 of the Best Home Weather Stations for a present on the market today as selected by scientists and discerning Instrument Choice customers.

Choosing a USB Temperature Logger

Choosing a USB Temperature Logger

A USB temperature logger is a small, portable sensor designed to monitor the temperature of a selected environment. Designed to communicate easily with a computer via USB, temperature loggers come in all shapes and sizes and with varying attributes, and to suit all needs and budgets. Temperature monitoring is becoming an increasingly important issue for both cold chain logistics and quality management systems, which makes these devices an essential tool. Common applications for USB temperature loggers include fridge monitoring, cold chain management, warehouse and environmental monitoring.

Davis Vantage Vue Weather Station - Review of Features

Davis Vantage Vue Weather Station - Review of Features

Weather stations are devices used by weather enthusiasts, farmers, construction companies, tourist operators and the like to obtain hyperlocal weather information. They have become increasingly well-equipped with many becoming wireless, having greater range and having smarter integrated sensors.

With such a huge variety of weather stations on the market, all with different features and capabilities, it's difficult to know what features each station offers. For this reason, Instrument Choice regularly reviews new and popular models of weather stations so customers can make more informed choices.

The Davis Vantage Vue, is one of the most popular weather stations you can buy in Australia and New Zealand. This article puts the Davis Vantage Vue through its paces, assessing its huge range of features for both the outdoor sensor suite and the indoor console. We also touch on some of the options available for increased connectivity.

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