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Point Six™ WiFi Differential Pressure Sensors Stop Airborne Diseases in Their Tracks

By Kim Piroli

Healthcare facilities are home to numerous infectious diseases, many transmitted by the air we breathe.  This places healthcare workers and patients at risk, especially in areas where contamination can result in the spread of disease.  Monitoring of differential pressure is not only prudent, but is a required standard in healthcare. The Mesa Labs Point Six™ WiFi Differential Pressure Sensor monitors these pressures in healthcare facilities around the globe.

Air is always on the move to achieve pressure equilibrium. Air in a room under positive pressure will flow out of the room to equalize with the surrounding area. Conversely, a room under negative pressure will draw air in from surrounding spaces. Controlling these differential pressures is essential to controlling the infectious microbes that travel in the air. Operating rooms and protective environment areas for immunocompromised patients will be maintained under positive differential pressure to keep airborne contaminants from flowing in. Isolation rooms with patients with infectious diseases such as tuberculosis will be maintained under negative pressure to contain the airborne microbes and protect those in surrounding areas.

The Mesa Labs WiFi Differential Pressure Sensor monitors the differential pressure between a room and an adjacent space, and provides alerts when these differential pressures exceed their limits, creating an unsafe environment. To learn more about Point Six™ WiFi Differential Pressure Sensors or any of our wireless sensors please contact Mark Fauber at mfauber@mesalabs.com



SensEnomics™ is an innovative "Sensors by Subscription" plan that enables you to take advantage of the latest wireless sensor technology with no upfront capital expenditure. For a nominal monthly fee, automatically receive reports and automated messages for proactive, efficient asset management. For information, contact Dan Piroli at dan@pointsix.com

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