Climate change does not only affect the weather but also spreads dangerous bacteria that forces municipalities and professional building managers to think innovatively when it comes to preventing and identifying Legionella in public buildings and institutions
Identifying exactly where in the pipes the bacteria is spreading has in the past been complicated. Inspecting miles and miles of pipes can be a challenge, so when Silkeborg Municipality started screening local nursing homes for Legionella, they welcomed ReMoni’s solution that – not only tells where the outbreak is located – but even predicts where it’s likely to appear:
“We have a limited amount of time to solve our tasks. With the sensor we can get the results immediately and get the job done quicker,” leading engineer Jesper Buchardt explains.
“We place the sensors strategically to monitor where there’s backflow or accidental warming of the cold water, which should normally be below 20 degrees Celsius to avoid bacteria.”
Because the sensors are wireless and flexible, it’s easy to monitor single units which give accurate results.
“We do have other monitor equipment available, but a configuration of the systems can both be time-consuming and challenging. ReMoni’s sensors really live up to our expectations, because of the easy installation. We can read the results right away,” Jesper Buchardt explains.
By combining artificial intelligence and IoT, the sensors register the temperature and ReMoni’s solution can, therefore, predict where there’s a risk of bacteria formation. If there’s a risk, an alarm is sent to the building manager in charge. In that way, it’s possible to prevent the outbreak.