National and European guidelines give practical advice on how to monitor, clean, test and ultimately control harmful legionella bacteria in water systems.
Dipslides provide a crucial part in the testing program, but must be used correctly and regularly as part of a planned regime, week on week to be of any meaningful value. The incubation period and the incubation temperature should be the same each time the test is performed so that bacteria growth is controlled and consistent each time the test is performed. This allows for week by week comparisons to be made and high counts easier to identify. Dipslides are usually incubated at 30C for 48 hours, but this can vary depending upon the specific application.
Guidelines to advise on the correct practices to control legionella bacteria in water systems exist worldwide. Suppressing bacteria levels does substantially reduce the possibility of an outbreak of this often fatal disease. Guidelines recommend introducing a monitoring and control program. This program includes the testing of cooling tower waters with dipslides on a regular basis.
Lovibonds Dipslides provides a full range for semiquantitative determination of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria populations in industrial and recreational waters. Dipslide accuracy is limited due to the small sample size, but if used correctly and incubated at a constant temperature using the Lovibond® dipslide incubator, they are excellent for trend analysis and can give an early indication of bacteria proliferation.
The current range is listed below:
|D001 TTC/TTC Dipslides (pack of 10)||56B010110|
|D002 TTC/MALT Dipslides (pack of 10)||56B010210|
|D003 TTC/RBS Dipslides (Rose Bengal) (pack of 10)||56B010310|
|D004 TTC/MAC Dipslides (Macconkey) (pack of 10)||56B010410|
|D005 TTC/Chromogenic Dipslides (pack of 10)||56B010510|
|D006 Pseudomonas (PDM)/MAC Dipslides (pack of 10)||56B010610|
|D007 Pseudomonas (PDM)/TTC Dipslides (pack of 10)||56B010710|
|D008 SRB Tube Test (pack of 10)||56B010810|
|D009 NRB Tube Test (pack of 10)||56B010910|
|D011 R2A/R2A Dipslides (pack of 10)||56B011110|
Have you considered your servicing requirements? Much like a car, scientific instruments may need a bit of care to keep them working reliably and at their most accurate.
The Camlab Service Department have over 60 years experience in scientific instrumentation. We have a number of highly qualified internal and field-based service engineers able to perform a variety of jobs including preventative maintenance servicing and calibration.
Camlab can offer yearly service contracts which include two main types of preventative maintenance/calibration services – the back to base service and an engineer visit to your site. These options are can be offered with differing turn around times depending on the instrument type and your requirements along with loan instruments if available.
A typical preventative maintenance service includes the following:
Inspection and testing of the unit
Dismantling, cleaning and inspection of the key parts
Correction of minor defects including adjustments if necessary
Reassembly and testing
Take post adjustment / cleaning readings
Supply of calibration certificate
Return of the item to you (back to base services)
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