Testo 330i flue gas analyser provides a flexible and efficient solution for Greenheat UK Ltd

Read the rest of this entry

Digitalisation for contractors – What exactly does that mean and what does it offer me as a service engineer?

What was life like before the smartphone? Right – much more laborious. Just checking e-mails while out and about, finding a good restaurant in an unfamiliar city or following the latest sports results – in those days you couldn’t do these things just by reaching into your trouser pocket. However, fortunately there is an App for everything nowadays. Except for work, isn’t that right? In fact, that would be wrong; digitalisation has finally arrived in the trades too. Testo has heralded the era of smart measuring technology with modern, App-controlled measuring instruments and so makes your everyday work easier, more forward-looking and more efficient than ever before. Let’s have a closer look at what that means for you as refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation or heating service engineers.

 

At the heart of the new technology are intelligent, free Apps which turn your smartphone or tablet into one of your most important tools. This fundamentally changes not only the measurements themselves, but also the documentation and processing of the measurement data. For example: Previously, measurement data were painstakingly noted down by hand, and many offices were buried in paperwork. Today, all measurement data can be conveniently transmitted to the App by Bluetooth, sent off directly on site by e-mail to the office or to the customer, and then archived without paper. Isn’t that practical? Working on complicated measuring points will now also be just as effortless for you, for instance when the adjustment point and the measuring location are a long way from one another. Here too, everything works in a flash thanks to wireless data transfer. Because now you just attach your measuring instruments and conveniently read out the data on your smartphone, irrespective of the measuring location. This means you save yourself loads of effort and valuable time. After all, that’s how easy it should be, shouldn’t it? And you find it just as easy to operate as with your personal Apps – that is really intuitive, at the touch of a finger.

 

However, those are not all the advantages by a long way. Smart measuring technology gives you a much more professional image with your customers. You can for instance clearly compare readings with one another using the graphic display options on the smartphone/tablet and can present the results straight away to your customer in an easily understandable way. Without any troublesome accessories, such as thermal printers, without any special software for data readout, without any long waiting times. In addition, customers are certain to be just as happy about the time saving as you are and they can apply themselves to more important tasks again more quickly. And, last but not least, you naturally also collect brownie points from them in comparison to colleagues who are still working with analogue methods.

 

Let’s sum up: modern measuring technology has finally arrived in today’s smart and digitally-networked world and is making your smartphone/tablet just as helpful and indispensable in everyday working life as it is in private life. Mobile use, intuitive operation and simple data transmission mean lots of work and loads of time are saved and enable you to impress your customers with lean processes and incredible speed. Just one more question remains: What was work really like before smart measuring technology? Right – much more laborious.

 

 

 

Like some more info?

For more information on th Smart World of Testo please go to www.testo.co.uk or call us on +44 1420 544433 and we’ll be happy to help.

 

 

Vectis Refrigeration improve efficiency and ensure accuracy with testo digital refrigeration manifolds

Vectis Refrigeration Ltd. provide commercial and high-end domestic refrigeration and air conditioning service, maintenance and installations across the Isle of Wight. Their customers range from small shops, pubs and restaurants, to some of the larger supermarket installations on the island.

Vectis Refrigeration are forward thinking and are the first local company to have CO2 trained engineers. They also have invested heavily in utilising the latest technology within the tools available for their trade with the result that they are more efficient in the service technology that they offer to customers.

Vectis switched to Testo digital refrigeration manifolds a few years ago and have since seen the benefits of using the new technology. Some advantages of using Testo digital refrigerant gauges include:

  • Easy-to-read screens
  • Accurate readings
  • Convenience of one gauge doing over 80 refrigerants
  • Automatic calculation of superheat & sub cool
  • Smartphone connectivity giving the added benefit of simple convenient reporting.

To find out more on how Vectis Refrigeration have been able to improve efficiency and ensure accuracy with Testo digital refrigeration manifolds, read the full case study below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Like some more info?

For more information on Testo refrigeration manifolds please go to www.testo.co.uk or call us on +44 1420 544433 and we’ll be happy to help.

Further information on Vectis Refrigeration may be found on their website www.vectisrefrigeration.com or telephone 01983 623 100.

 

 

Case study: Automated temperature monitoring in Stansted Laboratories with testo Saveris 2

Stansted Laboratories is a highly successful UKAS accredited laboratory of 20 staff analysing over 50,000 samples a year in a purpose-built facility.

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 found that they were spending an inefficient amount of time recording manual readings. Testo recommended the cost-effective and flexible Saveris 2 system to help solve the problems faced by Stansted Laboratories,  and a range of 15 Saveris 2 wireless temperature data loggers are now in use.

Read the full case study to discover how Stansted Laboratories utilised the testo Saveris 2 data monitoring system, saving them time and ensuring accuracy.

 

 

 

 

Like some more info?

If you would like further information regarding testo Saveris 2 please go to www.testo.co.uk or call us on +44 1420544433 and we’ll be happy to help

Further information about Stansted Laboratories can be found on their website https://www.stanstedlabs.com/ or telephone +44 (0)20 8594 5104

 

 

Thermal imaging cameras from testo: The ultimate diagnostic tool

For contractors in the Building, Facilities Maintenance, HVAC, and Electrical industries, the ability to visualise each situation you are facing can make a huge difference. Knowing precisely where to start with a job, can save time and effort, meaning you increase efficiency, and ultimately provide a faster service to customers.

Those 20-30 minutes extra spent diagnosing each job soon add up, particularly at busy times of the year when you’ve got a waiting list. With that in mind, a valuable addition to many contractors toolkit is a thermal imaging camera.

 

With testo thermal imaging cameras you see more…

 

  • Clear, visual presentation of the condition of any underfloor heating system.
  • Trace hidden pipework and find leaks quickly and easily.
  • Non-destructive surveying saves time, money and gives you happier customers.
  • View radiator performance at a glance and show your customers the benefits of power flushing heating systems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Testo 865

  • Infrared resolution 160 x 120 pixels
  • Thermal sensitivity 0.12 °C
  • SuperResolution technology available in the imager and App (to 320 x 240 pixels)
  • Automatic detection of hot and cold spots
  • IFOV warner
  • testo ScaleAssist
  • Pro software for image evaluation on the PC

Now available for £699

 

Testo 868

  • Infrared resolution 160 x 120 pixels
  • Thermal sensitivity 0.10 °C
  • SuperResolution technology available in the imager and App (to 320 x 240 pixels)
  • Automatic detection of hot and cold spots
  • IFOV warner
  • Integrated digital camera
  • Thermography App
  • testo ScaleAssist- testo ε-Assist
  • Pro software for image evaluation on the PC

Now available for £1,099

 

 

 

 

Like some more info?

If you would like further information regarding testo thermal imaging cameras please go to www.testo.co.uk or call us on +44 1420544433 and we’ll be happy to help