Articles

A selection of Waterline publication articles:

Materials impact warrants careful thought / Different materials pose different risks / Problems with lead nickel, and EPDM explained

The article first appeared in the November 2019 edition of Health Estate Journal (www.healthestatejournal.com), the IHEEM (www.iheem.org.uk) magazine. As featured in waterline Summer 2020 Materials impact warrants careful thought / Different materials pose different risks / Problems with lead nickel, and EPDM explained Paul Millard, WRAS Paul Millard, Technical Manager at the Water Regulations Advisory… Read more »

HSE Legionella Water Treatment Contractor Inspection Programme

As featured in waterline Spring 2020 HSE Legionella Water TreatmentContractor Inspection Programme By Duncan Smith, HSE IntroductionBetween 2012 and 2018, HSE undertook a series of proactive interventions to reduce the risks from wet evaporative cooling systems. These interventions were impactful, as the degree of non-compliance reduced over time. However, it was evident that a small… Read more »

WMS – TOOLBOX TALKS – SCALE

As featured in waterline Spring 2020 WMS – TOOLBOX TALKS – SCALE Scale an introduction – what is scale? In the water treatment industry scale is a term used to describe a build-up of mineral deposits on the system. The reasons for the formation of the scale can be complex. Scale can contain various chemical… Read more »

Water as a global resource

As featured in waterline Spring 2020 Water as a global resource Caroline Summers, Myriad Compliance Ltd When many of us think of our planet and the environment we think of the rising sea levels and increasing warmer temperatures. Most believe this to be a pressing issue concerning us all and realise the need to focus… Read more »

SAMPLE MATRIX TYPES – WHY DOES IT MATTER TO ME?

As featured in waterline Spring 2020 SAMPLE MATRIX TYPES– WHY DOES IT MATTER TO ME? Nick Barsby, ADEY What’s a matrix type?A matrix is the specific type of a sample; for instance a type of sample is a water, but this can cover a wide range of matrix types, from Drinking Water through to Untreated… Read more »

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE ARTICLE: Flow-Accelerated Corrosion in Steam Generating Plants

Flow-accelerated corrosion (FAC) has been researched for over 50 years at many locations around the world, and scientifically all the major influences are well recognized. However, the application of this science and understanding to fossil, combined-cycle/HRSG and nuclear plants has not been entirely satisfactory. Major failures are still occurring and the locations involved are basically… Read more »

FREE WMSoc publication – The Management and Control of Waterborne Bacteria in Primary Care Dental Practices W046-7

The Management and Control of Waterborne Bacteria in Primary Care Dental Practices This document has been produced to give guidance on fulfilling legislative and management requirements for the provision of optimum quality water within primary care dental practices, in order for them to fulfill best practice requirements within their decontamination services.   VIEW THE PUBLICATION… Read more »

Transforming Water Monitoring

As featured in waterline Autumn 2019 Transforming Water Monitoring Warren Bradshaw,The Highland Council The Highland Council Water Safety Team after a reshuffle in 2016 wrote a strategy document on how to improve compliancy, service delivery and increase the value of its spending with new and emerging technologies. Engaging with the Corporate Improvement Team, a budget… Read more »

Review or not to review?

  As featured in waterline Winter 2019-20 Review or not to review? A risk assessment story Colin Shekleton It only seems like yesterday that the fourth edition of the Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and guidance on regulations L8 and its associated guidance and technical guidance was updated and published. Yet is was back in… Read more »

Corrosion in Closed Heating & Chilled Water Systems – Causes and Prevention

As featured in waterline Autumn 2019 CORROSION IN CLOSED HEATING AND CHILLED WATER SYSTEMS – CAUSES AND PREVENTION Phillip MunnMidland Corrosion Services Ltd. A paper containing useful information from the WMSoc Archive. Many of our papers are still relevant some years after being published.Anyone wishing to add information should write to the Waterline editorial team…. Read more »

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Product Spotlight

PrimeLab Photometer

The PrimeLab photometer hand-held Bluetooth® device is expandable and portable, developed for ultimate flexibility for use in a range of water systems. With only one light source and the JENCOLOR multi-spectral sensor used exclusively in the PrimeLab, it is possible to measure all water parameters where the water sample is visibly discoloured after addition of a reagent. Key Features of PrimeLab Photometer: The first and only PrimeLab photometer with just 1 LED / 1 JENCOLOR sensor, covering the 400 wavelength (380nm-780nm). More than a 100 different parameters available. Activation of add-on parameters is possible even after purchase. Powerful PC-software and app with free cloud service. Creating reports and dosage recommendations by just a click, using your individual water treatment chemicals.

HuwaSan TR50 Silver Stabilised Hydrogen Peroxide

HuwaSan TR50 is a commercial water disinfectant and biocide designed for shock disinfection or constant dosing. HuwaSan TR50 kills legionella bacteria and in addition removes biofilm. It is safer to use than chlorine as the disinfection breakdown products are oxygen and water. Independent testing shows that HuwaSan TR50 provides a very wide spectrum of biocidal activity against bacteria, viruses, spores, fungi, amoebae (such as amoeba acanthus which can act as a host to legionella bacteria) and algae. Use disinfectants safely. Always read the label and product information before use.

MC1+ Protector

Formulated to prevent wear and tear and the resulting debris, MC1+ stops magnetite and other deposits forming. As it does this, it protects the central heating, keeping the boiler working efficiently and helping to ensure the system lasts for longer.

MM2050 - PT100 Thermometer

Four/three/two wire measurement, Max/min functions, Hold function, Dual display, °C/°F/°A selectable, Simultaneous display of real time and max/min/hold measurement, Self calibrating.

MD610 Photometer

The MD610 gives you a mobile device in a modern design with the analytical features of a laboratory photometer. All important water analysis parameters from A(luminium) to Z(inc) are covered. Combined with the high precision of Lovibond® reagents, a reliable and quick analysis of water samples is guaranteed. Reagent tablets, powder reagents, liquid reagents, or cuvette tests are used depending on the method.

Armitage Shanks Markwik 21

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AS Shower chrome

AS Shower chrome

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