Data loggers can be a useful tool in providing information to help identify opportunities for energy savings, and for evaluating the performance of any improvement measures that are put in place to help achieve this.
Gemini Data Loggers, manufacturers of the Tinytag range, offers a choice of loggers which can be used in this way. Data loggers recording temperature, relative humidity, CO2, count, voltage, power usage and other parameters provide the information required to help pinpoint areas and equipment which could benefit from straightforward energy saving measures. They can test, measure and help verify improvement work in particular areas, and can help validate overall building systems performance. Once the data has been recorded, informed decisions can be made about implementing changes.
Regular monitoring and analysis of results will help identify and prioritise the most appropriate energy saving measures in line with energy management targets including ESOS (Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme).
Temperature and relative humidity data loggers help monitor the effectiveness of HVAC systems. They are frequently used to validate whether heating, air-conditioning or building control systems are working correctly, and help assess overall energy efficiency. Along with carbon dioxide loggers, they can also be used to assess occupants’ comfort levels and help ensure that optimum air quality is maintained within a building. In addition, energy consumption loggers can be used to help check motor efficiency and record power usage in heating, ventilation and air-conditioning units.
All the above devices can play a key role to help verify and assess energy efficiency savings when these systems are replaced or upgraded.
Energy consumption 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.
Count data loggers can help assess boiler efficiency, monitoring consumption and recording profiles over time. Voltage loggers can record when a boiler is firing to help evaluate optimum performance.
The Energy Logger can be used 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.
The Energy Logger and temperature loggers can be used to assess the efficiency of refrigerators, recording power usage against temperature. Count loggers can be used to record and monitor door openings which will affect the energy performance of a particular area.
The Energy Logger can assess energy usage typically before and after items are repaired/serviced or replaced.
Gemini Data Loggers has been manufacturing the Tinytag range of data loggers in the UK since 1984, and trades globally with a network of over 40 distributors.