Frequently Asked Questions

  • Analytics
  • Solutions
  • Instrumentation
  • Projects
  • General

Analytics

QIs Ambilytics not just an environmental data management tool?

While Ambilytics can be used as a data management tool, it is so much more. It uses machine learning to analyse, model, and identify trends and patterns in your data.

QI have a project that requires non-Ambisense equipment, can I use that and still use Ambilytics?

Ambilytics can integrate data from almost every IoT environmental sensor, and can, therefore, be used on a very wide range of environmental projects.

Contact us with the details of your equipment, and we’ll confirm compatibility.

QMy project is a single site project – is Ambilytics only for large projects?

No, Ambilytics is designed to bring efficiencies on projects no matter their size. As with most software, it is infinitely scalable, but is also compatible with all IoT connected sensors and so can be used on almost any environmental project. Request a demo and see how it would work for you.

Solutions

QOther than gas, what other mediums do you work in?

We provide groundwater and surface water solutions, geotechnical, and indoor and outdoor air hardware solutions.  Our environmental software, Ambilytics, is compatible with any IoT connected device and can be used on any environmental impact assessment project.

Click here to visit our solutions page or contact us with the details of your project.

QMy project is in a very remote location, can you guarantee that there will be no break in data transmission

All our equipment was designed with this possibility in mind. We can use 2G, 3G or 4G networks, LoraWAN, Satellite or NBIoT depending on requirements.

Instrumentation

QWhat devices can be used in conjunction with a single GasfluX?

Due to power constraints, a GasfluX can be deployed with a water level setup or a dissolved gas probe – but not both.

QCan elevated concentrations of methane affect the TVOC?

VOCs can be measured with a PID using any lamp without any influence from methane/low C range alkanes so you should be okay with the PID. The TVOC concentrations unlikely to be interfered by concentrations from methane as these are not ionised / detectable using any of the lamps – methane has an ionisation energy of 12.6eV.

QDoes the water level logger need a barodiver / does the data recorded by the unit need to be compensated?

The water level loggers are vented and therefore there is no need to compensate the data.

QDifferent VOCs have different response factors when measured using a PID sensor - how is this factored in?

We calibrate VOC units with isobutylene which has a response factor of 1. VOC PID readings are always taken as indicative readings and not absolute values. Absolute values of any constituent VOC gas would require a lab-based test. Isobutylene is used by sensor manufacturers and considered a solid middle ground to use.

QWhat are the max and min borehole sizes that the GasfluX can be installed in?

50mm is standard but we can also install a GasfluX in a 35mm borehole if required.

QIs it possible to run a sensor in a low light area?

Yes, a Li-ion battery can be used to power it (max.28 day deployment with hourly sampling).

QHow many GasfluX units are required on a site?

There is no set number or guidance which states the number of GasfluX units required.  The risk assessor will need to base this upon the Conceptual Site Model so that they can investigate/test the plausible contaminant linkages and provide sufficient information for their risk assessment. This is usually a targeted strategy, normally at receptor points (point of ingress into buildings) but also deploy in boreholes which intercept potential pathways and potential sources so a thorough understanding of the sites gas regime can be established.

QHow well does GasfluX cope with shallow ground water?

We fit humidity filters to the feed line to prevent water ingress but we recommend that GasfluX units are only installed where the SWL is below 600mm and that there is a clear section of response zone to allow gas ingress from the ground.

Projects

QDo you offer any support if I start using one of your products?

Our team of experts are always available to answer your questions and make sure that your project is managed effectively.

General

QDo you sell into the North American market?

Yes, Ambisense can provide our environmental risk assessment software to companies based in most locations around the world including the US and Canada.