The big data craze is sweeping through a number of industries as companies look to become more competitive through cost-saving insights.
The Internet of Things (IoT) and sensor technology are often intertwined with this development as they make it possible for machinery to collect and transfer key information that can later be analysed. Not every company can commit to the investment and the operational overhaul required, though. In the meantime, the testo 440 IAQ and air velocity measurement instrument is allowing technicians to gather key data that can support a preventative maintenance strategy and let them reap the advantages.
Benefits are in the air
The transformation to becoming an analytic-driven company isn't always a quick one. There are financial and logistical hurdles every step of the way. These can hinder performance in a time where overcoming them would give an organisation a significant advantage over the competition.
Garnering actionable insights from heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment offers a bevvy of benefits. The obvious include a more comfortable indoor air quality and better adherence to compliance. Another is the fact that reactive maintenance can hurt a company financially, and gathering data that can help predict when intervention is necessary can bring in major cost-savings.
Start small, think big
The testo 440 IAQ and air velocity measurement instrument enables HVAC engineers to capture the information they need to make immediate changes to their maintenance strategy. This, in turn, allows them to show administration the potential benefits of a larger, sensor-based IoT investment in action.
The device allows technicians to capture all the pertinent metrics, from volume flow to mould detection, with the help of wireless probes. The digital tool can save the data to later be uploaded to a computer for further analysis. One key advantage is that the testo 440 itself does not need to be calibrated, only the probes do. This is a welcome, cost-efficient change from legacy equipment.
Technology is changing quickly – perhaps too fast for companies to keep up. HVAC technicians can still gain the advantages of big data without the large investment often associated with it by upgrading the tools they routinely use. Contact a Testo representative today to learn more.