ETI Professional Legionnaires’ Water Temperature Thermometer Kit
ETI Professional Legionnaires’ Water Temperature Thermometer Kit contains everything required to monitor water supply temperatures for the prevention of Legionella growth.
Each kit contains:
- Therma 1 Thermometer
- Traceable certificate of calibration
- Water Resistant Countdown Timer
- Mini tub of Probe Wipes
- ABS carrying case
The thermometer kit includes a robust and easy-to-use Therma 1 Industrial Thermometer that operates through the range of -99.9 to 1372 °C with a 0.1 °C or 1 °C resolution. With a 10000-hour battery life, the 1.5 volt AAA batteries will last at least 5 years.
ETI Professional Legionnaires’ kit features three different probes for testing varying elements of the water system. The Penetration Temperature Probe can be used to record the temperature of tap water, the Ribbon Surface Temperature Probe for the surface of pipes and tanks and the Wire Probe for any areas that are difficult to reach.
Incorrect water temperature is a key risk factor for legionella growth. The legionella bacteria multiply in water at temperatures between 20 to 45 °C. A typical method of control is to store hot water above 60 °C and distribute it at above 50 °C (care must be taken to prevent scalding). Coldwater should be kept below 20 °C
Current legislation means that if you are the employer or person in control of premises, you must 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 control of legionella bacteria in water.