- Lack of on-site office or trailer or Internet connection for the Data Center (dedicated to data retrieval and site monitoring), and
- Challenging communication equipment strategies to wirelessly and continuously move the data from the field stations (instruments) to the Data Center.
For many projects, especially those with standard radio modems, project servers have to be located close to the site to gather the data that is wirelessly and continuously transmitted. Cell modems, however, continuously deliver data packets through the Internet which means that the data server CAN be moved away from site offices and trailers to the centralized and off-site Greenlight System Data Center.
Now you’ll find the Greenlight Environmental Monitoring System in our new and much larger Morristown location!
Did you know that a Greenlight system can be equipped with cellular modems to enhance its data handling capabilities? These devices use a conventional cellular network (such as Verizon or AT&T), to transmit data from the field station while providing access to Greenlight system’s web-based applications.
Why do we care about particles floating around in our air? Small, inhalable particles are themselves pollutants that have shown to cause illness and chronic diseases such as asthma and certain types of lung cancer. Particles are also excellent indicators (or surrogates) for measuring other pollutants such as vapors and gases. By measuring the aerodynamic size of particles in our air, it is possible to identify and sometimes “fingerprint” them so that we can reduce or stop local sources of pollution immediately. The goal AND end result are to develop as clean a living and working area as possible.
The Greenlight System product line has matured rapidly in 2010, and project deployment has kept pace. Here are a few numbers that tell the story.
There are seven Greenlight Systems deployed at customer sites (see story above).
- These Greenlight Systems have a cumulative run time of 113 weeks.
- The newest Greenlight System project is just 2 weeks old.
- The longest running (of the currently deployed projects) is 72 weeks long.
- These systems have a total of 37 field monitoring stations.
- These stations contain a total of 56 measurement instruments, including 32 dust monitors, 14 photo-ionization detectors, 3 multi-gas meters, 5 full-service weather stations and 2 wind speed and direction indicators.
For every Greenlight System installation, the Emilcott engineering and EHS team is on stand-by to ensure that environmental monitoring and data transmission are uninterrupted. When unique problems or changes in project scope are introduced, Emilcott is there to help.
Recently, a client tackled a familiar project challenge — getting electric power to the field monitoring stations across a large and remote jobsite. The Greenlight stations are portable and can run on AC or DC power.