Environmental monitoring systems help system operators maintain user-defined conditions such as temperature, airflow, and humidity levels, as well as fan failures and power line changes. They can also help network administrators to more effectively manage their systems with detailed management reports that track environmental trends over time.
In the event of a sudden disruption, such as an HVAC outage, environmental monitoring systems can also automatically notify system administrators of an alarm condition via email, TCP/IP messaging, or tunneled alarm relays when values do not meet user-defined levels.
In addition, software systems interface with these sensors to provide advanced logging, recording, and video integration for networked systems.
Environmental monitoring solutions can also feature sensor probes that are easily affixed in critical equipment locations. These units incorporate USB ports that allow the probes to be placed far from the base units.
This cleanroom tip was taken from “Six Steps to Beating the Heat,” which appeared in the March 2013 issue of Controlled Environments.