The Spanish company Wavecontrol has developed the WaveMon portable personal monitor so that operators can control the electromagnetic field (EMF) levels to which they are exposed during their interventions.
WaveMon is integrated in a compact housing that alerts the operator visually, acoustically and by vibration when electromagnetic field levels are exceeded. A six Leds bar graph displays the measured levels.
This monitor continuously records data. The history of exposure to electromagnetic fields recorded in this way can be analysed later.
This instrument can be attached to a harness, belt or user’s arm. This keeps it close at hand so that the operator can easily use it to assess the level of a radiation source.
The WaveMon has a USB port for set up and download recorded exposure data that can be used for reporting and stored.
This unit is powered by rechargeable AA batteries via its USB port. It also works with standard AA batteries. It promises 200 hours of autonomy.
# WaveMon main specifications :
- Complies with international safety standards for exposure to electromagnetic fields.
- Electric field strength measurements up to 8 GHz
- Magnetic field measurements up to 1 GHz
- Isotropic sensors
- RMS detection
- Weighted response according to ICNIRP, European Directive 2012/35/EU, FCC and SC6 for direct comparison with the regulatory limit.
- Audible, visual and vibratory alarms
- Two user adjustable limit values
- Data loggers: >1,000,000 points
- Recording interval from 1 s to 6 min (user adjustable)
- IP 54 protection
- Operating temperature -20 / +50 ºC (-4 / +122 ºF)
- Dimensions 174 x 42.5 x 33 mm (6.8 x 1.7 x 1.3 “)
- Weight 190 g (6.7 oz.)