Gnat 2 slide microbiology incubator (12V / 240V)
- 2 Dipslide Capacity
- Compact design
- 30°C Pre-set temperature
- Achieves temperature in 30mins
- High Temperature Protection
- 240V power supply (optional 12V power lead available)
INCUBATION OF DIPSLIDE 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. Incubation temperature is critical. 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 Gnat Incubator has a capacity to incubate two dipslides at a preset temperature of 30°C. The two heated dipslide cells will hold standard MicroSlide Dipslides or non-screw top dipslides.
This compact 2 dipslide Incubator has been designed with industry standard heating technology to meet the incubation required for L8 legionella control monitoring. It is specifically intended for those treatment engineers who have a routine requirement to monitor a single cooling tower.
There is no confusing set up as the incubator is factory set to 30°C, just plug it in and switch it on. It will be at 30°C in 30 minutes.
Running on the supplied 220/240V mains power lead or an optional 12V power lead for use in a standard car lighter socket, it is protected by an internal fuse and has an over-temp protection for safe extended use.
Simplicity of operation, maintenance free, 30 minute minute warm up period, the incubation of your dipslides couldn’t be easier!
Gnat 2 Dipslide Incubator
150 x 95 x 83mm
Optional 12V Power lead for Gnat