Budget Legionnaire’s or Legionella Thermometer Kit
Budget Legionnaire’s / Legionella thermometer kit specifically designed for legionnella testing.
- 0.1°C resolution
- probes included
- FREE certificate of calibration
The Budget Legionnaire’s Thermometer Kit has been created specifically to prevent legionella bacteria growth. The kit comes packed in a protective PVC zip pouch with ETI Therma Differential thermometer, probes, and a FREE traceable certificate of calibration. The Budget Legionnaire’s Thermometer Kit offers engineers great performance at a price that reflects excellent value for money.
Each Budget Legionella thermometer kit contains:
- 1 x 221-041 Therma 1 thermometer
- 1 x 323-046 waterproof surface penetration probe
- 1 x 133-372 Heavy Duty PTFE wire probe
- 1 x 830-037 Zip Pouch
Water temperatures that are incorrect are a main risk factor for legionella growth. The legionella bacteria multiply in water at temperatures between 20 to 45 °C. A popular method of control is to store hot water above 60 °C and distribute it at above 50 °C (caution must be taken to prevent scalding). Cold water should be kept at a temperature below 20 °C.
This kit can be used to monitor the temperature of standing water and also the surface of pipes and tanks that shape part of the water system.
The immersion probe should be placed in to the water to a minimum depth of 25mm. the ribbon surface probe can be used for taking the temperature of pipes and tanks, whereas the wire probe is able to reach awkward places or locations where the other probes may not be appropriate. Also, the kit comes with a traceable certificate of calibration.
Currently, legislation requires employers or any person in control of a premises, to organise a risk assessment. The revised Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) issued by the Government’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) significantly extends the scope of its guidance on how to control of legionella bacteria in water.
The code now covers all hot and cold water systems in the workplace regardless of their capacity, i.e. the lower limit of 300 litres previously used to exclude domestic systems no longer applies. Although domestic systems may represent a risk, the code only applies to risk related to work activity.
This means that all employers who manage premises which contain any hot/cold water systems and/or a wet cooling system have a legal duty to establish any risk of contamination and how to stop or control it.