The use of Thermostatic Mixing Valves or TMVs is now recognised as an essential tool, helping to protect young children and vulnerable adults from serious injury caused by scalding hot water. While such plumbing valves can offer significant protection to their users, they can also create some serious water safety issues if they are not serviced and maintained correctly. In this guide our water safety specialists explain what a TMV is, where they are fitted and how they work. The guide then looks at UK Building Regulations, safety laws and guidance; and how the additional risks from waterborne pathogens such as Legionella bacteria can be managed through effective maintenance and servicing.
In this expert guide the built-environment specialists at WTS consider how dampness and mould can affect your health both at home and in the workplace. The guide looks at what causes mould, how common the problem is and what can be done to prevent it.
There are lots of different types of cooling towers that are used to provide efficient heat exchange in industrial and commercial cooling processes. Selecting the best tower system for your application or process requires careful consideration. In this plant selection guide the specialists at Water Treatment Services review the most popular types of cooling tower system looking at their design, how they work, where they are commonly used, and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
There are several different types of industrial steam boiler system commercially available in the UK, and selecting the best one for your company or process requires careful consideration. In this plant selection guide the specialists at Water Treatment Services review the most popular types of steam boiler system looking at their design, how they work, where they are commonly used, and any additional operational and maintenance issues that need to be considered.
This environmental guide has been written by the air quality specialists at WTS and considers the most common types of air pollution found in the UK including particulate matter, ozone, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide. The guide examines each pollutant separately, explaining what it is, where it comes from, and how exposure can affect human health.
In this expert guide the environmental specialists at WTS consider the most common techniques used in soil testing and the analysis of contaminated land and brownfield sites. The guide identifies the most common test parameters including VOCs, phenols, sulphides and cyanides; outlines the importance of sample preparation, and then examines a number of popular techniques used in the testing of soil samples.
There are lots of different types of food poisoning bacteria and viruses that can make us ill when we eat or come in to contact with contaminated food. In this guide our experts look at thirteen of the most common bugs that can cause food poisoning. We look at what foods they commonly affect, typical symptoms, what to do if you become infected and proactive tips on preventing contamination.
In this expert guide the air quality specialists at WTS consider the most common types of mould found in houses, offices and other workplaces, which ones can be dangerous and how they affect the health and wellbeing of building occupants.