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    Tunnel solutions for the light sensors

    According to the International Committee on Illumination CIE recommendations, luminance should be monitored as the luminance contained within in a conical field of view, subtending an angle of 20º. It is recommended that a luminance photometer is mounted in the tunnel approach road approximately 120 - 200 metres from the portal, depending on the approach speed of the vehicles and their stopping distance. The purpose of monitoring the luminance at the portal is to adjust the level of light intensity inside the road tunnel to the light intensity outside so that drivers do not have to adjust their eyes quickly or become affected by the “black hole” effect where they decelerate rapidly and become a hazard to other road users.

    By Codel International Ltd based in Bakewell, UNITED KINGDOM.

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    High quality gas sensor solutions for mining

    Fast, accurate and reliable measurement of CH4. The extraction of coal releases methane gas, which can mix with the air in a mine to form a hazard due to its flammability. Ventilation with fresh air from the surface is used to dilute the methane and reduce the risk of explosion. Monitoring of the methane content of the stale air exiting the mine allows the amount of ventilation to be controlled. Although our sensors are not ATEX approved for use in potentially explosive atmospheres they are suitable for monitoring air containing methane concentrations below the lower explosive limit. Our OEM products can be built into equipment which is approved for use in the monitoring of mine exhaust gas and similar applications.

    By Edinburgh Instruments Ltd based in Livingston, UNITED KINGDOM.

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    Crushing of hazardous waste with Mercodor crushing systems

    The crushing of hazardous waste such as, for example, sensors, refrigerators, toner cartridges and asbestos is a real challenge for every crushing machine from environmental protection point of view. The Mercodor crushers are best suitable for the crushing of hazardous waste such as asbestos, toner cartridges, refrigerators and sensors.

    By MERCODOR GmbH Sondermaschinenbau KG based in Frankfurt am Main, GERMANY.

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    Tunnel solutions for the visibility monitor

    The TunnelTech 101 Visibility Monitor (VIS), is an essential part of any road or rail tunnel safety system. It monitors the Visibility within the tunnel and ensures that the tunnel ventilation system provides sufficient clean air for drivers to clearly see the road ahead. The TunnelTech 102 Cold smoke monitor (CSM detects smoke from a fire to rapidly warn the operator of the hazard. Secondly, used in combination with other TunnelTech 101 VIS monitors, the operator can quickly detect the locus of the fire if it is also equipped with the optional PT 101 temperature sensor to accurately measure ambient air temperature in a range of -15 to 1050C.

    By Codel International Ltd based in Bakewell, UNITED KINGDOM.

  • Industrial solutions for air quality monitoring

    To protect humans and the environment from damage by air pollution, it is of the utmost importance to measure the levels of pollutants in the air. Real time monitoring of dangerous gases is particularly interesting in hazardous areas, as the conditions can change dramatically very quickly, with serious consequences. ADVANTICSYS employs its knowledge in wireless sensor networks to develop customized solutions for our customers.

    By Advantic Sistemas y Servicios S.L based in Alcobendas, SPAIN.

  • Remote temperature monitoring

    To abide local regulations, and ensure efficient and effective composting, the temperatures of the windrows must be measured and logged constantly. With accurate temperature measurements, you can determine the optimum time to turn the windrows for quicker compost production. Time consuming and error prone manual data collection is eliminated using a SureCross FlexPower Node equipped with three thermocouples to automatically monitor the temperature at three depths within a compost windrow. Temperature sensor readings are wirelessly transmitted back to the Gateway or host system for data collection, analysis, and logging. Because the temperatures are measured and recorded continuously, the composting rows can be turned as soon as the temperature reaches the ideal point. Continuously monitoring the temperature will also provide an early warning to potential fire hazards by notifying personnel when temperatures exceed recommended ranges, thereby preserving the product.

    By Banner Engineering Corp. based in Minneapolis, MINNESOTA (USA).

  • Sewer Meter -

    Sewer Meters monitor sewage level and flow within the sewers. Benefits gained by sewer monitoring include: (1) Detection of overflow conditions before overflow occurs thereby preventing hazardous environmental events. (2) Detection of blocked sewer pipes, allowing quick and focused maintenance thereby reducing maintenance costs. (3)Detection of over-used and under-used pipes for long term municipal planning. (4) Monitoring of sewage flow in sensitive sites such as flow to the river or sea. (5) Estimation of sewage flow for costing purposes and especially for pricing the use of public infrastructure by industrial plants. The sewer meter solution consists of two main components: (1) The fielded component includes GaugerGSM, an ultrasonic non-contact level sensor integrated with GSM cellular transmitter. The fielded component also includes accessories such as external battery pack. (2) A web-based monitoring application for presenting data from all sewer sites.

    By Solid Applied Technologies Ltd. (SolidAT) based in Ashkelon, ISRAEL.

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