Most organisations are keen to take steps to control the growth of micro-organisms which can flourish inside closed circuit water systems, including closed heating and cooling systems. Controlling the growth of bacteria in such closed circuit systems can also help to prevent the build-up of biofilm on the inside of pipe surfaces. It will also help limit the bacterial breakdown of any corrosion inhibitor chemicals that have been added to the water in the system.
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With the increasing complexity of building services in today’s complex work space environments, the need to manage and control bacteria in closed systems is becoming ever more important. Bio-fouling from bacteria including pseudomonas, sulphate reducing bacteria, nitrite reducing bacteria, other slime formers and biofilm can lead to major performance, reliability and life-cycle issues for closed heating and chilled water systems.
With the increasing complexity of building services installations in modern, highly serviced offices, commercial buildings and other work spaces, the need to manage and control bacteria in closed heating and chilled water systems is becoming ever more important.