Wine In-process Remote Monitoring System
Wine In-process Remote Monitoring System (WIReMS) is a concept of an integrated platform meant to perform real-time monitoring and control of wine fermentation. Fermentation is by far the most important in wine production process. Winemakers commonly experience sluggish or stuck fermentations due to not-complete consumption of sugars operated by yeast. This fact can decrease efficiency, cause loss in wine quality and potentially lead to economical loss. Monitoring is currently carried on by taking manual samples of the product, followed by laboratory analysis. This project intends to develop and apply a real-time monitoring system, using sensing nodes placed inside the wine production line and applied to the tanks, to measure critical parameters affecting wine quality. The measurements are taken at the same time, and collected by a central concentrator. Data are stored and elaborated by a computer program and shown by a web application. These data will be used primarily by the oenologist to monitor production and apply corrective measures, and also to provide feedbacks to several stakeholders: head of production, and even sales manager, final customers and consumers.