testo 174 T - Mini temperature data logger kit

Order-Nr.  0572 0561

  • Provides reliable and economical temperature monitoring of products in storage

  • Simple and large easy to read display

  • Includes USB interface for data transfer

  • Large measurement data memory capable of storing 16,000 temperature readings

The testo 174T mini temperature data logger has a large display and alarm indication that makes it ideal for the continuous monitoring of storage temperature. This temperature measurement logger is long lasting for continuous use and has a high accuracy. The 174T mini temperature measurement logger kit includes a USB interface for data transfer and has free software available as a download for easy data anlysis.

Product Description

The testo 174T is an ideal data logger for the continuous monitoring of temperatures. Because storage temperatures should never exceed specific limit values, the 174T records the temperatures values and alerts when thresholds have been exceeded.

  • High accuracy NTC thermistor sensor for reliable data
  • Easy to read large display that shows current reading and exceeded measurement limits
  • IP65 proection class
  • HACCP compliant
  • Free data logger software available for download

Please note: One USB interface for data transfer can be used for multiple instruments.

 

Delivery Scope

testo 174T temperature data logger, USB interface for data transfer

Temperature - NTC

Measuring range

-22° to 158 °F / -30 to +70 °C

Accuracy

±0.9 °F (-22° to 158 °F / ±0.5 °C (-30 to +70 °C)

Resolution

0.1 °F / 0.1 °C

General technical data

Dimensions

2 x 2 x 0.7 in. / 60 x 38 x 18.5 mm

Operating temperature

-22° to 158 °F / -30 to +70 °C

Protection class

IP65

Channels

1 internal

Standards

EN 12830

Battery type

2 lithium batteries (CR2032)

Battery life

500 days (15 min measuring cycle, +25 °C)

Memory

16,000 measuring values

Storage temperature

-40° to 158 °F / -40 to +70 °C

Monitoring and documentation of the temperature in cold rooms

Many foods and drugs have to be stored within a specific cold temperature range. This can be done in individual cooled store rooms, but also in specialised cold stores or cold warehouses with high-rack facilities. The temperature must be continuously documented in all these cold storage facilities, because strict rules apply to quality management in both the food and drugs industries.

Data loggers are usually installed at the so-called critical control points (CCPs) of the cold room, in order to identify any possible temperature deviations and to introduce appropriate countermeasures. Critical points are for instance doors or passages through to other temperature areas within a warehouse.

Temperature monitoring in deep-freeze rooms for foods

There are a huge number of facilities where (deep-)frozen food has to be stored. These range from individual deep-freeze rooms on small food producers' sites (e.g. butchers), at restaurants and supermarkets, via deep-freeze rooms in the food industry, through to specialised cold stores / deep-freeze warehouses with high-rack facilities. The temperature must be continuously documented in all these facilities. In Europe, only temperature loggers may be used in this process which are approved according to EN 12830.

Typically, data loggers are used to measure the air temperature in storage facilities of this kind. The measuring instrument is installed in the deep-freeze room – as far as possible at critical points such as doors or cooling plants – and records the temperature data at defined intervals (typically: 15 minutes).
The recorded data can then be analysed and archived using special software.

Monitoring and documentation of transport temperature

For all goods which react sensitively to temperature fluctuations or have to be stored within a predefined temperature range, uninterrupted measurement data recording and documentation play a major role.
Incorrect temperature conditions during transport can lead to major losses of quality, including the total loss of value of the products that require monitoring.
Using a data logger, shipments can be checked for compliance with the specified temperature ranges and the data can then be read, analysed and archived by means of special software.