An Overview of Hochiki's Water Leak Detection System.
Welcome to Hochiki’s Water Leak Detection System, LEAKalarm. For technical data and pricing, please visit the Hochiki online store.
Despite the understandably significant resources spent on mitigating loss through fire, water damage actually poses a much greater threat to business continuity. Statistics show that the most likely cause of insurance claims in hotels, retail premises and commercial buildings is water damage, costing the UK insurance market iro. £800 million.
The financial market is particularly sensitive to these potential losses with Data Centre outages costing such businesses an average of £12,000 per minute, hourly losses on the Stock Exchange of around £4.5 million and Credit Card Clearance around £1.8 million.
The cost to businesses due to water leakage can be significant and it is not just the obvious physical damage to IT networks, electronic equipment, plant, fixtures & fittings, stock and the fabric of the building. Like fire damage, even a seemingly minor water leak can result in temporary relocation, loss of working hours, and loss of profits.
Hochiki have therefore developed LEAKalarm; a fully addressable, highly reliable water leak detection system, providing vast coverage and value for money.
LEAKalarm is a fully addressable system; enabling building management to quickly locate and remedy the situation. When you consider that on average, a data centre outage costs £12,000 per minute, ensuring water leaks are quickly located and remedied is essential for business continuity and mitigating financial loss.
A dual loop LEAKalarm panel will accommodate 508 probes or 25,400m of cable, which is more coverage than most competitor solutions offer.
Robust and Reliable
The LEAKalarm water detection protocol is based on a protocol developed for the fire industry, therefore its reliability is undisputable. LEAKalarm will ensure that damage is avoided, disruption is reduced and losses are limited.
Value for Money
With extensive coverage, BMS connectivity, powerful Cause and Effects and extremely reliable water detection, LEAKalarm offers the best value for money.
Linear & Point Detection
Offering both water detection probes and water detection cables, LEAKalarm is a flexible and adaptable solution which is ideal for a range of applications and environments.
Powerful Cause and Effect
LEAKalarm can be easily interfaced with third party equipment, such as water shut off valves, via use of an I/O unit. This is just one example of the powerful Cause and Effects that can be easily configured via the LEAKalarm Loop Explorer 2 PC Software.
LEAKalarm has a central control panel which can be remotely monitored via a BMS, helping building management to manage maintenance more efficiently and monitor energy consumption effectively. Any disconnection, fault or alarm will be quickly communicated to building management, saving the engineer time and therefore reducing maintenance costs for the building owner.
LEAKalarm will continually monitor for leaks around the clock, and with the facility for integral batteries, LEAKalarm can also provide 72-hours of standby operation in the event of a power failure.
The LEAKalarm system is adaptable to a broad range of environments and applications. From small, to very large areas, the cables and probes can be designed to fit almost any particular environment. LEAKalarm provides reliable, high sensitivity, water and leak detection in bespoke application specific installations. LEAKalarm is particularly useful in the following applications.
Addressable Leak Detection Panel. Ideal for large and complex installations. Allows the user to address each module with location-specific information, as well as featuring fully configurable remote outputs. A single loop control panel can support up to 254 probes, and over 12,700 metres of wire. Dual loop panel also available. RS485 data bus allows up to 32 additional expander cards to be incorporated. Product Code: LAAP-S-1
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