People, machinery, and products are best if they’re kept within a certain temperature range. Too much heat is especially a concern for equipment and perishables. That’s why ambient temperature monitoring should be high on an industrial plant’s to-do list.
When people get too hot, they can simply turn up the air conditioning or head to a cooler place. Stationary, inanimate objects can’t do that. Computers, machinery, control systems, raw materials, finished products – all these and more, whether they’re outdoors or indoors, depend on their environment to be kept within a specific temperature range.
In industrial facilities, ambient temperature monitoring is necessary to prevent an array of suboptimal conditions and dangers.
Petrochemical and refining facilities: overheating of the control hardware
High voltage power equipment: failures and fires in circuit breakers, thyristors, and junction boxes
Water and wastewater treatment plants: overheating of variable frequency drivers (VFDs) in pumps
Food & beverage and pharmaceuticals: deterioration of raw ingredients and finished products