# Refinery Watching

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### What we want to do

We are setting up 24/7 observation stations to monitor refinerys. This is a pilot program for a DIY observation station that is cheap, easy to construct, reasonably reliable, and produces usable data.

### Scenarios

• The first location is on a covered porch so it is protected from the weather and does not have to look thru a window. Power is readily available. Internet is not available since there is no phone line to the structure. Cell coverage is good.

• The second location will be inside looking thru a window at one flare.

### Equipment List

We would like you to help with an equipment list, sources, and prices. The first scenario should take more equipment while the second should be a subset of the first.

• WIFI cell hot spot It should have WiFi and an e-net port. AT&T is about $50/month with 1 yr contract. • RaspberryPI Processor for the data capture and transmission. Are there real security concerns connecting this to the Internet? • PIcam • Low resolution thermal imaging sensor and interface I am thinking of the 16 pixel thermopile device. This could be used to determine when to take a picture/spectrum along with general temperature measurements. • Two spectrometers There are 2 flares visible from the location. • Particle sensor A port of the DustDuino to RPi? • USB powered hub RPi has low power on the USB port. The following can probably be lumped together. • misc. cables • power supplies • misc. mounting hardware: a desk vise ($27)
• web Storage
• software

### Questions and next steps

What do we need to do next?