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 »

Diary Dates & Events

Grime Scene

ANNOUNCING OUR NEW GRIME SCENE COMPETITION:

Following on from the successful Grime Scene competition, we have decided to continue the theme for another year, but with a twist. This year, we are asking for photographs of the grimiest pictures you can find accompanied with another photograph of how the ‘scene’ has been improved by your maintenance or cleaning.


We will display the photographs in each of the Waterline editions throughout 2024. The ‘most improved’ picture will be chosen by WMSoc members via an online vote. The winner will receive a £25 Amazon Gift Voucher after the Winter 2024/25 edition has been published.


Please send your photographs to:
[email protected].


Product & Service Spotlight

Introducing B & V Chemicals' Multitreat SHD showerhead descalers.

Multitreat SHD showerhead descalers from B & V Chemicals are easy to use and effectively eliminate Legionella spp and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Independent tests confirm its efficacy, achieving a 5 log reduction within 5 minutes. Proven to prevent Legionella growth, Multitreat SHD ensures peace of mind by addressing scale buildup quickly.

Customer feedback and laboratory tests validate its reliability.

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How the NEW SolidTek® Biocide Feeder Package will BENEFIT YOU

SolidTek® has launched its NEW Biocide Feeder which is functional, compact, and environmentally-friendly.

Designed for use with SolidTek’s® enhanced bromine biocide, BromTek, it offers multiple benefits:

SAFER
Reduced exposure to fumes and bromine dust (non-pressurised system).

EFFECTIVE
Use with field proven mixed hydantoin biocide - better performance than standard bromine tablets.

COMPACT
Wall mounted reducing footprint of installation.

QUICK & EASY
Charge with product in under 5 minutes without isolation from the system.
SUPPORT

Product calculators and tech support available.

Lovibond MD640 Photometer (PTSA & Fluorescein capable)

Product Spotlight Drop Test Kits

How many times have you heard … ‘we’re not sure what the system volume is’. A common problem which can be expensive - wasting chemical over dosing, or underdosing so the treatment is ineffective (i.e. shock dosing a biocide). The MD640 photometer has PTSA & Fluorescein capability built in. Simply use our System Checkers to add to an unknown system and read a PTSA or Fluorescein levels to accurately identify the system volume.

The Hydrosense PRO range

Hydrosense

The Hydrosense PRO range pioneers Legionella pneumophila detection, the cause of over 97% of Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks, by identifying all the serogroups 1-15 of this dangerous Legionella species. This easy-to-use, highly sensitive test uses unique filtration, offering a three-line test result that distinguishes between serogroup 1 and serogroups 2-15 within 25 minutes. The water test has a level of detection of 100 CFU/L and swab tests detect 200 CFU per swabbed area, providing crucial, rapid insights for water safety management.