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AquaScan

AquaScan is a digital water multimeter that combines the technology to measure pressure, flow, temperature, and hardness in one unit.

Features and Benefits

4-in-1 digital water multimeter

Precisely measures the flow, pressure, temperature, and hardness

Digital display

Allowing for precise water measurement

Robust design

Made from robust brass materials, AquaScan is designed to last

Compact and easy to use

Provides simple connection and clear readings

Robust protective carry case

For easy storage and protection of AquaScan

Range of accessories

A range of accessories is supplied with AquaScan that allow you to easily connect to various outlet types

Unique patented technology

Patent pending technology inside

Salamander Pumps One Year Warranty

Warranty

1 year warranty

Made in Britain

Manufactured by one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of water boosting products Salamander Pumps

What makes AquaScan Unique?

AquaScan combines various water measurement technologies to simplify the water testing process for installers. It provides simple connection and clear readings.
AquaScan is an excellent quality tool for testing mains water flow, pressure, temperature, and hardness.

Precise Water Insights

AquaScan helps installers not only to get the water insights needed for selecting the right product for the installation, but to also quickly understand if there are any water temperature, pressure and/or flow issues in an existing or new product installation as well as identify any hard water areas that could be detrimental to energy efficiency due to limescale build-up.

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Get more out of AquaScan

Measuring flow rate

In many cases, households can experience a flow rate much lower than 12l/min. In these instances, the incoming mains water flow can be increased using a pump. Testing a water flow rate with AquaScan is very simple.

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Measuring pressure

Boosting water pressure could be the answer to saving both water and energy in households. AquaScan helps to perform static and dynamic water pressure test. It is important to measure water pressure before you choose and instal any water boosting product.

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Measuring temperature

Temperature control is the traditional strategy for reducing the risk of Legionella in water systems from one hand and reducing scalding incidents from another. Cold water systems should be maintained, where possible, at a temperature below 20°C. Hot water should be stored at least at 60 °C and distributed so that it reaches a temperature of 50 °C (55 °C in healthcare premises) within one minute at the outlets. AquaScan precisely measures water temperature.

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Measuring hardness

Hard water contains high amounts of dissolved calcium and magnesium. Water hardness and scale build-up can significantly affect household appliances, leading to increased energy usage and costs. AquaScan easily measures water hardness. Once you have identified hard water areas, you can install a water conditioner to prevent limescale build-up.

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How AquaScan Works

Press power button to turn AquaScan on and off.

Live readings are shown on the digital display including maximum and live measurements. While AquaScan turned on and connected to an outlet press reset button to reset peak values.

The user can easily select between alternative displays using the display button.

AquaScan is powered by a battery, rechargeable via a USB-C input.

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FAQs

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Do I need a Salamander Pumps product to use the AquaScan?

AquaScan can be used to measure pressure, flow, temperature, and hardness (TDS/EC) whenever there is a need to record accurate measurements.

Does AquaScan need to be installed into pipework during operation?

The AquaScan is a portable, handheld unit which can be used at an outlet and requires no permanent install into a system to obtain readings of water flow, pressure, temperature, and hardness.

How do you measure water flow rate in the mains with AquaScan?
  • Connect AquaScan to the outlet.
  • Take three measurements from the live ‘Flow’ reading.
  • Calculate the average of the three measurements.

A garden tap is the best location to measure the incoming flow rate. When this isn’t possible, such as in properties where there is no outside tap, measuring the flow rate while multiple outlets are open is the best way to calculate the incoming flow rate. As this ensures any restrictive outlets do not impact the measurement.

  • Attach AquaScan to one outlet and turn on. Record the flow rate.
  • Open another outlet (so both are turned on).
  • Check the flow rate on AquaScan:
    • If the flow rate remains the same, then continue to open further outlets until it decreases.
    • If the flow rate decreases, use AquaScan to measure the flow rate at each outlet (all outlets must remain turned on), make a note of the flow rate in the specification notepad. Add together the flow rates to determine the total flow rate.
How do I check the water pressure with AquaScan?
  • Connect AquaScan to the outlet.
  • Ensure that the lever is in the closed position.
  • Take three measurements from the live ‘Pressure’ reading. Calculate the average of the three measurements.

Static Pressure Test

  • Allow flow through the unit and then close the isolation valve on the outlet of the unit.
  • Ensure all outlets in the property are closed during test.
  • Record the “Pressure” reading shown on the screen.
  • Open the isolation valve to allow water to flow and then turn off the outlet.

Note: the pressure should always read “0.0” before removing the unit from the outlet

Dynamic Pressure Test

  • Fully open the isolation valve on the outlet of the unit.
  • Open the outlet and allow flow through the unit until the desired flow rate is reached.
  • Record the “Pressure” reading shown on the screen.
  • Turn off the outlet.

Note: the pressure should always read “0.0” before removing the unit from the outlet

How do I measure water temperature in the house with AquaScan?
  • Connect AquaScan to the outlet.
  • Ensure that the lever is in the closed position.
  • Open the isolation valve on the outlet of the unit and position over a suitable container for the flow to discharge into such as a basin or bucket.
  • Fully open the outlet to allow water to flow through the unit.
  • Record the “Temperature” reading shown on the screen.

Note: It is advised to allow water to flow through the unit for 30-60 seconds for a more accurate reading.

How do I test my water hardness with AquaScan?
  • Connect AquaScan to the outlet.
  • Ensure that the lever is in the closed position.
  • Settling time (minimum of 30 seconds) – for accurate reading.

Static water – won’t show if there is a flow of water. Water hardness should be tested before a water softener to measure TDS/EC (total dissolved solids/electrical conductivity).

Can AquaScan store/ save measured readings?

AquaScan provides live readings. It also shows ‘peak’ readings when taking a measurement to accommodate any fluctuations when testing.

What kind of liquids can I test with AquaScan?

AquaScan is suitable only to test clean water flow, pressure, temperature and hardness. The device shouldn’t be use for testing any other liquids (dirty water, oil, etc.)

Where to Buy

AquaScan is available to order from June 2024. For sales enquiries contact us at sales@salamanderpumps.co.uk.

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