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TME Showcase New Legionella Probe at Healthcare Estates 2017

TME Showcase New Legionella Probe at Healthcare Estates 2017

British thermometer manufacture, TME, has chosen one of Manchester’s key hospital management conferences to showcase an innovative new shower probe for the prevention of Legionnaires’ disease. TME will exhibit the new probe alongside its specialist legionella range at Healthcare Estates 2017, on 10-11 October @ Manchester Central (Stand E48).

Many thousands of water tests are undertaken every year in UK hospitals to prevent the spread of legionella, a water-borne bacteria which can develop in hot water and heating systems, creating a particular risk for water from taps and especially from showers.

TME’s new KM08 Shower Probe has an inbuilt collection ‘cup’ which can also sense temperature, enabling an engineer to collect a shower water sample whilst simultaneously taking a temperature. It is estimated this will at least halve the amount of time taken for such tests, which currently involve a two-stage process of collection and then testing.




 MD, Tom Sensier: “TME’s new Shower Probe is faster, more practical and also more accurate as it eliminates any time delay between collecting and testing shower water.”

 Why are showers important?  Inhalation of fine water droplets or spray contaminated with legionella make shower heads a particular focus for risk prevention.

Why is water temperature so important?  Legionella bacterium multiplies in water temperatures from 20-45 degrees C, and may be prevented by water temperature testing.

Why must legionella be prevented?  Legionella can lead to incidents of Legionnaires’ disease, a potentially fatal disease for people with compromised immune systems.


TME Legionella Range

IHEEM visitors and delegates regularly ask TME for new solutions for speeding up and simplifying legionella risk management. Other innovative solutions offered include:


“Our aim at TME - as always - is to offer systems and equipment specifically designed to get the job done faster, more efficiently and with accurate results you can rely on.”


TME When temperature matters


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