Zorggroep St. Maarten have 17 residential care homes across the Netherlands.
Their motto is “a shared life is a happy life”.
They offer a whole range of community and residential services from home care to maternity care to hospice care.
The Netherlands water system is considered Hard to Extremely Hard Water. This means 250 ppm and above.
The group were pleased with HydroFLOW® success at care home installation in 2012 where they had limescale clogging up their heating systems..
In 2014 the St. Maarten group built a brand new 60 bed residential home. The Gravenstate.
HydroFLOW® water treatment specified in at the design stage.
Covering the Benelux countries, Maimtec are a company who offer water treatment services for limescale and biofouling problems. On this occasion, Maimtec were asked to contribute during the design process. HydroFLOW® water treatment devices were specified in at the design stage
Two HydroFLOW® installed to protect the whole 60 bed residential complex and
“Results were positive”
Installation involved the HydroFLOW® i-60 on the cold-water feed to the boiler ca. 60 m in front of the boiler. Additional installation HydroFLOW® HS40 on warm water circulation pipe in front of the boiler.
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.
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, in order 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).
Hydropath have nearly 30 years experience in the field. We offer a Free Consultation. Free Site Survey if Required. Contact our trained Engineers for more advice.