I would recommend that your starting point is to find industrial grade sensors that are suited to your task. For example the difficult bit is usually physically interfacing the sensor into the plumbing (pipework) of the system that you're trying to monitor. Given the industrial solution that you're looking for – I'm not sure if matrix will have anything that will physically work for you - however if you use Dr Google on the web I'm sure you will find what you're looking for.
Once you have found a suitable sensor the next step is to work out how to interface it into the MIAC from an electrical perspective.In my experience this is a relatively simple process
Most sensors are generally either one of the following interfaces
If your centre has any one or more of these then a combination of the MIAC plus the advance modules will allow you to interface and collect data.
Alarming and output control from the MIAC is very straightforward as it has a number of output interfaces on the main body plus a whole range of industrial interfaces on the advanced expansion modules.
I have used both MIAC and the advanced expansion modules quite effectively – one of them has a SD card which you can use for logging purposes.
Have a look at the matrix website in the MIAC section for further information – is there some really good stuff in there including documentation and examples to get you started.
Also there are new my MIACs coming out (these have a greater range of interfaces on the main body) – it's worthwhile checking these out
Very interested to see how you progress with this – keepers posted and good luck
All the best