INCUBATION OF DIPLIDE TESTS
Dipslides are used to establish and asses if the conditions present in a water system encourage bacteria to multiply. Once the sample has been collected the dipslide requires incubation at 30 °C for 48 hours to obtain a true result and consistently time after time.
A dipslide incubator is a critical element of microbiological monitoring. A lower temperature can mean the bacteria will grow more slowly and give a false low reading. If your reading is artificially low then the treatment engineer will consider that no action is necessary and the bacteria will be free to multiply and increase the risk to public health. Conversely if the temperature is high then the growth may be accelerated giving a false positive. This false high bacteria count can lead to unnecessary and expensive extra cleaning and treatment processes.
Approved code of practice and guidance for the control of legionella bacteria in water systems requires weekly monitoring of microbiological activity.
The Discovery MX10 is specifically designed for Dip-slides (but is easily capable of a several 100 mm Petri-dishes) and applications both on site and in a vehicle, the efficient design helps minimise drain on the vehicle battery and the robust ABS case is ideal for a life out in the field.
The MX10 is supplied ready for mains or 12 volt as standard and features our world standard plug & power adaptor – all ready to go! The tested MX solid state temperature control technology and heat reservoir chassis guarantee superb heat distribution without any fans or moving parts, only 1.2 kg in total weight!
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