ATP Testing

Introduction to ATP Testing

Residues, particularly food or organic residue, contain large amounts of ATP. When left on a surface, residues can harbor and grow bacteria, cause cross-contamination, develop biofilm and many other problems that can compromise product quality. After cleaning, all sources of ATP should be significantly reduced. When ATP is brought into contact with Hygiena’s unique, liquid-stable reagent, light is emitted in direct proportion to the amount of ATP present. The system measures the amount of light generated and provides information on the level of contamination in seconds.


Quick CIP sanitation check.

With AquaSnap Total, sanitation teams can check the cleaning efficiency of CIP systems quickly. Simply sample the water from the last wash of the CIP cycle, activate the swab, and read the results in your Hygiena luminometer. If ATP is present in the water, the cleaning cycle is not properly removing residue and the surfaces are still dirty.

CIP System - ATP Testing
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Better design gives better results.

The honeycomb shaped dipper tip used with AquaSnap collects exactly 100mL of sample, making sure you are collecting the same amount every time. Other ATP water tests use a swab designed for surface sample collection which causes large sample variation. Suraface swabs are presaturated with an extractant, so the absorption rate will vary based on how much sample can be absorbed. In addition, extractant will be lost when first dipped into sample. AquaSnap’s honeycomb dipper eliminates these issues providing more accurate results.


ATP Testing Products

Liquid-stable chemistry.

AquaSnap contains liquid-stable chemistry in the patented Snap-Valve™ bulb. This unique chemistry and design eliminates the need to reconsititute lyophilized pellets, enabling consistent results. The chemistry in AquaSnap is a high power, ultra-sensitive formulation to deliver precise results for low levels of ATP. AquaSnap’s chemistry is robust and resistant to harsh samples or sanitizer effects.