specialists in rapid microbiological analysis
  • Management of Legionella risks
  • Water quality management
  • Monitoring plan
  • An efficient indicator for reliable self-monitoring
  • Monitoring and mapping of complex networks
atpmetry indicator of biodgradation processes

For continuous surveillance of

Water quality

Take charge of your network

With ATP 2G!

Tracking the total flora of the water within a water supply network with second generation ATP-metry (ATP 2G) prevents biological risks in health care facilities and establishments open to the public.

Managing biological risks within water supply networks is required for health care facilities and in all public facilities (établissements recevant du public, ERP) that are connected to the public hot water supply or that offer activities that could generate water droplets (ministerial statement of February 1, 2010). Managing this risk is always more demanding and complex for health care facilities (hospital centers, care homes, rehabilitation centers, etc.) than for other establishments, which are only required to track the presence of Legionella pneumophila in the hot water supply network. Restricted, high-risk departments require even closer monitoring (grafts, burns, invasive surgery, intensive care, etc.).

Regardless of the type of public space and the relevant regulations, putting a surveillance plan in place is necessary for tracking water quality within a network: points of entry, technical points, at-risk points of use (personal hygiene, whirlpool baths, human consumption, skin care and other specialized medical applications, etc.). The regulations specifically require:

• a risk analysis plan identifying critical control points, indicators to be tracked (temperature, free chlorine, conductivity, live aerobic flora, etc.) and tools that can be put into action (self-monitoring, biological or physico-chemical analyses);

• a maintenance strategy defining actions to be taken in the event that control point indicators are triggered (complementary analyses, cleaning and disinfection, purging, applying terminal filters, etc.);

• a file or notebook to record monitoring and maintenance activities.

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Quality indicators

For technical, practical and economical reasons, it is not feasible to systematically track pathogenic micro-organisms at risk points (technical points, points of use). Instead, hospital regulations advise tracking indicators of the bacterial quality of the water, such as:

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Water analyses

The biological analyses conducted in hospital settings depend on the eventual use of the water (technical points, hygienic use, human consumption, medical). These analyses primarily involve looking for:

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