Sensor Options for Water Leak Detection

Sensor Tape

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Two fine stainless steel conductors are wound around 4 insulated carriers offering one of the most robust yet flexible leak detection tapes on the market.  Available in standard 1m, 2m, 5m and 10m lengths it is easy to make up any lengths (max of 100m) to suit the area in which it will be installed.  Rather than providing bespoke lengths, it is better to have a series of plug and play standards as any damage to a section can be changed easily and for little cost.  Installation is simple using easy lock connectors with the sensor tape being held in position using floor clips.  Most commonly used in data centres, comms rooms, plant rooms, under tea points and behind panelling in WCs and shower areas.

Sensor Options for Water Leak Detection

Braided Sensor Tape

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Braided sensor tape can be used for applications where the non-braided tape could trigger a false alarm.  Examples of this are when installing the tape under conductive pipework (copper) or strapping it under foil covered lagging.  Other areas where the braided sensor tape would be used is when fixing to a conductive flooring material or where there are metal upstands under a raised floor.  The braiding acts as a barrier between the conductive surface and the sensor tape.

Sensor Options for Water Leak Detection

Probe Sensor

£77.00 (excl VAT)

The sensor probe can be used where the use of  sensor tape could be susceptible to damage from foot fall or other processes.  The probe is housed in a strong protective plastic housing with adjustable floor mounting brackets allowing the conductors to be set between 0 and 25mm from the floor.  A number of probes can be connected in series to a single alarm panel or a single zone on a multizone panel.  This is often the case in plant rooms where a series of probes can be mounted at a number of points around the room.  The sensor probe can also be used where a multi level alarm system is required that accounts for a small amount of water triggering a pre-alarm and any above a higher level forcing a full alarm.

Sensor Options for Water Leak Detection

Pad Sensor

£40.00 (excl VAT)

The sensor pad is ideal for using in the drip trays of equipment where water is produced by process of condensation.  Typically used where air cooling is fundamental to keeping an environments temperature stable such as data centres or comms rooms.  This low profile sensor can be simply placed face down in the drip tray under an AHU or CRAC unit and will alarm as soon as any water collects in the tray.  A number of pads can be connected in series to allow several drip trays to be monitored by a single alarm panel or one zone of a multizone panel.

Sensor Options for Water Leak Detection

Intelligent Water Leak Detection Probe

£132.00 (excl VAT)

It can be used to integrate into system such as AHUs and FCUs where condensate can build up and overflow sending an alarm out should this occur.  It can be powered independently or from a 6 - 30 VDC supply taken directly from the HVAC controller. The relay in the Intelli-Probe can be connected to any spare  input in the HVAC controller that would normally be used to connect temperature or humidity sensors. This can offer the opportunity to program the control system to raise an alarm on the BMS, send a text message and shut down various processes to reduce the impact of the water causing damage to sensitive equipment.