Modern companies are more aware of the value of data collected in the field and how it can ensure their equipment, systems and processes stay environmentally safe, efficient and productive. 

What is environmental monitoring? 

While the use is broad.  It can define as a system of distributed sensors, wireless connectivity, edge computing and visibility tools that monitor conditions, processes and equipment to track environmental health and/or prevent events and failures that can harm the environment. 

Environmental conditions in many cases indicate heat, cold, moisture, vibration and other environmental variables that can be adverse to consistent and reliable equipment operations.