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.
Regular water softener regeneration is an essential process required to maintain the effectiveness of ion-exchange resins used to soften hard waters. In this guide the pre-treatment specialists at Water Treatment Services examine the need for softeners in commercial, industrial and process applications. The guide looks at how the ion-exchange process works, and the stages required to complete a full regeneration of the resin media. It reviews the benefits of base-exchange softening and concludes with a brief review of equipment selection and pre-installation issues.
Controlling boiler blowdown in industrial steam generators is an important process used to manage the build-up of suspended solids and so control the formation of scale, corrosion, and wet steam carryover. In this guide the experts at Water Treatment Services consider the operation of steam generators looking specifically at blowdown, what it is, how it can be used to improve operational performance and energy efficiency, and factors that need to be considered to optimise blowdown rates.
Managing boiler carryover in steam generating systems is an essential engineering process required to maintain steam purity and boiler system performance. In this expert guide the boiler specialists at Water Treatment Services review the management of industrial steam generating systems looking specifically at the impact of carryover, what causes it, why it needs to be managed and how to control it.
A regular programme of potable water testing on-board ships and other marine vessels is an essential management process required to maintain safe drinking water supplies for crew members, passengers and others. In this expert guide the water safety experts at Water Treatment Services consider the health risks that need to be considered by ship owners and officers and how these can be properly managed. We review the main regulations and international guidance on fresh water quality, and conclude with a summary of recommendations for the testing of drinking water quality in marine environments.
The ability to recognise blue-green algae and quickly confirm its presence using specialist algae testing can help owners, operators and managers of lakes, reservoirs and other watercourses, including recreational water sites, manage the potential health risks to people, pets and other animals. In this expert guide we consider what this algae is and how to recognise it, the risks to people and animals, how these risks can be managed, and the benefits of blue-green algae testing. We conclude by reviewing the recommended trigger levels from the World Health Organization, what these mean for the safe management of watercourses, and how best to treat unwanted algal blooms.
In this expert guide the specialists at Water Treatment Services consider the control of waterborne bacteria, including legionella in spa pools and hot tubs to improve water quality and safety issues. The guide highlights the UK’s health and safety regulations in this area and what steps owners, managers and operators of spas can take to minimise the risks to bathers and others.