building moisture monitoring Articles

  • Temperature and Humidity Monitoring Protects Building Insulation

    CAS DataLoggers recently provided the datalogging solution for a large manufacturer of insulation materials which had an ongoing problem with moisture getting in during storage and shipment of their insulation rolls. The company’s thermal insulation was crucial to its customers in construction due to its ability to improve energy efficiency and to ...


    By CAS DATALOGGERS

  • INFRARED TECHNOLOGY - It`s Use in Forensic Building Science to Solve Moisture Intrusion Problems

    This paper will focus discussion on the building envelope, the science behind the inspection, techniques for inspection, and verification of the findings. Because much of our work is pioneering, we will end by addressing the question 'Where do we go from here?' WHY USE INFRAREDA picture says a thousand words; infrared thermography is the only diagnostic technology that lets you instantly ...

  • Building Sustainable Sanitation Systems

    A low cost system of resource management such as composting toilets is helping to mitigate many of Haiti’s social and ecological challenges. The Caribbean Republic of Haiti — the poorest, most environmentally degraded country in the Western Hemisphere with a population of about 10 million — is a case study in forestry and soil fertility mismanagement. A colonial ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Thermal Patters Due to Moisture Accumulation within Exterior Walls

    In cold climates, air leakage is accompanied by moisture transport. When migrating through dew point temperatures, a considerable amount of moisture accumulation may occur depending on variables such as the duration of sub-zero exterior temperatures, building pressurization, wind effects and the level of interior relative humidity. Moisture accumulation may result in premature deterioration of ...

  • The Role of Soil Moisture on our Climate, Weather and Global Warming

    Global warming is a topic that has received much attention in the media, especially during the hot days of summer. The process by which carbon dioxide (CO 2) in the atmosphere prevents the escape of thermal energy into outer space is known as the green house effect. The higher the carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere the less thermal energy that can escape thus an increasing global ...

  • Building Farm And Food Scrap Digesters

    In the past several weeks, we received invitations to two ribbon cuttings for newly installed farm-based digesters — one at a dairy farm in western Massachusetts and another at a swine operation in North Carolina. We also received a press release from the University of California, Davis, about its new food scraps digester on campus. And then there were a few new projects that we had been ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Carbon dioxide monitoring for food processing

    Application Carbon dioxide monitoring for food processing Equipment G100 CO2 analyser Location Okehampton, UK Customer Kerry Foods Requirement The customer was looking for a CO2 monitor to detect small changes in CO2 levels in the headspace above food products ...


    By Geotech

  • Case study - CO2 monitoring for Kerry Foods

    About the customer Kerry Foods, based in Okehampton, England develops, manufactures and delivers technology based ingredients for the worldwide food and beverage industry The Geotech product G100 CO2 analyser How the company operates The Kerry Foods plant processes food ingredients, such as fruit conserves and confectionery ...


    By Geotech

  • Case study - Geotech’s portable and fixed biogas monitors give worldwide reliability

    Used in varied biogas applications in over 60 countries worldwide, these three examples from the Netherlands, Thailand and Czech Republic show how reliability, accuracy and simplicity of use are critical for Geotech’s anaerobic digestion (AD) customers’ business operations. Leading product quality is backed up by full after-sales care, through local support centres and full technical ...


    By Geotech

  • Case study - Biogas contractor and generator using Geotech’s product

    The plant generates biogas from the waste water of their pig farm; the biogas is used as a means for waste to energy to make the farm self-sustainable Geotech works closely with their distributor within the Thai biogas market, currently their Thai distributor in Bangkok, Entech has delivered over 150 fixed and portable Geotech gas analysers to biogas plants throughout Thailand. The ...


    By Geotech

  • Mold remediation resulting from Hurricane Katrina case study

    Service performed: Mold remediation Summary: To address water and mold damage incurred as result of Hurricane Katrina hitting the Mississippi coastal areas in 2005, EFI Global performed mold investigation, surveying, and remediation services at one of the nation’s leading facilities for the design, engineering, construction, and life cycle support of ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • Top 7 Causes of Mold in Commercial Properties

    Mold growth within commercial buildings is a common concern for building occupants, as it has been linked to a number of health effects and can be found lurking within the walls and within ventilation systems, oftentimes going undetected for long periods of time. Here are the top seven causes of mold in commercial properties and what you need to know to prevent them. Improper Operation and ...


    By Karl & Associates Inc.

  • The Measurement and Prediction of Conditions within Indoor Microenvironments

    Biocontaminants, such as dust mites and microfungi, can live in building habitats with a spatial scale of only a few millimetres. With the recent development of very small size microchip-based sensors, it is now practicable to measure the humidity at different locations within these microenvironments. In the laboratory study described here, sensors were used to measure the conditions in a number ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Tips for Facility Managers Tasked with Mitigating Indoor Allergy Complaints

    When an employee comes to work and develops allergy symptoms that improve or go away once they leave their work environment, it is often a good indication that there are indoor allergens in the building.  Once an employee recognizes that this is likely the case, they will often speak to their supervisor or human resources department to share their concerns.  At this time, in many ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Fires at Composting Facilities: Causes and Conditions

    The subject of fires at composting facilities is a bad news/good news situation. The bad news is that fires are more common than we realize. Ask a group of facility operators if they have had to deal with a fire, and the majority will quietly admit they have. The good news is that we don’t realize that fires are fairly common at composting facilities. Most are neither frequent nor destructive ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Bioventing

    Introduction Bioventing is a promising new technology that stimulates the natural in situ biodegradation of any aerobically degradable compounds in soil by providing oxygen to existing soil microorganisms. In contrast to soil vapor vacuum extraction, bioventing uses low air flow rates to provide only enough oxygen to sustain microbial activity. Oxygen is most commonly supplied through direct air ...

  • Professional Pest Manager Magazine

    In the last issue of Professional Pest Manager (PPM), we talked with western Sydney based pest manager, Greg Morrison, about his use of the Green Eye Termite Monitoring and Baiting Station. For this issue, we tracked down Greg, who operates Antibug Pest Control and his senior technician, Robert Guiffre, checking out a job which both men reckoned had become a major headache. The good news was that ...

  • Biosolids Composter Satisfies Customers and Neighbors

    A ticket to Penn State football games isn’t the only hard thing to come by in State College, Pennsylvania. So is the biosolids compost produced by State College’s University Area Joint Authority (UAJA) wastewater treatment plant. “For the last four years, we’ve been sold out before we’ve made the compost,” says Stephen Welch, who manages the UAJA composting plant. All biosolids generated — about ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Superinsulated Houses

    Superinsulated building is a method of energy-efficient construction that can be adapted to any structure, commercial or residential, in any climate. A superinsulated (SI) home can save 75% of the annual energy costs for heating and cooling compared to a standard home, and is also more comfortable and healthy for the occupants. SI houses can be of any design—Colonial, Victorian, Contemporary, ...


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