FOR CONTINUOUS MONITORING OF
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR NETWORK
WITH ATP 2G!
Controlling biological risks within sanitary water networks is required for health care facilities and public spaces (établissements recevant du public, ERP) that use the public hot water supply or engage in activities or care procedures that could create water droplets (ministerial statement of February 1, 2010). Managing this risk can be achieved by putting into place a risk analysis and a surveillance plan to track the water quality throughout the network. Learn more
ATP 2G rapid microbiological analysis cannot replace required biological analyses. However, as a first line self-monitoring tool, it is efficient, affordable, easy to implement and permits the facility manager to:
• take advantage of a reliable indicator to monitor the water quality of the network in real time;
• complete a comprehensive risk analysis based on measurements of the total biological burden at risk points throughout the network;
• institute a self-monitoring procedure for evaluating the risk of emergence of pathogenic organisms in the network. These measures can easily be overseen by the technical staff of the facility, and the results are obtained directly on site.
The network supervisor can thus quickly identify any biological shift in the facility, thereby increasing the responsiveness of his or her decision making and thus the efficacy of corrective actions undertaken. With ATP 2G, a supervisor can take control of his or her water supply network and optimize the management of risks associated with:
• Legionella in a sanitary facility or in the cooling circuits of water cooling towers
• nosocomial infections associated with contamination of the proliferation of pathogenic and opportunistic germs;
• technical failures of installed equipment (boilers, hot water tanks, water softeners, filtration or treatment devices, etc.).
• a biological risk due to the presence of Legionella pneumophila or biological conditions that are favorable to the growth of this bacterium and acquired resistance to disinfection (biofilms, protozoa, algae, etc.);
• a biological risk associated with pathogenic or opportunistic pathogens that could cause pulmonary, digestive or cutaneous infections, especially in vulnerable individuals (Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Mycobacterium sp., Salmonella sp., Staphylococcus aureus, Aspergillus sp.);
• the establishment of colonies of micro-organisms that are harmful to technical facilities: heterotrophic bacteria that form biofilms or bacteria that cause corrosion, blockages or scaling.
• Measuring the total flora of the water supply, whether cold or hot, soft or hard, circulating or stagnant, for sanitary, drinking or medical purposes;
• Continuous monitoring of the microbiological quality of sanitary networks in health care facilities and public buildings (établissements recevant du public, ERP), particularly by mapping the microbiological content of the facility;
• Optimizing cleaning and disinfection of complex water supply circuits, for example to prioritize zones to be treated or to evaluate the efficacy of a procedure or treatment.
Other analysis kit
The DSA 2G Refill rapid microbiological analysis kit is recommended by aqua-tools I&E for analyzing:
• surfaces and tools in hospital environments (for example to determine the efficacy of disinfection);
• appliances that produce air and are monitored for bacterial contamination in health care facilities (Vertical Terminal Air Conditioners - VTAC);
• samples (from collection devices embedded in circuits to allow evaluation of the level of biofilm contamination and the speed of formation).
• Health care facilities (since 2010): local hospitals, hospital centers (university hospitals and local hospitals), private clinics, rehabilitation facilities (établissements de soins de suite et de réadaptation, ESSR), residential care homes for seniors (établissements d’hébergement pour personnes âgées dépendantes, EHPAD), etc.
• Social care establishments (since 2011): residential medical care centers (maisons d'accueil spécialisées, MAS), independent living homes for adults with disabilities (foyers d'accueil médicalisés, FAM), community centers, halfway houses or detention centers, etc.
• Tourism facilities (since 2011): tourist hotels and residences, campsites.
• Other facilities (since 2012): spa and bath houses, hammams, saunas, pools, aquatic centers and all establishments that have sanitary facilities that are open to the public (gyms, vacation resorts, youth hostels, sports arenas and training centers, university housing, elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, day cares, gas stations, etc.).