Archive for 2021

Guardian welcomes changes to BSRIA BG50

15th November 2021

Guardian Water Treatment has welcomed the latest version of BSRIA’s Water Treatment for Closed Heating and Cooling Systems – BG50/2021, which for the first time acknowledges dissolved oxygen (DO) as one of the key contributing factors to corrosion in closed systems and specifies real-time monitoring technology as a mitigating factor. The second edition of the […]

Facilities Managers: Transparency and Accountability with Remote HVAC Monitoring Services

3rd November 2021

Essential building services are incredibly complex and require a wide variety of contractors and sub-contractors to ensure buildings are operating and performing to the highest standards.  When things go wrong, FMs often end up bearing the brunt – and the cost – of putting things right, even though the cause of the problem occurred prior […]

How can data centre owners protect HVAC assets?

14th September 2021

Data is an inescapable factor of modern life.  With our phones becoming increasingly ‘smart’, Internet of Things (IoT) enabling automated building operation and unprecedented developments in AI, demand for data centre capacity is on a consistent upwards trajectory.  These essential powerhouses of modern life consume huge amounts of energy and water during the cooling process […]

HVAC water system monitoring for FMs – what do we monitor and why?

6th August 2021

Monitoring is a critical part of our closed-circuit water treatment services.  These systems are crucial to overall HVAC performance, but they are vulnerable to corrosion and scale, in many cases leading to poor performance and high costs. Real-time monitoring technology protects expensive HVAC assets and reduces risk by continuously monitoring the parameters that cause corrosion, […]

WCS Group achieves Silver Level IIP status

15th July 2021

The WCS Group, of which Guardian is a proud member, has achieved Silver Level (Established) Investors in People (IIP) status; a fantastic achievement for the fast-growing business which has managed to successfully navigate the challenges of integrating multiple companies and their cultures within its expanding Group structure. IIP accreditation demonstrates an organisations commitment to staff […]

5 ways remote monitoring is improving HVAC efficiency for Facilities Managers

10th June 2021

Heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in commercial premises provide essential building services, ensuring that indoor environments are fit-for-purpose – from office buildings to leisure facilities, industrial facilities to processing plants and most importantly, mission critical sites such as data centres and hospitals.  However, these vital services come at a price.  HVAC often accounts […]

Facilities Managers, HVAC health checks will help you comply with BG50

6th May 2021

Closed heating and cooling systems are essential for the efficient operation of HVAC plants. However, these complex systems are often neglected, leading to costly downtime, replacement and litigation.  When things go wrong, traditional methods of testing and treatment are often impractical. Access may be limited to outside of working hours and there’s a risk of […]

Toby Hunt takes the top seat at Guardian Water Treatment

7th April 2021

Introducing the new Head of Guardian Water Treatment, Toby Hunt.  Mr Hunt joined the company in 2016 and has been integral the Guardian’s recent successes, following its acquisition by WCS Group and integration into the Marlowe Critical Services Group. In his new role, Mr Hunt will retain a strong working relationship with former Guardian Water […]

Guardian launches new intelligent precommission cleaning package

6th April 2021

Guardian Water Treatment has launched BG29i, an intelligent precommission cleaning package that helps fit out installers, mechanical engineers and consultants meet the requirements of BSRIA guide, BG29 2021 – Precommission Cleaning of Pipework. Incorporating Hevasure’s innovative real-time corrosion monitoring technology, Guardian’s BG29i will speed up the PCC process, combat pipe degradation and reduce uncertainty at […]

HSE guides to returning to work safely

18th March 2021

.The HSE has produced a number of guides regarding returning to work safely. Some of us have started to return to the office, and in the coming weeks many more people will leave home for the first time in what seems like forever! To ensure a smooth and safe transition, it’s essential that buildings are […]