Tinytags help validate the performance of a college Building Management System, and help verify that temperatures remain within the required range.
South Devon College is using Tinytag data loggers as part of
daily facilities management to help ensure that temperatures within
the buildings remain within the specified guidelines, which in turn
helps to ensure the comfort and wellbeing of occupants.
Heating and room temperature issues can be an ongoing problem
without having precise data proving that the temperature of the
room falls within the guidelines. Room temperature is controlled by
a BMS, but by using the loggers, Deputy Property Service Manager
Dave Walker is able to confirm that this is functioning
Transit 2 data loggers are deployed when requested to monitor
room temperature. In addition, by being able to determine the room
temperature at different times especially over the weekend, it has
been possible to adjust the timings for the heating to activate on
a Monday so that the rooms get to the required temperature prior to
Results of the monitoring have shown that rooms fall within the
required temperature, or have identified where heating is not
coming on in the morning and the BMS was adjusted. Graphs provided
by the Tinytag Explorer software help
explain to staff how the temperature fluctuates within the room
during different times of the day.
The Tinytags were initially recommended by SDC South West Energy
Centre staff. Five were purchased for a trial, with an additional
five then purchased due to the results successfully gained from the
Dave comments, "Tinytags are easy to use and provide results
that are easy to understand. They are an asset as they provide
accurate information about current room temperatures especially
over weekends/night time, monitoring how heating systems are
performing. Loggers are able to be set to activate the LED alarm
when the temperature drops below 16°, enabling us to visually
confirm whether the temperature has fallen below this."