Water Detection System

Water Detection System

Server facilities are the nerve centres for most modern businesses, where thousands of optical and electrical connections are concentrated in a densely packed space. Water accumulation on the floor or water dripping from overhead piping can and does interrupt server operations. Early detection of any water leakage can activate the maintenance team on scene in time to deal with the threat.

Raised floor facilities are even more vulnerable because leakage is concealed. A water leak in a visible area might be noticed by employees but if the leak occurs beneath raised floors, the first alarm may occur when a critical system shuts down or water begins to rise through the structural floor to lower levels in the building.

TraceTek alarm and monitoring systems allow early detection to tackle any water leakage before damages are done. Comprising of different modules and systems for specific applications, Canatec shall assist to come up with the most optimal solutions for your water leakage prevention.

Suitable Applications :

  • Raised floor computer facility
  • ISP/co-location facilities
  • Fiber optic switch sites
  • Racked equipment
  • Control / Trading rooms
  • Achival storage
  • PBX rooms, room server equipment rooms
  • Executive offices
  • Museums, historic buildings

Detection Modules

With point sensing approach to leak detection, liquid must reach the location of a probe to trigger an alarm. Depending on the circumstances, a leak may grow and spread considerably before reaching an individual probe. With distributed sensing, liquid is detected if it makes contact anywhere along the length of sensing cable that monitors an entire area. TraceTek water detection system is able to detect the leak at its source, signals the alarm and displays the exact distance to the leak which allow users to quickly locate the leak source.


The TTSIM-1A Sensor Interface Module monitors up to 150 meters (500 feet) of TraceTek sensing cable. When liquid is detected, the TTSIM-1A unit indicates the leak with an LED, and switches a relay to provide local voltage-free contact closure. The TTSIM-1A can also communicate to a host monitoring system such as a TraceTek TTDM-128 or directly to a PLC or other host system using standard protocols.



The TTDM-128 module directly monitors up to 1500 m (5000 ft) of sensor cable and a network of up to 128 remote TraceTek modules. The remote modules may be a combination of sensor interface modules (TTSIM), relay modules (TT-NRM) or additional TTDM-128 modules. With its networking capability, the TTDM-128 provides tremendous fl exibility in terms of system layout options and monitoring capability.



The TraceTek TTC-1 module offers a low cost option for liquid leak detection. It is designed for use with any TraceTek sensing cable, and can be integrated into a variety of monitoring systems. The TTC-1 module includes three sets of relay contacts which can be used for remote annunciation and equipment control. An optional remote annunciation device is available.



The TT-FLAT PROBE is a special purpose probe designed to detect water leaks in specific locations. It is intended to be floor or tray mounted, using either screw or adhesive attachment. The unit has an orange color to promote visibility in the installed location.


Sensing Cables

TraceTek unique sensing cable makes it possible to detect leaks at their source. Extremely resistant to corrosion and abrasion, the 4-wire small and rugged cable dries and clears quickly and the cable construction leaves virtually no place to trap moisture. TraceTek developed water sensing cable with the ability to detect and precisely locate any water leakage.


TraceTek TT1000 sensing cables detect the presence of water at any point along their length. Installed with a TraceTek alarm and locating module, the cable senses water intrusion, triggers an alarm, and pinpoints the location.



TraceTek TT3000 sensing cable detects the presence of conductive liquids at any point along its length. Most acids and bases and even deionized water can be sensed and located. Installed with a TraceTek alarm and locating module, the cable senses the presence of fluid, triggers an alarm, and pinpoints the location.



TraceTek TT5000 sensing cable detects the presence of liquid hydrocarbon fuels at any point along its length, yet does not react to the presence of water. Installed with a TraceTek alarm and locating module, the cable senses the liquid, triggers an alarm, and pinpoints the location of the leak within one meter.