As part of the building automation equipment and energy management system, the count loggers are a flexible and effective tool in analysing water consumption and usage profiles, to enable the correct sizing of new mechanical plant.
Building Services Controls Ltd (BSC) provides building energy
management control solutions to both the commercial and residential
market, throughout Wales and the UK. As part of its service
installing building automation equipment and energy management
systems, the company has used the count loggers for
analysing consumption and usage profiles, to enable the correct
sizing of new mechanical plant.
The monitoring was necessary to allow system designers to
adequately size water boosting equipment to ensure correct
provision of hot water supplies to the hospital wards, to ensure
that all the extremities of the hot water system could achieve the
correct water flows regardless of any fluctuations on mains water
supply pressures or other primary plant influences.
In this case, it was necessary to understand how much water was
being used in an area, when that water was being used, and
importantly, what peak water flows were required. BSC used Tinytag
count data loggers to provide this metering, and this has meant
that the booster set can be sized-based on actual data rather than
an estimated or educated guess. It will also ensure that any
disruption during installation and setup can be kept to a minimal
Although the site has energy management equipment that could be
brought into use, using a Tinytag device proved to be the fastest
and most cost-effective way of providing the data, with flexible
period settings, peaks, minimums etc. all catered for within a
simple software interface. The portability of the units means that
no wiring is necessary and no disruption to any plant occurred.
Simon Williams, Senior Commissioning Engineer at BSC is
responsible for the software programming and commissioning of
energy management systems. Simon comments, "Using Tinytag data
loggers is a simple, but extremely powerful way of providing data
to improve management of buildings and plant, enabling you to
accurately monitor at a whim!"
Based in Swansea, since 1996 Building Services Controls Ltd has
provided control solutions to both public and private sectors,
providing solutions including metering, energy
consumption reporting, energy cost reporting, weighted
consumption data, energy efficiency reporting and CO2