Sfella Legionella Prevention


Asset Maintenance – Severinus Healthcare

The challenge

The key to preventing Legionnaires’ disease is regular flushing of water systems. Public showers in sports centres, swimming pools are used irregularly and therefore run a higher risk. Monitoring temperature and flushing frequency is critical and is mostly done manually. The challenge for van Mierlo Engineering was to build a cost effective solution which can be installed easily and runs independently, while actively monitoring your different locations remotely and if needed even flush remotely.

Local independent flushing

Severinus care institute upgraded the existing pool showers with van Mierlo’s Sfella system. The location manager can set flush frequency and temperature limits. The Sfella enabled showers are monitored and controlled independently on location, using OpenRemote’s Edge Gateway software. Alerts can be set for the manager to receive notifications in case of abnormal behaviour and the mobile application even allows for remote flushing.

Manage multiple sites

The Severinus care institute can manage multiple locations, either pool showers or related facilities. The central dashboard, delivered and hosted by van Mierlo allows for live reporting as well as receiving alerts for critical situations. If needed showers can even remotely be activated. The dashboard is using OpenRemote’s Manager, connected to the different Edge Gateways.

Reporting & Control

Risk of Legionella growth is anticipated, using OpenRemote’s rules and notifications feature on either the Local Sfella system or in the Central Dashboard. It sends alerts to the respective service organisations if automated flushing has not been activated locally. A remote flush can override the local system, even automatically.

Connected Sources

Local showers act as independent systems. Showers connect via a wireless mesh network to a Sfella Controller in each building. The controller includes OpenRemote’s Edge Gateway software. The Sfella Controllers are connected to the Central cloud based OpenRemote manager, which allows remote access, control, automation and reporting for multiple locations of the health care institute.

Asset Management

Managing digital assets in a city can become complex for the responsible departments, whether parking manager, lighting manager, security, or the maintenance department.

OpenRemote connects and controls different vertical systems, using configurable protocol agents or it’s Edge Gateway. More importantly, alerts are set to monitor optimal performance as well as unexpected behaviour. Notifications are send to professionals and systems are activated.

A dashboard for a domain manager and mobile apps for staff on the ground. All tailored to your specific context and identity, hosted in your own secure environment.

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