From homes to hospitals with HydroFLOW®
Hospital hot water systems are often under extreme use which can lead to rapid build-up of limescale. These hot water systems frequently experience problems due to the build-up of hard limescale. Leading to an increase in energy costs. Limescale can also cause blockages. It can impair valves or pumps and cause unsightly deposits on bathroom fittings. Increasing maintenance time and costs.
HydroFLOW® units protect the hard-working boiler plant rooms. Allowing them to maintain efficiency of boilers, pipes and pumps. Saving energy, maintenance time and money.
HydroFLOW® electronic water conditioners offer a chemical-free approach to treating existing and new limescale as well as biofouling. They are an alternative to water softeners. With the benefit of no ongoing replenishment costs, and of the treated water remaining potable.
HydroFLOW® units protect the hard-working boiler plant rooms allowing them to maintain efficiency of boilers, pipes and pumps, saving energy, maintenance time and money.
HydroFLOW® electronic water conditioners offer a chemical-free approach to treating existing and new limescale as well as bio-fouling. They are an alternative to water softeners. With the benefit of no ongoing replenishment costs. And the treated water remaining potable.
A single HydroFLOW® unit can cover an entire system. With its unique cluster-forming signal that travels through the plumbing network covering both hot and cold services. To protect shower, taps and fittings (making them easier to clean). As well as cylinders, boilers and heat exchangers. HydroFLOW® can also help to control biofilm in heat exchangers, cooling towers and plumbing systems.
Control of limescale is also important for the prevention of Legionnaires Disease. As noted in the L8 agreed code of practise for Legionnaires Disease, hardness scale forms a barrier to treatment chemicals and may provide microbial habitat. (L8-1, 1.9). Heavily scaled heat exchange surfaces make it more difficult to maintain the higher temperatures needed to reduce Legionella risk.
Another important aspect for Legionella management is the formation of biofilm on surfaces. Biofilm can impair heat transfer efficiency, cause severe localised corrosion and encourage the growth of Legionella and should be considered as high-risk contamination (L8-1, 1.9).
The main image above shows a long-term HydroFLOW® installation at Chi Mei Hospital, Taiwan. The unit was installed in June 2002 and to date this HydroFLOW® is still in successful operation.
Chi Mei Hospital was experiencing problems with scaling on the heat exchanger in their cooling tower. HydroFLOW® was installed to reduce costs and maintenance as well as improve efficiency.
Reported main results after HydroFLOW® installation:
- Limescale accumulation was reduced on the heat exchanger
- Hospital heat exchanger operated back to its full efficiency
- Chemical dosage eliminated
- Blow downs reduced to once a month in the winter
- Blow down reduced to once a week in the summer.
- Recommendations to install HydroFLOW® at further hospital facilities.
Hydropath UK offer a full support package from design through to installation to ensure the best protection for the hospital and the patients and healthcare professionals within.