Clearwater launches world’s-quickest on-site Legionella test


HC Rapid25 can detect water bug in 25 minutes

Clearwater Technology has today announced the launch of HC Rapid25, an on-site Legionella testing device that will detect Legionella in 25 minutes instead of the typical 10-12 days.

HC Rapid25 will be used in all regular water tank inspections and Legionella risk assessments carried out by Clearwater.

By using HC Rapid25, Clearwater’s engineers will be able to detect the presence of Legionella in water systems on site as part of their routine visits, which has not traditionally been possible.

This will significantly reduce the time it takes to respond to an outbreak, enabling Clearwater to take immediate action to control the risk.

HC Rapid25 comes in a simple swab-test kit and has been validated for use in hot and cold water systems, cooling towers, decorative fountains, hot tubs, pools, sinks, showers, water heaters, fire suppression, ice machines, hot water storage, misters, sprinklers, air washers and humidifiers.

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Testing with HC Rapid25 will help hospitals comply with healthcare regulations, including HTM 04-01.