Bluetooth Temperature Logger Protects Magna Carta

Market: Building Performance
Organization: Salisbury Cathedral, Britain
Challenge: Protecting and preserving historic document on display
Originally issued by England’s King John in June 1215 to prevent civil war between the king and his barons, the Magna Carta is a world-famous symbol of justice, fairness, and human rights. Having inspired and encouraged movements for freedom and constitutional government for hundreds of years, the four remaining copies have been awarded ‘Memory of the World’ status by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The best-surviving copy of the Magna Carta, currently on exhibition in Britain’s Salisbury Cathedral to commemorate the document’s 800-year anniversary, is stored in a glass display case along with an Onset HOBO MX1101 Bluetooth Temperature/Relative Humidity data logger.

“Preserving the text is of paramount importance,” said Emily Naish, Archivist at Salisbury Cathedral. “Excessive humidity can cause parchment to buckle as it tries to revert to its natural shape. The parchment can expand while the ink remains static, causing ink to lift from the text. As the room in which the Magna Carta is displayed has large glass windows, it is prone to these kinds of damaging fluctuations in humidity.”

Because the display case is sealed and protected by alarm systems, there was no way to constantly monitor temperature and humidity without going through the time-consuming and complicated process of switching off the alarms and accessing the case.

To address this issue, the Cathedral’s exhibition team installed the HOBO MX1101 data logger, purchased through Onset’s UK distributor, Tempcon Instrumentation Limited. The self-contained wireless data logger, which works with Onset’s free HOBOmobile™ app for logger setup and data management, enables staff to use a smart phone or tablet to access the environmental data at any time from a distance up to 100 feet, without having to open the display case – making the HOBO MX1101 the perfect choice for use in the restricted-access conditions of the Cathedral.

“The HOBO MX1101 is an ideal solution for us to protect such an important historical artifact as the Magna Carta,” said Naish. “It’s great that I can check the current conditions at a glance, and have the ability to access historical data without interfering with the exhibit.”

For more info and to purchase a Hobo MX 1101 Datalogger CLICK HERE or for a complete selection of dataloggers CLICK HERE or call TruTechTools, LTD at 1-888-224-3437

Above material courtesy of and (C) Onset Computer Corporation

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What’s a datalogger?

In today’s data-driven world of satellite uplinks, wireless networks, and the Internet, it is common to hear the terms “data logging” and “data loggers” and not really have a firm grasp of what they are.

Most people have a vague idea that data logging involves electronically collecting information about the status of something in the environment, such as temperature, relative humidity, or energy use.

They’re right, but that’s just a small view of what data logging is. In the fields of building performance and environmental research, everyone seems to be using data loggers. But what are they, and why are they useful?

Onset/Hobo the world’s leading manufacturer of dataloggers, has prepared this primer to the world of dataloggers, giving you a straight forward overview of this fascinating area of measurement science!

datalooger overviewCLICK HERE FOR A OVERIVEW OF data-logger-basics

 

If you are interested in purchasing a datalogger, click HERE

 

 

 

 

 

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An Acquisition and a Grand Opening!

FieryChill has been acquired by TruTechTools and we’re opening a counter on 7-29-15 in Akron, OH!

You’re invited to the
The July 29 Grand Opening
Of the TruTech Tools and FieryChill Counter!

515 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd, Suite H

Akron, OH 44319

TTT counter

We are excited to announce that TruTech Tools, LTD has acquired the assets of and will now operate http://www.FieryChill.com – a website devoted to providing the best parts, components and supplies for HVACR and building performance contractors. Click HERE or on the image above to hear a video invitation from Josh! Adding parts and equipment and a counter is natural progression and excellent fit for the growth of the TruTech Tools businesses.

Our team is growing

Dan and Matt at counter
With the acquisition we added two employees, Dan Hunter and Matt Kolker. Dan is a 14 year veteran of the HVACR trade and was a principal at FieryChill and is now a business partner at TruTech Tools, LTD. Matt brings computer, technical and customer service skills to us.

The company is growing!

new sign by road

In addition to adding a company, our business is growing, so we have recently doubled our warehouse/office space and increased inventory levels in order to maintain the high level of service you have come to expect. The entire team has spent many hours planning, preparing and building out our facility to better serve our customers.

Where
See our new showroom / pick up counter at 515 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd., Suite H, Akron, OH 44319. Click HERE for a map.

When
We’ll get things started at 8:30 AM on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 and run to about 3:30 PM.

We’ll have some special offers and prizes!     Come meet the team. Don’t miss out!

www.TruTechTools.com                     888-224-3437

www.FieryChill.Com                           800-575-4180

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Montana Lieutenant Governor to Address Habitat X Conference 

PRESS RELEASE
Helena, Montana — July 15, 2015 — Habitat X, organizer of the national think tank for the sustainable building industry, will convene the 2015 Habitat X Summer National Conference this July 21-23 at Big Sky Resort, Montana. Montana Lieutenant Governor Angela McLean will offer welcoming comments, discuss the Montana SMART Schools initiative, and sit for a candid interview on Tuesday July 21st at 10:00 am in the Madison Room.

Learn more: http://habitatx.com/press-release-july15-2015/

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Air Conditioning Testing for Energy Auditors – 6/5/15 Pittsburgh class

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Date and time: Friday, June 5th 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

CCI Center
64 South 14th Street Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Instructors: Bill Spohn & Rhett Major

more info contact: info@deawp.org

4 BPI CEU’s have been approved for this course.

The course will cover methods to test residential AC systems for their relative efficiency (both unit and total system efficiency) with out the need to attach pressure gauges to the refrigerant lines.

Using simple techniques, and some more complex, with a variety of tools, we will explore the options of testing system airflow, total external static pressure, and dry bulb and wet bulb temperature changes to determine if air conditioners are operating within normal parameters, or should be referred for service.

The course will include both classroom training on the basics of the refrigeration cycle, airflow testing methods, and Enthalpy change, and will include hands on testing of an air conditioning system to measure airflow, and both sensible and latent heat change.

Written Handouts from Tru Tech Tools(AC Performance worksheet, Enthalpy Tables, etc.), will help provide the basis for our testing.

FEES: DEAWP current members:$195.00,   Non-member:$245.00 (Ask about membership options)
Course price includes lunch!

Contact – Rhett Major to register – theenergydoctor@comcast.net  or 724-863-5986!

Or mail your contact info and check to:

The Energy Doctor
1739 Guffey Rd.
North Huntingdon, PA 15642

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ACI/National Home Performance Conference 2105 App

Stay up to date at the 2015 ACI National Home Performance Conference with our app, sponsored byConservation Services Group. Get the latest information on sessions, presenters, and more by downloading the app to your smartphone. Visit the App Store or Google Play to begin and follow the steps provided here!

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See you in New Orleans!

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Radio and TV Interview on The Cajun Contractor Show

(We just launched a new website, www.YourCOAlarms.com. To learn why, read HERE.)

Recently, Bill Spohn, of TruTech Tools, flew down to New Orleans, LA to tape a radio and TV segment with Michael King, The Cajun Contractor.

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You can listen live on one of the stations listed below, or via the web at this LINK

The TV Show will air on Saturday, April 4 at 11 AM Eastern. You can watch it over the air at one of these stations (LINK) or stream it here (LINK <- just click the BIZTV live icon).

Watch a RECORDING of the TV show HERE or listen to a RECORDING of the Radio interview HERE

Enjoy!

Send us your feedback at info@YourCOAlarms.com

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MICHAEL KING, The Cajun Contractor appears on the following RADIO Stations:

ALABAMA
WWNT 1450 AM, DOTHAN (INTERNET)
WOPP 1290 AM, OPP (INTERNET SHOW)
WAGG 610 AM, BIRMINGHAM
WEIS 990 AM, CENTER (SHORT FORM)
WGYV 1380 AM, GREENVILLE (SATURDAY,  8A -10A ET)
WACV 1170 AM, MONTEGOMERY (SATURDAY, 1PM-3PM ET)
KWFEB 1340 AM, SYLACAUGA
WDXX 100.1 FM, SELMA (SHORT FORM)
ALASKA
KABA 1050 AM, ANCHORAGE
KRUP 99.1 FM, DILINGHAM   (M-F, 5p-6p)
KBYR 700 AM, ANCHORAGE (SHORT FORM)
ARIZONA
KDJI 1270 AM, HOLBROOK
KVWM 970 AM, SHOW LOW
ARKANSAS
KZNG 1340 AM, HOT SPRINGS (SAT 1-3P CT)
KJIW 94.5 FM, HELENA (SHORT FORM)
                 KCAT 1340 AM, PINE BLUFF (SHORT FORM)
KAAY 1090 AM, LITTLE ROCK – (SAT, 4PM-5PM)
KEWI 690 AM, BENTON ( 9AM-10AM)
KELD 106.5 FM, ELDORADO (SATURDAY, 12AM-12PM)
KDQN 92.1 FM – DE QUEEN (SATURDAY, 8AM-9AM)
KMTB 99.5 FM – MURFREESBORO / NASHVILLE (SATURDAY, 8AM-9AM)
MENA – KENA 102.1 FM – (SAT. 9:30AM – 10:30AM)
KCMH  91.5 FM, MOUNTAIN HOME  (SHORT FORM)
KCMH 94.9 FM, MARSHALL (SHORT FORM)
KWCK 1300 AM, SEARCY (SHORT FORM)
ARIZONA
KDJI 1270 AM, HOLBROOK
KVWM 970 AM, SHOW LOW
CALIFORNIA
KNTK 102.3 FM, MT.SHASTA
KPRL 1230 AM, SAN LUIS OBISPO
KHTX 970 AM, BAKERSFIELD
KMJC 620 AM, MT. SHASTA
KCAA 1050 AM, RIVERSIDE / SAN BERNADINO (1PM-2PM PST)
KSMA 1240 AM, SAN LUIS OBISPO
KUHL 1440 AM, SANTA MARIA
KCFJ 510 AM, ALTURAS
KVTA 1520 AM, EUREKA (SHORT FORM)
KUHL 1410 AM / KINF 1440 AM, SANTA MARIA (SHORT FORM)
COLORADO
KSXT 1570 AM, FORT COLLINS
KNRV 1150 AM, DENVER (SATURDAY, 6A – 7A PT)
CONNECTICUT
WQQQ 103.3 FM, LAKEVILLE (INTERNET SHOW)
WGCH 1490 AM, GREENWICH
FLORIDA
WNWF 1120 AM, DESTIN
WLBE 790 AM, LEESBURG  (SHORT FORM)
WPGS 840 AM, TITUSVILLE / ORLANDO / DAYTONA (M-F,  5-6p)
WPSL 1590 AM, FORT PIERCE (SHORT FORM)
WSTU 1450 AM, FORT PIERCE (SHORT FORM)
WJNX 1330 AM, FORT PIERCE (SHORT FORM)
WAMT 1190 AM, ORLANDO
WTAL 1450 AM, TALLAHASSEE (SATURDAY, 9A-10A ET)
WLTG 1430 AM, PANAMA CITY
WASG 550 AM, PENSACOLA
WTMY 1280 AM, SARASOTA
WREY 780 AM, TAMPA
WKFL 1170 AM, WILDWOOD
WJTK 96.5 FM, COLUMBIA CITY
WFOY 1240 AM / WAOC 1420 AM, ST. AUGUSTINE (SHORT FORM)
GEORGIA
WCHM 1490 AM, CLARKSVILLE – BTR  SATURDAY 8-9A
WIMO 1300 AM, WINDER (SHORT FORM)
WSRM 95.3 FM, ROME (SHORT FORM)
WRGA 1470 AM, ROME (SHORT FORM)
WRPG 103.9 FM, MACON (SHORT FORM)
WKWN 1420 AM, TRENTON – SATURDAY, 6-8PM EST (RE-FEED)
IDAHO
KBLI 690 AM / KBLY 1260 AM, IDAHO FALLS / BLACKFOOT ( 4-5 PM MST)
KSSL 1260 AM, POCATELLO (4-5 PM MST)
IOWA
104.9 FM, DESOTA
ILLINOIS
WJOB 1230 AM, CHICAGO
WAIK 1590 AM, GALESBURG
WLPO 1220 AM, UTICA   (SAT 1-2p CT)
WWAM, MOUNT VERNON (INTERNET BROADCAST – Repeat SAT GCN 3-6p)
WKEI 1450 AM, KEWANNE
WKEI 1450 AM, QUALCITY
WRTH 93.3 FM, RAMSEY (3-4 PM CST)
WNTA 1330 AM, ROCKFORD
WJPW 102.3 FM, WAYNESVILLE
WAIK / WRAM, MONMOUTH
WJPF 1020 AM / WJPF 1340 AM, CARTERVILLE (SHORT FORM)
INDIANA
WGBF 1280 am, Evansville
KANSAS
KYUL 1310 AM, SCOTT CITY
KIUL – 1240 AM, GARDEN CITY
KRSL 990 AM, RUSSELL (INTERNET SHOW)
KSCB 1270 AM, LIBERAL (GCN Sat 3-5p)
KCLY 109.1 FM, CLAY CENTER
KWBW 1450 AM, HUTCHINSON (SHORT FORM)
KDCC 1550 AM, DODGE CITY
KENTUCKY
WOMI 1490 AM, OWENSBORO
WHIR 1230 AM, DANVILLE
LOUISIANA
KCJN 105.3 FM, ALEXANDRIA
WABL 1570 AM, AMITE (1-3 PM CST)
WJBO 1150 AM, BATON ROUGE (2:30-3PM CST)
KTIB 640 AM, BATON ROUGE (9-11CST)
KGGM 93.5 FM DELHI (3-6 PM CST)
KVOL 1330 AM, LAFAYETTE (SAT 9-11 AM CST)
KAOK 1400 AM, LAKE CHARLES (3-5 PM CST)
KORI 104.7 FM, LOGANS PORT (SAT, 9A-11A)
WJBC 92.7 FM MANSFIELD
WNOE 540 AM, MONROE (9-10AM CST)
KMLB 1440 AM, MONROE
KMRC 1430 AM, MORGAN CITY (11AM-1 PM CST)
WIST 690 AM, NEW ORLEANS (3-6pm)
KAGY 1510 AM, PORT SULPHUR (11AM-1PM CST)
KEZM 1310 AM, SULPHUR (1-6 PM CST)
KTIB 640 AM, BATON ROUGE (9a-11a)
MAINE
ZARA RADIO, LEWISTON (INTERNET BROADCAST)
WEGP 1390 AM, PRESQUE ISLAND (SHORT FORM)
WBNW 1120 AM, NEWTON (SHORT FORM)
MARYLAND
WBIS 1190 AM, ANNAPOLIS
WFMD 930 AM, FREDERICK (SHORT FORM)
WBIS 1190 AM, BALTIMORE (SHORT FORM)
MASSACHUSETTS
WBZB 1460 AM, BOSTON
MINNESOTA
KVBR, BAXTER
KRBT 1340 AM, EVELETH (3-6 PM CST)
KWOA 730 AM, WORTHINGTON
KWOA 95.1 FM, WORTHINGTON (SHORT FORM)
KITN 93.5 FM, WORTHINGTON (SHORT FORM)
KVBR 1340 AM, BRAINERD (SAT 8A – 9A)
KLTS 960 AM, LITTLE FALLS (SHORT FORM)
KTNF AM 950 AM, EDEN PRAIRIE (REBROADCAST: SUN, 1 – 2PM)
MISSISSIPPI
WJIW – 104.7 FM, GREENVILLE (SHORT FORM)
WXRZ, CORINTH
WTCD, GREENWOOD
WFMN, HATTISBURG
WFMN , JACKSON
WALT 910 AM, MERRIDIAN (SAT, 9A – 11A)
WTNM, OXFORD
WKBB, WESTPOINT
WKBB, 100.9 FM TUPLEO
MISSOURI
KJPW 1390 am, WAYNESVILLE
KJPW 102.3 FM, WAYNESVILLE
KCHR 1350 AM, CHARLESTON (M-F, 4-5P CT)
WBGZ 1580 AM, ALTON/ ST. LOUIS (3-6 PM CST)
KMRN 1360 AM, CAMERON
KCHR 1350 AM, CHARLESTON
KLID 1570 AM, POPLAR BLUFF (3-6 PM CST)
KOZX 98.1 FM, CABOOL
KCMH 92.7FM, WEST PLAIN (SHORT FORM)
KCXL 1140 AM, LIBERTY (SHORT FORM)
KCTO 1160 AM, LIBERTY (SHORT FORM)
KWOC 930 AM, W. PLAINSF (SHORT FORM)
MONTANA
KBLL 1240 AM, HELENA
NEVADA
KELY 1230 AM, ELY
KPTL 1300 AM, CARSON CITY
KNUU 970 AM, LAS VEGAS
KRJC 95.3 FM, ELKO (SHORT FORM)
NEW HAMPSHIRE
WSMN 1590, MANCHESTER
WSMN 1590 AM, NASHUA
WLWI 1230 AM, LEBANON
NEW MEXICO
KBIM 910 AM, ROSWELL
NEW YORK
WQQQ 103.3 FM, POUGHKEEPSIE (INTERNET SHOW)
WLIE 540 AM, DEAR PARK
WLIR 107.1 FM, RONKONKOMA
WLIE 540 AM, ISLIP
WYBG 1050 AM, MASSENA, SATURDAY 1P-2P EST
KQRN 107.3 FM / 1490 AM, MITCHELL (SHORT FORM)
NORTH CAROLINA
WGAI 560 AM, NAYS HEAD
WZRH 960 AM, CHARLOTTE
OHIO
WCLT 1430 AM, COLUMBUS
WPTW 1570 AM, COLUMBUS (5-8AM CST)
WAIS 770 AM, NELSONVILLE (3-6 PM)
WASN 1500 AM, YOUNGSTOWN
OKLAHOMA
KGYN AM 1210, GUYMON
KWON 1400 AM, BARTLESVILLE
KOKP 1020 AM, STILLWATER
KOSP 105.1 FM, PERRY
KOKB 1580 AM, BLACKWELL
KBZQ 99.5 FM, LAWTON (INTERNET SHOW)
KOKL 1240 AM, OKMULGEE
KEIF 104.7 FM, ENID
KAKL 1300 AM, TULSA
OREGON
KSVM 91.9 FM, EUGENE
KSYD, REEDSPORT
KAJO 1270 AM, GRANTS PASS (INTERNET SHOW)
KYYT 102.1 FM, SALEM (INTERNET SHOW)
KWVR 92.1 FM, ENTERPRISE (INTERNET SHOW)
KODL 1440 AM, DALLES (SHORT FORM)
KBNP 1410 AM, PORTLAND
KOHI 1600 AM, ST. HELENS
KEZX 730 AM, MEDFORD (SAT, 6-7A)
KCUP 1230 AM, TOLEDO
PENNSYLVANIA
1550 AM, PITTSBURGH
WURP 1550 AM, PITTSBURGH
WRDD 1580 AM, JOHNSTOWN
WFFB 770 AM, JEANETTE
WECZ 1540 AM, PUNXSUTAWNE (SHORT FORM)
SOUTH CAROLINA
WRHI 1340 AM, ROCKHILL (BTR  SAT – 8-9AM)
WJNI 106.3 FM, NORTH CHARLESTON (SAT 6a-9a…RE-FEED GCN 1ST HOUR)
WSNW 1150 AM, SENECA
WAIM 1230 AM, ANDERSON
WISM 1320 AM, COLUMBIA
SOUTH DAKOTA
WSNW 1150 AM, SENECA
KYNT 1450 AM, WATERTOWN (SHORT FORM)
TENNESSEE
WTJW 105.3 FM, JACKSON
WZNG 1400 & 1580 AM, NASHVILLE
WBCR 1470 AM, ALCOA (4-7 PM EST)
WDXI 1310 AM, LEXINGTON
WRHO 1250 AM, MADISONVILLE
WKSR 98.3 FM, PULASKI (SHORT FORM)
WTJS 1390 AM, JACKSON
TEXAS
KMHT 103.9 FM, MARSHALL (INTERNET SHOW)
KZRC 92.5 FM, BAY CITY (INTERNET SHOW)
KACQ 101.9 FM / KCYL 1450 AM, LAMPASSAS
KPYN 900 AM, ATLANTA
KGKL 960 AM, SAN ANGELO (SHORT FORM)
KLUX 89.5, CORPUS CHRISTI (SHORT FORM)
KZQX – 101.9 FM, LONGVIEW (SHORT FORM)
KZQX – 104.7 FM, LAKE CHEROKEE (SHORT FORM)
KZQX – 104.7 FM, KILGORE (SHORT FORM)
KOLI 1340 AM, BEAUMONT
KRCM 1380 AM, BEAUMONT
KIMP 960 AM, MOUNT PLEASANT
KSIS 1050 AM, CORPUS CHRISTI (SHORT FORM)
WROB 1510 AM, ROBSTOWN
UTAH
KHQN 1480 AM, SPANISH FORK (PROVO)
KNAK 540 AM, DELTA
VERMONT
WVMT 620 AM, BURLINGTON
WSNO 1450 AM, BARRE (SHORT FORM)
WVMT 620 AM, BURLINGTON (SHORT FORM)
VIRGINIA
NET RADIO PARTNERS, WAYNESBORO (INTERNET SHOW)
WHAN 1430 AM, HANOVER
WLEE 990 AM, RICHMOND (SATURDAY, 9A – 10A)
WAGE 1200 AM, LEESBURG (SHORT FORM)
WASHINGTON
BIG R RADIO- BOTHELL (INTERNET SHOW)
KBSN 1470 AM, MOSES LAKE
KLAY 1180 AM, LAKEWOOD
WVAN 1560 AM, BURBANK
KSBN 1230 AM, SPOKEANE
KIT 1280 AM, YAKIMA
KBSN 1470 AM, BELLEVUE (SHORT FORM)
KITZ 1400 AM / KGTK 920 AM, PORT ORCHARD (SHORT FORM)
WEST VIRGINIA
WCHS 580 AM, CHARLESTON – SATURDAY, 8-9 AM CST (Re-feed GCN 1st Hour)
WAJR 1440 AM, MORGANSTOWN (SHORT FORM)
WISCONSIN
WDLB 1450 AM, MARSHFIELD
WDLB 1450 AM, STEVESPOINT
WRPN 1600 AM, FOND DU LAC
WRPN 1600 AM, RIPON (SHORT FORM)
WYOMING
KFBC 1240 AM, CHEYENNE (SHORT FORM)
CRN CABLE
MINNEAPOLIS, LAS VEGAS, LOS ANGELES
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BRENTFORD, ENGLAND
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