Wireless sensor networks often make it possible to radically simplify the monitoring of temperature, humidity and other variables, and even lower costs at the same time.
The SenseAnywhere system excels through its extremely easy installation and its robustness even in harsh environments. Reliable wireless transmission, customizable expandability and centralized monitoring of data make this system a valuable aid in almost all industries and areas.
You can find some typical applications here.
Medicines, vaccines, serums and many more are required to stay within the manufacturers’ specified temperature ranges, as they can otherwise lose their effectiveness, without this being apparent from the outside.
Surgeries of many GP’s and specialists - particularly in ENT, dermatology, allergology, pulmology/pneumology and endocrinology - stock a supply of medicines.
Networking in Buildings
Heating and air conditioning are by far the largest energy consumers in a building. Using wireless technology, parameters such as temperature, humidity, CO2 and movement can be monitored at a low cost.
Many first-responder services such as the Red Cross, the Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund, the Malteser Hilfsdienst, the German Technical Relief Agency (THW), the fire service and others keep blood supplies and medicines in stock.
For most laboratories temperature is generally an important parameter, whether in pharmaceutical, medicine and biology or in industrial laboratories for chemical, physical or scientific applications.
Compliance with the required conditions for the processing and storage of food of essential importance to virtually all food processing industries, whether in meat processing, fish processing, dairy, on the farm or in the supermarket.
Knowing, understanding and documenting your environmental temperatures is of immense benefit in climatic chambers or stability chambers, but particularly important in warehouses and production facilities of the pharmaceutical and food industries. Therefore, temperature mapping (verification of spatial temperature distribution and compliance with set temperatures profiles in a storage facility) is of utmost importance.
Min/Max Thermometer - A cost calculation
In many instances, monitoring temperatures is done using Min/Max thermometers. These allow in a very simple way to determine temperature extremes and detect violation of thresholds. They do, however, have significant disadvantages, too.
Temperature chart recorder
The days of the good old thermo-/hygrograph may be numbered! Replacing pens, papers and expensive repairs, along with dubious accuracy, have made the operation of this type of equipment economically unattractive. Here, electronic monitoring systems are offering a favourable alternative.