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Testo Calibration Services – more than meets the eye

Testo Limited offer UKAS and ISO calibrations on a wide range of instrumentation.

Whilst you may be aware we offer calibration on testo instruments, you may also be interested to know we offer calibration services for instruments from many other manufacturers too!

 

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Testo provide top quality calibration for a huge range of instruments

 

Here are some of the many parameters we supply first-class calibration services for:

 

Track your instrument every step of the way

1. Thanks to testo’s innovative service tracker you can track your instruments online.

2. An email will be sent to you at every stage of the process to update you on the progress of your instrument or track your instrument yourself by entering the serial number.

3. A reminder will then be sent to you before your next calibration is due which, can be handy if you’ve got other things on your mind, so there’s no risk of forgetting.

 

Arrange your instrument collection online

Simply complete an online UPS collection form and we’ll do the rest.

 

Want some more information?

For further information or a quotation, please visit our brand new website:

www.testo.co.uk

 

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Free tickets to Old Trafford! Come see testo at PHEX Manchester

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When: October 5th – 6th, 2016

Where: Old Trafford, Manchester

Stand no: 36

 

About PHEX Manchester

Testo are exhibiting at Plumbing and Heating Exhibition in Manchester at Old Trafford on the 5th & 6th October 2016.

This 2 day event is for gas engineers working in both the domestic and commercial markets and offers a free seminar programme alongside the exhibition, featuring presentations from Gas Safe Register.

PHEX is the only exhibition of its kind in the UK and is completely FREE to attend.

 

Walk away with a testo on the day!

Testo will be exhibiting at PHEX 2016 and you can find us on Stand 36. 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 full range of Flue Gas Analysers, as well as our best ever value thermal camera, designed specifically for contractors – the testo 869.

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

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.

 

Flue Gas Analysers

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.

Thermal Imaging Cameras

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.

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.

 

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Speak to our specialists and find out how Thermal Imaging can be used to help your business

 

Additionally, if you would like information on any of our other products including CO2 and CO monitors, gas leak detectors, thermometers and pressure meters, please come and see us at stand 36 and we’ll be happy to help.

 

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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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3 essential questions to ask before buying a temperature logger

It’s fair to say building and facilities managers are paying more attention to indoor temperatures now than they have in the past.

Evidence has shown that office temperatures directly impact employee productivity. A study conducted by researchers from Helsinki University of Technology and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that personnel performance may decrease 2 per cent when temperatures rise by one degree Celsius.

It’s not surprising then, that organisations are taking an interest in climate control. As a building manager, you depend on temperature data loggers to monitor facilities. Based on that subject, we have put together three questions you should ask yourself before employing such a system, to make certain you are getting the right system to suit your requirements. These are detailed below:

 

1) How many rooms am I monitoring?

Asking this question helps you not only determine how many data loggers you need, but also identifies the functions they must possess. You may install one instrument in a walk-in refrigerator and another one in a call centre. Each room has its own climate requirements.

Thanks to smartphones, it’s not difficult to receive information from anywhere with an internet connection. Some temperature data loggers, such as testo’s Saveris 2, can connect to local Wi-Fi networks. This allows the instrument to send information to testo’s cloud, from which you can pull room temperature data. All in all, this workflow is much more convenient than visiting each room at a time.

Monitoring systems such as Saveris 2 can send findings directly to smartphone

 

2) What kind of facilities are you monitoring?

The World Health Organization (WHO) advise technicians to purchase loggers that match their facilities. For instance, let’s say you’re the building manager of a large food production plant or pharmaceutical warehouse. Such a facility may consist of vaults, cages, cold rooms, walk-in coolers, primary warehousing and mezzanine floors.

In this situation, you’d do well to purchase temperature data loggers that are easy to configure. Additonally, you might want to consider buying a data logger that can also calculate indoor humidity levels.

Some facilities must adhere to strict temperature standards

 

3) What are the requirements for wireless connections?

In relation to the first two questions, it’s possible you’ll need temperature data loggers that can connect to your Wi-Fi. Now, you need to think about the back-end functions and protocols associated with this convenient function.

Consider the differences between accessing temperature data from a secure website or a smartphone app. In addition, note WHO’s recommendation to buffer data. This means your data loggers will store information for a set period of time before sending it across networks. The process ensures data isn’t lost in the event of a network outage.

As with any business process decision, you should of course consider a number of other factors before buying a logger. We hope 3 key factors outlined above will help you address the fundamentals.

 

Want more information about testo data loggers?

If you’d like to find out more about testo data loggers or any of our solutions please visit our website www.testolimited.com/data-loggers or give us a call on 01420 544433

How much could a refrigerant leak cost you?

No matter which industry you are working in, health and safety procedures should of course be the prime operating focus, ensuring that all work is carried out safely and efficiently. This is especially true when potentially dangerous gases are involved, such as in the refrigeration and HVAC industry.

One major problem with refrigeration in particular is many engineers still use older, analogue devices which often provide inaccurate or obscure readings. This then means either the end result will prove incorrect or the technician might feel they have to try and work out the results themselves. Inevitably this leads to mistakes, which when you’re working with gases can become costly or perhaps even deadly.

 

US fine reaches millions of dollars

There are multiple costs associated with making mistakes in the refrigeration and HVAC industry. Not only is there the risk of fines, but as mentioned above people can also become sick – or worse – when refrigeration gauges aren’t used effectively.

Both issues were highlighted in a US case a few years ago, with a mammoth fine handed out to a corporation responsible for an airborne ammonia leak that occurred while the company responded to BP’s much documented oil spill in 2010.

According to a joint media release from the US Environment Protection Agency and the US Department of Justice, the leak caused 152 people to become sick, four of whom were admitted to intensive care. These people were responding to the oil spill incident when they were exposed to the gas.

Cases like this outline just how important regular checks are

The ammonia leak occurred due to a major refrigeration equipment malfunction which released around 32,000 pounds of ammonia into the air. While this example is an extreme case of refrigeration equipment failure, it certainly highlights the value of regular maintenance checks.

As a result of the leak’s scale and its preventable nature, the company was reported to have been fined a total of 3 million dollars.

 

How can you ensure this doesn’t happen to you?

Whether you’re working on a scale as large as the above example or simply performing routine checks on your building’s HVAC system, you need to ensure you have up-to-date instruments that capitalise on the latest technology to provide safe and effective measuring standards.

Testo’s recently released range of ‘Smart’ Manifolds offer the latest and most precise refrigeration technology. The new testo 557 is the flagship for our range of digital manifolds. It comes complete with 60 built-in refrigerants, removing calibration time and allowing you to measure a diverse range of gases straight out of the box.

 

With testo’s new Smart technology HVAC measurements are more effecient than ever

 

It also communicates with your smartphone using the testo refrigeration app, so you can monitor results whichever way suits you best.

For more information on testo’s solutions for the Refrigeration industry or any of our products why not visit our website www.testolimited.com/refrigeration or give us a call on 01420 544433

New Smart Flue Gas Analyser – testo 330i

It’s time to welcome the latest recruit in the testo flue gas family. The New testo 330i flue gas analyser is the combination of proven technology and revolutionary handling. The basis of the flue gas analyser is the measurement technology of the proven predecessor the testo 330LL, however operation of the analyser has been truly revolutionised in a number of ways.

 

The testo 330i is the ultimate in precision and flue gas analysis

 

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Operation and display of the measurement values take place by Bluetooth via the free testo 330i App. Your Smartphone/tablet becomes part of the testo 330i – wireless, convenient, and independent of the measurement location. This means you always have all relevant values at your fingertips right where you need them. After finishing the measurement, you can insert comments or photos of the plant into your report, and send it to your customer or your office by e-mail.

The optional testoFix holder ensures that the probe is firmly secured in the flue gas duct at all times, making it easy to cope with larger systems or awkward measuring points.

 

The Ultimate Flue Gas Analyser

The testo 330i is packed with great features, including intuative analysis functions and automatic reports emailed directly to your Smart Phone. Here is a short summary of it’s key advantages:

  • Analyser remote control via the free testo 330i Apptesto-330i-smart-flue-gas-analyser
  • Bluetooth connection to Android or iOS device
  • Paperless documentation and report creation directly on site with the testo 330i App
  • Allows continuous flue gas display while adjusting burner setup
  • Reliable flue gas probe attachment with the testoFix probe mount
  • Longlife sensors with up to 6 years’ lifetime, exchangeable by the user
  • Integrated gas and draught zeroing without probe removal
  • Measuring range extension up to 30,000 ppm CO through automatic fresh air dilution

 

Available Now

For more information on the testo 330i Smart Flue Gas Analyser or any testo products 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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