Smarter Technologies' smart auto-flush units, smart temperature sensors and thermostats are wireless and battery-powered. Auto-flush technology flushes your systems at regular intervals, and smart sensors allow you to monitor and manage the temperature of your smart building, plant, site or logistics equipment with real-time data reporting and instant alerts. We create custom temperature monitoring systems based on your requirements, no matter how extreme the environment or unusual the application.
Remote Water hygiene
Using Orion, The Real-Time Data Network™, Smarter Technologies has developed an automated water hygiene system that carries out remote flushing and temperature testing, dynamically controlled on a bespoke dashboard. This first-of-its-kind technology allows you to schedule automated temperature testing and flushing according to your needs. All reports are generated automatically.
The system removes human error from the testing, record keeping and reporting process, significantly reducing the costs associated with maintaining your business' Legionella risk assessment and monitoring.
Features of Smart Water Temperature Testing
- Real-time monitoring and reporting of all required water outlets
- Automated routine flushing at required intervals
- Scheduled testing according to needs
- Automatically generated, configurable reporting
- Immediate alerts if temperatures within the system exceed thresholds
- Five years of historical data on an interactive platform
- Output to both CSV and PDF historical records for compliance and audit
- Automatic time stamping and creation of 'further action required' documentation
- System works over the Orion Data Network
Temperature monitoring system benefits
Meet all health and safety requirements
Meet all food hygiene standards
Cost-effective and simple to run
Remove the margin for human error in testing, record keeping and reporting
Immediate alerts to enable preventative maintenance
Improve workforce utilisation by freeing up their time to work on other tasks
Secure lower insurance premiums
Reduce costs associated with maintaining Legionella risk assessment and monitoring
As an employer or anyone in control of business or residential premises, it's your responsibility to take the right precautions to reduce the risks of exposure to Legionella.
Knowing the temperature of the water coming out of the taps weekly (or even daily) is a key requirement, along with flushing the water at different parts of the system to ensure accurate testing. In practice, this traditionally means running all taps in the building for two minutes, recording the temperature, keeping these records for years and running this test regime indefinitely - a significant cost in resources, administration and management.Read more about your obligation to control Legionella risks
The cost benefit of automated compliance
The unit price, either purchased or leased, costs less than the labour rate to do the tests manually over a year. In addition, data is recorded and stored automatically. This removes errors and immediately profiles the raw data to look for alerts that should be sent on, saving more time and money.
What is The Orion Data Network?
Smarter Technologies are the creators and owners of Orion: the wireless, low-power, long-range, global IoT network with unlimited applications.
How does the Orion smart building system work?
With a set of smart sensors, tags and gateways, the Orion system sends real-time, automatic updates to your bespoke management platform. This cloud-based application can be easily accessed via a laptop or tablet so that you get the best overview of how your building works. You'll also receive instant alerts and notifications for important events and triggers, such as water leaks, after-hours motion, fluctuations in temperatures or any other unusual events.
Benefits of the Orion Real-timE Data Network
No GSM associated costs and smaller devices.
Easily built out to suit you.
Tags last for years.
Can't be jammed.
Data can be passed to and from monitoring devices.
Lower Frequency than GSM
Data signal can be exported anywhere.
Rapid Deployment of Infrastructure
Due to the wireless nature of Orion.
Can switch from digital to analogue to increase recovery capabilities and accurate asset location.
Track assets, record temperatures, motion and more.
How does the Orion temperature testing system work?
Smarter Technologies' compact automated Legionella compliance system is available in two formats:
- Smaller unit for one 15mm copper pipe
- Dual unit for two pipes
The diagram shows
a typical installation:
Both units are designed to fit any sink, shower or designated sentinel tap using simple, ready-to-install industry standard fittings.
The system reports in every fifteen minutes and does a flush test once or more a week, depending on the schedule set (the testing times and flushing schedule can be controlled from the secure, cloud-based application). It is battery-powered, with a long-lasting battery pack that is easy to change.
If any temperatures within the system are not correct, alerts are sent out by email to the relevant people. The server also automatically monitors the individual units and alerts on their battery status and communications quality.
Automated water temperature monitoring system process flow:
According to duties listed under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSWA) on Legionella, an employer or the person in control of a business or residential premises is responsible for taking the right precautions to reduce the risks of exposure to Legionella. Executing regular Legionella risk assessments will ensure that you do not receive heavy fines or are held liable under the law.
Key requirements include monitoring your water temperature at regular intervals and flushing both hot and cold taps for two minutes. The results must be recorded and retained for five years.
- Water is stored or re-circulated as part of your system
- The water temperature in all or some part of the system may be between 20 - 45°C
- There are deposits that can support bacterial growth, such as rust, sludge, scale and organic matter
- It is possible for water droplets to be produced and, if so, that they can be dispersed
- It is likely that any of your employees, contractors, visitors etc could be exposed to any contaminated water droplets.
- Automated temperature test schedules
- Automated flushing schedules
- Real-time monitoring
- Real-time reporting
- Observe all required water outlets
- Five years of historical data on an interactive platform
- Records in both CSV and PDF formats
- Real-time alarm notifications if temperature thresholds exceeded minimum or maximum values
The units are accompanied by a dashboard that can be accessed through any smart device, putting a full overview of your installation into the palm of your hand. You can schedule your flushing and temperature tests with ease, and your weekly reports are automatically generated and uploaded to your personal dashboard.
The customisable dashboard and the compliance units are all connected via Orion The Real-Time Data Network™, which provides real-time data and will alert you of any issues connected to the flushing and temperature testing routine.
Contact us today to see how our wireless temperature monitoring system can benefit your business
Our experts are on-hand to advise you on the most efficient and cost-effective smart temperature monitoring solutions for your business' needs.
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