Background

There are two types of TetraScience installations:

  • Self installation: You install the hardware yourself using instructions provided by TetraScience.
  • Managed installation: A TetraScience engineer visits your facility and performs the installation with your oversight and occasional involvement.

Installation prerequisites differ based on the type of installation. Whether you are doing a self or managed installation, the following information will be necessary to ensure that the process is as efficient as possible.

For all installation types

  1.  Prerequisite:
    For power monitoring installations, a spreadsheet of all target devices including all required metadata (asset #, type, manufacturer, model, location) and any optional metadata.
    Why it matters:
    This is both an installation checklist and is used for initially loading device metadata into the TetraScience Dashboard.
  2. Prerequisite:
    All networking prerequisites are met for all targeted devices
    Why it matters:
    All TetraScience solutions require connecting hardware to the internet, so suitable network coverage is critical.
  3. Prerequisite:
    Available power receptacle for all targeted devices. In the case of power monitors, the power receptacle only matters for the component of interest (often an autosampler in a multi-component system). Each power receptacle must additionally meet the following prerequisites.
  • Proximity: Be located within 2 meters of the targeted devices
  • Clearance: Have 20 centimeters (~1 inch) of clearance in front of them
  • Plug type: Support 3-prong NEMA 5-15 electrical plugs. If the targeted device or system component has a non-standard electrical plug, please also make note of it in the spreadsheet.

    Why it matters:
    All TetraScience hardware is powered by building electricity, so the proper electrical receptacles are critical.

For managed installations:

  1. Prerequisite:
    All conditions in previous section have been met
  2. Prerequisite:
    Digital version of the building floor plans with markings that indicate the position of all targeted instruments
    Why it matters:
    A spreadsheet with location information is usually not enough to target the correct instrument. A floor plan provides an important secondary check.

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