Future Health & Care Expo – London 2011
Hydrotec were proud supporters of the inaugural Future Health & Care Expo held at the Business Design Centre in London in October.
Hydrotec’s new chlorine dioxide generation unit, HydroDOS® HD550G, was launched at the exhibition.
Under the Health & Safety Executive's ACOP L8 document only chlorine dioxide is stated as treating both planktonic (free floating) and sessile (biofilm) Legionella and does not have issues in hard water areas or where pH is not ideal. Chlorine dioxide is ideally dosed to the cold water storage tanks, it is then distributed through the system and has a residual that can be monitored and recorded at the sentinel points and other outlets.
The L8 document highlights one of the main advantages of chlorine dioxide in its ability to reduce temperatures in a well maintained and monitored water systems, excluding NHS premises that must comply with HTM-04. In light of ever increasing energy costs, many clients see the benefit of this approach as it saves running costs, removes the risk of scalding and lowers the scaling potential in hard water areas.
Chlorine dioxide should be used as part of a holistic approach to water hygiene, from particulate filtration through to scale and corrosion control to prevent bacteria colonies forming in buildings water services.
Hydrotec’s technical design team can assist with water issues on existing estate buildings, or give guidance on new build water systems to ensure present and future legislation is adhered to and best practice observed.
If you would like more information on any of Hydrotec’s bacteria, filtration or scale control solutions please use the contact details below.