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45 Dipslide Incubator

incubator-45-dipslidesAccepta's largest incubator, the Incubator 45 is designed for the temperature controlled incubation of up to 45 dipslides at any one time. It has an adjustable temperature range of between 5°C and 45°C and is suitable for laboratory, in-field and in-vehicle applications.

Accepta's incubator 25 is manufactured to the highest quality standards, and incorporates a transparent lid which allows easy observation of the dipslides during the incubation process.

Key Benefits

  • 45 dipslide capacity
  • Compact and convenient design
  • Weighs only 3.5 kgs
  • Temperature range: Ambient + 5 to 45°C
  • Accurate temperature control ±0.5°C
  • Supply voltage 240 V and 12 V car lighter

The Incubator 45 is compact and has been specifically designed for those treatment engineers who have a routine requirement to monitor a large number of cooling towers while mobile.

Running on 220/240V mains electricity or 12V car lighter socket it is protected by an internal fuse and has over-temp protection for safe extended use.

Simplicity of operation, dipslide visibility, 30 minute warm up period means the incubation of your dipslides is safe inside the Incubator 45 incubator.

Incubation of Dip slides

Dip slides are used to establish if the conditions present in a water system have the potential to encourage bacteria to multiply and grow.

Once the sample has been collected the dipslide must be incubated at a constant temperature of 30°C for 48 hours to obtain a true result.

A dipslide incubator is a critical component of any microbiological monitoring and control programme.  A constant, carefully regulated incubation temperature is essential.

A lower incubation temperature may mean that the bacteria on the dip slide will grow more slowly and give a erroneous, low reading. 

If the slide reading is artificially low then the treatment engineer may conclude that no corrective action is necessary and the system bacteria will be free to multiply and increase the risk to public health.

Conversely, if the incubation temperature is too high then the bacterial growth may be accelerated leading to a potentially false positive. This false high bacteria count can lead to unnecessary and expensive extra cleaning and treatment processes.

The UK Health & Safety Executives Approved Code of Practice and Guidance (ACoP) L8 dealing with the control of legionella bacteria in water systems requires weekly monitoring of microbiological activity. This can be achieved using Accepta's dipslides and incubators.

Incubators provide peace of mind to the treatment engineers, show duty of care to the inspectorate and can save money in the long run. This incubator can be used in the car via the 12V cigarette lighter and is also multi-voltage.

Incubator Specification

Dipslides Capacity: 45
Power Supply: 12 / 240 Volt
Temperature Range: Ambient + 5 to 45oC
Temperature Accuracy: +/- 0.5oC
External Dimensions: 42 x 22 x 23 cm
Weight: 3.5Kg

Technical Support

If you require additional information or specialist technical support concerning our dipslide and petri-dish incubators please contact Accepta's technical support team.

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