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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.

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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

 

 

Introducing the new testo 320 Flue Gas Analyser at PHEX Manchester

 

 

This year at PHEX Manchester, on the 4th & 5th October, we will be introducing 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 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.

Also on the stand

Other technology we will have on display includes our award winning testo Smart Probes.

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.

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.

Come and see us at the show!

Visit testo on stand 29 at PHEX Manchester, Old Trafford (Manchester United FC) on the 4th & 5th October.

Come to the stand and speak to the testo sales team to find out about the testo 320 and the many other products that we can provide to heating system engineers, and get hands on with the instruments to see and feel the quality.

Click here to register for free tickets to the show

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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.

 

 

 

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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The UK’s largest Plumbing and Heating trade show – visit testo at Installer 2016

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When: May 10th – 12th, 2016

Where: Ricoh Arena, Coventry

Stand no: E66

 

About Installer 2016

Next week the “UK’s largest plumbing and heating trade show” comes to Coventry. Installer 2016 gives plumbing and heating engineers the chance to have a look at the industries’ latest products and technologies.

The idea of Installer is to give professionals the opportunity to speak face-to-face with technical experts, rather than just sales people. This gives the show a unique feel, and offers the perfect place to touch, test and compare the latest products and tools to hit the market in 2016.

Walk away with a testo on the day!

Testo will be exhibiting at Installer 2016 and you can find us on Stand E66. 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 Installer 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.

 

Gas Analysis

Testo’s internationally trusted range of Flue Gas Analysers and Gas Leak Detectors can provide the right instrument for any application. Testo provide analysers ideal for smaller companies working on domestic boiler gas analysis through to gas analysers and emissions monitors for large industrial applications such as oil and gas installations.

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Testo analysers’ quality is recognised across the globe

At Installer our experts will be on hand to talk you through each of our analysers, and whether any of them might be suitable for your application.

Thermal Cameras

Having a thermal camera at your disposal really is invaluable for many professionals in the heating industry, but deciding which camera is best suited to your requirements can be difficult. Depending on your individual application, somewhat careful selection is required to ensure the camera provides the necessary features and is right for you.

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Using thermal imaging you can visualise leaks or faulty radiators in an instant

Testo provide cameras ideal for smaller companies right through to large industrial applications. Come and talk to us about the many uses of thermal imaging and how it might benefit you in your day to day work. Here are some of the advantages of employing a testo thermal camera:

  • Non-Intrusive – If you suspect a problem in for example pipework or underfloor heating, you can detect and locate the source of the issue immediately, without causing any damage
  • Don’t let it become a problem – In many cases you can locate potential problems, before they become an issue
  • Show customers the issue – They provide the user with the facility to show customers the source of the problem immediately

Interested in attending?

For more information on Installer 2016 please click here

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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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Choosing a Thermal Imaging Camera – What are my options?

There are a number of factors which come into account when choosing a thermal imaging camera, and not just the price. Depending on your individual application, somewhat careful selection is required to ensure the camera provides the neccessary features and is right for you.

 

Why invest in a thermal camera?

Thermal cameras are used in a number of industries, and often have many day to day uses within each specific profession. From heating engineers checking blocked pipes, to production engineers checking high end equipment is running smoothly, thermal cameras provide instant and contactless analysis, which no other technology can offer. Here are some of the main advantages:

Non-Intrusive – If you suspect a problem in for example pipework or underfloor heating, you can detect and locate the source of the issue immediately, without causing any damage

 

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Why waste time digging around trying to find leaking pipes? With a thermal imaging camera you can locate leaks in a matter of seconds

 

Don’t let it become a problem – In many cases you can locate potential problems, before they become an issue

Show customers the issue – They provide the user with the facility to show customers the source of the problem immediately

 

Why choose testo?

Testo thermal cameras provide real value for engineers and professionals, and aren’t simply a gimmick you use once or twice. If that’s what you’re after then a testo camera might not be for you. What testo camera’s offer is a robust and quality tool which can be used for a number of day to day applications. The main advantages of testo thermal cameras include:

 

Undeniable quality – Testo cameras are far more robust and quality tools than lower quality alternatives

Higher image spec – this then equates to better image quality. You might not think this is that important but it really is. Low spec thermal images often provide unclear images, which don’t uncover the real issues

 

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Testo cameras are designed to be used as tools, rather than just a gimmick

 

Free Super Resolution – All testo thermal imaging cameras now come with Free SuperResolution technology, so the resolution of all images is effectively doubled. This will make findings even clearer

 

The value of having a thermal camera at your disposal really is invaluable for many professionals. If you’re after something to take a thermal selfie and have laugh with you’re mates, then perhaps you should look elsewhere. But if you want to invest in a quality piece of equipment to add to your toolbox, then a testo thermal camera might just be for you.

 

Which Thermal Camera is best for me?

Deciding which camera is best suited to your requiremements can be difficult. Testo provide cameras ideal for smaller companies right through to large industrial applications. Below we have tried to summarise the features of the Testo range of infrared cameras and how they compare against each other.

If you would like full specifications on any testo camera please visit our website: www.testolimited.com/thermal-imaging-cameras. If at any point you have a question about a camera and its capabilites please feel free to contact us on 01420 544433 and we’ll be happy to help.

 

testo-870-thermal-imaging-cameraTesto 870 – Thermal imaging camera

The testo 870 is our best ever value Thermal Imaging Camera. It combines quality with value to offer you the perfect entry level TI camera, at an affordable price. At under £1000, the testo 870 is the only thermal camera with a 120 x 160 pixel resolution, available for less than £1,000. It’s also the only camera in its class to offer automatic hot/cold spot recognition. In addition to this, testo 870’s now include SuperResolution technology as a standard feature. This effectively doubles the image resolution (so resolution increases to 240 x 360).

The 870-2 variant also has a built in digital camera, so a visual image is automatically taken and stored in parallel with the thermal image.

 

testo-875i-thermal-imaging-cameraTesto 875i – Thermal imaging camera

The T875i Series offer fantastic thermal sensitivity, an inbuilt digital camera, extended temperature range and laser pointer. It has a screen resolution of 160 x 120 pixels,(Super Resolution – increases res. to 320 x 240), sensitivity of NETD < 50 mK, measuring range of -30 to +350°C, Field of View of 32°. As with all our cameras this includes Free Super Resolution technology.

 

 

testo-882-thermal-imaging-cameraTesto 882 – Thermal imaging camera (high end)

The testo 882 Thermal Imaging Camera provides exceptional resolution as standard and is the ideal thermal imaging device for a number of applications. The already impressive standard resolution of 320 x 240 pixels can be further enhanced with the addition of testo SuperResolution Software giving your camera an output resolution of 640 x 480 pixels, providing crystal clear thermal images and indepth insight for a fantastic price.

You can carry out non-intrusive thermal inspections for building and industrial applications with the testo 882. The testo 882 in ergonomic pistol design, with 320 x 240 pixels, stands out thanks to even more precise infrared images. With 76,800 temperature measuring points, it sees every detail on the measured object. This makes it even easier for you to detect anomalies and weaknesses from greater distances.

 

testo-885-thermal-imaging-cameraTesto 885 – Thermal imaging camera (high end)

You can carry out non-intrusive thermal inspections for buildings and industrial applications with the testo 885-1. Thanks to the 320 x 240-pixel detector, in combination with the high-quality Germanium optics, the testo 885-1 achieves an excellent image quality. This allows weak spots and problems to be reliably detected. In combination with the Testo SuperResolution technology, the testo 885-1 records high-resolution thermal images in excellent quality (640 x 480 pixels) meaning all readings will incredibly accurate.

 

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Testo 890 – Thermal imaging camera (high end)

The ultimate in precision thermal imaging. Thanks to the 640 x 480-pixel detector, in combination with the high-quality Germanium optics, the testo 890-1 achieves the highest level of image quality. In combination with the Testo SuperResolution technology, the testo 890-1 records extremely high-resolution images in megapixel quality (1280 x 960 pixels). This means that even the smallest or very distant measurement objects can be thermographed with an extremely high level of precision.

 

For more information on testo thermal cameras or any testo products please visit our website: www.testolimited.com or give us a call on 01420 544433

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