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Potable Water Water Test Kits - Up to date legislation compliance at Sea

Guidelines on the provision of drinking water at sea are currently provided by numerous different bodies including the World Health Organisation, the International Labour Organisation and national health organisations and maritime bodies. Though well-intentioned, the current guidelines are largely ineffective because they vary so widely and are therefore difficult to implement and enforce. The introduction of overarching regulation set out in the MLC and by the World Health Organisation (WHO) governing seafarers’ rights is expected to address this. MLC 2006 Standard A3.2 – Food and Catering, paragraph 7 states that “the competent authority shall require that frequent documented inspections be carried out on board ships, by or under the authority of the master, with respect to….supplies of drinking water”.

This is further strengthened by the WHO Guide to Ship Sanitation (2011) & Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality (2008) which lists the following “recommended parameters to be monitored:…E. coli or coliforms; Chlorine residual (daily); Microbial quality – bacterial plate count; pH (daily); Turbidity; Corrosion-related contaminants – iron & copper.”

Factors that can promote the growth of bacteria and toxins in a ship’s water supply include limited flow rate, tank or pipe corrosion, alkalinity or acidity and temperature. Often, these problems occur together, accelerating the growth of bacteria. Unfortunately, the growth of bacteria also worsens these issues, for example, some bacteria produce carbon dioxide, which reacts with the water to increase acidity, resulting in more corrosion.

Bacteria and pathogens that can grow in poorly maintained drinking water include E.coli, Norovirus, Salmonella and Legionella bacteria, which can lead to Legionnaires’ disease, a pneumonia-like illness which can be fatal. The importance of avoiding these bacteria is particularly heightened on a vessel which could be days from the nearest port and for which delays or route changes for medical assistance could cost thousands.

Other test kits and replacement test reagents.  As well as marine test kits for the drinking water, tektrak also supplies easy to use marine test kits for Boiler water and Engine Cooling water.  We also offer replacements for other supplier test kits.   Order 5 Potable Water Training Posters for £29.99, how to store hoses, testing regimes .. all you need to know. Robust, Washable,  Compact A4 size.

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Antifreeze Test Meter

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The Antifreeze Test Meter is an optical instruments which can quickly measure the concentration of aqueous solutions using the principle of the critic..

£91.00

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Drinking Water Training Posters for Ship Fresh / Potable / Water

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Set of 5 posters to comply with  ILO, WHO 2011 3rd Edition Guide to Ship Sanitation, MLC2006, A 3.2, IHR 2005 IHR  for Fresh/Potable Water o..

£60.00

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Food Hygiene Training Posters for Ship Galley

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Poster to comply with current Food Safety Hygiene Directives associated with food hygine including the WHO and guide to Ship Sanitaion, MLC. Design..

£18.00

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Legionella Test Kit | Marine Monitoring

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Legionella Test Kit for Marine Monitoring is the most up to date way to achieve rapid detection of Legionella for onsite and mobile engineers. K..

£270.00

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Marine Aluminium Engine Coolant control kit compact (F735)

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Marine Aluminium Engine Coolant control kit compact (F735) Test kit comprises: •High quality refractometer 0-18% brix scale •Water hardness t..

£185.00

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Marine Incubator

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Marine Incubator specifically to meet Legionella Compliance and monitoring water conditions so that suitable measures can be taken based on up to date..

£265.00

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Marine Incubator

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Marine Incubator specifically to meet Legionella Compliance and monitoring water conditions so that suitable measures can be taken based on up to date..

£265.00

availabe: 999 in stock

Potable Water Free-Chlorine Test Kit

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Potable Water Test Kit to assist with the compliance of the current IHR (2005), ILO 178 (2009) and Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006..

£80.00

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Potable Water/Drinking Water Test Kit

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  IMO comment on Tektrak supplied vessel: Quote  " fresh water management plan is very comprehensive"  &  "a real..

£995.00

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