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Get to know Testo’s food safety equipment and measuring technology

The frequency of UK food alerts has been steadily increasing in recent years. As the food standards agency reports, there were 56 food alerts issued in both 2013 and in 2014. The frequency in 2015 and 2016 was more than double that (121 and 148 food alerts respectively).

With this increase, the need for effective quality processes is emphasised. Both to reduce the risk of such an event occurring, and to provide proof of the highest level of due diligence, should an irreversible issue of this nature occur. Manufacturers therefore, need to be confident that both their processes and safety equipment are bulletproof. Keeping such cases to a minimum is of course the end goal, but quality managers need the correct tools to ensure safety and the company’s HACCP plan is upheld.

Here we go through some of the most important safety equipment and measurement technology, for establishments to protect the safety and reputation of their operation:

 

Automated temperature monitoring

One overnight system failure can cost a company hundreds of thousands of pounds in wasted goods, an this is something that ironically, can be very easily avoided with an automated temperature monitoring system.

Testo’s Saveris 2 for example, is a cloud-based system that logs and stores all measurement data in one central place. Facility managers can place a wi-fi data logger in the warehouse or storage room to monitor fluctuations in temperature and have alerts sent to their email or phone. The user can then access the readings via their computer tablet or smartphone via the App.

Another advantage of an automated system, is it removes the need to collect data manually, meaning staff can use this additional time for other important tasks. Additionally, having data collated automatically, means there is no longer a potential for gaps, or readings to go missing. Handy in the case of audits.

 

Data loggers

As well as monitoring systems, Testo manufacture data loggers suitable for a range of applications in the food processing sector. These range from low-cost loggers for measuring temperature in a cold storage room for instance, right through to the temperature of production items or the surface temperature of machines or motors themselves and have the capability to measure even the most extreme temperature ranges, for high-end production processes. All Testo data loggers are certified for HACCP.

 

Thermometers

 

Thermometers are required in a number of applications during food manufacturing, for simple temperature spot checks. In this sector more than most, robustness is a hugely important factor for equipment. The Testo 108 thermometer for example, is waterproof, sturdy, and has an IP rating of IP67, making it ideal for manufacturing plants. It also has the option for colour-coded cases, meaning you can allocate different probes to specific food groups, avoiding contamination. All Testo thermometers are certified for HACCP.

 

 

 

Infrared thermometers

Infrared measurement can be a very useful feature in the food industry, particularly in the processing and retail sectors. It can be used as a quick indicator for surface temperature of the product, when penetration isn’t appropriate (if this will cause irreversible damage for example). Testo produce a range of infrared thermometers, ideal for spot checks during manufacturing processes.

 

 

pH Meters

Testing pH levels is a common method of deducing if edible materials are fit for the public. pH levels impact the appearance, taste and quality of food products. For example, during yoghurt production, improper pH levels can cause discolouration or insufficient tartness. In contrast, incorrect pH values in pork impact’s the meat’s water holding capacity, negatively affecting the product’s saleability. Testo’s range of pH meters are ideal for measuring the pH value of semi-solid media, viscous and protein-containing foodstuffs (eg. processed cheese, fruit).

 

Cooking Oil Tester

Cooking oil testing is being used more and more within the restaurant and hospitality sector, but can also be used to the advantage of food manufacturing facilities for products where frying is required (crisps or donut production for example). In order to ensure you’re being economical with your oil, you need to test the TPM (total polar material) levels. The testo 270 Cooking Oil Tester offers a solution for controlling cooking oil consumption, as well as testing oil quality, to ensure consistent product quality. The testo 270 has been certified by both HACCP and NSF.

 

Thermal Imaging Cameras

Thermal imaging can be used in food production to reduce downtime, by checking mechanical components for wear so preventative maintenance can be scheduled to replace components that have degraded over time, before they cause failure and loss of production.

Another area a thermal camera can be used is in refrigerators or cold storage rooms. Using thermal imaging, you can identify areas where mould and other bacteria can grow putting food at risk and also detect faulty seals on refrigerated units leading to wasted energy.

 

Like some more info?

 

If you’re interested in finding out more about how Testo equipment can be used to help with your food safety strategy, please go to www.testo.co.uk

 

Thermal Imaging for contractors – advantages in a nutshell

For contactors in the Building, Facilities Maintenance, HVAC, and Electrical industries, the ability to visualise each situation you are facing can make a huge difference. Knowing precisely where to start with a job, can save time and effort, meaning you increase efficiency, and ultimately provide a faster service to customers.

Those 20-30 minutes extra spent diagnosing each job soon add up, particularly at busy times of the year when you’ve got a waiting list. With that in mind, a valuable addition to many contractors toolkit is a thermal imaging camera.

But what specific applications is a thermal camera most useful for?

Below we summarise some of the best examples where thermal imaging has time and time again, proved an extremely effective diagnostic tool for contractors:

 

Heating and installation systems

  • Checking radiators for build-up of silt deposits
  • Identifying underfloor heating abnormalities

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Electrical Maintenance

  • Identifying overloads, imminent malfunctions or existing defects in switching cabinets and wiring

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Construction and Mould Assessment

  • Visualising thermal bridges in buildings
  • Detecting areas that are prone to mould

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Leak Detection

  • Pinpointing thermal anomalies in leaking pipes
  • Locating roof leaks

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Structural and Insulation Defects

  • Finding insulation defects
  • Checking air tightness of windows and doors

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Like some more information?

For more information on Thermography or any of please go to www.testo.co.uk. Alternatively, if you’ve got a requirement you’d like to discuss, you can contact us directly on +44 1420 544433 and we’ll be happy to help.

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Testo at PHEX Chelsea 2016

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Testo are exhibiting at Plumbing and Heating Exhibition (PHEX) at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea on the 16th & 17th November 2016.

 

When: November 16th – 17th, 2016 (opening times 10am – 4pm both days)

Where: Stamford Bridge, Chelsea

Stand no: 32

 

About PHEX Chelsea

PHEX is completely FREE to attend and has been described as the “must-attend event in the plumbing and heating sector”.

Installers and contractors will be able to see the majority of the latest boilers and heating appliances available, gaining valuable information to prepare for the busy and lucrative months ahead. The event will cover everything from boilers to bathrooms, heating controls to water treatment and renewable energy to pipes and fittings.

It will also play host to a technical seminar programme on both days of the show in conjunction with Gas Safe Register and CIPHE, which will offer valuable advice for existing and prospective members.

 

Walk away with a testo on the day!

Measurement equipment specialists Testo will be exhibiting at PHEX Chelsea 2016 and you can find us on Stand 32. 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 brand new range of Electrical Measurement Equipment, as well as some of our more widely recognised products such as testo Flue Gas Analysers, and Thermal Cameras designed specifically for Plumbing and Heating engineers.

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 – the future of HVAC engineering

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.

 

Testo Electrical Measurement Equipment – not just a fluke

Testo’s newly released Electrical Testing range is of the highest quality, and given testo’s reputation as the world’s premier brand for instrumentation you can be sure it’s not just a fluke. Boasting a variety of unique features and user-friendliness unparalleled by any alternatives, they bring a fresh feel to the Electrical sector.

Testo’s new electrical testing range boast a number of innovative and unique features

The range covers all important measurements for electrical systems. Instruments include Digital Multimeters (pictured right), Clamp Meters, Voltage Testers, Current & Voltage Testers (combined), and an NCV Tester.

As with all testo equipment our instruments for electrical testing offer the utmost in terms of both precision and safety, yet are also user friendly when it comes to taking electrical measurements. The depth of the range means they are suitable for various electrical measurements and applications.

 

Testo Flue Gas Analysers – still the most reliable in the business

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.

Testo Thermal Imaging Cameras – professional technology for professional work

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.

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It’s not always easy to see exactly where radiators are blocked. With a thermal camera it couldn’t be simpler

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.

 

Other solutions from testo

In addtion to the above we can also provide a wealth of other measurement tools, including CO2 and CO monitors, gas leak detectors, thermometers and pressure meters. If you would like information on any testo products please come and see us at stand 32 and we’ll be happy to help.

 

Interested in attending?

For more information on PHEX Chelsea 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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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.

 

Interested in attending?

For more infomation on the show 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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Testo at PHEX 2016 Alexandra Palace – 18th and 19th May

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When: 18th – 19th May

Where: Alexandra Palace, London

Stand no: 96

 

About PHEX

Testo will be exhibiting at PHEX, Alexandra Palace for the “largest dedicated installer and contractor exhibition in London”, on the 18th and 19th May. PHEX offers installers in England the chance to meet some of the leading companies who manufacture the products they use every day.

Keeping in-touch with developments from manufacturers, suppliers and distributors is an integral part of any plumbing and heating engineer’s business, and PHEX makes sure everyone you need to talk to is under one roof.

 

Walk away with a testo on the day!

Testo will be exhibiting at PHEX 2016 and you can find us on Stand E96. 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 96 and we’ll be happy to help.

 

Interested in attending?

Although ‘pre-registration’ is now closed, you can still go along to the exhibition on Wednesday 18th or Thursday 19th and register on the door. For more infomation on the show 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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