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Testo Limited Pledges Support for Gas Safety Week 2019

Testo Limited has pledged its support for Gas Safety Week (16th-22nd September 2019) and aims to raise awareness about the importance of gas safety.

The ninth annual Gas Safety Week sees organisations from across the UK working together to raise awareness of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances, which can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

This year, Gas Safety Week is addressing a whole range of gas safety matters with a focus on addressing the needs of the most vulnerable – from advice about how to keep vulnerable loved ones gas safe, to raising awareness of using a registered engineer who is legally qualified, to ensure consumers don’t become vulnerable to illegal gas work through lack of awareness.

Michael Windsor, Testo UK’s Head of Sales said “The world’s largest test and measuring equipment manufacturer, Testo, proudly supports Gas Safety Week and the great work that all involved within the UK gas industry do to protect lives. Carbon Monoxide is a colourless, odourless, silent, killer. It is imperative that gas appliances have an annual safety check carried out by Gas Safe Registered engineers that are qualified in appliance safety. Please feel free to contact Testo UK to gain knowledge and understanding of premier gas safety equipment that can enable you to help this fantastic cause.”

Keep up-to-date with Gas Safe Register’s updates and advice throughout Gas Safety Week by following @GasSafeRegister on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and search #GSW19.

To keep you and your family safe, follow Gas Safe Register’s top tips:

  • Know the symptoms of CO poisoning; headaches, nausea, breathlessness, collapse, dizziness and loss of consciousness.
  • If you smell gas or think there might be a gas leak, call the free 24-hour national gas emergency number immediately on 0800 111 999.
  • Never attempt to work on a gas appliance yourself, always seek the help of a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer who can work on your gas cooker, boiler or fire in a safe way.
  • Don’t cut corners – only employ a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered engineer when having gas work carried out in your home.
  • Always ask to see your engineer’s Gas Safe ID card. Make sure you check the back of the card, which will state which gas appliances they are qualified to work on.

 

Gas Safe Register is the official register for legally qualified engineers. You can find a registered engineer in your area by visiting the Gas Safe Register website at www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk or by calling on 0800 408 5500.

 

 

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

3 Great Autumn Offers from Testo

Buy any testo 300 flue gas analyser kit and get a FREE Wiha SpeedE e-screwdriver worth £200!

The testo 300 if our newest ‘smart’ flue gas analyser and offers the latest technology. Intuitive measurement menus with smart-touch operation, efficient documentation with professional reports sent by e-mail and high-quality sensors. All testo 300 kits are available for domestic work or can be configured with LongLife sensors for commercial applications, as well as NOx kits.

Choose the right testo 300 flue gas analyser kit for you and we’ll give you the world’s first electric screwdriver, the Wiha SpeedE e-screwdriver, for FREE!

Extra Value! Choose any testo 327 or testo 320 flue gas analyser kit, get a FREE testo 830-T2 Infrared Thermometer!

With a choice of 7 kits across the ranges and prices starting from just £450, the testo 327 and 320 flue gas analysers are the perfect choices for domestic gas engineers.  The newer Bluetooth versions of the testo 320 are also included in this promotion.

The testo 830-T2 infrared thermometer enables you to carry out efficient, non-contact, surface temperature measurements easily.

Featuring:

  • 12:1 optics
  • high-resolution processor for accurate results
  • adjustable emissions levels
  • potential for contact measurements with connectable temperature probe

 

Special Price! Testo 868 thermal imaging camera is now available from just £999!

 

What can it offer you?

  • Best thermal quality in its class
  • Good thermal sensitivity
  • Ideal for pipework detection, underfloor heating and radiator power flushing
  • Compatible with free testo Thermography App for a second display, reporting and remote control

The testo 868 thermal camera is packed full of features and also boasts a thermal sensitivity of 100mK, infrared resolution of 160 x 120 pixels, rising to 320 x 240 with testo SuperResolution (that comes with the camera), extended temperature range of -30°C to 650°C and an integrated digital camera.

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.