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Case Studies

DataNet – Helps Prevent the Spread of Bacterial Infection


Customer’s Last Word:

 “In ensuring the health and safety of public water systems, when combating high temperatures throughout much of the year, the DataNet provides a key solution.”

CEO, MF Systems

In Spain, public buildings, labs and hospitals must take all available precautions against the spread of bacterial infection through water where microorganisms can thrive in an optimal temperature niche. MF Systems helps private and public water companies, who operate under concession contracts with municipalities, monitor low temperatures in their refrigeration or water tower systems. 

Application: Public Water Systems 

Organization: Concession-based contracted water company, Spain


Background:

In Spain, public buildings, labs and hospitals must take all available precautions against the spread of bacterial infection through water where microorganisms can thrive in an optimal temperature niche.


About the Customer:

MF Systems helps private and public water companies, who operate under concession contracts with municipalities, monitor low temperatures in their refrigeration or water tower systems.


Key Customer Challenges:

  • Legionella thrives in warm water, causing legionellosis or Legionnaires' disease
  • Wireless data transmission from the water storage facilities to administrator computers, must cross large distances, multiple stories and sometimes even separate buildings.
  • Public health and safety workers require immediate alerts on any disruption in temperature or humidity parameters to avoid disease breakout on a large scale.


DataNet Implementation:

A uniform format for public water systems applies external temperature PT-100 sensors with DNL920 DataNet units inside water towers and storage units. Repeaters help overcome the large transmission distances due to the size of the buildings and application distances.


Measurable Results:     

  • Proactive response – email and SMS alarms enable administrators to take measures well before any bacterial contamination pose a threat to public health.
  • Extended transmission range – Ensuring reliable, long-range data transmissions.
  • Full data reports – based on real-time wireless transmissions from site, satisfying government inspection and safety standard regulations. 

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