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Netbotz leak detection operation and demonstration

This question was originally posted on DCIM Support by tdeere on 2016-05-05


My company is getting ready to purchase some Netbotz products for leak/flood notification.

  • Netbotz Rack monitor 450
  • Netbotz Rack monitor 200
  • Netbotz Leak rope sensor
  • Netbotz spot fluid sensor

 

My question is what does it take to trigger a notification?  Do these sensors need to be submerged in water or if a drop of water makes contact with the leak rope will it trigger?  I can’t seem to find any videos or demonstrations of the Netbotz products.  I’ve even reached out to the company we are buying from to furnish references to other customers who have the system installed, so I can ask their experience with the system.

 

Any help appreciated…

Tom

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Re: Netbotz leak detection operation and demonstration

This answer was originally posted on DCIM Support by Steven Marchetti on 2016-05-06


Hi Thomas,

 

For the leak rope, you can see in the image below that the cable itself is about 1/4 inch in diameter and they are separated by an insulator that is about 1/16 of an inch:

 

For the spot leak sensors, the contacts are 1.75 (in this image, horizontal) inches and 2 inches (diagonal) apart. Sorry for the poor quality.

Steve

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Re: Netbotz leak detection operation and demonstration

This answer was originally posted on DCIM Support by Steven Marchetti on 2016-05-05


Hi Thomas,

 

First I want to make you aware of the limitation that the NetBotz 200 does not do leak detection. It does neither spot leak nor rope leak. The 450 rack appliance can do both (1) rope leak and spot leak (2 per sensor pod including internal pod),

 

The rope leak actually has 2 wires spiraling down it's length. In order to detect a leak, enough liquid must be present to allow conductivity between the two contacts. For the spot leak sensor, you would need to have conductivity to connect any 2 of the 4 contacts on the bottom of the sensor. Please note that any liquid that does not conduct electricity such as pure water does not cause the sensor to trigger.

 

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Re: Netbotz leak detection operation and demonstration

This comment was originally posted on DCIM Support by tdeere on 2016-05-05


Yes, all sensors will connect to the 450, then 450 to 200...how far apart are the 2 wires that spiral down? also how far apart are the contacts on fluid sensor? Thanks...

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Re: Netbotz leak detection operation and demonstration

This answer was originally posted on DCIM Support by Steven Marchetti on 2016-05-06


Hi Thomas,

 

For the leak rope, you can see in the image below that the cable itself is about 1/4 inch in diameter and they are separated by an insulator that is about 1/16 of an inch:

 

For the spot leak sensors, the contacts are 1.75 (in this image, horizontal) inches and 2 inches (diagonal) apart. Sorry for the poor quality.

Steve

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Re: Netbotz leak detection operation and demonstration

This comment was originally posted on DCIM Support by tdeere on 2016-05-06


Great...appreciate the pictures... So on the leak rope, if drops of water hit it, this may not be enough to trigger an alarm? The water would need to bridge the gap of the sensor wire...

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Re: Netbotz leak detection operation and demonstration

This comment was originally posted on DCIM Support by tdeere on 2016-05-06


Are there any corporate videos demonstrating this action?

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Re: Netbotz leak detection operation and demonstration

This comment was originally posted on DCIM Support by Steven Marchetti on 2016-05-06


Hi Thomas, That's correct, I doubt that a single drop would cause connectivity. If you look closely, you'll also see that the wires are slightly inside of the outermost points of the cable so that if it was simply damp actoss the surface that the sensor was placed on, it would also not cause connectivity. Sorry but I know of no official video demonstration.

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Re: Netbotz leak detection operation and demonstration

This comment was originally posted on DCIM Support by Balaraman Jagadeesan on 2016-05-07


Hi Thomas, I would also use a small sponge and dip it in water to make it wet so that you can keep the sponge across the leak rope sensors wires to test the water detection.

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