Is this kit for soluble cutting oil and neat cutting oil
The dipslides in this kit will work with all cutting fluids and will show the bateria + Yeasts and mould colony counts.
|Q||What are the acceptable levels and what do I do if it is over?|
|A||For the UK, HSE recommend 10/2 and under (see "reading the results" above). If your bacteria level is over this, you will need to review control measures and follow manufacturer's guidelines on cleaning your liquid/machinery.|
|Q||How often do you need to carry out these tests? What is the difference between the BTM2 dip slides and the metal cutting fluid dip slides?|
The HSE state the following:
For many systems and sumps, weekly checks (such as dipslides) will be required. The risk assessment may vary this period if the continuing control of bacterial contamination can be demonstrated. Checks (such as dipslides) will normally be required at some intervals to check continuing control.
As such, we would recommend following the HSE guidelines.
|Q||What is the difference between the BTM2 dip slides and the metal cutting fluid dip slides?|
|A||The Metal cutting fluid dipslides are the same as the BTM2 (BTM2 is their model number).|
|Q||At what temperature is the incubator set at or can you vary incubation temperature?|
Also what do you recommend as a safe disposal method of the incubated dip slide as they could potentially be a biohazard.
|A||Hello, The incubator has a fixed setting at 30 Degrees C by default which is recommended for these dipslides. It can be supplied set to 35 if required but this can not be changed by yourself as the temperature is controlled internally. Used slides should be incinerated, autoclaved or soaked in disinfectant for several hours before disposal. If you have any further questions, please let us know.|
|Q||Please i need a quotation for 1 bacteria Test kit and an incubator.|
|A||Hello, All our prices are listed on our website. If you add your desired items to our website basket, it will calculate the exact shipping cost during the checkout. No payment is needed to view the total cost of the order.|
|Q||Do your slides work when there is a layer of hydraulic oil on top of coolant|
|A||Hello, This should not affect the the test but if you have any issues, please let us know.|
|Q||Hi, Do you offer a dip slid that is specific for legionella in soluble cutting oils?|
|A||Hello, No, please see our blog post at https://dip-slides.com/blog/dip-slides-for-legionella-testing.html regarding Legionella testing as this explains why we do not offer a dedicated legionella test and which dipslides to use to test water health.|
|Q||I have bought your metal cutting fluid kit but I am unsure how long to place the slides in the incubator. Under the photo on your website it states 24 - 120 hours. But I'd have thought the longer you leave the slide incubating the worse the growth would be. Can you please advise.|
Thank you for contacting us.
For the metal cutting dipslides, the two sides of the slide have different incubation times.
The lighter coloured side (nutrient) needs 24-48 hours to incubate for your total count.
The darker brown side (malt extract) needs up to 120 hours to incubate. This will then allow the mould / yeasts to grow.
You can pull the slide out of the incubator at any point to check the results/make notes of how many colonies (e.g. red spots or moulds) are growing. Please note, it is not the size of the colonies that you count but the amount of them. As such, you may find the mould side has 1 colony grow and simply gets larger over the reminaing incubation time. This would still be a 'Light' level. However, if the slide has approx 8+ colonies of mould (even if small) it would be a 'medium' level.
You should also have received a comparrison chart inside your kit which should have example images to compare to.
|Q||How many tests can be performed per kit. What is the recommended testing frequency per unit?|
|A||The test kit includes 20 dipslides. You would need 1 dipslide per test. Regarding test frequency, please see http://www.hse.gov.uk/metalworking/bacterial.htm ("For many systems and sumps, weekly checks (such as dipslides) will be required.")|
|Q||Can you point me in the direction for a kits for a metal cutting band saw coolant regards|
|A||For metal cutting coolant testing, we would suggest either our metal cutting kit or our premium metal cutting kit. These can be found at https://dip-slides.com/30-kits|