Remote Temperature Monitoring – Boeing
AKCP Remote Monitoring System.
Their Avionics lab in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, recently tested a sensorProbe8 as a remote temperature monitoring device. Gifted by another Boeing facility. They were so impressed that a further purchase of AKCP devices was made.
The environmental monitoring system was installed to satisfy the Boeing requirements on ESD and in compliance with the MIL-STD-1686. Compliance with this is required for working on military contracts.
The AKCP temperature and humidity sensors were installed at the Boeing Avionics Electronics Laboratory, the conformal coating room and warehouse. In each of these locations they aim to keep the temperature between 64.4 – 86°F and 30-50% humidity.
The devices currently in place at the site were a temperature monitoring system that displays the readings on a wall-mounted display. It was the job of one member of staff to regularly check these readings and physically connect the data loggers to a PC and download the data. This was a time-consuming procedure and had resulted in data loss.
The AKCP system gives remote temperature monitoring with online access to the sensors via the sensorProbe web UI. E-mail notifications were configured to alert when out of, or close to, the required tolerances. Data access was also granted to the quality control team for checking at any time. Data can be exported in a standard format and utilized with Boeings internal software.
The remote sensor monitoring system from AKCP has saved many man-hours of time and negated the headaches associated with data loss issues experienced with their previous system.