Food Importer and Wholesaler
An importer and wholesaler of specialist foods engaged with KEY regarding our smart sensor diagnostics. They suspected there were problems with one of their large refrigeration units.
The unit was being used to store fine meats, where storage at a consistent temperature is essential for keeping them in premium condition. This is also a UK legal requirement, with the Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995 stating that certain foods must be kept at temperatures either below 8 °C or above 63 °C to ensure they are safe to eat.
Previously, the owners had lost valuable stock, and capacity to fulfill orders through refrigerator malfunctioning.
We installed a smart sensor system which enabled the real-time monitoring of temperature, humidity and human activity.
Through Big Data crunching techniques we constructed a rich representation of environmental conditions over time. This flagged up business-critical problems which were resolved through simple adjustments to assets and procedure.
The sensors also serve as an early warning system, allowing for the identification and preemption of malfunction or sending instant notifications in the event of asset failure.