AKCP Monitors General Electric Aerospace

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AKCP, the world’s oldest and largest manufacturer of SNMP enabled environmental, power and security monitoring products for the data center and server room provide environmental monitoring for General Electric (GE) Aerospace, Australia.

GE Aerospace, Australia, have been utilizing AKCP monitoring solutions in their facilities for 12 years. Temperature and Humidity sensors are deployed in three locations where environmental monitoring is essential. GE Aerospace must comply with regulatory requirements to monitor the temperature and humidity for a number of activities:

  • Storage of components that require specific temperature and/or humidity such as paints and fiber composite materials
  • Repair and overhaul of avionics equipment that must be carried out within specified temperature and/or humidity
  • Server room management of temperature and humidity

At the primary GE Aerospace site in Australia there are 7 sensors installed in the facility.

  1. Server Room
  2. Spare Parts Storage
  3. Battery Repair Room
  4. Solder Bench
  5. Propeller Repair Clean Room
  6. Avionics Repair Room
  7. General Avionics Workshop

Two further sites used for the repair of military aircraft are also installed with sensors for the storage and work areas for the avionics and propellers.

Propellor clean room at GE Aeronatics

Propellor clean room at GE Aeronatics

The GE Aerospace ERP software communicates with the AKCP sensors via SNMPV3, collecting data every 30 minutes. The ERP then stores the temperature and humidity values for all sensors. This data is essential for regulatory compliance. The FAA may audit at any time for proof that the temperature and humidity conditions were in range when repairs were completed.

Battery room at GE Aeronautics with THS00

Battery room at GE Aeronautics with AKCP THS00

All sensors are connected with the AKCP sensorProbeX+ base unit. This sensor monitoring device is available in customizable configurations with the number of sensor ports, dry contacts, mini relays, A2D convertors you need. In the GE Aerospace installation an SPX+ with 8 sensor ports was deployed. Later an additional 8 sensor ports were required and a Basic Expansion Bus (BEB) unit was added.

sensorProbeX+ mounted in rack

sensorProbeX+ with BEB monitors all sensors

About AKCP

AKCP has played a key role in data center design since the early 1980’s. AKCP solutions monitor the physical environment of the smallest edge facilities to the largest hyperscalers. As the oldest and largest manufacturer of sensor systems for data centers, we have gained an insight into the daily operations across the industry.

Today AKCP provides the world’s most advanced data center cooling solutions. AKCP combines proprietary technologies for energy savings of up to 50-90%. Achievable by blending 5 key technologies that are the result of 40 years of research and development.

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