AKCP Monitors ILRI Addis Ababa Campus

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The International Livestock Research Institute is an international agricultural research organization based in Nairobi, Kenya. They recently selected AKCP as their partner for real-time remote monitoring of their Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Campus.

The monitoring system included the AKCP sensorProbeX+ base units, together with sensors for monitoring temperature, power, voltage, fuel and water tanks.

SPX+ with 8 sensor ports, internal GSM modem and 10 dry contact IO’s

SPX+ with 8 sensor ports, internal GSM modem and 10 dry contact IO’s

The campus involved several locations. AKCPro Server was deployed as the centralized monitoring software for the system.

AKCPro Server in use at ILRI Addis Ababa Campus.

AKCPro Server in use at ILRI Addis Ababa Campus.

Generators

Two generators are monitored (1,200 KVA and 6,000 KVA). Monitoring is done via Modbus RS485 connection to the gensets. Both the internal (5,000 liter) and external (15,000 liter) fuel tanks are monitored with Tank Depth Pressure Sensors (TDPS) to alert when tanks need refueling. Dual Temperature and Humidity Sensors (THS00) are used to monitor the environmental conditions at the ATS.

Dual Temp and Humidity Sensor installed at the generator ATS

Dual Temp and Humidity Sensor installed at the generator ATS

Water Tanks

Two water tanks, 4.5 meters and 14 meters deep, are monitored for their liquid level using the Tank Depth Pressure Sensors (TDPS).

Water tanks monitored with Tank Depth Pressure Sensors

Water tanks monitored with Tank Depth Pressure Sensors

Labs and Cold Rooms

The campus comprises of 5 rooms that required monitoring for power, temperature and humidity. The AC Voltage Sensor (ACV00) is used to detect the presence or absence of ACV at each room, with Dual Temperature and Humidity Sensors (THS00) monitoring the environmental conditions.

AC Voltage sensor installed at the digital voltage stabilizers.

AC Voltage sensor installed at the digital voltage stabilizers.

ICT Data Center

The data center is monitored for temperature, humidity and water leaks. Dual Temperature and Humidity Sensors monitor the environmental conditions, with a 20ft Rope Water Sensor (RWSC20) deployed to detect leaks.

THS00 installed in ICT Room at voltage stabilizer.

THS00 installed in ICT Room at voltage stabilizer.

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