Case Studies

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Flexible Hose Case Study

Brief history: Site 25 is a 44 bed mental health unit which was built in the “design and build” era in 1993. It consists of four symmetrical wings spurring off from a centre core with a number of first floor offices situated above the reception area and a central plant room located near the main kitchen at the rear of the building.

The domestic hot water used to be heated by gas fired water heaters, which were replaced several years ago with plate heat exchangers. A chlorine dioxide unit was installed at the same time because of high Legionella counts...

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Legionella - reducing the risks to the infrastructure in large hospitals and commercial premises.

We have been troubleshooting and project managing issues with large domestic water services for the past 35 years. The last 20 years have been spent mainly working as a full-time as a Mechanical Engineering Consultant for many NHS trusts located around the country. The majority of that time has been spent addressing issues with and up-grading large complex water, ventilation, and heating systems.

Three years ago I was engaged by a South London NHS Trust to investigate some problems with their domestic water services on site which caused several of their wards to close due to issues with microbiological proliferation in the pipework. These issues were addressed with some remedial works and a management plan. After three months the trust was dissolved and taken over by a local proactive forward-thinking Trust. I was asked to continue my role as Mechanical Engineering Consultant/Authorised Person for Water. I was tasked with upgrading parts of the domestic water services on the site.

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