Tinytag data loggers record environmental parameters over time allowing conditions to be measured, documented, analysed and validated.
Tinytag data loggers monitor temperature, relative humidity, energy usage, CO2, voltage, current and count, and are ideally suited to indoor building monitoring where size, flexibility and portability may be important. They may be used for short periods to trouble-shoot conditions in a particular location, or can remain in place for longer periods to build up profiles.
Using data loggers is more effective, accurate and reliable than taking periodic manual readings, and quantifiable benefits from using them may often be seen within a very short time.
A range of Tinytags is available to suit specific applications:
- Standalone, network enabled or wireless devices
- Multi-channel loggers to simultaneously monitor two parameters (e.g. temperature and RH) or multiple monitoring points using temp/RH probes or input leads
- Rugged, waterproof and dustproof units
- Units with displays showing current readings as well as recording data
Monitoring the performance of HVAC/building control systems
Temperature and RH data loggers are used to validate whether heating, air-conditioning or building control systems are working correctly and to help identify and evaluate common energy savings opportunities. The Tinytag Energy Logger is used to help check motor efficiency and record power usage in heating, ventilation and air-conditioning units.
Data loggers are also used to monitor conditions in critical temperature and humidity-controlled zones such as storage areas, manufacturing facilities, laboratories and fridges.
Air quality monitoring
Monitoring indoor air quality in order to prevent CO2 levels exceeding recommended limits is desirable, or even mandatory, in many types of building. The Tinytag carbon dioxide data logger is a useful tool in helping to regulate IAQ and in turn assessing the effectiveness of HVAC control measures.
Monitoring the efficiency of energy saving measures
The Energy Logger and temperature data loggers can be used to assess efficiency savings when roof, wall and window insulation is improved or replaced. Before and after monitoring can help quantify savings and identify specific areas of improvement. The Energy Logger is useful for before and after monitoring to assess the performance of low power lighting installations, which can be a very effective means of reducing energy consumption
Monitoring the efficiency of equipment
Monitoring equipment in industrial processes
The Energy and temperature loggers can be used to assess the efficiency of equipment such as refrigerators, motors and drives, recording power usage against temperature. The Energy Logger also records single and three phase power usage in premises with high consumption equipment. Recorded data can then be analysed to help understand how and where energy is used and to identify opportunities for reduction.
Count loggers can be used to record and monitor door openings which will affect the energy performance of a particular area.
It’s all about the data!
The main purpose of building monitoring is to gain clear, concise and accurate data in order to make informed decisions about subsequent actions that need to be taken. Loggers are set up and data viewed in Tinytag Explorer, an easy to use Windows program. Data is initially presented in graphs and tables and can be exported for reporting purposes to other popular packages if required.
Standalone Tinytags record data which is downloaded via a USB cable to a PC for analysis. For sites requiring remote data access or with multiple monitoring points, Tinytag Radio and LAN loggers are ideal: data is collected automatically and accessed by any permitted user in a LAN, or remotely over the internet.
Gemini Data Loggers