As featured in Waterline Autumn 2023 Heat pumps: The future of heating By Dr. Michael de Podesta MBE FInstP Before retirement, Michael was a measurement specialist at the National Physical Laboratory. Since retirement he has focused on the encouraging urgent action on climate change. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and in… Read more »
By using the readily available system temperature hot water supply (>60C), the patented ILTDU, In-Line Thermal Disinfection Unit, from Horne Engineering facilitates the only effective thermal disinfection of showers, taps, TMVs, their associated pipe-work feeds, ancillary fittings, mixed water deadleg and terminal outlet fitting. In conjunction with high velocity flushing, which shears excess biofilm from internal pipework surfaces (and represents 95% of the water system’s total bio-load) thus improving water quality, regular operation of the ILTDU further aids the risk-management of retrograde pathogens, e.g. opportunistic Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria and others.