Multi-distributed wireless sensors for monitoring a long distance transport in a reefer container

Jimenez Ariza, Heidi Tatiana and Correa Hernando, Eva Cristina and Diezma Iglesias, Belen and Moya Gonzalez, Adolfo and Arranz Saiz, Francisco Javier and Barreiro Elorza, Pilar (2015). Multi-distributed wireless sensors for monitoring a long distance transport in a reefer container. "International Journal of Postharvest Technology And Innovation" ; pp. 1-18. ISSN 1744-7550. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJPTI.2015.074327.

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Title: Multi-distributed wireless sensors for monitoring a long distance transport in a reefer container
Author/s:
  • Jimenez Ariza, Heidi Tatiana
  • Correa Hernando, Eva Cristina
  • Diezma Iglesias, Belen
  • Moya Gonzalez, Adolfo
  • Arranz Saiz, Francisco Javier
  • Barreiro Elorza, Pilar
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: International Journal of Postharvest Technology And Innovation
Date: 2015
ISSN: 1744-7550
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Department: Otro
UPM's Research Group: Técnicas Avanzadas en Agroalimentación LPF-TAGRALIA
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The study of the temperature gradients in cold stores and containers is a critical issue in the food industry for the quality assurance of products during transport and for minimising losses. This work presents an analysis of the temperatures during the refrigerated transport of 4,320 kg of blueberries in a reefer (set point temperature at ?1ºC) on a container ship from Montevideo (Uruguay) to Verona (Italy). The monitoring was performed by using semi-passive RFID loggers (TurboTag cards). The objective was to carry out a multi-distributed supervision using low-cost, wireless and autonomous sensors for the characterisation of the distribution and spatial gradients of temperatures during a long distance transport. Data analysis shows spatial (phase space) and temporal sequencing diagrams and reveals a significant heterogeneity of temperature at different locations in the container, which highlights the ineffectiveness of a temperature control system based on a single sensor, as is usually done.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Madrid Regional GovernmentS2013/ABI-2747TAVSUnspecifiedTecnologías Avanzadas en Vigilancia Sanitaria
Government of SpainGL2008-05267-C03-03UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified

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Item ID: 38563
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/38563/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:38563
DOI: 10.1504/IJPTI.2015.074327
Official URL: https://www.inderscience.com/info/inarticle.php?artid=74327
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 22 Jan 2016 15:40
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2019 15:42
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