Cooling Water Treatment

Cooling Towers and Cooling Water systems are high risk critical systems. At Total Water Compliance we understand this. There are more areas for concern in Cooling systems than other legionella risk systems. There are more opportunities for legionella bacteria to grow and the largest risk of legionella bacteria being disseminated to the environment.

Without an effective water treatment regime a cooling water system can suffer from scale, corrosion and microbiological fouling and may become a breeding ground for legionella bacteria. Any of these problems can cause heat exchange surfaces to suffer and reduce cooling efficacy and increase operational costs by many thousands of pounds.

At Total Water Compliance we do not have a standard cooling system treatment program as each and every cooling system is different and unique, from the quality of the make up water to the pre-treatment, different heat exchange surfaces, metallurgy, mechanical configuration and hours of operation. To provide you with the right Water Treatment Regime for your cooling systems we will conduct a full site survey including analysis of the mains water and system water along with considering the systems operation requirements. We then select the best treatment chemicals from our extensive range of speciality chemicals and provide a tailored program to minimise cost and maximise system efficacy in a safe and compliant way.

All of our engineers are equipped with the latest in tablet technology meaning we not only leave hard copies of all paperwork on site but simultaneously send these documents to your email and e-logbook for ease of reference.

To arrange a no obligation quote or to arrange your Cooling Water Treatment
Contact us HERE
Or call us on 0800 6102267



Steam Boiler Treatment

Successful boiler operation requires a system specific tailor-made approach to the maintenance and protection of both the boiler and wider steam system against the detrimental effects of scale, corrosion and deposition. No two boiler systems are the same and each system can be unique, from the quality of the make up water to the pre-treatment, different heat exchange surfaces, metallurgy, mechanical configuration, use of steam, feed temperature and hours of operation.

A well-managed boiler system will help to optimise costs and operational efficiencies, reduce downtime and achieve water and energy savings, maintain steam quality, and increase plant reliability and safety. To provide you with the right Water Treatment Regime for your cooling systems we will conduct a full site survey including analysis of the mains water and system water along with considering the systems operation requirements. We then select the best treatment chemicals from our extensive range of speciality chemicals and provide a tailored program to minimise cost and maximise system efficacy in a safe and compliant way

All of our engineers are equipped with the latest in tablet technology meaning we not only leave hard copies of all paperwork on site but simultaneously send these documents to your email and e-logbook for ease of reference.

To arrange a no obligation quote or to arrange your Steam Boiler Treatment
Contact us HERE
Or call us on 0800 6102267

Closed Water System

Closed circuit or closed loop water systems are a convenient way of heating or cooling building services applications and industrial and commercial processes. As the name closed loop suggests the intention is generally to retain the same water in the system for an indefinite period which means that without effective water treatment corrosion products and foulants can build up impairing flow and heat transfer and control valves can become blocked and inoperative.

Heating systems can become scaled up; chilled water systems can become choked with solids and pseudomonas slime-forming bacteria. Both can suffer from build-up of debris and detritus over time Therefore without the implementation of an effective treatment regime the water or fluid within the system can become impaired. Additionally, the failure to maintain the system can result in control gear such as valves becoming blocked leading to potential system failure.

A poorly treated closed-circuit water system will be costing you money long before it starts to leak, to overcome these many potential problems Total Water Compliance have a comprehensive range of cost effective inhibitors and biocides which are designed specifically for closed systems. If your system is already suffering because of inadequate or poor water treatment we can provide a wide range of chemical and mechanical products and services which will restore flow and heat transfer to even heavily fouled systems.

As part of on an on-going monitoring regime to ensure the maximum system efficacy and longevity Total Water Compliance can provide a tailored schedule to include

  • Corrosion monitoring and preventative maintenance routines
  • Microbiological monitoring
  • Pre-commission cleaning and post operational flushing
  • Pseudomonas consultancy and
  • Removal of debris, detritus and other solids
  • Treatment regimes in compliance with BSRIA recommendations

All of our engineers are equipped with the latest in tablet technology meaning we not only leave hard copies of all paperwork on site but simultaneously send these documents to your email and e-logbook for ease of reference.

To arrange a no obligation quote or to arrange your Closed System management

Contact us HERE
Or call us on 0800 6102267

Healthcare and Care homes

Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia and everyone is susceptible to infection, but there are a number of factors that increase susceptibility, including increasing age (particularly those over 50 years); those with existing respiratory diseases or certain illnesses and conditions such as cancer, diabetes, kidney disease; alcoholics; smokers; and those with an impaired immune system.
Special consideration should be given to patients or occupants within healthcare premises, residential or care homes where they are exposed to water systems and a range of potential sources of waterborne infection.

The HSE guidance HSG 274 part 2 page 48; 2.153, The control of legionella bacteria in hot and cold water systems and the Department of Health (England) Health Technical Memorandum 04–01: advises the formation of Water Safety Groups (WSG) who develop the Water Safety Plan (WSP) .

  • Do you have these in place, do you need assistance in forming them?

Building water risk assessments are a living document that should be regularly reviewed and consideration to both the water systems and those who occupy the building;

  • When was your water risk assessment last reviewed?
  • Is it up to date for the water services and the risk to those who inhabit the building?

Thermostatic mixer valve (TMV) reduce the temperature of the hot water to prevent scalding to those who are vulnerable; however, this increases the risk of Legionella and other waterborne pathogens to colonise the water system therefore, a building should have a scalding risk carried out to make sure TMV’s are installed where there is a risk of scalding to vulnerable patients only, including the very young, elderly people, and people with disabilities or those with sensory loss who may not be able to recognise high temperatures and respond quickly, but should not be installed when there is no risk to these vulnerable patients .

  • Do you have regular fail-safe tests and annual servicing?
  • Do you have a comprehensive TMV asset list?
  • Do you have flexible hoses installed on the domestic hot & cold water system, and especially after TMV’s?

If you have the potential for flexible hoses installed, they need be identified and risk assessed for the possibility of contamination with harmful microorganisms, an asset register and service register are required

  • Do you have a flexi hose risk assessment?
  • Do you have an asset and service register?
  • Augmented care units need Legionella and pseudomonas sampling regimes.
  • Do you require this service?
  • Do you need help in producing a sampling regime?

Managing the risk: Management responsibilities, training and competence HSE ACoP L8, COSHH, regulations 8 and 12; Management Regulations, regulations 5, 7, 10 and 13; HSW Act, sections 2, 3 and 4, all stipulate that to manage the risk training and competence is paramount.

  • Do you require training and competence assessments?
 

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Total Water Compliance
Cumberland House,
Grosvenor Square,
Southampton,
SO15 2BG

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