With increasing drives to cut CO2 emissions, improve energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption, Tinytags are being used by environmental and transport consultants to record temperature and humidity conditions in industrial, office and transport installations.
Many premises have no environmental monitoring systems. In an
attempt to improve energy efficiency, the first thing a facilities
manager needs to know is what temperature and humidity
conditions are really being experienced within a building.
Having accurate data is essential to support investment
decisions. Specialist environmental and transport consultants
Fifth Dimension Associates Ltd. (FDAL) has
developed a specialist division for temperature and humidity
monitoring, using Tinytag data loggers to record the data.
FDAL currently has 400 Tinytag Plus 2 data
loggers at 66 different premises, and is amassing over two
million items of data every month.
David Burton, FDAL Technical
Director said "Of all the options available to us,
Tinytags offer the greatest flexibility - they are reliable,
accurate and easy to use. When we move on to another project, we
can just re-locate the loggers, the long battery life allowing
minimal intervention. We've learned a lot in the past year and
looked at several other data logger systems, but we always come
back to Gemini."
It's not just out in the field that Gemini products are
effective. The Tinytag Explorer software
utility enables rapid analysis and management of the data once it's
been downloaded. Tinytag Explorer also permits a wide range of data
logger set-ups to be programmed on site, or pre-programmed for site
triggering. David continued: "Tinytag Explorer is an invaluable
tool when handling such a large amount of data - our clients often
want us to do a first-cut analysis and this tool lets us do that
very swiftly. Although we have had to develop our own database to
create specific reports, Tinytag Explorer gives us a rapid
overview, and has a sufficiently high standard of graphical
presentation for us to incorporate it directly into client
Of Gemini after-sales support David concluded "The on-going
support we have from Gemini is first-class - they even take on
board suggestions we make for enhancing the products. The response
they give whenever we call them enables us to overcome problems
with the minimum downtime".
Fifth Dimension Associates: the company
undertakes fieldwork, consultancy and small engineering projects
for the rail industry. Its clients include Network
Rail, London Underground,
Docklands Light Rail, train operators and major
contractors to the industry.