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.
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.
In the UK we tend to take the provision of clean drinking water in our homes and businesses for granted… but what goes on behind the scenes to make this happen? In this guide the water hygiene specialists at Water Treatment Services take a look at how and why we clean our drinking water to make it safe, looking in particular at the process of water chlorination, its history, why we chlorinate water and what’s involved.
This guide covering the use of rainwater harvesting systems has been developed by the resource optimisation and water reuse specialists at Water Treatment Services. It reviews a number of the most common rain water collection systems used in both domestic and commercial environments. The guide looks at the benefits that can come from the reuse of rainwater, how and where it can be used, and describes the different types of commercially available harvesting systems and how they work.
When should you test for legionella is one of the key questions which anyone with responsibility for the management and control of health and safety in the workplace, and in particular the delivery of safe water supplies asks. The simple answer would be to do whatever the UK’s safety laws require you to do as a minimum… and here we’ll explain more. Read more
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.