20 Apr New Fitting to Help Reduce Threat of Legionella
Aquatechnik announces new fitting to help reduce threat of Legionella Few public health risks are as serious as an outbreak of the dreaded Legionnaires’
disease. A rare form of severe pneumonia accounting for about 200 cases a year nationally and resulting in a fatality rate of up to 20 per cent, the disease is routinely able to thrive in artificial systems that use water for cooling, heating or industrial processes.
Thanks to an exciting new innovation from aquatechnik, the ability of Legionella bacteria to grow in piping systems can now be significantly reduced. The renowned Italian manufacturer has developed a special fitting that, when installed, can help prevent public health emergencies. “Legionella disease outbreaks create serious health problems all over the world, so for us this fitting is an extremely important addition to our product line,” says Rod Luker, General Manager aquatechnik Australia. “In developing this product, Aquatechnik has responded to the growing demands of both the national and international market with respect to the control of Legionella bacteria in plumbing systems.”
Constructed of PPSU and featuring a 90-degree tee with a 1/2” alloy female thread, the new fitting works by eliminating the type of environment in which Legionella traditionally flourishes. It can be applied both in series and in closed circuits. “Thanks to its inherent technical features, the fitting allows a high passage of flow up to the last fixture point, minimising the stagnation of water in every part of the circuit,” explains Luker. “Moreover, the use of a 90-degree tee allows you to create a greater number of sampling points in the distribution of water.
Finally, the new fitting also helps facilitate regular replacement of water, thereby reducing the risks of stagnation and creating a maximum hygiene environment.” The patented safety® system ensures safe joints and rapidity of installation. It’s designed for potable hot and cold water, compressed air, HVAC, industrial, marine and agricultural use, with sizes from DN16 to DN63, and is assembled using affordable patented tooling. The system is also available direct from aquatechnik Australia, which cuts out the middle man and saves you money.
Key Technical Details
- Fitting features a 90-degree Tee with a female thread
- Constructed of PPSU with a 1/2” alloy female thread
- Allows a high passage of flow up until the last fixture point
- Minimises the stagnation of water in every part of the circuit
- Enables safe joints and rapidity of installation
- 90-degree Tee allows you to create – with the 16mm diameter – a greater number of sampling points in the distribution of water
See the Threaded Tee Fitting Here!.