In his summer statement, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a billion-pound programme to help improve energy efficiency in schools, hospitals and other public buildings. Called ‘The Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme’, the programme, which is part of UK’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the public sector by 50%, is expected to see substantial investments in energy efficiency and heating upgrades over the next year.
At Chauvin Arnoux, we are simply passionate about test and measurement. And we like to do things differently by always putting our users’ needs at the core of our product developments. With this in mind, we’ve released an app that helps our customers to get the very best from their portable energy loggers (PELs) and power quality analyser (PQA) by providing them with comprehensive information and guidance whenever they need it and wherever they are. The app is available free of charge in iOS and Android versions.
If you’ve got a PEL103 portable energy logger, you already know how useful and convenient it is for monitoring individual single- and three-phase circuits. But sometimes you want to monitor more than one circuit. If you’re a landlord, for example, you might want to monitor the circuits supplying two or three different tenants, and if you’re a facilities manager, you might want separate results for your lighting, power and HVAC circuits. You could monitor the circuits one after the other, but it’s often useful to know that the measurements on the individual circuits were all made at the same time.
Connecting your PEL103 portable energy logger to a network is often a really useful thing to do, because it gives you access to all of the data collected by the PEL remotely, from any location where you have network access. And, if you have a network access point conveniently close to your PEL, all you need is a standard cable to hook it up to your network. But what if there’s no network access point near your PEL? The answer is to give your PEL WiFi capability. And that’s easy to do. This blog post will tell you how.
Do you want to make your life easier when you’re carrying out energy surveys on your electrical systems? If so, here’s a suggestion you might not be expecting – don’t bother to monitor the voltage! That may seem an odd idea, but think about it for a moment.