What equipment is included?
Click on one of the "SEE PACKAGE" buttons above to see the details for that option. Please contact us for additional options that suite your application.
Is there an on-going expense?
We offer a free tier, where one reading per day is provided. Data frequencies as granular as 1x/minute can be provided with an additional monthly fee.
How hard is it to install?
Unlike normal data monitoring, our ProcessEye ecosystem doesn't rely on wires being pulled back to one main location. Instead we use WiFi, which allows for the monitoring points to be distributed throughout the facility. The goal is to make installation as simple as possible. For temperature sensing you can either use temperature probes that have a 1/4"MNPT threaded connection to be installed in the water stream. An alternative is to use a T2 Series surface mounted temperature sensor that can be affixed to the outside of a pipe, and underneath insulation. It's not as fast to respond and it's absolute reading won't be as accurate as an inserted sensor; however, for trending purposes it can be sufficient. Existing temperature values can also be utilized with a 4-20mA signal.
Oxidant, or disinfection levels, can be monitored by using an online analyzer and sending a 4-20mA signal to a RemoteLobeTM.
Inventory levels of the chemicals are monitored using our industry leading LevelEyeTM Program. This program requires no special fittings, only dropping a sensor into a drum or tank.
The cooling tower health is monitored using our Basic TowerEyeTM Program. This involves a user dropping sensors into the cooling tower distribution deck and basin as well as hanging a sensor outside out of the elements.
Why are 2 temperature sensors used for each cold & hot water system?
The first temperature sensor is to monitor the temperatures at the source (i.e. in the utility room before being distributed to the facility). The second sensor is located in a remote part of the facility. The difference between these two values gives users and indication of the amount of temperature gain (in the case of cold water) or the temperature loss (in the case of hot water). To reduce the risk of Legionella you want to keep water temperatures outside of the optimal range for Legionella growth.
Are on-line oxidant analyzers provided as part of the packages?
No they are not. You would use an appropriate analyzer and then send a standard 4-20mA signal to our RemoteLobeTM.
How is the data transmitted?
The ProcessEyeTM ecosystem uses standard WiFi, which enables the sensors and RemoteLobesTM to be dispersed throughout a facility. They can be granted access to a Guest-WiFi network, or a separate cellular modem with a hotspot can be used to gain access to the internet.
Can I get an automatic report of the values emailed to me?
Absolutely. We have allowed users a robust reporting package in ProcessCentralTM that allows them to generate custom reports on a frequency that is desirable to them (i.e. daily, weekly, or monthly).
Is it secure?
Security is one of our key priorities and we use the most advanced encryption technology available to ensure secure communications.
Can the values be brought into my DCS/SCADA/PLC?
Our ecosystem uses a blend of computing logic that occurs in our RemoteLobesTM as well as ProcessCentralTM, so at this point we don't make the information available to be incorporated into existing infrastructure. We also believe that there isn't much value in bringing this data into existing infrastructure due to the cost, complexities and lack of automated reporting. Without the reporting capabilities the same "forgotten" condition will develop and users and organizations won't be any better off.