Pentair’s Thermal Building Solutions has released TraceTek, a water leak detection system with many interchangeable components that can be fully customized to meet the requirements for each application. The TraceTek product range includes leak sensing cables and alarm panels for protecting large and small data centers from shutdown. A key benefit of the TraceTek system is its modular structure and cable architecture, which does not need monitoring electronics to be installed underfloor, resulting in higher system reliability and significantly minimizing any maintenance costs.

The TT-TS12 Touch Screen Panel provides a graphic user interface to manage and display information from a network of up to 250 external TraceTek leak detection circuits. The 12 in. full color, high resolution SVGA display is complimented with an industrial quality touch screen for user interaction and control. The TT-TS12 collects data from a network of TraceTek sensor interface Modules or wireless Mesh Transmitters. The status of all leak detection cables and probes is displayed in a top level summary and the current details of any selected channel are displayed at a single touch. The display features interactive and dynamic leak location maps and displays. The location of any detected leak is displayed by a flashing icon positioned over the floor plan, piping layout or the photo of a single piece of interfaces are provided as standard features.

Every installed Sensor Interface Module (TT-SIM) or wireless mesh point (TT-702) is scanned on a continuous basis. When a leak is detected by any sensor, the TT-TS12 will  display the leak location with the name of the reporting channel and the distance along the cable in feet or meters. The leak location information is also used to position a flashing showing where the sensor cable has been installed, a pipe or tank plan, or the photo of a volatile memory during initial start-up and commissioning to provide the reference for later leak location displays. Entering and editing mapping points is quick and easy. Once the map image and location references are stored in system memory, any future leak detection is positioned appropriately over the designated background image. Intuitive zoom and pan gestures allow the user to quickly identify the source of any leak alarm and easily dispatch and direct a response effort.