Accurate monitoring of temperature, relative humidity and other parameters with Tinytag data loggers provides information which helps a building services contractor monitor conditions, make recommendations, and assess equipment performance.
Martin Environmental Services Ltd is a mechanical/electrical and
controls building services contractor. The Company uses Tinytag
data loggers to understand client issues, providing data to help
form recommendations about equipment to be installed, or for
validation of installed equipment for the client to assess its
performance. For example, clients may comment about conditions
being too hot or too cold etc., and the data loggers provide an
accurate record of conditions over time for further analysis and
The Company uses Tinytag temperature,
RH and voltage loggers for a
variety of its operations. For example, an NHS building was
experiencing domestic hot water issues with major fluctuations in
temperature. Martin Environmental Services believed that the
heating system was drawing from the cylinder primaries at certain
times so they monitored the domestic hot water flow and return
temperatures against outside air temperature: they could then
understand if there was a correlation between low outside
temperature (resulting in the building heating coming on) and the
drop in domestic hot water temperature.
The data was downloaded following a seven day cycle, graphs
printed and checked for potential issues. The pdf file shows a
graph of the readings taken by the Tinytags, showing outside air
temperature compared to domestic hot water flow in degrees C. The
results showed Martin Environmental Services that the issues were
not in fact caused by the heating system.
Technical Director Andrew Martin has used the Tinytags for a
long time. He comments, "We have never had any issues with their
operation and have found them to be robust in the environment we
use (industrial areas, plant rooms etc.) The Tinytag Explorer Software allows us to pre-program
start dates/times easily. We are very happy with them: they are
faultless, small, reliable and provide us with a quick easy 'tool'
for validation purposes."