DYTEQTA™ provides an innovative testing and monitoring mechanism for a building’s drainage system and is otherwise known as ‘Health Care for Buildings.’ The DYTEQTA-SYSTEM works by identifying vulnerable and defective water trap seals, and is thus the perfect partner to Studor.
Experts in Drainage Venting Research
Developed by the Drainage Research Group of Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, this is the perfect complement to Studor’s product portfolio – a non-invasive, non-destructive monitoring system to detect and identify the loss of water trap seals and other problems within any drainage system in both new and existing buildings. Studor then offers a complete rectification solution to help combat public health risks and eliminates vulnerable trap seals.
Eliminating Public Health Risks in Buildings
In basic terms, the DYTEQTA-SYSTEM sends a measured sound wave through the pipework, and if there is any difference between the default and tested signals, then this indicates that the barrier has been breached and, subsequently, an incident report is raised to facilities management personnel via e-mail, SMS or an existing building management system.
Advantages and Benefits of the DYTEQTA-SYSTEM
- Identifies faulty water trap seals; allowing for speedy repairs, reducing man-hour costs and the risk of injury.
- Reduces the risk of infection through cross-contamination; contributing to a healthier living environment. In a hospital, for example, the drainage system links every department; from general medical and isolation wards to operating theatres, mortuaries and public waiting rooms.
- Identifies blockages created after installation.
- Minimises the spread of foul odours throughout the property, ensuring a more pleasant and healthy living environment, therefore reducing complaints raised from occupiers.
- Minimises the investigative works required once a leak is discovered, and so lowers costs.
- Property owners receive warning in good time, so that residents avoid costly repairs that would otherwise remain undetected without the DYTEQTA-SYSTEM.
- Pro-actively monitors to identify faults before causing further damage to the building and becoming a problem to the occupiers.
Installation can be carried out in new or existing buildings to monitor the integrity of water trap seals on a full or part-time basis. The DYTEQTA-SYSTEM also serves as a useful diagnostic tool for engineers who need to test system performance during servicing or routine maintenance. The system is automatic and there is an option to operate and interrogate the system remotely from off-site, allowing facilities management greater flexibility. It has never before been possible to collate information on the performance of a building drainage system remotely.
If required, the DYTEQTA team can also provide rectification advice and solutions to persistent water trap seal failures by prescribing Studor’s Active Control pressure regime: the AAVs protect against the negative pressures and the P.A.P.A. (Positive Air Pressure Attenuator) handles the positive pressures within the system.