One of the projects I am involved in is a smokery producing cured and smoked fish and meat.
We have a cure chamber (used to produce salamis, cured hams etc), cold smoker (used to produce cold smoked salmon) and chiller (used for air drying bacon) and for each of these three spaces I would ideally like to be able to:
- Monitor the temperature and relative humidity remotely
- Log data locally as a backup
- Set notifications that trigger if either T or H stray out of a defined band
I’ve looked at the getting started guide and my interpretation is that the emonBASE and three emonTH will do the first two but it looks like that notifications and alarms on emoncms might be in the works but not yet available?
I’m also interested in monitoring the building’s electricity consumption. The building has a single phase supply feeding into a dumb meter.
Am I right in thinking that for this I would need to add an emonTx and CT sensor and then that would communicate with the emonBASE?
Again I would like to be able to trigger a notification if the building’s power drops out. I suppose in that scenario emoncms stops receiving data but is there any functionality that triggers alarms or notification in that eventuality?
This combination sounds like the most cost-effective option. Is there any reason why I should go for the emonPI over the combination of emonBASE and emonTX?
Final question: my understanding of linux is zero. How much do I need to learn in order to be able to make this setup work?
Thanks in advance!