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About BlueSkyTM Air Quality Monitors

  1. What do BlueSkyTM air quality monitors measure?
  2. What sensors are in BlueSkyTM air quality monitors? Can BlueSky monitors measure gas concentrations?
  3. Who are the typical users of BlueSkyTM air quality monitors?
  4. Can I replace the Particulate Monitor (PM) sensor? How often do I need to replace the sensor?
  5. What are the factory default settings for BlueSkyTM air quality monitors?
  6. What safety certifications do BlueSkyTM air quality monitors have?
  7. How do I register my BlueSkyTM air quality monitor?
  8. How do I activate my BlueSkyTM air quality monitor?
  9. How long do BlueSkyTM air quality monitors last? What is their operating lifespan?
  10. Where can I find the BlueSkyTM air quality monitor/PM sensor spec sheet?
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1. What do BlueSky Air Quality Monitors measure?

  • BlueSky monitors are 6-channel optical particle counters and are designed to provide accurate measurements while simultaneously monitoring PM1.0, PM2.5, PM4.0, and PM10 particulate concentrations, as well as temperature and humidity. Data for all four PM sizes (along with temperature and relative humidity) can be downloaded from the SD card, or you can view and download PM2.5 and PM10 sizes (along with temperature and relative humidity) by logging into TSI LinkTM Solutions (www.tsi.com/tsilink/).

2. What sensors are in BlueSky Air Quality Monitors? Can BlueSky monitors measure gas concentrations?

  • Currently BlueSky monitors can measure PM1.0, PM2.5, PM4, and PM10, as well as temperature and humidity. The instrument is designed to hold up to four additional gases such as NO2, Ozone and VOCs. TSI anticipates releasing the addition of gas sensors in the near future, and will make arrangements to convert your current BlueSky monitor to also measure gases.

3. Who are the typical users of BlueSky Air Quality Monitors?

  • BlueSky monitors are designed to be used outdoors as an individual monitor or in a network of monitors for fence-line or perimeter monitoring. This air quality monitor can be used by a wide variety of people, including air quality professionals, environmental consultants, municipalities, city managers, and community activists. Additionally, your BlueSky monitor can be used indoors to test the air quality within an enclosed space.

4. Can I replace the Particulate Monitor (PM) sensor? How often do I need to replace the sensor?

  • Yes, the PM sensors are designed to be replaced in the field. Simply order a new sensor online from the TSI website (single sensor, pack of 5 sensors), remove and discard the old sensor, and slide the new sensor into place. The lifespan of a sensor will vary depending on the concentration levels in your area, but TSI testing shows the lifespan should be approximately 12 to 18 months.

5. What are the factory default settings for BlueSky Air Quality Monitors?

  • PM Sensor
    Aerosol Concentration Range: 0 to 1000 μg/m3
    Accuracy: ±10% @ 100 to 1000 μg/m3
    Response Time: 1 second
    Measurement Resolution: 1 μg/m3
    Calibration: TSI factory pre-calibrated sensor
  • Temperature Sensor
    Range: -40 to 125°C
    Accuracy: ±0.2°C
    Response Time: 5 to 30 seconds
    Resolution: 0.04°C (12 BIT A/D)
  • Humidity Sensor
    Range: 0 to 100% RH
    Accuracy: ±1.8% RH
    Response Time: 8 seconds
    Resolution: 0.04% RH (12 BIT A/D)

6. What safety certifications do BlueSky Air Quality Monitors have?

  • FCC Certification 2AC7Z-ESPWROOM32D
    Espressif Wireless Module – ESP32-WROOM-32D
    Class 1 laser Product IEC 60825-1:2014 except for deviations pursuant to laser Notice 50, dated 24 June 2007

7. How do I register my BlueSky Air Quality Monitor?

  • In a browser, enter the URL: www.tsi.com/tsilink/. If this is your first time setting up a BlueSky monitor, you will need to create an account on TSI Link™ Solutions. If you have already created an account, you do not need to create a new account. TSI strongly encourages you to register the device (by turning the WiFi ON) while in your office or home – before moving the monitor to the location where you plan to install it. Once you move to where you plan to install it, simply connect to WiFi again. This will help to reduce possible WiFI problems.

    To create an account:
  1. Click SIGN UP. 
  2. Review and accept the terms and conditions.
  3. Enter your name and email address, and create a password for the account.
  4. Click FINISH – you will receive an email confirming that your account is successfully created.
  5. Click the link in the email to move to Device Activation (see “How do I activate my BlueSkyTM monitor” in FAQ question 8).

8. How do I activate my BlueSky Air Quality Monitor?

  • To activate your BlueSky monitor, you will need to enter some information in our TSI LinkTM Solutions.

    This is what the screen will look like – this is the screen after you have created an account.

    To activate your BlueSky monitor:
  1. Name the location of this device. If you have multiple BlueSky monitors registered in your account, the best practice is to use unique names that are meaningful, like “Shipping Dock 3”.
  2. Enter the monitor’s serial number (printed on the label on the bottom of your monitor) when prompted.
  3. Enter the location of the sensor so that TSI LinkTM Solutions knows where to place it on the map. This can either be a physical address or GPS coordinates.
  4. Once entered, you can refine the location if desired – just click and drag the marker. Use the zoom buttons to adjust the map scale.

9. How long do BlueSky Air Quality Monitors last? What is their operating lifespan?

  • BlueSky monitors come with a 90-day warranty for the monitor, all sensors, and power cords. The PM sensor will need to be occasionally replaced – TSI recommends replacing the PM sensor inside the BlueSky monitor every 12 months (although the sensor can easily last longer under normal ambient conditions).

10. Where can I find the BlueSky Air Quality Monitor/PM sensor spec sheet?