New technology connecting old treatments to current times
in the field of conservation of artistic and cultural heritage is a constant challenge due to the historical and economic value of the assets and the impossibility of using chemicals given their delicate state of conservation. Multiple types of insects such as termites, woodworm, moths, wood beetles, booklice and cockroaches, among others, constantly threaten the preservation of our historical heritage, as well as artworks from private collections. In the face of this problem, early detection in the event of infestation and periodic preventative treatment are crucial.
Anoxia is a procedure that pest controllers has carried out for decades as a service for art conservators and restorers, libraries and museums. Anoxia treatments allow for the total extermination of insects from any object, through oxygen deprivation, in a controlled environment, for a specified period of time.
SAMI Smart Anoxia
is the technological tool that revolutionises oxygen deprivation treatments by simplifying the procedure and reducing their costs and multiplying the possibilities for applying it. Expand your customer portfolio now by including Anoxia in your range of services offered. The treatment takes place in a controlled environment, inside a bubble with a polibarrier film that an operator makes tailored to the objects to be treated. The control of the conditions inside the bubble is done automatically and autonomously by the Sami Smart Anoxia control unit, which is also inserted inside the bubble. It is a small, innovative high-tech IoT (Internet of Things) device powered by batteries, which wirelessly transmits to the cloud and in real-time the information that captured by multiple sensors on the conditions inside the bubble.
The information available through the Internet on a control panel accessible anywhere and from any device such as mobiles, tablets and other IT equipment. In real-time and remotely, you will know the parameters of the level of oxygen, humidity and temperature. The control panel allows you to check the current status and manage the development of the treatment, days remaining, identification and sending of alerts in the event of anomalies… it even allows for reporting to the end customer with your brand, logo, and contact details.
Sami Smart Anoxia eliminates the use of dangerous gases and humidifiers. It is only necessary to include in the treatment bubble the oxygen scavengers and humidity control bags provided in the equipment. A single operator can travel with all the necessary equipment to perform the treatment in situ and without any risk. Sami Smart Anoxia is recommended for both preventative and curative treatment.
Traditionally it is a very expensive, slow and complex procedure, since it is done manually, due to the lack of technology in the market. An operator is needed to check the environmental conditions and oxygen levels daily throughout the duration of the treatment and other additional operator to transport and install the heavy equipment between them. Moreover, special permits and vehicles are required for the transport of dangerous gases such as nitrogen, argon or carbon dioxide.
How does it work? In four easy steps:
1. Cut the roll of polibarrier film to create a sealed chamber of the size that best fits the elements to be treated.
2. Insert the infested objects together with the oxygen scavengers and humidity control bags and the SAMI Smart Anoxia control unit.
3. Complete the final sealing of the bubble and extract the excess air if necessary. The router that sends all the data to the server remains outside.
4. Conditions inside the bubble are remotely checked through the control panel. When treatment is over, all the insects, whether eggs, larvae, nymphs or adults, have perished due to the absence of oxygen.
Upon opening the bubble cut at one end, considering that they are reusable. If what is desired is to store the treated object, keep them in the sealed bubble and they will be protected, not only against insects, if not against all external agents.