Cool Solutions Distribution use Testo thermal imaging cameras for instant, non-intrusive temperature measurement

Cool Solutions Distribution Ltd (CSD) are a Leeds based Toshiba air conditioning design house and distributor. Based in Yorkshire, CSD serve customers throughout the UK. They have a well-stocked trade counter to support their network of customers with all ancillaries needed to install, service and maintain a refrigeration or air conditioning system.

CSD commission cooling and ventilation systems for large office spaces. Typically, these systems require multiple air conditioning units and outlets, with many pipe runs and flow returns. CSD are regularly required to take pipe temperatures and readings on site. In the past, this has proved to be time consuming and awkward, especially if space is occupied with people, desks or other items. Research led Matt Worsman of CSD to explore how thermal imaging might be used to improve and speed the up this process.

 

Due to the company’s previous experience of Testo products and trust in the Testo brand, CSD selected the testo 865 Thermal Imaging Camera. Matt emphasised the quality, price and ease of use of Testo products as the deciding factors. Using the testo 865, CSD can very quickly get an overview that all the pipes and outlets are operating at the required temperatures. Sections which are blocked or not functioning correctly can be identified and diagnosed in a fraction of the time.

With testo 865, CSD are able to take fast and non-intrusive temperature measurements, whenever required. As Matt explained, “The use of access equipment has been significantly reduced.”

Matt also emphasised the time-saving advantages CSD have benefited from: “The use of this camera has reduced time on site by a huge amount. The fact that working at height is also reduced is a great bonus. Being able to record the measured data provides proof and evidence of a system’s performance.”

 

 

For more information on Testo thermal imaging cameras or any of our products please go to https://www.testo.com/en-UK/  or call us on +44 1420 544 433

 

 

 

 

 

Top 5 Testo Smart Tools for Heating Engineers

As a heating engineer having the right tools for the job is vital. Testo’s quality smart tools make your job quicker and easier than ever by using smart technology.  Here are our top 5 smart instruments for heating engineers.

 

1.testo 300 Flue Gas Analyser

With smart touch technology, the testo 300 makes flue gas analyser use simpler than ever. With a smartphone-style operating menu, the testo 300 can quickly produce reports ready for user comments to be added and then emailed – all directly from the analyser.

 

2. testo 510i Differential Pressure Gauge Smart Probe

Gas pressure measurement made smarter. Why use technology like U-gauges when you can have a U-gauge on your smartphone? The testo 510i allows engineers to view and record gas pressure, tightness test and differential pressures in many boiler applications. Also available as a part of the Smart Probe Heating Set! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. testo 115i Clamp Thermometer Smart Probe

Pipe temperature measurement made smarter. With the testo 115i Bluetooth thermometer, heating engineers can monitor and record flow/return temperatures or balance radiators simply and effectively. If you are a UFH installer, you can connect up to 6 x 115i thermometers to get a fast analysis of temperatures across pipe manifolds. Also available as a part of the Smart Probe Heating Set! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. testo 865 Thermal Imaging Camera 

With a testo thermal imaging camera you can find those troublesome pipe runs to radiators and quickly find leaks without invasive digging of floors. If you are a company offering power flushing then the testo 865 can help visually show homeowners why they need such a service. For UFH installers the testo 865 thermal imaging camera is invaluable as a diagnostic tool.

 

5. testo 770-3 Clamp Meter

For heating contractors needing an electrical test tool, the testo 770-3 can offer current measurement via clamp (perfect for testing immersion heaters) as well as a fully featured multimeter for voltage, resistance and continuity. Also for commercial heating engineers, the testo 770-3 clamp meter features a µA input suitable for testing flame failure devices.

 

 

 

For more information on Testo smart heating products or any of our products please go to www.testo.com/en-UK or call us on +44 1420 544 433

 

 

 

 

 

The Manor Drug Company LTD guarantee GDP-compliant storage and distribution with testo Saveris

The Manor Drug Company Ltd is the parent company of two pharmacy retail chains Peak Pharmacy and Tims and Parker. The 2 companies currently consist of over 60 pharmacies in the UK.  The Manor Drug Company have a clear vision which is ‘To deliver a high-quality healthcare service to our Customers, empower our Staff and develop our future with Suppliers’.

As a pharmaceutical wholesaler, ensuring a constant indoor climate is critical to complying with quality requirements. Continuous temperature monitoring is, therefore, a requirement; to guarantee GDP-compliant storage prior to distribution to pharmacies, to respond to any deviations in a timely manner, and to provide proof of due-diligence when it comes to MHRA audits.

The data monitoring system testo Saveris measures temperature and humidity values in sensitive goods, throughout the pharmaceutical cold-chain. This easy to operate system provides transparency and traceability, as well as savings of time and costs thanks to automated measurement data recording.

Measurement data is transferred by wireless and/or Ethernet connection to a Base station, documenting and monitoring all measurement data continuously. If limit values are exceeded, the system features several alarm options such as SMS/e-mail alarm or alarm relay.

All recorded data are centrally stored in software, allowing comprehensive analysis and evaluation of all measurements. Testo’s validatable 21 CFR Part 11 software is also available for applications which require this additional level of security.

The Manor Drug Company are using a testo Saveris system to monitor the temperature of pharmaceuticals. In their storage depot, they monitor the ambient temperature, using 10 testo Saveris T1 loggers, which have an internal temperature sensor.

The Manor Drug Company also monitor temperature during transport, using a testo Saveris T2 logger in each of its 15 vans. A great advantage to The Manor Drug Company of using a logger with both internal and external sensors is they are able to monitor the ambient temperature in the van, as well as the temperature of the coolbox which stores the pharmaceuticals.

Employing a system which takes measurements automatically has a number of practical advantages, as Laura explains “We’ve found the system very easy to use. It’s proved very handy for me to keep a track of the ambient/cold chain temperatures within the warehouse and vans on a daily basis, in conjunction with my RP workload for other company sites.”

The Manor Drug Company are really impressed with the resource saving of an automated monitoring system, in comparison to manual extraction of measurement data. When
asked to sum up their experience with Testo Saveris in a word, Laura said “Time-Saving”.

 

Learn more about testo Saveris systems here: https://www.testo.com/en-UK/solutions/home

For more information on Testo data loggers or any of our products please go to https://www.testo.com/en-UK/ or call us on +44 1420 544433 and we’ll be happy to help.

The testo 300 Flue Gas Analyser nominated for ASCP Product of the Year!

We’re happy to announce that the testo 300 Flue Gas Analyser has been shortlisted as a finalist for ‘Product of the Year’ at the ASCP Awards this April!

The ASCP Safety and Compliance awards (formerly know as AGSM National Awards) recognise achievements within social housing and facilities management sector.

Winning one of these distinguished awards shows achievement and excellence throughout the industry and demonstrates a commitment to the maintenance, management, improvement and compliance of safety standards. The competition is strong, only products that exhibit the highest standards are shortlisted. We are very proud the expert judges believe the testo 300 Flue Gas Analyser to be one of them. 

The testo 300 Flue Gas Analyser boasts truly smart technology, which makes it unique. Smart features such as the ability to customise reports and send them directly to the customer from the analyser, with the help of a large 5-inch touch screen display and built-in Bluetooth and Wireless LAN make everyday work quicker and easier than ever.

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James Hall SPAR save money with testo Saveris 2 temperature monitoring

James Hall & Co. Ltd. is a Lancashire-based family business which was founded in Southport in 1863. Currently one of the county’s largest employers with more than 800 staff, the company is SPAR UK wholesaler for the North of England, serving over 600 stores. Re-investment has always been a priority to James Hall & Co. and as a result the business has grown very successfully. In February 2011, the company moved to a purpose-built distribution centre on the outskirts of Preston. The unique design of this new depot ensures a truly multi-functional site capable of handling and distributing all types of goods and the manufacturing of fresh food.

 

 

 

James Hall use data loggers both for continuous monitoring and temperature mapping of their distribution centre. This helps them to ensure their food and goods are stored in the correct climactic conditions at all times. The previous system James Hall used was also from Testo; the testo 174 mini data loggers. Whilst they didn’t experience any issues with their previous system, it was the automated temperature monitoring element which initiated the company’s decision to change. Trevor explained “Part of the offer we supply is GSL medicines and the move to an automated system was made largely to comply with GDP requirements. Our previous data loggers (testo 174 units), whilst reliable,did require a manual check.”As long-standing Testo customers, they decided to againput their trust in equipment from a company which they trusted.

 

 

 

Testo Saveris 2 is an automated temperature monitoring system that stores all measurement data in one central place. Multiple measuring points can be incorporated into the system, meaning all fridges, freezers and storage locations are monitored simultaneously, with measurement data being transported directly to the cloud, where results can then be accessed remotely, via PC, tablet or smartphone. This removes the need to collect data manually and there is no longer a potential for readings to go missing.

In James Hall’s case, they keep 12 testo Saveris 2 T1 WiFi data loggers on site, which are used for mapping the temperature throughout the building. In addition to this, they also have 5 testo Saveris 2 T1 loggers for daily, continuous monitoring. This helps them ensure all goods are stored at the correct temperatures, and any deviations are identified immediately. For their temperature mapping application, Trevor explained that the reporting element of testo Saveris 2 was also a major advantage “The ability to collate the data from numerous loggers into one spread sheet or report is a great advantage when it comes to carrying out a temperature mapping exercise.” Trevor went on to explain the cost saving element the company has benefitted from since investing in a testo Saveris 2 system. When asked to consider the cost saving element of testo Saveris 2, Trevor said “It has certainly saved money, both on routine checks and projects such as
temperature mapping.

Trevor went on to explain how the fact the system is cloudbased, also helped keep costs low and deliver system flexibility. “The fact that the testo Saveris 2 units are cloudbased and did not require a base station like the older wireless systems is a real bonus it makes the system more cost-effective, and more flexible as we have WiFi throughout the building.” Trevor also explained how moving to continuous monitoring has also been a major benefit for the company and described this as a “great plus”. In addition to monitoring temperature at their main site, James Hall also use testo Saveris 2 in one of their subsidiary companies, who also handle GSL Medicines. By using a cloud-based system such as testo Saveris 2, they are able to connect all loggers to a single account. This means the responsible persons are able to have visibility of both sites simultaneously, whilst deputising. When asked to describe their experience with testo Saveris 2 in a sentence, Trevor said: “Well-built, very reliable, and
does exactly what it says it will.”

 

 

 

Learn more about testo Saveris 2 systems here: https://www.testo.com/en-UK/products/saveris-2

For more information on Testo data loggers or any of our products please go to https://www.testo.com/en-UK/ or call us on +44 1420 544433 and we’ll be happy to help.