Helping the Facilities Show celebrate World FM Day

18th May 2018

It was World FM Day on the 16th May. We showed our support by providing advice for FMs on improving the sustainability of water treatment as part of a range of articles put together by the Facilities Show.

The article looked at the latest water system management solutions, including 24/7 monitoring system, Hevasure, non-chemical treatment technology, AOT and the water volume reducing powers of advance filtration techniques, used as an alternative to traditional flushing.

Overall, the article called for industry to apply the same methodology to HVAC water systems as they do for the rest of a modern building, namely centralised monitoring to provide real-time information on conditions, moving away from relying on inaccurate sampling.

For FMs in particular, real-time monitoring using the Hevasure system puts them firmly in the driving seat, delivering accurate readings on a wide range of parameters; including oxygen, pressure temperature, corrosion, PH, conductivity and inhibitor levels; direct to their in-box.

Instantaneous results mean small issues can be acted upon before they become big problems, saving money on repairs and breakdown, and avoiding the overuse of chemicals – waiting for the results of a laboratory sample may be a case of too little, too later.

For FMs working in high pressure critical infrastructure environments, such as data centres, the knock-on effect of reacting too slowly could be disastrous, with costs running into the millions.

Alongside monitoring, the article also discussed the following sustainability improving measures:

  • High flow filtration solutions, used during precommissioning cleaning, which allow for a reduction in water volume, while still complying with the BSRIA guidelines.
  • In-line filtration, which retains existing water in the system, saving many thousands of litres of new water and preserving the chemical balance.
  • Advance Oxygenation Technology (AOT), a non-chemical process which combines specific light frequencies with photocatalytic surfaces to create free radicals that break down destructive micro-organisms and harmful pollutants in the water.

To read the full article, click here.