Optimising boiler efficiency using tried and tested water treatment techniques can deliver significant benefits to organisations and operators of industrial steam boiler installations. This expert guide has been prepared by the specialists at Water Treatment Services and looks at how improvements to water quality can benefit boiler plant safety, heat transfer and combustion efficiencies.
This equipment selection guide reviews the use of closed system filters in closed heating and cooling water systems. The guide looks at the different types of filtration system available, why you should be using one, how they work, understanding temperature and pressure considerations, and the benefits this type of closed loop filtration can deliver. Read more
Understanding offline boiler corrosion prevention, protection and control is essential for businesses that regularly rotate their steam boilers, or periodically take them out of service for other reasons. In this article the industrial steam generation specialists at Water Treatment Services consider the most common techniques for protecting boiler systems from the damaging effects of corrosion whilst offline.
Recognising the different types of corrosion in water systems, understanding how and why they occur, and their effect on system metallurgy is an essential stage in the development of any effective water treatment programme for the control of corrosion in steam, cooling and closed systems.
A clear understanding of the importance of workplace exposure limits, the COSHH regulations and the Health and Safety Executives EH40 is essential for all UK businesses and those responsible for workplace safety if they are to safeguard the health of their employees and maintain regulatory compliance in this important area of occupational hygiene.
In this article we review the rare but serious lung condition known as Legionnaires’ disease looking at its diagnosis, treatment and consider whether it is preventable.
We start by reviewing typical symptoms and what’s involved in diagnosing the condition, how it can be treated and conclude with measures that can be put into place to control the risks to people, including the management of water safety in engineered water systems.
The importance of fan coil unit maintenance together with regular ductwork cleaning cannot be stressed too highly when you consider that a failure to keep coils clean or simply replace air filters can increase operating costs by as much as 25%. That’s before you start to take in to account any reductions in heating or cooling performance, the inconvenience of increased breakdowns, higher reactive maintenance costs, and the impact on indoor air quality and the health and wellbeing of building occupants.
In this article we ask are showers safe from legionella and other dangerous bacteria? While there is robust legislation in place covering UK businesses requiring them to keep their water systems safe and free from dangerous bacteria such as legionella, you may be surprised to learn that private homes have no such controls.