• Port Authority of the Balearic Islands to implement a monitoring system for air quality and noise pollution in the islands’ ports

Air Monitoring

Port Authority of the Balearic Islands to implement a monitoring system for air quality and noise pollution in the islands’ ports

Aug 04 2019

The APB (Port Authority of the Balearic Islands) recently awarded the joint venture Kunak-Labaqua the implementation of an air quality and noise pollution monitoring system for the ports belonging to the APB.

The Kunak-Labaqua joint venture will supply and install in the APB run ports 25 monitors with sensors for air quality and noise pollution monitoring.

The data will be collected and sent in real time to a software platform available to the APB. Eight new devices will be installed in the port of Palma de Majorca, replacing their current system, six in Eivissa, four in Maó and Alcúdia and three in La Savina.

The APB will therefore fulfill its commitment to extend their plan to enhance the pollution levels at all of their ports of having started the program in Palma back in 2017.

The instrumentation supplied by Kunak-Labaqua will take regular samples continuously and calculate the average concentration of emissions and acoustic levels in a given period. The information collected will be sent to the platform in real time thanks to the incorporation of remote connectivity systems through the GPRS or 4G communications networks. The equipment will incorporate a series of customisable alarms for each parameter that will be activated when the thresholds are exceeded by the environmental pollution or noise.

This information will allow the APB to create reports and to determine any necessary actions and measures to be taken. In accordance with its environmental policy, the APB has designed an environmental management system that has recently been certified by AENOR (The Spanish Association for Standardisation and Certification). One of AENOR’s main priorities is the monitoring of air quality, measuring pollutant emissions in the air of the different port areas, as well as acoustic levels.

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