Publication
Title
New generation monitoring devices for heritage guardians to detect multiple events and hazards
Author
Abstract
Environmental parameters such as temperature, relative humidity, visible light, UV radiation and pollution influence the deterioration rate of heritage items. To judge on the environmental appropriateness for heritage conservation, it is therefore important to monitor the environment. Often, an incomplete set of environmental parameters is measured, or sporadic or time-averaged measurements are performed. As a result, a wide range of undesirable situations and hazards remain unnoticed. This might lead to an underestimation of environmental dangers (i.e., inaccurate judgement) or to inappropriate mitigation measures (i.e., inaccurate decision making). We present an innovative and user-friendly monitoring device that simultaneously and continuously measures (1) environmental parameters and (2) material behavior. An extended combination of off-the-shelf sensors for temperature, relative humidity, air speed, CO2, NO2, O-3 and particulate matter are connected to a multipurpose datalogger. In-house developed sensors for the shrinkage and expansion behavior of wood, as well as sensors for metal corrosion rates are connected to the same datalogger. Such extended monitoring shows the identification of a wider range of undesirable situations, and it facilitates the search for correlations between such situations and the sources that cause them, i.e., the hazards.
Language
English
Source (journal)
IOP conference series : materials science and engineering. - Bristol, 2009, currens
Publication
Bristol : Iop publishing ltd, 2018
ISSN
1757-8981 [print]
1757-899X [online]
Volume/pages
364(2018), p. 1-9
Article Reference
UNSP 012056
ISI
000452025100056
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Subject
Art 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 28.06.2018
Last edited 17.08.2021
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