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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.
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.
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 Saveris Restaurant provides food service operators the ultimate solution for quality and food safety management
When it comes to the food industry, no matter which area a business operates in, food safety is always a major concern. The sheer scale of end-customer demand, coupled with strict time restraints, puts a huge amount of pressure on the food industry to ensure all produce is carefully monitored and regulated from farm to fork. Near enough every point of the process, throughout production, preparation, storage and transport, has potential danger areas regarding spoilage through mismanagement or poor quality regulation.
Testo have long provided some of the most reliable instrumentation to the food sector, to help ensure food safety. Whether it is for spot checks or long-term monitoring, testo instruments help quality managers throughout the food industry to meet their HACCP requirements and give reassurance they are storing and cooking food safely.
Testo instruments for spot checks and long-term monitoring help quality managers to meet HACCP requirements
Whilst testo equipment has consistently proved extremely effective across a range of industries, in a globally networked world, simply taking accurate measurements is only half the battle. The larger, more advanced companies are now seeking comprehensive management of all quality parameters, with intelligent and complete solutions.
Up until now, quality management in quick-service restaurants has involved huge amounts of paperwork and manual documentation, which can be very time-consuming and not at all cost effective. With this type of methodology there is also a high risk of human errors, and quality data can be difficult to analyse properly. This only adds to compliance risks should a quality audit be required.
With the testo Saveris Restaurant’s digital format you can ensure quality checks are completed on time and correctly
In 2017 Testo have launched a brand-new solution, for the restaurant and catering sector, called ‘testo Saveris Restaurant’. Combining intuitive software and precise measurement technology, Testo’s latest solution aims to make daily job processes noticeably easier, safer and more efficient. It allows all paper documents to be converted into a digital format and will help operators demonstrate the highest level of due diligence and ensures quality checks are completed on time and correctly. By removing the need for paper and automating many checks required in a restaurant, it can also help reduce operating costs and improve efficiency.
Key advantages of testo Saveris Restaurant:
- Paperless thanks to digital integration of the quality handbook
- Automatic temperature monitoring, immediate alarms and stored correction measures
- Comprehensive analysis and reporting options
The system itself includes a fully integrated temperature monitoring system, control unit (tablet), probes for spot checks, and a cockpit where all quality data can be accessed. With a testo Saveris Restaurant system in place, you can also incorporate alarm triggered monitoring, which will notify the correct person within the company immediately, should there be a critical temperature fluctuation in one of the fridges for instance. Businesses often leave themselves at risk of incurring needless costs should there be a power cut, or system malfunction. This can lead to wasted stock or worse; a legal dispute. Such costs can be detrimental to both production and reputation (should the tainted stock be distributed) and will ultimately have a negative effect on profit margins.
Admittedly, in the first instance investment is needed for such a system. In the long run, however, it will likely save the business valuable time and manpower. For example, if in the current regime a member of staff is required to go around and take checks at numerous locations, this is a needless additional task which could be used for something more productive. And of course, as mentioned previously, the overriding advantage of employing such a system is to act as a contingency measure and protect your operation in the event of a problem or system malfunction. This could end up saving money in the long run, on wasted stock, potential product recalls etc.
All in all, investing in a digital quality management system like testo Saveris Restaurant will help foodservice providers to maximise efficiency, minimise labour and paper costs, whilst demonstrating the highest level of due diligence at the touch of a button.
Like some more info?
If you’d like more information on testo’s Saveris Restaurant, or any of testo’s solutions please go to www.testo.co.uk
At Testo’s Food Safety Innovators Forum we will be offering our industry knowledge, with guest speakers and a range of notable individuals in the food sector attending.
We are inviting some of the key people in the industry, to get together and exchange ideas and help shape the future of food safety.
This forum is designed to give you the opportunity to network and discuss current and future topics around food safety and quality management.
We are proud to be presenting key industry experts from NSF, HACCP International and Food Safety Services International, as well as our own Testo Global Food Solutions Team.
About the event
There will be two main content sections on the day:
Section 1: The challenges and threats of food safety & quality management
Section 2: Food safety & quality management goes digital
Both sections will contain a mix of presentations, workshops and moderated discussions.
For the full agenda and more details on the speakers click here.
Book your Free place now
As mentioned, there is absolutely no participation fee, with the venue and catering being sponsored entirely by Testo.
Places are filling up quickly so you’ll have to confirm by 27/10/17 at the latest to ensure you don’t miss out on this exclusive event.
If you want to secure one of the last remaining places, please contact our event co-ordinator Kerry Finlayson (contact details below).
Interested in attending? Contact our event co-ordinator
Phone: +441420 544433
Prep, the high-performance frying oil brand, have teamed up with food safety and measurement equipment experts testo, in a bid to help foodservice customers further extend the lifespan of its range of long-life oils.
As part of the partnership, Prep is using the award-winning testo 270 Cooking Oil Tester in its oil management training, and is now offering the product to food service customers throughout the UK.
The testo 270 enables users to determine in seconds whether oil needs changing, helping to guarantee consistent cooking results, whilst saving customers time, effort and money on unnecessary changes.
Olivia Shuttleworth, Prep brand manager, said: “At Prep, we are committed to helping all our customers to maximise the lifespan of their frying oil, so they can produce great tasting food for longer– saving time, reducing waste and cutting costs in the process.
“When looked after and managed effectively, Prep long life oils last up to three times longer than standard, extended life oils – and regular testing is integral to effective oil management.
“The Testo 270 is a quick, effective way for customers to check their Prep oil, ensuring they get maximum lifespan from every change.”
Regular testing is integral to effective oil management
The Testo Cooking Oil Tester works by testing the percentage levels of Total Polar Material (TPM) in the frying oil. TPM builds up in the oil during regular use, and measuring these levels is the most reliable and accurate way to measure oil quality and cleanliness of frying oil.
Ashton Baylis, Testo Product manager, said:
“It’s impossible to know when frying oil needs changing simply by looking at it – it needs to be tested regularly.
“The Testo 270 is quick and easy to use, accurately measuring the percentage of TPM in the oil in a few seconds. It provides clear notifications to kitchen teams, so they know when it’s time to make a change. Over time, this can help to reduce oil consumption by up to 20%, whilst guaranteeing you are cooking with clean, effective oil.”
The testo 270 allows you to determine the quality of cooking oil faster and more reliably than ever before
The Testo 270 offers intuitive operation and a clear, easy to understand monitoring system. The screen changes colour to show when oil needs changing, turning from green when oil is good, to amber when it is approaching time to change, and red when oil needs changing.
Prep offers a comprehensive range of oil management resources, including an oil management guide, oil management equipment and a dedicated oil management app – all developed to helping customers maximise the lifespan of frying oil. Further information and guidance on oil management can be found here.
About testo Food Safety
Testo produce high-quality testing equipment for businesses across a variety of industries. Its food offering includes a wide range of equipment for food safety and quality assurance, designed to help organisations meet the latest HACCP requirements. Instruments include cooking oil testers, paperless quality management systems, temperature monitoring systems, data loggers, thermometers, and PH meters.
Like some more info?
For more information about cooking oil testing please go to www.testo.co.uk or give us a a call on +44 1420 544433 and we’ll be happy to help