ASHRAE’s Temperature Guidelines: Shorter Response Time

Since ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers) has reconsidered guidelines for acceptable server temperatures in data centers and server rooms, it leaves little time to respond to environmental problems.

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning EngineersOf course with a higher acceptable temperature range, data centers or server rooms can reduce the energy consumed to cool the electronic hardware. The costs for cooling the systems are greatly reduced as well as reducing power consumption. However, with the standards on temperature ranges for servers raised, it allows less time to fix the problem to cool the server systems in the server room or data center to normal temperatures. Read more

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Putting Environmental Monitoring Sensors in the Right Place

I have blogged before about monitoring the environment with Ravica sensors to save on energy consumption. Installing a simple temperature monitoring sensor and humidity monitoring sensor in the office with graphic and historical logs, will allow administrators to observe where energy is being expended. If the temperature monitoring sensor records temperature that is exceedingly low for an office due to overworked air conditioners, management can see the needless energy expenditure and recalibrate the temperature control settings on the air conditioning unit to proper, comfortable temperatures. Energy is conserved (which means money is also conserved) and employees won’t be freezing in their cubicles. Read more

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Lack of Temperature Monitoring Causes Candy Shop Meltdown

February 8, 2013 by · Comment
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I was talking to one of my co-workers who was telling me about a candy shop that closed because its chocolate had all melted due to the lack of employees monitoring the temperature. He told me that he bought the candy shop from its previous owners who had suffered a huge loss because of the meltdown. This just goes to show the diverse need for environmental monitors to prevent such disasters. Read more

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Greenhouse Environmental Monitoring: Temperature and Humidity Monitors

GreenhouseEnvironmental monitoring is essential for crops greenhouses. A few environmental factors are involved in providing crops and greenhouse plants with appropriate environmental conditions for healthy growth. Read more

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Archaic Physical Temperature Recording Methods

November 19, 2012 by · Comment
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Despite having remote temperature and environmental monitoring methods, physical temperature recording is still practiced often. An appliance called a thermometer (which most school children today don’t know about, probably) is used to measure the quantity of heat of an object or of course, its temperature.

Now, this is a practical application when it’s  a one-time thing; like when you were sick with the flu, your mom would put a thermometer in your mouth. However, when the temperature is required for constant monitoring, a remote temperature sensor would be a good choice to save on time and energy that would have otherwise been physically spent. Read more

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Data Center Temperature Monitoring: Eliminate Hot Spots

Eliminate hot spots in the data center with temperature monitors. Proper ventilation maximizes the efficiency of a server room cooling system. Ravica has teamed up with several large corporations to combine several of our temperature sensors into their infrastructure to ensure the air conditioning is doing it’s job effectively and efficiently. Read more

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Temperature Monitoring: Monitoring Extreme Temperatures

October 19, 2012 by · Comment
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Today scientists are utilizing extreme temperatures in their research. Fields studying extreme temperatures range from cryogenics to ultra-high temperature ceramics.

As technology advances, so do the the fields of sciences. From paleobotany to astrochemistry to horology, it’s really astonishing how vast the fields of science are out there.  Not only is it astonishingly vast, some fields are astonishingly cool. Cryogenicists today are combining studies in physics and engineering to observe how materials behave at very low temperatures. These labs implement thermocouple devices that read temperature levels below −180 °C (-292 °F or 93.15 K) to nearly absolute zero (O K). Branches of cryogenics include cryosurgery, cryonics (organic preservation),  cryoelectronics (superconducivity) all of which deal with low temperatures.  Read more

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AC Control: Temperature and Airflow Monitoring Sensors

It’s hard to miss the feel of freezing temperatures and blasting airflow because of poor AC control in buildings– especially larger facilities like hospitals, restaurants, or usually chain businesses. There’s nothing more annoying in the summertime to go from hot and sweaty outside to needing a sweater when walking into freezing cold temperatures when you walk into a grocery store. Read more

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Shark Distribution and Water Temperature

August 13, 2012 by · Comment
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Temperature has an important effect on the distribution of sharks worldwide; it contributes to their regional habitat and their pattern of migration.

I’m a huge fan of Shark Week. This year will mark 25th year of shark week. Viewers learn about shark attacks, biological abilities, newest shark research and more.  Read more

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Temperature Monitoring: Railroad Temperatures

A severe heat wave has inspired more strict regulations in monitoring temperatures of railroad tracks in Prince George, D.C. after a train derailed from the tracks. It’s been speculated by experts that the recent intense heat is to blame for warping the train tracks. This was the second time in three months that a train had deviated from the tracks due to high temperature incurred kinks. Read more

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