DETECTION, CONTROL & PREVENTION of Legionella with BioAlert Lp15
The only CONTINUOUS MONITORING device in the industry.
This innovative device controls, prevents and detects the presence of Legionella in water systems to ensure better protection against contamination. It continuously monitors the water systems directly on the cooling tower site and also offers a remote control platform created to manage the equipment off-site.
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This pathogen needs only 5 days to become a public health and safety hazard.
Rapid monitoring of pathogen concentrations by BioAlert allows for much more preventive management of the risk and a significant reduction in the duration of exposure to high-risk concentrations of Legionella. Studies have shown that risk management requires frequent testing to maintain a risk-free system.
Loraine A. Huchler, CMC®, FIMC, P. E., presented at the International Water Conference (IWC) on managing the risk of Legionella infections. → → →
qPCR measurement method by DNA amplification of all harmful Legionella pneumophila serogroups.
Easily manage Legionella by applying preventive interventions.
Avoid outbreaks and legal contingencies.
Prevent operational shutdowns required by law.
Validate your water treatment performance and reduce the need for decontamination procedures through just-in-time interventions.
3G / 4G (LTE) network-connected device for real-time management.
Sustainable solution for a Legionella-free environment protecting employees, clients, and bystanders.
Legionella requires evidence-based, cost-effective and anticipatory-instead of reactive measures.
Quote of The Lancet
BIOALERT LP15 COMPARED TO LABORATORIES
Validated by Public Service and Procurement Canada (PSPC) with the MD 15161 standard.
External laboratory CULTURE
External laboratory qPRC
Validated results (effectiveness)
What are the 3 ultimate protection results that all companies can hope for?
BioAlert Lp15 empowers companies by providing them with test results within 4 hours. Frequent and continuous monitoring can help avoid expensive operational shutdowns and lawsuits associated with Legionella contamination.
BioAlert Lp15 provides results above the required health standards and legal obligations, offering a strong protection against reputational repercussions triggered by highly publicized Legionella outbreaks.
Our technology helps reduce the use of chemicals during treatments or the discharge of wastewater, which are unavoidable during Legionella decontamination procedures.
BioAlert Lp15 was challenged against the CDC-Elite Standards and obtained a 100% analytical score. The device was also validated by Public Service and Procurement Canada (PSPC) against the MD 15161 standard and scored a 98% valid Legionella test result compared to a 97% score from cultured external laboratories.
BioAlert Lp15 also goes above and beyond ASHRAE, CTI, AWT and RBQ standards!
Our clients are leaders who chose to go above and beyond NOW, before it is TOO LATE, assuring a safer environment for their employees, tenants, clients and unexpected bystanders. Our clients are ready to comply with any present and future safety measures, regulations, and directives while saving efforts, time and money.
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BioAlert Solutions introduced the products of a new generation. Our technology addresses the weak points of every detection method currently used in the industry and provides businesses with a reliable and economical monitoring solution.
Don’t just WIN [THE BATTLE];
WIN [THE WAR] against Legionella!
It is the first technology of its kind to assist building owners, plant managers, and operators in acting at the right moment.
Managing Legionella has never been easier. Receive daily tracking notices by email or SMS and remotely access the dashboard anytime, anywhere. Follow your system’s history and bacteria growth trend. How convenient is it to instantly have access to all this precious information at the tip of your fingers?
Continuous monitoring prevented many customers from managing an outbreak resulting from a mechanical failure of their water systems, such as a pump malfunction or a clogged chemical treatment injector. Long-term monitoring can also help you notice Legionella peaks within seasonal changes or operation and maintenance cycles. Don’t operate blindly anymore; the BioAlert Lp15 gives you a view of what’s really going on in your system, allowing you to empower absolute Legionella control and prevention.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Greener, Safer, Smarter, More Efficient
BioAlert’s patented technology
is based on enhanced qPCR that exploits various scientific advances, including a method adapted to prepare water samples. The procedure is based on the extraction of DNA present in bacteria and produces a quantitative result for the enumeration of bacteria related to Legionella and/or the specific bacterium Legionella pneumophila of all serogroups (1-15). Each test has an internal positive control to protect the user from obtaining false negatives by having a positive control in each test. An internal reference allows the measurement of environmental, chemical, and microbiological interference to compensate for it, which ensures a more accurate and independent measure of the quality of your waters.
The BioAlert Lp15 method does not depend on an operator to take a sample, transport it and process it in a laboratory. The result is obtained extremely quickly, 4 hours after automated sampling and without human intervention.
Water is drawn automatically from the direct connection to the system following activation of the pre-programmed schedule or taken from a mobile bottle manually connected to the system.
Following a pre-filtration, the sample is injected into the test cartridge where the bacteria are captured by the filter and the excess water is evacuated to increase the concentration of the sample.
The sample is then cleaned with a soapy solution to remove interferants present in the sample.
The bacteria are then lysed in a solution that allows 100% recovery of the bacterial DNA in the sample.
Following this, the cartridge is closed, and the chemistry present in its lid is delivered into the test chamber. The biochemical reaction that starts is then followed in real time by the BioAlert Lp15 optical system.
The measurement is compared to a calibration curve to quantify the number of bacteria present in the sample.
SEE US MANUFACTURING TEST CARTRIDGES
This technology was a GAME CHANGER for our operations. Monitoring showed us how unstable our waters really were. For all these years, I thought everything was under control and I soon realized many uncontrollable variables influence Legionella growth and spread. Now, I know and I take action before we put anyone at risk. Industrial Sector
I first had the belief that our system never got Legionella over a dangerous limit. I now realize that I really did not know, because I tested the minimum required by law. I had a 6-months demo installed on my cooling towers and I saw Legionella spikes when I made load transfers, pump maintenance or had a clogged chemical injectors or a system malfunction. With BioAlert, I now have all the power to quickly validate that my treatments are effective. Office Building & Shopping Center
I wanted to make my building the safest for tenants and anyone circulating in and around it. My cooling towers are right beside our building’s rooftop terrace and a restaurant. Dealing with Legionella, it is always a question of when! I now have total control over Legionella and can track growth tendencies. As a bonus, the BioAlert Lp15 was also accorded an innovation point for our WELL & Health and Safety building certification. Real Estate Sector
I experienced a 4-day operational shut down and it cost our company 1.2 million dollars. I never want to live this situation again. The BioAlert is the only tool that secures my operations. Our water is really difficult to analyze and culture testing was not able to detect the bacteria in our samples, but the BioAlert can. Managing our complex installations has never been easier. Pulp & Paper Company
WHAT MAKES US UNRIVALED?
CONNECTED – ONLINE – ON TIME
Our customers confirm that managing Legionella with BioAlert is much simpler and easier. It is the perfect tool to make any water management plan flawless by reducing the risk of Legionella growth and spread. It also allows you to validate the efficiency of your water treatment by giving you essential KPI information to help you make the right decisions at the right time!
There are several approaches to controlling the proliferation of pathogens in industrial waters. It is possible to prevent the appearance of bacteria by using large quantities of chemicals or disinfecting procedures. However, these methods represent high monetary costs and severe indirect impacts such as premature wear of the infrastructure and harmful environmental discharges. An alternative approach is to do the point analysis of water to determine its bacterial content to assess the number of chemicals needed.
Traditionally, only specialized laboratories had the competencies to perform those kinds of analysis by bacterial culture or quantitative PCR method (polymerase chain reaction).
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here is a list of questions we get about our technology and its impact upon installation on your infrastructure. We made great efforts to make BioAlert Lp15’s installation and usage as easy and seamless as possible, ensuring your water system’s continued and uninterrupted operation. Our installation and support team fully support our clients during the whole setup and startup process and stays readily available to help answer any questions you might have.
No, the design of the equipment makes it possible to install the BioAlert Lp15 unit without stopping the cooling equipment. Several facilities have been installed at customers’ sites without interruption or modification of their systems.
The device is an artificial intelligence that performs its automated reading according to the programming defined by the user. Once the measurement is made, the device is recharged for the subsequent measurement and communicates the result to the user via the customer’s preferred method of communication.
BioAlert Lp15 equipment can be interfaced directly into your internal communication system (SCADA / IIOT) and sends the result instantly. With a daily measurement, the result is predictable and thus eliminates surprises, contrary to monthly laboratory tests. The unit also has an automated alarm system (by email or text) when immediate action is required.
No on-site detection equipment has RBQ accreditation; the mandatory monthly tests must be maintained. BioAlert Lp15 allows you to know the water quality before your sample shipment to a lab and let you adjust the treatment to ensure the success of this analysis.
Yes, BioAlert Lp15 can successfully interface up to six cooling systems to analyze water quality. The user interface allows the management of multiple equipment and archives the history of measurements.
BioAlert Lp15 makes it easier to manage your equipment better. Thanks to the daily monitoring of your installation, a simple adjustment of your treatment makes it possible to keep the development of Legionella under control. Early detection is the best way to fight the proliferation of this bacterium.
At BioAlert Solutions, the quality of after-sales service is part of our mission. We offer all our customers a counter-validation in less than 48 hours in an outside laboratory. If the level is above the set threshold, we’ll assist our customers in solving their problems. Different levels of service are available. Contact us for more details.
Certainly, we have a demonstration site in Sherbrooke, Montreal, Toronto and New York where interested customers can see the device in operation and can speak with the equipment managers to see the real benefits of our product.