We often discuss outside risks to your business — burglary, vandalism, trespassing, etc. But the truth is that when it comes to the welfare of your employees (and your bottom line), internal risk factors can cause just as much damage. That is why we believe every New Jersey business should look into Environmental and Process Monitoring.
What is Environmental and Process Monitoring?
In its simplest terms, Environmental Monitoring refers to a system of tools that allow you to monitor the environment of your facility. This can include flood and freeze detection, natural gas and carbon monoxide detection, and temperature monitoring. Process Monitoring, on the other hand, refers to the monitoring of your equipment and machinery. This might include the monitoring of pressure levels, the run state of automated machinery, and general power levels of your facility.
We group these things together because of the high impact they both have on operational efficiency and risk prevention.
Why does your New Jersey business need them?
1. Reduce Risk of Damage to Inventory and Equipment
As we discussed above, environmental and process monitoring often include things like pressure monitoring and flood detection. If you’ve ever dealt with a flooded basement or a drenched car, you know how much damage water can cause. This goes double for your organization’s facility — especially if heavy machinery is involved. In the event of a flood or even just a severe storm, severe damage to equipment, inventory, and the facility itself is not uncommon. Pressure can have a similar effect, not necessarily to your facility or goods (though this isn’t unheard of), but to your machinery.
Thankfully, with flood detection and pressure monitoring technology, the risk of damage being caused by these two sources can be significantly reduced. And because the cost to replace equipment and repair your facility can be astronomical (not to mention the added hassle of filing insurance claims), the investment is well worth it.
2. Keep Production on Schedule
For manufacturers, a halted production line can be a devasting loss to your bottom line. If you have machinery that isn’t operating correctly, if you are dealing with damages like the ones mentioned above, or if you are experiencing a power failure, your production schedule could be significantly delayed. And a delay in production typically means bad news for the satisfaction of your clients and your overall revenue. Power monitoring and run state monitoring can help you avoid these unsavory outcomes. Here at Supreme, we keep an eye on our customers’ power systems and alert them to any anomalies so that they can be quickly addressed. We also offer the facilitation of monitoring and control of run state.
3. Protect Your Employees
Did you know that carbon monoxide is the number one cause of poisoning deaths in the US with over 400 unintentional deaths each year? Add the 20,000 annual visits to the emergency room CO causes, and it isn’t hard to see why carbon monoxide detectors are required by law in all buildings that contain fuel-burning appliances or have an attached garage. Thankfully, with Environmental and Process Monitoring, you can receive CO and natural gas detection devices that will sound an alarm BEFORE the levels become dangerous. And if you work with a company like Supreme, you can even get a custom detection system specifically built for a large commercial facility.
4. Ensure Integrity of Temperature Sensitive Products and Processes
Temperature tends to be a point of argument in many businesses. Some people run hot, others cold, and the battle between them seems to remain strong throughout the year. But for organizations with processes and products that require a specific temperature range, these squabbles are the least of your concerns. If your business houses a refrigerated room or handles perishable goods, an unplanned increase or decrease to the temperature in a specific area of your facility could lead to massive losses. Luckily, environmental and process monitoring often includes temperature monitoring. Here at Supreme, we offer temperature control systems that allow you to control and monitor the temperatures of your facility and equipment remotely, so you never have to worry about the integrity of your products or processes.
Get Environmental and Process Monitoring for your organization!
If you think any aspect of environmental or process monitoring could help your business reduce risk and improve safety, be sure to contact us. We can help you design the perfect system for your organization. If you’d like to read more about our services click here. To get in touch with us click here.