ETI Legionnaires Thermometer Kit
DescriptionETI Legionnaires' Thermometer Kit
The Legionnaires’ Thermometer Kit from ETI can be used to monitor and test the temperature of both standing water and the surface of pipes and tanks that form part of the water system.
Incorrect water temperature is a risk factor for the growth for legionella. For example, bacteria multiply in water with temperatures between 20 to 45°C and this is more likely to occur if a supply of nutrients is present, such as scale, rust, sludge or algae.
To control legionella bacteria water should be stored below 20°C if it is cold or above 60°C and distributed at above 50°C if hot.
When carrying out Legionella testing, the immersion probe should be placed in the water to a minimum depth of 25mm. The ribbon surface probe may be used to take the temperature of pipes and tanks, whereas the wire probe can be used to reach awkward places or where the use of other probes may not be appropriate.
This particular kit for legionella tests from ETI comes with a traceable certificate of calibration.
The revised Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) issues by the Government’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) significantly extends the scope of its guidance on the control of legionella bacteria in water. This means employers or those in charge of a premise are responsible for organising a risk assessment. This code applies to all hot and cold water systems in the workplace, regardless of their capacity. The lower limit of 300L previously used to exclude domestic systems but this no longer applies.
This code only applies to risk arising from a work activity; it does not apply to domestic systems which may represent a risk. This means all employers who manage premises with hot/cold water systems and/or a wet cooling system have a legal responsibility to identify any risk of contamination and to prevent or control it.
- Power source: battery powered
- Power saving: auto-off
- Measurement scale: Celsius/Fahrenheit
- Max/min function: yes
- HACCP: compatible with HACCP
- Display type: LCD digital
- Display hold: yes
- Country of manufacture: United Kingdom
- Certification: traceable calibration certificate
- Case material: ABS plastic with Biomaster anti-bacterial additive
- Battery monitor: yes
- Probe/sensor style: plug mounted probe & lead
- Warranty: two years for the handheld unit, 6 months for probes