Tramex launches two new data loggers for buildings
Tramex Meters, the Irish designer and manufacturer of moisture monitors, has launched two new FeedBack DataLoggers — the DL-RHTA and DL-RHTX — for monitoring ambient conditions in buildings.
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Both systems monitor ambient temperature, relative humidity, dew point and grains per pound. The DL-RHTX unit, however, comes with an external probe which can also monitor in-situ conditions when testing concrete. Metering and logging data of this nature may prove critical to understanding the impact of energy efficiency interventions on building fabric and indoor air quality.
Each unit is capable of storing up to 100,000 data entry points and of running for 12 months on a single AA battery. The devices offer Bluetooth connectivity so that data can be viewed and downloaded from nearby iOS or Android devices.
The accompanying and free-to download Tramex FeedBack App is designed to be intuitive and easy-to-use, allowing the user to scan for available FeedBack DataLoggers within 50 metres, and displaying live temperature and humidity readings, as well as contact surface temperature if the CTP probe is connected. The app allows users to visualise thermal conditions and psychrometric charts as well as creating and exporting spreadsheets, charts and reports.
Founded in 1974, and working in partnership with researchers from Trinity College Dublin, Tramex invented, patented and developed the world’s first non-destructive moisture meter for buildings, making it possible to detect and trace the source and extent of moisture problems without causing any damage to the material being tested. For more information see www.tramexmeters.com