Why is the leakage sensor so important and what can it prevent?
Leakage sensor, also called leak sensor, is an element that most people, who build their new smart homes, hotels, offices, or even industrial building, often forget about it. Prevention is always the cheapest investing, but nowadays a lot of us rely heavily on technology and new materials. The construction of new buildings is much reliable than in the past. We use better and more advanced materials and techniques to build the new structures and therefore often neglect the problems which were more obvious and happened more often in the past.
Can a leakage sensor solve and prevent the disaster? Yes, it can. We will give you some tips about practical use-cases where a leakage sensor can be used.
1. How does a leakage sensor work?
One of the most common questions we get when people looking for a leakage sensor ANDLGM is how does it work? The sensor is very simple. It is made so that it has the „legs“ on the bottom of the leakage sensor. When something conductive, like for example water or oil touches them, the leakage sensor register that as a short circuit. After the leak is detected the ANDLGM leak sensor will give out the signal. It can be connected to an audible alarm, sending a text message, or contact the technicians. The circuit is closed only while the sensor detects a leakage.
The leak sensor also has four small adjustable legs that can be height-adjusted. That helps us avoiding to detect the water spill too quickly. The latter does not pose an immediate danger, as it is always better to check whether the leakage has occurred or not. The danger, therefore, is that due to a large number of erroneous notifications, a real notification can also be ignored, as there has been an actual water leakage. That’s why the height of the sensor is very important.
Leak sensors are part of prevention and have some similarities with insurance companies. Everyone hopes they’ll never need them, but when water leakage occurs, such sensors are worth every penny as they can prevent a building owner from a lot of material damage. The sensors must be set up correctly.
The sensor can also be connected to an existing BMS (Building management system) without any complications at all.
2. Practical use cases of sensor implementation
The bathroom is a very tricky place to measure the leakage, but also one of the most important ones. Why? The bathroom has the most usual spills which can happen during showering or brushing the teeth.
We do not want to get all the false notifications so the bathroom sensor has to be adjusted to a little higher height as well as it’s important to place it somewhere neutral, that it can not be spilled directly.
We have a lot of machines which rely on water usage. Dishwasher, refrigerator, sink, etc. are just one of the products which can lead to a flood. Such a flood can damage our kitchen floor, kitchen furniture, the kitchen itself, and also other appliances.
We suggest placing the leakage sensor ANDLGM somewhere in between of appliances. Usually, it can be easily hidden under the kitchen drawer or appliance itself.
The warehouse is a very precious place but usually, we forget that the things that are stored itself can cause leakage. Earthquakes and other natural disasters are the most common reason. To prevent the bigger damage we have to have a leakage sensor included because it will save tons of materials as well as costs.
The sensor can be placed almost everywhere above or under the pipes, liquid material, etc.
Data centers are the treasures of the 21st century. They provide us to use all the modern equipment and devices which are connected online as well as store precious data about almost everything. Have you ever wonder what will cause fluid leakage in one of the biggest data centers which have to be cooled all the time?
The ANDLGM leak sensor must be installed wherever is possible around the racks which are filled with storage and servers.
Almost every company on the planet Earth have archives. Have you ever wonder what precious information can be lost if leakage happens in archives? Not all information is digital and some of them are safely stored for a long period before they can be valued. Archives can also include electric devices, raw materials, etc. which must not be exposed to the liquids. The only solution is to detect the leakage as soon as possible.
The installation of leakage sensors is very simple as usually archives do not require special heating or cooling systems, HVAC systems, water, and pipes, etc.
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