Water Leak Detection for Plant Rooms
One of the most common and effective locations for our leak detection systems is a plant or boiler room. This is where most pipework will originate from, your incoming main water supply, and where any water tanks or booster sets will be located.
Your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) facility, including any generators and boilers, are a high-risk area for water leaks. An early warning alert from a leak detection system can prevent costly damage and equipment failure and help you to maintain essential services in your building.
Alarm panels to create an early alarm and notification of a leak may also be able to connect through to your BMS (Building Management System) for ease of management. Or, for remote 24/7 notification, the Diamond Controls Speech Dialler is a vital accessory that provides automation via voice and SMS direct to your mobile phone.
There are many alarm panel options available that will work with both sensing cable and probes.
As an authorised installer for Aquilar and nVent Raychem, we have found the TraceTek, AquiTron, and Eco-Leak panels to be very effective and flexible.
Short on wall space in your plant room? Your panel and its sims (system interface modules) do not necessarily need to be positioned together. As part of our service, we will advise and support you on the best placement for your system within your available space.
A versatile leak monitoring tool that we often use in plant rooms is the Aquitron AT Probe from Aquilar. This liquid sensing probe is ideal for use in areas where using lengths of sensing cable would be impractical to install. It is installed directly to the floor, wall or within a tray mount and can detect even the smallest of liquid leaks.
For overhead pipework, the nVent Raychem TraceTek TT-1100 water sensing panel detects the presence of water along any point of its length. Its composition of absorptive synthetic braided fibre means there is no need for a drip tray to bring the cable into contact with any water as even the smallest drop will be detected, and an alarm raised.