Monitoring is a term you often hear or see, and that is the case on our website too. But what do monitoring and monitoring systems entail? In this blog, we will explain it to you!
Specifically, monitoring means ‘supervising a process’. Supervision also gives you the ability to monitor a process. But how do you actually create this monitoring and supervision?
You do so by measuring certain values at various critical or other points along the process. The values measured are also referred to as measurement data that has to be saved so that it can be retrieved and displayed somewhere. That is where the monitoring system comes in. With a monitoring system, you can create a schematic overview of all measurement data.
The Pedak monitoring system.
Pedak is the exclusive dealer of a monitoring system that comes from Finland. Nokeval has developed a highly reliable monitoring system called Ovaport. With Ovaport, Pedak is able to offer a complete solution for temperature registration, climate monitoring and process control. It is a fully wireless monitoring system that flexibly combines hardware, software, service and calibration. The application can easily be expanded and scaled according to needs.
How exactly does the Ovaport monitoring system work?
The monitoring system sets up its own private network using LoRa (long-range) communication protocol. LoRa communication makes it ideal for monitoring entire buildings with multiple work areas or locations.
Data is transmitted from several different sensors/transmitters to a receiver before being forwarded to the online web service. Both new and existing sensors (e.g. Pt100 thermocouples) can easily be added to the Ovaport monitoring system.
The online web service allows the user to view, analyse, process and report all measured values in a clearly structured format. This system also makes it possible to add multiple users, each with their own authorisations, tasks, reports, alarms, work schedules and workspaces. For example, when a high or low limit is reached, alarms are immediately sent by email or SMS to the appropriate contact person.
Among its applications, the Ovaport monitoring system can be used to ensure compliance with HACCP or FDA21CFRPart11 standards. Users can capitalise on this by adding extra tasks, work instructions, procedures or even a complete quality manual. All changes made are accurately recorded in the system in an audit trail.
Temperature and relative humidity monitoring
Temperature recording is the most common form of monitoring and is conducted on equipment such as refrigerators, freezers, ovens or stoves Variations in temperature and relative humidity can have a major impact on a finished product. It is therefore essential that the temperature and the relative humidity of the air are monitored so that any adjustments needed can be made at once.
Besides the climate, the product temperature frequently also plays a key role in the composition, the shelf life and perhaps also the flavour of the finished product. Examples include the storage of medicines or of perishable goods or products that actually need to react to temperature fluctuations. Pedak offers a variety of meters and sensors that, when used in conjunction with OVA, make it easy to acquire insight into your product.
Monitoring the indoor climate
These days, a healthy indoor climate is more important than ever, not only in offices or public spaces but also when working with other living organisms. The indoor climate can be crucial in other situations too, for instance in certain enclosed spaces, archive rooms for files/documents or even the storage of art collections.
In these cases, other measurable parameters are usually important. Examples include the carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration in the air, the light intensity (PAR) in certain rooms, the presence of certain volatile gases (VOC) or the pressure/differential pressure in an enclosed space.
Pedak offers a range of air quality sensors that can help monitor the indoor climate.
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The product overview below lists several parts of the Ovaport monitoring system. The system is different in every space and for every application. Would you like to know what Ovaport can do for you?
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