Fourtec continues to deliver end-to-end solutions capable of measuring and analyzing
industry-standard parameters while integrating innovative functionality and technology, from single-trip USB loggers
to wireless monitoring systems and cloud-based applications, enabling you to meet regulatory compliance, deliver products of
higher quality and increase profitability.
Fourtec Case Study
MicroLite: Monitoring Temperature and Humidity
to Assess Energy Saving Initiatives.
Green construction is the building of homes designed to reduce environmental impact in such a way that we meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
An energy-efficient home retains the best quality living environment for its occupants living while minimizing the consumption and waste of energy.
About the Customer:
The customer, one of the top 20 green construction companies in Canada, strives to meet standards in high performance building by creating innovative structures that blend form with function and are in harmony with the environment. With the use of processes that are
throughout a building's life-cycle the company must find the balance that complements classical building design concerns.
Key Customer Challenges:
The company must minimise energy use and evaluate the performance of energy saving measures. High temperature and humidity levels can increase concentrations of indoor pollutants, monitoring is an essential tool for the independent measurements needed in order to meet performance expectations and ensure pollutant levels remain low. High performance windows reduce heat transfer and energy loss, the window surfaces can improve comfort and minimize condensation but these parameters must be checked. For this purpose the company must have stand-alone and unobtrusive data loggers for use in occupied dwellings to confirm that the measures they have put into place are effective.
Up to ten MicroLite
temperature and relative humidity loggers
are deployed in each building and the recorded data is analysed to establish whether performance is in line with expectations set up according to regulatory guidelines.
The MicroLite Temp/RH logger features a USB interface for easy connection to a PC for user configuration.
Cradle for wall mounting ensures that the loggers can be used proactively in the optimization of building performance.
Designed for both portable and stationary multi-use operation with a replaceable 3V coin battery,
it can be moved from site to site, minimizing costs.
Market Research & News
Fit for Purpose: Evaluating Cold Chain Packaging
The global healthcare cold chain logistics market size is expected to grow from $8 billion (2014) to $11 billion by 2018 with a third of that in the temperature-controlled packaging and service solutions arena. A big contributor in volume growth is going to continue to be an increasingly aging world population and the introduction of biotechnology-derived large molecules requiring refrigerated storage handling at 2 to 8°C with expanding global market penetration. Emerging markets include Asia, India, C
hina and South America-all with long, complex shipping lanes requiring more stringent temperature control and monitoring measures to ensure product safety.
Preventing temperature excursion, while most important, is not the only co
nsideration big pharma and biotech companies look to accomplish while deciding on their best-fit temperature-controlled packaging solutions for emerging markets. Finding the appropriate packaging solutions that can save money, improve efficiencies and get high value, life-savings drugs to the right place at the right time is crucial to the business success of pharmaceutical, small to medium biotech companies, contract research organizations (CROs) and contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs), the blood/diagnostics market and third-party logistics companies.
AUTHOR: KEVIN LAWLER
SUPPLY & DEMAND CHAIN
FEBRUARY 17, 2016
Tip of the Month
Logger Setup when Opening Data in History View
Data saved by the DataSuite software is placed in files according to a specific date. The method used is temporary files updating the existing file for the specific date.
When opening data via the History view, whether using the File > Open or the file icon on the top left toolbar, the software will use the first recorded setup s
aved in the file for that day
when displaying the data.
The History view uses only one logger setup for data reference, so if opening a data set for an entire week, the setup used as the reference for display will be the first logger setup of the first day selected.
For example, if setup from previous day (first setup recorded for this day) had an alarm level high of 20°C and at noon the setup has changed to a high of 15°C, any alarm recorded between 15°C to 20°C will not show up in the alarm history view for that day