Aquatechnik introduces new fitting to reduce the threat of Legionella
Aquatechnik has announced the introduction of a new fitting that limits the ability of Legionella bacteria to grow in piping systems, helping to reduce the threat of Legionnaires disease.
The fitting is made from Polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) and features a 90° tee with a half inch alloy female thread. It works by eliminating the type of environment in which Legionella traditionally flourishes and can be applied in both series and closed circuits.
“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. 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,” says Aquatechnik Australia general manager Rod Luker.
“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. Moreover, the use of a 90° 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 fitting is designed for potable hot and cold water, compressed air, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), industrial, marine and agricultural use. It is available in sizes from DN16 to DN63 and is assembled using affordable patented tooling, while a patented safety system ensures safe joints and rapidity of installation.