- May 23, 2013
- American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST)
- Case Study
The pressure sensors are serving as components in a wireless remote monitoring system that ensures optimal operations of safety trailers used on remote sites as emergency first aid stations.
May 23, 2013 - American Sensor Technologies (AST) pressure sensors are serving as components in a remote monitoring system that ensures optimal operations of safety trailers used on remote sites as emergency first aid stations. Mining, construction, oil fields and other industrial sites are often located miles away from medical facilities. Nomadic safety trailers are equipped with a variety of first aid equipment to immediately address medical conditions and stabilize an injured person until the arrival of first responders. To help monitor the readiness of their remote safety trailers, Nomadic uses a monitoring system from Global Monitoring to check the various operating parameters of each trailer. Integrated with AST pressure sensors and other transducers installed on the safety trailers, Global Monitoring’s Messenger Remote Monitor tracks essential operating parameters of the Nomadic safety trailers on a 24/7 basis including: including water temperature and levels, fuel levels, AC power and generator status. AST44LP Series Low Pressure Transducers monitor water levels of tanks installed in the trailers that supply an emergency shower and eyewash station. As water is dispensed from the emergency shower at a rate of 20 gallons of water per minute and from the eyewash at a rate of 3 -4 gallons of water, Nomadic constantly monitors water level in the 315 gallon water tank so there is always water available for use. Processing data provided by these Class I, Division I intrinsically safe pressure transmitters, the Messenger Remote Monitor provides periodic status reports to Nomadic Safety on water usage to indicate if trailers must be serviced before regular maintenance. The Messenger also sends alerts if AST Pressure Sensors indicate that water levels are below pre-programmed points. The Messenger Remote Monitor automatically sends updates and service requests to key personnel via satellite as many remote sites do not have adequate cellular service or none at all. The Messenger uses low-Earth-orbit (LEO) communication satellites that orbit just a few hundred miles above the Earth’s surface to provide cost-effective tracking, monitoring and messaging capabilities to and from anywhere in the world. About Nomadic Safety Nomadic Safety is a premium manufacturer of all-weather medical safety trailers that perform as an on-site, self-contained medical safety station at remote heavy industrial sites. The company’s state-of-the-art safety trailers were meticulously designed to perform as a first responder facility and render interim stabilization and comfort while waiting for medical assistance. Founded in 2006, Nomadic Safety’s goal is to ensure that all dangerous work sites are equipped to handle unexpected emergencies with proper safety gear and training. About Global Monitoring LLC Global Monitoring is a leading supplier of industrial-grade remote monitoring and control systems. In its 25 year history, Global Monitoring has delivered over ten-thousand systems to the chemical, water and environmental markets to monitor tank levels, equipment conditions and various other parameters. Global Monitoring designs and supports its own products, with all manufacturing performed in the Philadelphia area. About American Sensor Technologies, Inc. American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) manufactures pressure sensors, transducers, transmitters and switches for pressure and level measurement with the best price to performance ratio in the industry. With pressure ranges from 5 inches of water column to 60,000 PSI and various material and output signal options, AST can design a standard or custom pressure sensor for liquids and gases that is cost-effective and reliable. Manufactured in New Jersey, AST products are built with a full selection of approvals including; ABS, Explosion-proof, Intrinsically Safe, and Non-Incendive ratings.Learn More
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