Water test kits

To secure clean drinking water on board it is important to frequently test it. Furthermore, several regulations have been put into place, for example the Ballast Water Treatment regulation, in order to safeguard the environment. This means you must test emission water for human health risks as well as invasive aquatic species. This can be done by either easy to use kits or more accurate equipment. Insatech offers both high tech/high accuracy equipment for water testing, but also financial friendly kits.


Access to safe drinking water is vital on land, of course, but at sea it can be even more crucial. With our high quality drinking water test kits, you can be sure that crew members, employees, contractors and passengers are able to rely on adequate supplies of hygienic water at all times.

The Ballast Water Management Convention was adopted on 13.02.2004 and ratified on the 08.09.2016. The aim of this convention was to prevent the spread of invasive aquatic species and pathogens, carried in the ballast water and sediments of ships, being discharged into the sea where they could harm local species and human health.

MARPOL Annex IV contains a set of regulations regarding the discharge of sewage into the sea from ships, including regulations regarding the ships’ equipment and systems for the control of sewage discharge, the provision of port reception facilities for sewage, and requirements for survey and certification (ISPPC – International Sewage Pollution Prevention Certificate).

In addition to the issues faced with boiler water, cooling water systems require consideration of microbiological contamination, affecting heat exchangers. Corrosion control is usually achieved through chemical
treatment based on a number of different parameters including Nitrite, Molybdate and Phosphonate. Monitoring of these factors is essential to prevent overdosing.

The most common issues with boilers and heating systems are scale formation and corrosion, resulting
in reduced efficiency, safety and system life. It is therefore necessary to develop a maintenance and
treatment regime to mitigate these effects, achievable using specific chemicals and maintaining a testing schedule.

Laboratory analysis can take up to 14 days to obtain the results. Both our Legionella test kits are very quick and effective to deliver results for the presence of legionella bacteria in minutes instead of days (within 35 minutes).