Humidex is a term used within Canada to describe how hot the weather feels to the average person. This is accomplished by combining heat and humidity to generate a Humidex, also known as Humidity Index. The variables that are used to calculate Humidex are the Temperature and Dew Point of the Air.
Humidex is often used in Industrial Environments to monitor the working conditions of employees. A humidex range of:
- 20-29 - is a comfortable level
- 30-39 - some discomfort could be felt
- 40-45 - Environment Canada recommends avoiding exertion
- > 45 - Dangerous
- > 54 - heat stroke imminent
The chart below allows the calculation of Humidex if the relative humidity and temperature is known.
|Temperature (°C, for range 59–109 °F)|
Humidex Monitor Solutions from Rotronic
If real-time monitoring is required, Rotronic offers it’s Rotronic Monitoring System that calculates the Humidex in real-time and displays this information in a chart or table via any device that can access a web browser including a PC, smartphone or tablet. The monitoring system can also log all past data and provide automatic report generation. The system can also provide email, SMS, or phone alarms in case critical thresholds are met.
Please contact Rotronic Canada to find out more about our Humidex solutions!