Deeter Electronics Leak Detector Safeguards Server Rooms and Basements from Flood Damage
Editorial contact: Joseph Whiteaker
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November 2010 – Deeter Electronics announce the launch of a Leak Detector intended for raising the alarm in the event of a water leak in data-centres, server rooms and building basements.
The Deeter Leak Detector system comprises a Leak Detector Controller, mounted in a UL94-V0 flame retardant 35mm DIN-Rail housing, and IP65 Sensor Heads which can be connected in a daisy chain. The Leak Detector Controller is available with a 230VAC mains input or a 24V (AC or DC) power input.
The Leak Detector Controller is equipped with a bank of six DIP switches which are used to configure the Leak Detector outputs. Two output types are available; alarm on when a leak is detected with automatic reset when water is no longer present and alarm on when a leak is discovered, latching on until the Leak Detector Controller is reset by an operator. Connections to the Leak Detector Controller are made via two sets of 6 screw terminals.
The Leak Detector can detect and warn of system faults such as a break in any of the three Leak Sensor wires, no termination of the Leak Sensor wires and a blown output fuse. Status of the system is indicated by three LEDs, green indicates all clear, yellow indicates a fault has been detected and red that a leak has been detected.
The leak detector features an open collector transistor output, open during normal operation and current-limited to sink up to 50mA which can be pulled up to 40V. The Leak Detector Controller also includes two output relays. Relay 1 is always assigned to leak detection and can be programmed to follow or latch in response to a leak. If there is a system fault relay 2 and / or the transistor output can be used to indicate the fault. The relays have a current rating of 6A at 240VAC. In addition to indicating a leak the relays may also be configured to raise an alarm or shut down critical equipment in the event of a system failure.
The Leak Sensors supplied with the system are housed in IP65 ABS boxes with a pair of sensing probes protruding through the underside to detect water. The probes are stainless steel and M3 threaded, and may be extended using an M3 spacer. The Sensors can be bolted to the floor if required. Up to ten or more Leak Sensors can be linked using a 3-wire cable in a daisy-chain configuration.
Peter Whiteaker, Managing Director of Deeter Electronics, comments; ”Deeter Electronics has a long history of designing and manufacturing sensors of all kinds and our new Leak Detector Sensor system has been developed in response to customer requests. It is estimated that there are more than 20,000 computer rooms in the UK alone. Flooding or any influx of water can cause serious damage to computer systems, industrial plant equipment and even paper archives etc. which are frequently stored in basements. Our new Leak Detector system provides a cost effective and simple to install way to protect valuable infrastructure from water damage.”
The Deeter Electronics product range includes single and multi-channel wireless sensor systems, level sensors, industrial weighing equipment, reed and proximity switches, security switches, termination assemblies, litz and magnetic wire and solar power systems. For more information on the Deeter Electronics range of wireless sensing products call +44 (0)1494 566046 or visit www.deeter.co.uk
Editor’s note: The attached photograph shows the new Leak Detector System available from Deeter Electronics.
About Deeter Group:
The Deeter Group is a privately owned group of companies first established in the UK in 1982 and set up to provide electronic services and products to industry. The Group comprises Deeter Engineering Services Ltd, Deeter Weighing Systems, Deeter Electronics Ltd, Deeter Electronics Inc and Deeter International Ltd. During its existence it has developed from a small local supplier to a Group of companies which trade throughout the world. Deeter now lists among its customers many large international companies and has justly earned its reputation as a supplier of quality products and services.
Deeter Electronics was established in 1991 as a distributor of specialist electronic products. Deeter Electronics now designs and manufactures sensor and wireless products in the UK and is a distributor for a number of market leading component Brands. Deeter provides a wide range of instrumentation products to customers in the UK, mainland Europe and the USA.
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