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, and the data loggers provide an accurate record of
conditions over time for further analysis and subsequent
The Company uses Tinytag temperature,
relative humidity 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."