28 June Monitoring of Stable Climate in Animal Husbandry June 28, 2019 By Gina Wurms agriculture, animal husbandry |Bluetooth Low Energy|, |VOC|, |temperature|, |humidity| 0 In animal husbandry, a condition monitoring solution ensures real-time monitoring of emissions and maintenance of an optimal climate in the stable. At a glance monitoring of farm animal emissions, air quality control notification when limit values are exceeded avoidance of limit value excess through predictive alerting Problem Definition Air quality in stables has a direct impact on the health of animals and farm workers. High concentrations of harmful gases can affect both livestock protection and production efficiency. Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from animal husbandry pose a health hazard for workers in stables that should not be underestimated. In addition to gas concentration, temperature and relative humidity are other important factors influencing air quality in stables. Solution A condition monitoring system senses gas concentration, temperature and humidity in the barn and ensures that the desired air quality is maintained. A comparison with defined target values ensures that the concentration of harmful gases is not too high. If limit values are exceeded, persons in charge are automatically notified so that immediate action can be taken and the required air quality can be restored. Predictive notifications can also be sent, for example when a rise in temperature is measured in the barn. As the production of harmful or foreign gases increases with temperature, an early warning can prevent a deterioration of air quality. Technical Implementation Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons with special sensor functions are installed in the area to be monitored. In addition, a small number of infsoft Locator Nodes are installed. Based on the sensor functions, the beacons determine the concentration of different gases, the temperature and the relative humidity in the area to be monitored. The acquired data is sent via Bluetooth to a Locator Node within range and then transmitted to the infsoft LocAware platform®. Here, the data is intelligently processed and made available via web services. Using the infsoft Automation Engine, the status information is linked to conditions, so that actions such as sending notifications to agricultural workers can be triggered automatically if limit values are exceeded. Predictive alerting can also be implemented using the web-based tool. If a high risk of a limit value being exceeded is predicted, the warning can be used to take countermeasures in good time. The reporting functions of infsoft Analytics enable verification of compliance with the targeted climate in the stable. Use Case PDF for Download Get the white paper for free Great introduction to the topic of indoor positioning Download Related Articles Livestock Monitoring and Management System This use case describes the implementation of an animal tracking system in order to give farmers the ability to trace the animals’ activity levels, health, and feeding status. Read More Condition Monitoring in Archive Rooms This use case by infsoft describes how a condition monitoring system ensures the long-term preservation of sensitive documents in archive rooms. Read More Condition Monitoring with Information Display for Optimal Wine Maturation A condition monitoring system ensures the optimal environmental conditions for successful wine maturation and storage. E-Ink displays provide modern information for local staff. Read More Cold Chain Monitoring in Food Logistics A smart tracking and condition monitoring system can help efficiently manage the storage, shipment, and distribution of products that need a temperature-controlled environment. Read More Monitoring of Environmental Conditions in Pharmaceutical Storage A real-time tracking and condition monitoring system makes it easy to maintain appropriate temperature conditions when storing pharmaceutical products. Read More Condition Monitoring During Cheese Ripening A condition monitoring system ensures optimal environmental conditions for cheese ripening. Read More Comments are closed.