The CDC found that 27% of cooling towers are contaminated with Legionella. Water temperatures in data center cooling systems fall into the sweet spot for Legionella bacteria growth (25°C - 42°C).
Contamination can cause system shutdowns and outages, costly remediation, lawsuits, and death of your workers. Spartan's Legionella DNA test prevents your risk with highly accurate results in just 45 minutes.
Legionella contamination can require you to shut down your water systems, increasing the risk of expensive data center outages. Spartan's test allows you to detect Legionella before it grows to outbreak levels so you can avoid outages.
Eliminating contamination after it reaches outbreak levels can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Spartan's rapid results enable you to catch and treat low-level positives so you can optimize your chemical remediation costs.
High-profile Legionnaires' lawsuits are common and the median settlement is $2.7M per person. Spartan lets you prevent Legionella contamination from reaching dangerous levels.
To date, Legionella detection has been limited to slow and inaccurate testing methods that rely on off-site culture labs. Spartan is solving this problem with the first on-site environmental DNA testing platform for data centers.
Legionella can grow to outbreak levels in 7 days, but the traditional Legionella culture testing method takes 14 days to provide a result. Spartan's test quantifies the amount of live Legionella in a water source in just 45 minutes so you can detect contamination in real time.
Culture testing underestimates Legionella by an average of 17-fold and has a false negative rate of 62% because bacteria die in shipping. Spartan's test solves this problem by enabling on-site testing with a Nobel Prize-winning chemistry called qPCR. Spartan's test is calibrated so 1 GU/mL = 1 CFU/mL and uses proprietary technology to detect live and not dead Legionella.
Fast and accurate results mean your team can immediately treat Legionella contamination before it grows to outbreak levels. Spartan's on-site test provides rapid results. This prevents outbreaks and helps you avoid lawsuits and negative publicity.
Landsec is always looking for innovative solutions that can make our buildings and their occupants safer. We look forward to working with Spartan and investigating methods to further reduce the risk of Legionnaires' outbreaks in our buildings.