November’s Image of the Month competition – winner announced!

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Over the last few months Testo UK have been running a monthly competition to name the ‘Testo image of the month‘ with the winner receiving some fantastic Prizes. Thanks so much to all those who took the time to post such great images this month.

So without further ado, let us announce November’s winner, Congratulations @plumbing_ac ! You have won a testo 750 Voltage Tester from testo’s brand new electrical measuring range. And of course your very own Testo mug! Please send us your details via direct message on Twitter and we will get your prize sent out to you.

 

Above is a short video clip on this month’s prize. If you’d like more info please visit our website: www.testo.co.uk

 

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This month’s WINNER! @plumbing_ac Wins a Free testo 750 Voltage Tester!

 

Another great month for images…

A huge thanks to all those who have shared their images with us, we really appreciate it.

Below is the full list of November’s contenders. Thanks again guys, keep up the good work. #teamtesto

 

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Testo’s Saveris 2 provides reliable, low cost, automated temperature monitoring for Stansted Laboratories

Stansted Laboratories is a highly successful UKAS accredited laboratory of 20 staff analysing over 50,000 samples a year in a purpose-built facility.  It specialises in microbiological analysis of water and air, with its main income derived from Legionella testing of water and drinking water bacteriological analysis.

Maintaining precise temperatures within its devices, including incubators, fridges, freezers and water baths and cold room is essential to ensure accuracy and for compliance with the stringent UKAS requirements, as is maintaining a detailed record.  Stansted Laboratories had been monitoring and recording equipment temperatures manually, but as the company grew this became a time consuming, labour intensive activity.

 

Temperature monitoring made simple

Following a site visit, Testo recommended its Saveris 2 system, a highly cost-effective, flexible temperature and humidity data logging solution specifically for small to medium sized applications, which still provides the accuracy and reliability of its larger ‘parent’ system, Saveris 1.

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A Saveris 2 logger being used to measure temperature in Standsted’s UKAS accredited laboratory

 

15 Saveris 2 wireless temperature data loggers are now in use at Stansted Laboratories. Most the loggers are T2 which are being used to monitor temperatures in fridges, fridge freezers and incubators from -25°C to + 50°C, with T3 loggers with specialist flexible probes used for the 50°C water baths and a T1 logger with internal NTC temperature sensor in the cold room.

The T2 data loggers are being used with a Testo Penetration probe NTC with ribbon cable (2 metre length) which is exceptionally flat allowing it to be pushed through narrow openings, such as the door seal of the fridges and incubators without impacting the performance of those units.

 

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Testo’s Saveris 2 is flexible and can also be used for more technical applications, where external probes are required for example

 

The measured temperature values from all the data loggers are automatically recorded by the Saveris 2 system and sent directly over a wireless LAN to the Testo cloud (online storage), requiring no manual intervention.  The information is formatted into an easy to read graphic based report for each data logger and available as a pdf or csv file which can be emailed daily, weekly or monthly.

Stansted Laboratories has opted for a daily report. Furthermore, authorised personnel can access data logger information at any time and from any location with an internet-enabled smartphone, tablet or PC, for maximum convenience.

 

Why is an automated system such an advantage?

For Stansted Laboratories, a key benefit of the Saveris 2 system is the automation.  Anu Tavarasa, Laboratory Manager explains: “we were doing the readings manually, which took us half hour in the morning and another half hour in the afternoon.  We wanted to automate this to save time.  We tried several data loggers but they didn’t work for us as they were taking a long time to download.  The Testo system is exceptionally fast.  Not only has it freed up an hour every day for us to do analysis, but it’s very user friendly.  I like the way we can look at the data online whenever we want; we do this regularly – three times a day at least.  The alerts are also very useful, which come direct to the lab.”

 

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Saveris 2 provides free email alerts, plus up to 25 free SMS alerts a year (per logger), with alert parameters configured by the customer to meet their specific requirements

 

Whilst the accuracy of the system is clearly a huge strength, for Stansted Laboratories the ease of use and flexibility of Saveris 2 has also been a winning combination.  The entire system is automated, needs no maintenance except for yearly recalibration (as standard with all test and measurement equipment), staff do not require training, and is both easily expandable and simple to install; so much so that when Stansted Laboratories recently expanded into adjacent premises, staff simply picked up the data loggers and moved them with the equipment without any need for Testo’s assistance.

 

Want to find out more about Testo’s temperature monitoring solutions?

If you have a potential requirement you would like to discuss you can call us on 01420 544433 and we’ll be happy to help. Alternatively, for more information please visit our website www.testo.co.uk

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Testo UK have a brand new website! Introducing Testo.co.uk

We’re delighted to announce an all new, innovative website for testo UK – introducing:

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With customer convenience and usability at the forefront of the design process, the launch of testo.co.uk means our customers will be able to find the perfect solution for their application more easily than ever. Boasting a more extensive list of products, brand new content and a host of new features it’s not something you’ll want to miss!

Here’s some more information on our new site:

 

Bigger, better and with a range of new features

As mentioned above, the new and improved www.testo.co.uk has an even broader range of products available, plus new, in depth and interesting content for testo equipment enthusiasts. It will act as something of a ‘content-hub’, with up-to-date insights and solutions, specific to your industry. This marks a new level of application specific content for testo UK users.

 

User friendly for your convenience

The Testo UK website not only looks better, fresher and clearer than before, but thanks to our new ‘Responsive Web Design’ feature it’s also 100% mobile friendly, so will look great on your smartphone or tablet. This means you can catch up with testo anytime, no matter where you happen to be!

During the design, we also vastly improved our search function. Thanks to specific filters, you can now find the product or download you’re looking for even more efficiently. This will help you make right choice, pin-pointing the instrument which is best suited to your requirements.

 

What will happen to testolimited.com?

Our current site www.testolimited.com will continue to run alongside our new site, becoming the ‘Testo UK Shop’. This means you will still be able to purchase your favourite Testo products directly online, taking advantage of any exclusive special offers or demo kit sales.

 

So, what are you waiting for?

Discover the brand new Testo website for yourself now by clicking the button below:

www.testo.co.uk

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Smart Air Conditioning Commissioning

When installing or maintaining air conditioning systems, it is important to ensure that the installation is running correctly and efficiently. Such commissioning and servicing aim at verifying the appropriate standard of the installation and detecting issues in order to improve and document the performance of the unit.

Especially in times of increasing energy costs, maintaining air conditioning systems is gaining more and more significance. A poorly-performing unit can easily exceed the annual heating costs of a building or amount to twice or three times the costs of a building’s lighting system. [1]

In order to improve the efficiency of an air conditioning system and reduce its energy consumption, it is important to use the right testing equipment, which provides all the relevant information in a simple and reliable way. This makes troubleshooting and performance verification easier and more accurate as it supports technicians in their daily work by improving their productivity and competence.

This trend led Testo to develop and introduce their new range of wireless probes this year, called Smart Probes.

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This range of 8 handheld measuring instruments connects to Android or iOS smart devices via Bluetooth and communicates with a free App from Testo. Especially the Smart Probe Refrigeration Set, combining two high-pressure probes and two clamp probes, offers all relevant measuring instruments to ensure simple and accurate measurements of actual pressures and temperatures. Using the transferred data, the Smart Probes App then automatically calculates superheat and sub-cooling on the air conditioning system and helps monitoring and controlling them smart and efficiently. The effects of system adjustments can be seen quickly without the need for manual measurements and calculations. Results of the tests are recorded on site in PDF or Excel format and, after adding customer details to the report, can be emailed directly to the customer or to the office for filing.

t605iIn addition to the Refrigeration Set, two Thermohygrometer Smart Probes testo 605i can be a very useful supplement in order to calculate the air conditioning system’s capacity and can give a more comprehensive image of the unit’s efficiency. By measuring the relative humidity and temperature of supply and return air as well as entering the cubic feet per minute, the thermal energy in British Thermal Units (BTU) per hour, is automatically calculated and displayed in the App. This indicates the amount of heat per hour an air conditioning system can remove from an area and, thus, describes how quickly and effectively the unit cools a room. All measured values of the Refrigeration Set in combination with the two Thermohygrometers are displayed in the same App on one portable device and help engineers to work more efficiently and smarter than ever before.

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The launch of the new electrical product range, now adds a third key feature to Testo’s smart way of measuring. The electrical clamp meter testo 770-3 offers the possibility of adding all relevant electrical measurements to your other measurements again in the same Smart Probe App. That means, voltage and current measurements enable the monitoring of an air conditioning system’s electrical efficiency. Additionally, the integrated power measurement function allows an automatic calculation of wattage within the app due to parallel voltage and current measurements. This supports engineers in determining the energy efficiency rating (EER) of the air conditioning unit as a ratio of the system’s cooling energy (in BTU/h) to its electrical energy (in Wh).

sp-app-iconThus, by using the same App, Smart Probes and the new testo 770-3 Clamp Meter provide engineers with all the information they need to efficiently measure, monitor and control air conditioning systems and help them to generate a comprehensive report on the unit’s efficiency and total performance.

 

To learn more about our unique and innovative range of instruments for HVAC/R engineers please visit our website: www.testolimited.com or give us a call on 01420 544433. Testo instruments are available from all good HVAC/R distributors.

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 [1] Cf. Val Kealey, “HVAC: What’s the cost?” Industrial Plant & Equipment, November/December 2015, p. 8.

Testo at PHEX Chelsea 2016

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Testo are exhibiting at Plumbing and Heating Exhibition (PHEX) at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea on the 16th & 17th November 2016.

 

When: November 16th – 17th, 2016 (opening times 10am – 4pm both days)

Where: Stamford Bridge, Chelsea

Stand no: 32

 

About PHEX Chelsea

PHEX is completely FREE to attend and has been described as the “must-attend event in the plumbing and heating sector”.

Installers and contractors will be able to see the majority of the latest boilers and heating appliances available, gaining valuable information to prepare for the busy and lucrative months ahead. The event will cover everything from boilers to bathrooms, heating controls to water treatment and renewable energy to pipes and fittings.

It will also play host to a technical seminar programme on both days of the show in conjunction with Gas Safe Register and CIPHE, which will offer valuable advice for existing and prospective members.

 

Walk away with a testo on the day!

Measurement equipment specialists Testo will be exhibiting at PHEX Chelsea 2016 and you can find us on Stand 32. Over the years testo have built up a reputation as the premier brand for all areas of HVAC instrumentation. Come and talk to our specialists to get the latest news, hands on experience with testo products and find out about our special offers.

At PHEX testo will be showcasing some of our newly released products, including the much-publicised testo Smart Probes, our brand new range of Electrical Measurement Equipment, as well as some of our more widely recognised products such as testo Flue Gas Analysers, and Thermal Cameras designed specifically for Plumbing and Heating engineers.

We are also offering visitors the opportunity to purchase products on the stand, with a limited amount of stock available at the event. This means if you see something that could benefit you, you don’t have to wait – walk away with your new recruit on the day!

Below is some more information on what we will have on display at the show:

 

Testo Smart Probes – the future of HVAC engineering

Introducing the New range of Testo ‘Smart Probes’. These pocket-sized, professional measuring instruments are operated directly from your smartphone or tablet. Each instrument has been designed for its own specific application, measuring temperature, humidity, pressure or flow velocity.

Eight compact measuring instruments which can be connected to a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth, and are operated entirely via the Free Smart probes App. Competitively priced, Testo Smart Probes are the ideal instruments for contractors with an enthusiasm for technology. However, thanks to the user friendly App, even the least tech savvy engineer shouldn’t find them difficult to use.

All Smart Probes are operated via the ‘Testo Smart Probes’ App. It offers the user many practical functions including:

  • Ability to clearly read the measurement values
  • Option to display the measurement data in either graph or tabular form
  • Downloadable measurement data as a PDF report or Excel file, at the touch of a button
  • Application-specific measurement menus, depending on the instrument
  • Take readings from up to 6 Smart Probes at a time, making comparisons between multiple measurements easier than ever

The App itself is completely free and is available for iOS from the App Store and Android via Google Play.

 

Testo Electrical Measurement Equipment – not just a fluke

Testo’s newly released Electrical Testing range is of the highest quality, and given testo’s reputation as the world’s premier brand for instrumentation you can be sure it’s not just a fluke. Boasting a variety of unique features and user-friendliness unparalleled by any alternatives, they bring a fresh feel to the Electrical sector.

Testo’s new electrical testing range boast a number of innovative and unique features

The range covers all important measurements for electrical systems. Instruments include Digital Multimeters (pictured right), Clamp Meters, Voltage Testers, Current & Voltage Testers (combined), and an NCV Tester.

As with all testo equipment our instruments for electrical testing offer the utmost in terms of both precision and safety, yet are also user friendly when it comes to taking electrical measurements. The depth of the range means they are suitable for various electrical measurements and applications.

 

Testo Flue Gas Analysers – still the most reliable in the business

Our Flue Gas Analyser range can quickly determine and eliminate malfunctions, monitor legal limit values and spot check in daily work on servicing heating systems. The latest editions to our Flue Gas range include the testo 310 and the testo 320B.

The testo 310 combines simple functions with high level measurement accuracy and is perfect for all basic measurements on heating systems. It’s easy handling and compact design make the Testo 310 a robust tool for daily work- even when things get rough.

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Our Flue Gas Analysers provide precise and efficient measurement for all applications

Another new recruit, the Testo 320B has unique colour graphic display and built-in memory, making it fast and highly accurate. Whatever your requirements, we will be able to help you find the solution that suits you.

Testo Thermal Imaging Cameras – professional technology for professional work

Our thermal camera range have been designed in co-operation with building and heating contractors, service engineers and facilities maintenance specialists.  Their robust design and unmatched precision make them the perfect tool for any job.

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It’s not always easy to see exactly where radiators are blocked. With a thermal camera it couldn’t be simpler

Feel free to come by and have a go with any of our thermal imaging range and see how they might be of use to you or your business. Our thermal imaging specialists will be on hand and are more than happy to help with any queries you might have.

 

Other solutions from testo

In addtion to the above we can also provide a wealth of other measurement tools, including CO2 and CO monitors, gas leak detectors, thermometers and pressure meters. If you would like information on any testo products please come and see us at stand 32 and we’ll be happy to help.

 

Interested in attending?

For more information on PHEX Chelsea please Click here

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To find out more about Testo instruments why not visit our website www.testolimited.com or call us on 01420 544433

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