A CAS DataLoggers White Paper
Online?? –?? Increasingly businesses and healthcare organizations are using temperature monitoring systems to safeguard their products and satisfy regulatory demands.
You may know that you need a monitoring and/or alarming system but aren???t sure how to purchase or use one.
To complicate matters this technology comes in the form of many different models with different features.
Whether you???re a purchasing agent or you???re going to be the end user, you can ensure that you???re getting the right system by learning a bit about the most important parts.
At CAS DataLoggers they???ve put together a basic tutorial covering the 6 parts to a typical Temperature Monitoring System so you can choose which is best for your application.
Consider each of these six factors when specifying/selecting a temperature monitoring/datalogging?? system:
- Temperature Probe or Sensor???The specific probe type will affect the measurement accuracy and the suitable temperature range. Common sensor types include:
- Thermal buffer???A buffer helps smooth rapid temperature fluctuations at the sensor due to compressor cycling, door opening, loading/removing products:
- Nylon block
- Glycol bottle
- Glass bead bottle
- Measurement device???Connects to the probe to measure and record the temperature:
- Standalone datalogger
- Networked/LAN WiFi measurement device
- Wireless measurement device and base station or gateway
- Data Storage???Controls how much historical data will be available locally:
- Internal memory
- Local base station or gateway
- Local PC
- Cloud-based service
- Software???Used to control operation of the system. Functions include:
- Data retrieval
- Alarm management
- Alarming???Provides immediate notification of temperature excursions. Alarm delivery methods include:
- SMS???Text message
- Email message
- Audible alarm
- Visual indicator
- Phone call
You can read the rest of the article on the CAS Dataloggers website at: http://www.dataloggerinc.com/content/resources/white_papers/728/the_6_most_important_parts_of_a_temperature_monitoring_system/.
12628 Chillicothe Rd
Chesterland, OH 44026
(800) 9-LOGGER (Toll Free)
(440) 220-5248 (Direct)
(440) 729-2586 (Fax)