The heat is on...




Using a Heat Flow meter is an excellent solution for energy saving and emission reduction in industrial environments. This application has become widely used by many organizations worldwide as part of their ongoing attempts to improve their bottom line through energy efficiency and meet corporate social responsibility goals. 

As we show in this month's case study, Fourtec's DaqPRO data logger can easily connect with Heat Flow meters to provide a robust, dependable application. We describe how one of the leading power generation groups in China, the GuoDian Corporation, combines the DaqPRO + Heat Flow meter to successfully meet their application requirements. 


In our regular Market News slot we link to an industry report indicating global cold chain market growth at CAGR of 16% between 2013-18.


Enjoy the issue,  



DaqPRO Solution used as a Heat Flow Meter for Energy Saving 


Application: Heat meter 
Organization: China GuoDian Corporation
Energy saving and emission reduction initiatives are becoming extremely important for industrial environments, as part of the drive to achieve improved efficiency and better business results in addition to the growing significance of social responsibility. To realize these initiatives, organizations need to perform analysis of their industrial materials using indication systems, to learn how much energy is actually required. This can be done with the assistance of data logging solutions used as heat flow meters.

About the Customer:


China Guodian Corporation, based in Beijing, is one of the five largest state-owned power generation groups in China with presence in 31 provinces and over 120,000 employees. It was established in 2002 and administrated by SASAC for the State Council of the People's Republic of China, involved in the construction and operation of power stations in China as well as in Burma. Guodian Corporation is listed in the Fortune Global 500 and engages in development, investment, construction, operation, and management of power generation and the sales of power and heat. The company also engages in investment, construction, operation, and management of coal, power generation equipment, new energy, transportation, high-tech, environment protection, technological services, and consultancy businesses.  

Global cold chain market to grow at CAGR of 16% between 2013-18

Analysts forecast the Global Cold Chain market to grow at a CAGR of 15.94 percent over the period 2013-2018. 

Published: December, 2013
Via: Companies and


The Global Cold Chain market is to grow at a CAGR of 15.94% over the period 2013-18. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing need to reduce food wastage. The Global Cold Chain market has also been witnessing the increasing demand for cold chain logistics in emerging economies. However, the high real estate and energy costs could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.



 To read more
Issue 25
January 2014
In This Issue
Heat Meter Case Study
Market News - Global Cold Chain Report
Tip of the Month
Tip of the Month
Grouping Graph Plots 
by Unit
In the DataSuite software's Graph view, you may choose to group all sensors measuring the same unit e.g. Celsius, to the same scale. For example, if you have several temperature sensors in your data set, all measuring Celsius, you can apply a common scale when displaying the data from these sensors rather than have each sensor displayed on a different scale. This results in much easy interpretation of the data. 
1. Click Graph properties on the lower Graph toolbar. 
2. Select the Axis Scaling tab and select the Group plots by units check box. 
3. In the Axis drop-down menu select the unit by which you wish to group the plots. 
4. Uncheck the Autoscale check box and enter the custom values in the text box. 
5. Click OK
6. To restore auto scaling select the Autoscale checkbox.
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