5 Processes Made Easier with WiFi Temperature Sensors

5 Processes Made Easier with WiFi Temperature Sensors

Wireless temperature sensors are instruments that collect data at programmed intervals and transmit it to a computer using WiFi. Choosing a wireless logger means you can automate your processes, improve the accuracy of your temperature monitoring and take corrective actions more quickly if your temperatures fall outside set parameters. Check out our blog, 5 Benefits of Remote Temperature Monitoring for Businesses, to learn more about the advantages of a digital system.

In this guide, we’ll discuss five different processes ideal for wireless temperature monitoring, why they benefit from the switch, and the WiFi sensors that work perfectly for them. All of the WiFi temperature sensors are from the ETI ThermaData range, which comes with free software and a free app with no download or subscription fees.


1. Cold food storage 

Fresh and frozen foods must be monitored continually for food safety, from production to sale and service. Manually recording fridge/freezer temperatures several times every day can be very time-consuming for businesses. Errors or outages can have a serious impact on their reputation and finances as well as on public health. WiFi loggers can help food businesses streamline their processes whilst avoiding costly damages.

The ThermaData WiFi TD2TC is a two-channel logger compatible with thermocouple probes. You can position it outside of your fridge/freezer and monitor two units at once.

Like all ThermaData WiFi loggers, the software is completely free, and you can choose to receive real-time email alerts and push notifications if readings fall outside your set parameters.

We recommend pairing it with Food Simulant probes because, unlike traditional sensors which only monitor the air temperature inside the fridge, they provide a more accurate reflection of the actual food temperature.

The benefit is that instant alerts will only be triggered if a genuine deviation in the temperature affects the food’s quality and safety. This means users won’t receive false alarms due to temporary fluctuations caused by factors like opening the fridge door for a short duration.



2. Ambient storage (temperature and humidity)

Many materials are sensitive to environmental conditions, and improper storage can damage their safety, quality, and effectiveness. These can include grains and other agricultural goods, pharmaceuticals, museum artefacts, and zoo animals. Combined room temperature and humidity loggers can help ensure these items are kept safe at all times.

The ThermaData WiFi HTD wireless logger makes monitoring environmental conditions easy and accurate. Simply program your high/low alarms for both the temperature and humidity sensors and your desired interval rate and set the logger in place.

You can view readings on-screen or from a remote device, and receive notifications when your high/low alarms are triggered. This means corrective actions can be taken quickly to maintain an optimal environment and keep items protected from damage.


3. Pharmaceuticals 

Some medicines and vaccines must be stored at specific temperatures to ensure they remain safe and effective. Pharmacies and hospitals must ensure they are stored correctly at all times to comply with regulations. WiFi loggers can make this compliance much easier, with robust data that certifies safe storage temperatures around the clock.

The ThermaData WiFi Pharm wireless logger is specifically designed for accurate pharmaceutical monitoring. It features a glycol-encased probe which simulates the temperature of medicines and vaccines.

Like food simulant probes, the benefit is that notifications will only be triggered if a genuine deviation in the temperature affects product safety.



4. Room temperature (offices, factories and communal spaces)

Room temperature monitoring ensures safe and comfortable conditions are maintained. This helps keep office and factory workers at optimal temperatures for comfort and productivity. In addition, vulnerable people like hospital and care home residents should often remain at safe temperatures to prevent hypothermia.

A wireless temperature sensor is beneficial as it allows ambient temperatures to be checked remotely. This is ideal if management is situated in a different building, so they can oversee temperatures without having to be on-site. It also provides a more thorough account of how room temperature fluctuates throughout the days and seasons, helping to maintain comfortable conditions and ensure compliance with safety standards.

With one internal sensor for ambient monitoring, the ThermaData WiFi TD is the ideal wireless logger for tracking room temperatures. Designed and made in the UK and supplied with a free calibration certificate, users can be confident readings are accurate.


5. Cryogenics 

The benefit of choosing a wireless sensor with switchable probes is that it can be tailored to very specific applications. Pairing a Cryo probe with the ThermaData WiFi TD2TC enables users to accurately measure ultra-low temperatures remotely.

The Cryo probe measures temperatures down to -250 °C, so it’s ideal for processes like storing laboratory materials in cryogenic storage tanks or cryogenic freezing. Choosing a WiFi logger for these processes keeps valuable materials safe and ensures compliance.



WiFi data loggers can improve many different temperature measurement processes. Some key applications include storing temperature-sensitive goods like food and pharmaceuticals, but more niche processes like cryogenics also benefit from wireless temperature sensing. And with many more compatible probes available, there are still lots of options for customising a wireless temperature sensor to your specific requirements.

Whatever your application, wireless data logging will save time on daily temperature checks and streamline your processes. Plus, free user-friendly software makes integrating a new temperature monitoring system into your business easy and cost-effective.

Wondering how to integrate remote temperature sensors into your business? Contact us to discuss your requirements.



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