Critical machine parts like separators, cooling towers, blowers, generators, pumps, bearings and motors usually give hints they are damaged and about to fail. When a fan becomes unbalanced or bearings start failing, they start vibrating more. Although this change wouldn't be noticeable to the human eye or ear, it's easily detected by a vibration sensor.
You’ll never find a data center without systems to prevent hacking and viruses. That’s understandable because cyber attacks get constant news attention and everyone knows they can cause irrevocable damage. However, less flashy threats also lurk in data centers, and these risks are often ignored.
Maintaining compliance with government regulations recently became a lot more complicated for people working in the nation’s food supply industry. In September 2016 the FDA began enforcing the sweeping Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Fortunately, new remote temperature monitoring technology can play a significant role in keeping food supplies safe and companies in compliance.
Like so many who serve the water and wastewater industry, we thoroughly enjoyed our participation in the WEFTEC 2016 exhibition. As a company that got its start making remote monitoring systems for the water industry, we are always honored and humbled to talk with our resellers, installers, contractors and other companies that serve the water and wastewater industry.
When choosing a water or wastewater monitoring system to keep watch on environmental conditions and equipment at these facilities, it’s important for operators to consider the size and complexity of their plant. Today, most large facilities rely on computerized systems and control boards to operate plant processes and equipment, including off-site pumping stations. To keep the entire system running smoothly, it’s not efficient to separately monitor individual pieces of equipment or locations.
We recommend you test your remote monitoring system from Sensaphone weekly to be sure it is functioning properly. This will ensure that when a problem arises the device will be ready to alert the appropriate personnel, saving you valuable time and funds. Sensaphone also recommends that you keep a log of performed tests, and provides you with a Test Log template at the back of the product manual.
Once again we sent our tech team to the Interop Expo to share our expertise in data center monitoring with IT professionals from around the country. This event, now in its 30th year, is one of the industry's oldest and most highly regarded technology conferences. It’s a place where more than 7000 tech professionals share ideas, learn about the latest innovations in networking, and discover the best equipment for their operations. This year, a lot of buzz focused on cloud computing and the Internet of Things.