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Drinksafe™ - The marine industry potable water testing kit

Being the easiest to use and most cost-effective kits on the market, there’s good reason that the world’s largest shipping companies trust Drinksafe™ to take care of the well-being of their crew and passengers…


GUARANTEED to meet MLC 2006. For FULL compliance of ALL CHARTERERS REQUIREMENTS you can also upgrade to Drinksafe MAX™


We supply MORE tests as standard than any other kit – offering the LOWEST average cost per test guaranteed.


Don’t settle for kits with a 3-month shelf-life: our comprehensive kits are designed to last 18 MONTHS!


The SIMPLEST equipment on the market that ANYBODY can use. GUARANTEED or your money back! There are NO glass ampoules (which means no breakages), NO instruments for calibration, NO messy Thio-Bags, and finally NO need for sample dilution pots.


Incredibly ECONOMICAL - just replace the parts you've used: there's no need to re-buy a new kit every time.


  • 500 DPD1 free chlorine tests with comparator disc
  • 500 DPD3 total chlorine tests with comparator disc
  • 500 pH tests with comparator disc
  • 250 high range chlorine (super-chlorination) tests with comparator disc
  • Colour comparator, test tubes, tablet crusher & brush
  • 25 e-coli/coliforms tests with sterile containers
  • 40 Bacterial plate tests with syringes
  •  Incubator & UV lamp
  • Goggles & disposable gloves
  • Test log-book
  • Manual & training DVD - shows you how to take samples and do the tests.

For FULL compliance of ALL CHARTER REQUIREMENTS you can also upgrade to Drinksafe MAX™ which includes all of the above, plus:

  • Turbidity tester
  • 20 enterococci tests with sterile containers
  • 250 copper tests with comparator disc
  • 250 iron tests with comparator disc.

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More Information


Q. How do the tests work?

A. Testing for chlorine, pH, copper & iron - dissolve test tablet in ampoule of water, put in comparator, then read level from the colour disc.

Testing for E-coli, Enterococci - dissolve test material in water, incubate, beaker, then test for fluorescence with UV lamp.

Total bacterial count - syringe sample onto petri dish, incubate, then count colonies.


Q. Does this kit meet MLC 2006 requirements?

A. The simple is answer is YES – it’s guaranteed to meet all flag state, MLC & WHO guidelines for operational and source water testing including pH, turbidity & metal residues.


Q. Do I still need to do shore testing?

A. Shore testing is not required under MLC 2006 and WHO guidelines.


Q. How does this kit differ from other testing kits on the market?

A. The main reasons are that the kits have more tests per kit, meaning you get a lot more for your money and they contain everything you need to meet MLC 2006, IMO guidelines, and flag state requirements. The kits are also incredibly simple to use, with no glass ampoules (which means no breakages), no instruments for calibration, no messy Thio-Bags, and no need for sample dilution pots. In addition, unlike a lot of other kits, you only need to replace the parts you've used, meaning there's no need to re-buy a new kit every time, which makes Drinksafe™ extremely economical.


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