ATP Meter for Rapid Hygiene Testing using Adenosine Triphosphate
Legionella Control Internationals high performance hand held ATP meter is designed for the rapid testing and detection of contamination in water and on surfaces caused by unwanted bacteria, allergens and food residue.
Our hand held ATP meter is designed using state-of-the-art electronics making it simple and easy to use. It offers incredible sensitivity, much improved functionality and excellent value for money and is ideal for use in any application where the rapid detection of contamination in water or on surfaces is critical.
Key Benefits an ATP Meter
- Rapid detection of contamination in water or on surfaces
- Improve cleaning and hygiene standards – ensure it’s really clean before you leave!
- Results in just 15 seconds
- Ideal for in-field and portable testing
- Simple and easy to use
- Lightweight, hand held and durable
- Software and cables included
What is APT?
ATP (adenosine triphosphate) is present in all organic material and is the universal unit of energy found in animal, plant, bacterial, yeast and mould cells. Residues, particularly food or organic residue contain large amounts. Microbial contamination also contains ATP, but in smaller amounts.
It is produced and/or broken down in metabolic processes in all living systems. Processes such as photosynthesis in plants, muscle contraction in humans, respiration in fungi and fermentation in yeast are all driven by adenosine triphosphate. Therefore, most foods, water and microbial cells will contain some level of naturally occurring ATP.
Its presence on surfaces or in water indicates the presence of contamination and this can include bacteria, allergens or food residue. This implies a potential for the support of unwanted bacterial growth.
How to Use ATP – Post Clean
After cleaning activities have been completed all sources of adenosine triphosphate should be significantly reduced.
Any remaining residue that is brought into contact with the special reagents used in the system will cause light to be emitted in direct proportion to the amount of ATP remaining.
The meter measures (in 15 seconds) the amount of ATP present (post clean) by carefully analysing the amount of light generated by this reaction to create a reading indicating the level of remaining contamination. The higher the reading the more contamination is present.
Assessing the cleanliness of a surface in this way immediately after cleaning helps to verify that contamination has been removed and cleaning activities have been successful.
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