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Formaldehyde Meter suits indoor air quality applications.

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March 30, 2012 - Suitable for continuous monitoring and/or 30-minute spot checks, Model FM-801 may be used as independent data logger, with data downloaded to WolfSense PC software. Reusable sensor cartridge, supporting up to 1,000 tests, employs chemical reaction between formaldehyde and ß-diketone on porous glass. Yellowing that results from reaction is measured via photoelectric photometry with readings ranging from less than 20 ppb to 1 ppm HCHO, without significant cross-sensitivity.

Graywolf Sensing Solutions

6 Research Dr., Shelton, CT, 06484, USA

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Ground-Breaking New FM-801 Formaldehyde Meter

Press release date: February 20, 2012

A new portable, continuous measurement formaldehyde (HCHO) meter is now available from GrayWolf. A reusable sensor cartridge employs the chemical reaction between formaldehyde and ß-diketone on a porous glass. The yellowing that results from this reaction is measured via photoelectric photometry with accurate readings to <20ppb hcho,="" without="" significant="" cross-sensitivity,="" making="" it="" ideal="" for="" indoor="" air="" quality="" (iaq)="" applications.="" the="" unit="" 're-zeros'="" between="" 30-minute="" tests="" allowing="" for="" continuous="" monitoring="" (unique="" for="" this="" technology),="" and="" provides="" an="" output="" for="" real-time="" connection="" to="" graywolf's="" advancedsense(tm)="" meters,="" wolfpack(tm)="" area="" monitors="" and="" to="" wolfsense(tm)="" enabled="" mobile="">

Some key facts about this highly innovative meter: The FM-801 may be used for continuous monitoring, and/or for 30-minute spot checks. The sensor cartridges are re-useable; up to 1000 tests per cartridge (at low formaldehyde levels). The base unit may be used as an independent, simple data-logger, with data downloaded to GrayWolf's WolfSense PC software. The FM-801 can also be interfaced to a GrayWolf AdvancedSense meter, WolfPack monitor or WolfSense enabled WIN7 Tablet/Notebook. FM-801 readings are simultaneous to readings from any other sensors connected to the AdvancedSense, WolfPack, or Laptop and are logged into the same data file. Attach audio/photo/video/drawing/text notes to data files for efficient, reliable documentation of surveys. Measurement range is from <20ppb to="">

The FM-801 formaldehyde meter kit is supplied with a mini-tripod, 5 sensor cartridges, a set of alkaline batteries, AC adapter, WolfSense PC data transfer/reporting software (on CD-ROM or USB key), a USB download cable and a hard-shell carrying case.

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