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Testo at PlumbExpo 2018

This year at PlumbExpo testo will have a selection of popular instruments on display. Visit our stand P124 to get hands on with the instruments and to see and feel the quality. Come and have a chat to our expert team who can help answer any questions you may have about our products and their applications.

 

Win a testo Smart Probes Heating Set

We are giving visitors to PlumbExpo a chance to win a testo Smart Probes Heating Set worth £185 just by heading over to the Testo stand P124 and putting your details into the draw – the winner will be announced shortly after the show closes on the 1st February.

The compact testo Smart Probes Heating set with the testo 115i clamp thermometer, the testo 510i differential pressure measuring instrument and the testo 805i infrared thermometer is ideal for key measuring tasks carried out by heating engineers.

 

What’s on show?

 

The testo 320 Flue Gas Analyser

Visit the Testo stand to see the new testo 320 Flue Gas Analyser. Designed to provide the domestic engineer with all the functionality to provide a complete heating system diagnosis, the testo 320 Flue Gas Analyser has a colour graphic display, providing a unique user interface experience to allow simple access to measurement menus for flue gas analysis, draught measurement, pressure, ambient CO measurement, letby & tightness testing, and many more. Use the testo 320 to quickly determine and eliminate malfunctions, monitor legal limit values and spot checks in daily work on servicing heating systems.

The testo 320 Flue Gas Analyser comes as standard with Bluetooth communication to android devices such as a smartphone or tablet device using the Testo Combustion App. This allows users to control the analyser remotely, view graphical data on set parameters, and also provide fast and efficient reports on measurements direct from site via email.

The Testo 320 can also be equipped with optional probes to provide the abilty to carry out gas leak detection on pipework, and also if required measurement of ambient CO & CO2 values.

To keep the total lifetime costs of using a flue gas analyser to a minimum, Testo Service and Calibration is available from our UKAS (ISO/IEC 17025:2005) accredited laboratory and comes with simpler pricing. Choose from two service options- Pure and Premium. With Premium level service users of Testo analysers get a true ‚fixed cost‘ service and calibration offering, which for the testo 320 model is £139 per year and includes all sensors, service parts required, and carriage.

 

Our award winning Smart Probes and Thermal Imaging Cameras

Smartphones and tablets make our day-to-day life easier in almost every situation, so why can’t this apply to contractors’ measurement tasks? That’s precisely what Testo’s product developers asked themselves – and the result was the Smart Probes range. Eight pocket-sized professional  measuring instruments which can be connected to a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth and are operated entirely via the free Smart Probes App. Each instrument has been designed for it’s own specific application, measuring temperature, humidity, pressure or air velocity. Competitively priced, Testo Smart Probes are the ideal instruments for HVAC contractors with an enthusiasm for technology.

Also on show will be our thermal imaging cameras, Testo 865, Testo 868, Testo 871 and Testo 872, designed for many applications within the buildings and electrical trades for fast identification of faults and problems such as overheating electrical connections and wiring, tracing hot water pipework, leak detection, and many others. With some models offering WiFi connection to a smartphone or tablet device this allows users to provide fast and efficient reports from site via email.

 

Our latest range of electrical test instruments

The testo 760 Digital multimeter makes day to day testing of voltage, current, and resistance simple, with its innovative operation that uses automatic recognition of test lead position to then set the parameter to be measured. Unlike traditional multimeters that use a rotary style dial to set a parameter, the testo 760 ensures that the engineer does not mismatch the test lead position to the required input, and if an incorrect setting is applied the instrument will prompt the engineer with a warning message on the display and not allow the parameter selection. This feature enhances the safety when using a multimeter as it helps prevent damage to the instrument through incorrect input selection.

For engineers who require simple measurement of current values in day to day tasks the testo 770 Clampmeter offers a fast and simple way to measure both AC & DC currents without having to break the circuit. With a unique clamp mechanism that allows the user to select a cable for testing even in the narrowest spaces, the testo 770 combines a clampmeter design with the added functionality of a DMM.

As well as the current clamp, the testo 770 can measure AC/DC voltage, resistance, and continuity using the supplied test leads just like a standard DMM. For heating engineers, the testo 770-2/3 versions offer a μA measuring range enabling fast testing of FFD’s on gas burners. Additionally, the testo 770-3 offers a Bluetooth connection to the free Testo ‘smart’ App allowing display of parameters via a smartphone or tablet device, and simple on-site reporting of measurements.

Show details

Date: 31st Jan – 1st Feb

Venue: Alexandra Palace

Register for FREE tickets at: http://plumbexpo.co.uk/register/

Like more info?

If you would like more information on any of the products mentioned above or any of our products, please visit www.testo.co.uk

Alternatively if you’ve got a requirement you’d like to discuss, you can call us on 01420 544433 and we’ll be happy to help.

 

A competition prize worth £269, a NEW product launch, and More! Find out what Testo has on offer at the HVAC & Refrigeration Show!

Testo have led the ‘smart’ revolution in giving HVAC/R service engineers a wide range of test instruments with Bluetooth connectivity to smartphones or tablet devices, enabling them to work smarter and to gain benefits such as on-site reporting and improved documentation of test results.

Now you have the chance to win a free testo 550 digital manifold worth £269 at the HVAC/R show just by heading over to the Testo stand B39 and putting your details into the draw – the winner will be announced just after the show closes on the 25th January.

The Testo 550 is a 2-port manifold allowing the engineer to get fast and accurate measurements of highside and lowside pressures as well as condensing and evaporation temperatures. The other added bonus of moving to digital manifolds is that the user also gets real time display of superheat and subcooling values as well.

An often overlooked additional benefit of Testo digital manifold’s is that they allow the user to easily update the device for new refrigerants that are introduced via a smartphone or tablet and the Bluetooth app. Currently the testo 550 supports over 60 different refrigerants. Also, the manifold incorporates a temperature compensated leak test function that allows engineers to fully test a system and shows the start/end system pressure and the time of the test.

The free App to support the manifolds also allows on-site documentation of test results with the ability to provide clear and concise reports for clients.

 

Also on the stand

Introducing the NEW testo 440

At the HVAC & Refrigeration show we will be launching a new air velocity & IAQ measuring instrument to the public. The testo 440 combines a compact handheld measuring instrument with user-friendly measurement menus and wide selection of wireless probes – for the versatile and convenient measurement of all air conditioning, ventilation, and indoor air quality parameters.

We will have the new testo 440 and a selection of probes on display at the show. Visit our stand B39 to get hands on with the new product and find out more about its functions and applications.

Smart Probes Refrigeration Set

From the award winning Testo ‘Smart Probes’ range comes the ‘Refrigeration Set’ which effectively turns your smartphone into a digital refrigeration manifold, with clear display of both highside/lowside pressure and temperatures as well as direct readings of superheat and subcooling values – all without requiring any use of traditional temperature/pressure lookup tables, and giving faster, more accurate measurements of a refrigeration systems performance.

 

Digital Manifolds

For users who prefer a more traditional ‘digital’ manifold type product the testo 550 and testo 557 units provide either a 2-port (testo 550) or 4-port (testo 557) option. Again, these products have Bluetooth communication to the free to download ‘Refrigeration App’ and this allows engineers to view the measurements either directly on the manifold, or remotely up to 10m away on their smartphone or tablet.

With many existing refrigerants having major increases in costs it is more important than ever to make sure that systems are fully pressure tight before filling to ensure no loss.  A key function with the Testo digital manifolds is the ability to perform a temperature compensated tightness test following any work to repair a leak to a system, and this is one area where traditional ‘analogue’ gauge sets can often perform poorly.

Finally, with all the changes going on as part of the drive to refrigerants with lower GWP it is essential that engineers can update any manifolds to suit. Again, with traditional analogue type units this normally means extra cost in purchasing new gauges, however with the Testo digital manifolds any update to the refrigerants tables available is simply done via the Bluetooth connection to the free ‘Refrigeration App, ensuring that refrigeration and AC engineers are always in touch with technology changes.

 

About the show

Formerly the ACR show, the HVAC & Refrigeration show only comes around every other year and is the UK’s only dedicated exhibition for the refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation, heating and heat pump sectors, so don’t miss out!

Venue: Excel London

Dates: 23rd -25th January

Register for free tickets at: https://goo.gl/jsru6z

Like more info?

If you would like more information on any of the products mentioned above or any of our products, please visit www.testo.co.uk

Alternatively if you’ve got a requirement you’d like to discuss, you can call us on 01420 544433 and we’ll be happy to help.

 

 

Don’t miss testo at the last PHEX show of the year

We’re now less than 2 weeks away from the final PHEX show of the year. So, if you missed us at Alexandra Palace and Manchester, be sure to register for your free tickets to PHEX Chelsea on the 15th & 16th November!

 

 

At PHEX Chelsea you will have another opportunity to get hands on with our new 320 Bluetooth Flue Gas Analyser. Designed to provide the domestic engineer with all the functionality to produce a complete heating system diagnosis, the testo 320 Flue Gas Analyser has a colour graphic display, providing a unique user interface experience to allow simple access to measurement menus for flue gas analysis, draught measurement, pressure, ambient CO measurement, letby & tightness testing, and many more. Use the testo 320 to quickly determine and eliminate malfunctions, monitor legal limit values and spot checks in daily work on servicing heating systems.

The testo 320 Flue Gas Analyser comes as standard with Bluetooth communication to android devices such as a smartphone or tablet device using the testo combustion App. This allows users to control the analyser remotely, view graphical data on set parameters, and also provide fast and efficient reports on measurements direct from site via email.

The 320 can also be equipped with optional probes to provide the ability to carry out gas leak detection on pipework, and also if required measurement of ambient CO & CO2 values.

 

Also on the stand

 

The testo Smart Probes range makes measurement easier, more mobile and more productive than ever before

 

The eight pocket-sized professional measuring instruments, which can be connected to a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth, are operated entirely via the free Smart Probes App. Each instrument has been designed for it’s own specific application, measuring temperature, humidity, pressure or air velocity. Competitively priced, testo Smart Probes are the ideal instruments for HVAC contractors with an enthusiasm for technology.

 

Visit the stand

Visit testo on stand 32 at PHEX Chelsea, Chelsea Football Club, Stamford Bridge, 367B Fulham Rd, Fulham, London SW6 1HS

Click here to register for free tickets to the show

 

Like some more info?

Want to find out more about testo HVAC instruments? Why not visit our website www.testo.co.uk or give us a call on +44 1420 544433 and we’ll be happy to help.

 

Testo Flue Gas Analysers come out on top in new review

In a recent article posted by Heating Force, testo Flue Gas Analysers have been recommended as the best Analysers for both price and functionality. The review takes a look at the testo 310 and testo 327-1 and compares it with competitors’ products. A useful insight into the unique features available on each of the products reviewed is presented in this ‘3-minute guide to the best Flue Gas Analysers’. This is helpful for consumers looking to make an educated purchase and find the correct Analyser to fulfil their requirements.

In the review, the testo products are noted for their user-friendly interfaces and durability and ultimately, they come out on top as the best value Flue Gas Analysers with the author concluding, testo “offer mid-priced products with top-end features.” Click here to read the full article.

Like some more info?

For information on testo’s range of Flue Gas Analysers or any of our products please visit our website www.testo.co.uk or give us a call on +44 1420 544433 and we’ll be happy to help.

 

Carry out measuring tasks on heating systems efficiently and safely with Testo’s free practical guide

Testo is pleased to offer a free practical guide for heating engineers. Following the tips and tricks in this guide will help to ensure measuring tasks on heating systems are carried out efficiently and safely. Heating engineers have to make sure oil, gas and solid fuel systems are running perfectly on a daily basis. Thats why, as gas safety experts, Testo have compiled this compact practical guide to support engineers in this task.

 

 

Key information includes:

  • How to set the gas-air ratio perfectly
  • Tightness and Let-by testing
  • How to determine efficiency and flue gas loss
  • What settings are needed for oil burners

All this has been compressed into a few pages which are filled with lots of valuable, practical tips.

Download the practical guide now. Free of charge and with no obligation.

Like some more info?

For information on testo’s measuring solutions for heating or any of our products please visit our website www.testo.co.uk or give us a a call on +44 1420 544433 and we’ll be happy to help