Temperature monitoring (TEMO)

We have an established track record, gained over more than a decade of conducting automated temperature monitoring services for international clients, across a wide range of commodities (including biomass, feed and food). This expertise helps in understanding temperature behaviour and suggest preventive actions for warehouses/cargo owners.

Strengths of this service

We offer a unique perspective to ensure they receive sustainable added value by combining inspection and logistics expertise with the insight obtained from continuous coordination between parties involved throughout all stages of the value chain.

  • We offer a cost-effective solution to generate continuous temperature monitoring, allowing for trend analysis

  • The Peterson Temperature Monitoring (TEMO) system, can provide biomass and feeds temperature monitoring and gives real-time insights into the behaviour of temperature within a stockpile

Temperature monitoring (TEMO)

Monitoring self-heating in stockpiles and analysing the trends in temperature is a necessity, yet from a costs perspective frequent manual measurements are too expensive and produce only a snapshot, rather than providing constant observation and the full picture.

The characteristics of biomass create a potential safety risk for persons entering storage facilities due to the possibility that gases such as ‘CO – CO2 – H2 – CH4’ are present. Because of the presence of these gases, personnel entering these warehouses may suffer serious consequences and therefore biomass temperature monitoring is essential.

The portable Peterson TEMO system can be used for various different applications and is a wireless, easy-to-use system which automates the process of temperature monitoring in (floating) storage facilities. In addition to record keeping and reporting, this service sends automatic alerts when set parameters are exceeded.

The TEMO system:

  • Is easy-to-use, and is non-disruptive with no need for expensive hardwired infrastructure
  • Allows global access to information when and where you need it
  • Gives 24/7 temperature monitoring and trend analysis
  • Gives real-time alarms and alerts allowing you to take preventive action, run reports, and keep log files for your records and compliance
  • Provides automated periodic (weekly, monthly or yearly) reports per sensor (graph, statistic) and gas measuring on request
  • Uses probes in various lengths, so by installing multiple probes grid wise an entire parcel can be covered/monitored.

European Commodities Exchange – Warsaw

In 2023, the Grain and Feed Chamber will host the 63rd edition of the European Commodities Exchange (ECE), which will be held for the first time in Central- Eastern Europe, Poland. Control Union will be there. Please visit our booth!

European commodity exchange Warsaw 2023

Industries we work in

We perform our inspection services in the following industries:




Biomass and biofuels

Coal, minerals and iron ore




(Precious) metals

Molasses and vegetable oils


Fly ash, lime, cement and sand

Waste and recycling

grain silo commodity inspections

How can we help you?

Do you want specific information on our Commodity Inspection services? Or would you like to have a quotation? Do not hesitate to contact us or find your nearest local office.