Remote monitoring of refrigeration plant and cold rooms

Many cold store owners opt for remote monitoring of their cold rooms. These monitoring systems can typically send SMS and EMAIL notifications in the event of an alarm condition being present. Alarm conditions can be anything from temperature to plant failure (example: oil pressure drop, compressor trip, fan trip etc.) and can monitor various equipment including refrigeration systems, mobile racking and security systems amongst others.

These systems can send daily reports to the maintenance contractors as well as the client feeding back on the current health of the plant and cold room while constantly monitoring the plant to send alarm notifications instantly in the event of a component failure.

Operators can log in remotely to go through and analyse all plant parameters in fine detail which helps technicians find faults long before they can materialise into anything serious allowing them to go through the system thoroughly before sending a team out to carry out maintenance.

As technology moves forward the good refrigeration contractors will constantly look for ways to use remote monitoring to improve reliability, plant efficiency, save money and streamline the entire experience for all parties.

The pictures on the right show a good example of one of these systems which was installed at Southern Cold Storage in Johannesburg last year. We also made use of evaporative cooling and soft starters among other things to save energy.



For more info please contact Kevin Walter on 011 474 2022 or