Every year, over 25,000 people in North America are infected by Legionella Pneumophila, a bacterium found in industrial and commercial water systems. When this pathogen is released through water droplets in the air and inhaled by people nearby, it can cause Legionnaires’ disease, a rare form of pneumonia that is fatal for 10 to 15% of its victims. This bacteria is responsible for major outbreaks that can affect a company’s financial stability and reputation.
Only continuous monitoring can assure a proper risk management for water systems, which are subject to strict regulations regarding Legionella control. Currently, bacterial detection procedures can take up to 14 days before providing results and are also very complex and lengthy, increasing the risks associated with Legionella contamination. This is why our company has developed a breakthrough technology in the field of bacterial detection: BioAlert Lp15.
Our device detects the presence of bacteria directly at the cooling system site. BioAlert Lp15 is 100% automated and requires no human intervention, no specialized training or shipment of samples to laboratories.
Rigorous control of the situation and fast response in case of contamination
Results are representative for the entire water system
5$ per analysis which is substantially lower than the average market price
Certified 97% sensitivity
EASY 2-MINUTE MAINTENANCE
Cartridge change once a month
No human intervention is needed; savings on labor and shipping costs
DETECTION LEVEL ABOVE THE LEGISLATION OF INDUSTRY STANDARD
Detection level below 5,000 CFU/L
Quantification level: less than 10,000 CFU/L
Daily results communicated directly to your computer
Alarm signals sent directly to a responsible person
Monitoring with BioAlert Lp15 allows you to:
- React up to 10 days earlier in case of bacterial contamination;
- Save costs on disposable tests and traditional laboratory fees;
- Save costs thanks to optimization of chemical or biocide usage;
- Eliminate headaches associated with the water sampling and shipping to the laboratories;
- Avoid economic consequences associated with the legionella bacteria contamination.