Automated Legionella Testing

Save time and money with automated flushing and water temperature 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.

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Using the Orion Data Network, Smarter Technologies has developed an automatic Legionella testing unit 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 Legionella testing 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.

Automated Legionella Testing Features

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  • 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

Benefits of Automated Legionella Testing

  • 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

  • Simple installation

  • Significantly reduce the costs associated with maintaining the business’ Legionella risk assessment and monitoring

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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.

How it works?

Smarter Technologies’ compact automated Legionella testing unit is available in two formats:

  • Smaller unit for one 15mm copper pipe
  • Dual unit for two pipes

Both 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.

The diagram below shows a typical installation:

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Automated Legionella testing process flow

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Your World, Smarter.

Smarter Technologies’ automated Legionella testing solutions take the hassle out of compliance checking and monitoring and help you keep your business, employees and clients safe.

Contact us today to see how the Orion Data Network can benefit your business.

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