E-LDx-y: How can I test the Liquid Detection Sensor and how often should I test it?
We recommend testing your leak detection system at least once a year, although some applications may require more frequent testing. System testing should include the following points:
With the system powered up, ensure no alarms are present on the system.
If the liquid detection rope is installed on the floor, test the response time. Place a small puddle of water on the rope, covering a two inch area along the length of the rope. The system should alarm within reasonable time. This time may vary depending on the system used and the alarm time frame set within the system. If the system fails to alarm properly, contact us.
If the liquid detection rope is mounted to piping, test the response time in a different manner. Place a rag soaked with water on the rope, covering a two to four inch area along the length of the rope. The system should alarm within a reasonable time. This time may vary depending on the system type and configuration. If the system fails to alarm properly, check your network.
Verify all alarms are received by the system. You can verify this via a change in status on the web page, email, LEDs, alarm beacon, siren, SNMP traps, voice phone calls (via Automatic Voice Dialer System), SMS messages (via external GSM or 3G modem) or any other notification system you have set up.