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 »

Product Spotlight

Cistermiser launches Vecta+ Sensor Tap Range

The Vecta+ Sensor Tap range are easy to install, as retrofit or new build installations. They help to improve hygiene and prevent the transfer of pathogens with no-touch controls. With an infrared tap, the water only runs while your hands are in range, so these taps reduce wasted water, increase efficiency, save energy and reduce costs, while maintaining reliability and high performance. For more information about these infrared taps, visit www.cistermiser.co.uk or call 0118 969 1611.

Velappity- Risk Assessment and Compliance Software

Velappity is a risk assessment and compliance solution that can reduce your reporting time by 50% and improve operational efficiency. Our forms module eliminates the drawbacks associated with paper-based reporting. You can easily create branded risk assessments and complex forms in a digital framework to complete inspections on-site, on any device. The integrated compliance module enables organisations to manage and report on all types of assets and complete inspection tests, raise non-compliances and report to clients, all within the app.

Effective Thermal Disinfection at POU

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. http://b.link/Pathogen-Control

HM&V Utilities Ltd – Helping you stay compliant

HM&V Utilities Ltd are a LCA Registered Water Hygiene and Utility Specialist based the South of the UK. We provide comprehensive packages to help clients stay compliant with their obligations under current legislation and law. From the initial Risk Assessment to corrective remedial actions, we have you covered. We are LCA registered and ISO9001 accredited to carry out Legionella Risk Assessments, Cleaning and Disinfection services as well as Sampling & Analytical Services.