Temperature Control & Monitoring
Climate, fridge, pharmaceutical, and environmental
Monitoring what matters
Most businesses take calculated measures to protect their property from threats like theft and physical damage. However, a significant portion of your inventory and physical assets also need protection from the elements. This means not only keeping them inside, out of the rain and snow, but also guarding against extreme temperature fluctuations that could spell disaster if you aren’t well-prepared.
Of course, no one is going to store temperature-sensitive materials in an unheated/uncooled warehouse somewhere, at least not on purpose. Most modern industries, businesses, and retailers invest in reliable climate control systems and storage units that keep everything at the right temperature – most of the time. We rely on these systems 24 hours per day, seven days per week for years on end.
With any system or piece of equipment, however, something is guaranteed to go wrong some day – and often at the worst possible time. Climate control systems are stressed to the max at the most brutal times of year– during crushing heat waves and arctic blasts–and that’s often when they fail. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, it takes just two hours at room temperature for raw meat, seafood, and other perishable foods to become inedible and worthless. If the temperature hits 90 degrees, make that one hour.
Wireless Temperature Sensors - Protecting industrial assets
Food sales and distribution isn’t the only business sector with temperature concerns. Industrial operators also need to monitor the temperature of important and expensive equipment. Even assets in hard-to-access positions, like a transformer on a pole, can be monitored continuously for temperature changes with a wireless thermocouple temperature sensor from MultiTech. The sensor’s wireless LoRaWAN connection will take regular temperature readings and report back to the central dashboard, so you’ll be aware when temperatures begin ranging outside safe levels. This gives you the early warning you need to take appropriate steps when equipment begins to fail or malfunction.
Because many industries rely on critical equipment and assets operating in indoor and outdoor environments, MultiTech thermocouple temperature sensors are shielded for use indoors and outdoors. Their LoRaWAN wireless signals can travel several miles and penetrate walls, floors, and other obstructions to ensure steady, reliable reportage. The unit’s armored housing will even report unauthorized tampering. Once you’ve positioned the wireless thermocouple temperature sensor, you’ll rarely need to touch it. Most configurations and adjustments are performed wirelessly, using your versatile LoRaWAN connection
Why temperature sensors?
Wireless temperature sensors are a component of industrial IoT that can be leveraged in several ways to achieve maximum profitability and reduce the risk of loss.
A few common use cases for temperature sensors include:
- Food Manufacturing and Packaging
- Residential, Commercial and Institutional Buildings
- Supply Chain and Logistics
- Grocery Stores
- Natural Resources
- Oil and Gas
- Water Services
- Chemical Processes
With the ability to monitor temperature in these settings, operators avoid machine breakdowns, avert spoilage, and minimize risk caused by temperature fluctuations
Industrial Use Cases
In industrial settings, temp sensors play various roles. They are a component of machine function optimization. They also help monitor the facility’s ambient temperature, which can be a highly critical concern, depending on the industry and product.
Common industrial use cases for temperature sensors include:
- Refrigerators Maintain an optimal storage temperature range and prevent freezing.
- Cold Storage Maintaining a consistent temperature is essential for many commodities.
- Boilers Sensors will indicate leaks and insulation failure.
- HVAC Temp sensors help operators monitor systems for leaks, breakage, and energy loss.
- Electrical Heat spikes in electrical systems are a precursor to significant safety risks.
- IT Computers and servers will malfunction and fail if overheated.
- Solar Energy Reduced solar function affects power grids and all connected clients.
Wireless Temperature Sensors Ensure Working Spaces Are Comfortable
Sometimes monitoring temperature is just a matter of physical comfort. Employees are more productive and tenants are happier when they are not too hot or too cold. Customers rarely linger in retail environments that don’t maintain a nice, cool temperature in the summertime. Of course, you likely have a heating and cooling system that takes care of much of that. If you’re using a smart building network however, you can monitor temperatures in specific problem areas extra closely with a MultiTech indoor wireless no probe temperature sensor. These small, unobtrusive units work quietly in any office or residential environment.
Linking a wireless no probe temperature sensor to your smart building or smart home network with a LoRaWAN connection gives you the edge when you have a concern about heat or cold in a specific area. Worried about pipes freezing? Your sensor will raise an alert when they get too cold. Do you store items in a climate controlled outbuilding you don’t visit every day? Install a no-probe temperature sensor, and that strong, long-distance LoRaWAN connection will alert you immediately when the heating or cooling system fails, even
in the middle of the night.
Wireless Air Temperature and Humidity Sensors Offer Extra Protection
Sometimes it’s not just the heat, it’s the humidity. Many businesses store merchandise or materials that MUST be kept in a low-humidity environment. Once the air gets too moist, deterioration sets in quickly. MultiTech wireless air temperature and humidity sensors monitor both temperature and humidity and let you know instantly when the readings aren’t what they should be. If you wait until the air “feels” too moist or until someone notices a reading on a control panel, damage may already be done. A wireless sensor can send you a mobile alert, no matter where you are.
MultiTech wireless temperature sensors protect your property and assets from damage due to heat, cold, and humidity. LoRaWAN technology keeps you connected with each sensor, allowing you to check their status, get regular updates, generate reports, and receive alerts when a problem arises. All temperature sensors are available in both indoor models and armored outdoor models. MultiTech offers a full range of wireless sensors to protect your property from environmental threats and intrusion.