Monitoring of humidity and temperature in wine cellars
The process of maturation of the wine bottles and barrels in cellars requires carefully protected climatic conditions that are stable over time. It is especially important to control the temperature and humidity of the environment, creating an ideal microclimate for bottles and barrels.
Optimal temperature conditions should be between 12 and 16 °C for red wines and between 10 and 12 °C for white wines. In particular, it is important to avoid sudden changes in temperature and temperatures that are too high or too low.
Humidity should be kept constantly between 70-80 %rh. Very low humidity air is harmful to wine because it favors uncontrolled evaporation and oxidation.
In addition the air inside the cellar must be able to circulate freely: the measurement of carbon dioxide (CO2) levels is used to assess the quality of the air and the degree of ventilation. Finally it is also necessary to keep the environment protected from outside light, monitoring the lux levels within the cellar can prevent excessive aging of wine induced by light.
Thanks to the RMS system, all these parameters can be monitored simultaneously in an automatic and continuous way. The RMS miniloggers are the perfect solution for monitoring wine cellars, taking advantage of the system's modular features.
Celler owners and mangers can easily review and manage all the critical factors that have a major impact on maintaining ideal climatic conditions from their products. Ease of access and clear visibility of data ensure preventative and corrective actions can quickly be taken to manage any issues.
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- Easy installation of wireless loggers
- Cutting costs and improving product performance
- The most accurate measuring instruments available on the market
- Sending alarms via e-mail, SMS and phone
- Measures relative humidity, temperature, CO2 and brightness.
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