Monitoring temperature conditions in college premises
Tinytag data loggers monitor temperature in college buildings as part of facilities management operations.
Recording temperature across the college site helps identify patterns in specific areas and helps maintain the correct environmental conditions overall.
Cambridge Regional College is one of the largest Further Education colleges in the region, providing a wide range of full and part-time courses, apprenticeships and Higher Education programmes in modern purpose-built learning areas.
The college is using six Tinytag Talk 2 data loggers, deployed around the site as and when required, to record temperatures in specific areas. Regular monitoring and analysis of recorded data allows any queries to be dealt with, and informed decisions to be made about any possible issues and changes that need to be made in the area.
Depending on the nature of the issue, remedial actions taken can range from physical changes, to plant or environment, to virtual changes on the BMS.
Tinytags were recommended by the college's M&E contractor. Operations Manager Mark Neville is responsible for the day to day management of facilities including building fabric, M&E, fire and security. He has found the Tinytags are small enough to be located discreetly whilst being robust enough to cope with any environment encountered on site. Mark comments, "They are easy to configure and the Tinytag Explorer software enables the data to be presented in graph form, so direct comparisons can be made. The data is easily retrieved and stored in both table and graph format, and file names can be specified that are appropriate to each project."