Hospitals & Health Care
Water disinfection experts for Hospitals and Health Care.
The responsibilities of a healthcare facility manager are especially demanding in areas such as controlling Legionella and decontamination of hot and cold water systems. The increased need for clinically sterile environments and minimising the risk of pathogens and harmful bacteria outbreaks requires constant, accurate monitoring and reporting of disinfection levels.
Prodose is much more than an equipment provider. Our engineers are experts in the specification and installation of chlorine dioxide dosing systems and bring their microbiological knowledge to every project. If you want a system that is designed specifically for your buildings and requirements, our team are perfectly placed to help you.
Our experience gives us the insight and know-how necessary to overcome challenges and help healthcare facilities keep things running safely and smoothly.
Water supplies from the grid are usually disinfected with chlorine. As water enters the building, it has a low level of chlorine residual. In many buildings this is enough to keep pathogens at bay.
There is however a risk that, in a bigger building with a more complex and lengthy water system, this residual disinfectant level may not be enough to inhibit the growth of legionella and other bacteria. The young, elderly and patients who are immunocompromised are especially at risk.
In these situations, additional dosing with a chlorine dioxide solution can help to control the growth of Legionella and prevent the build-up of biofilm within pipework.
We can put together a recommendation that takes into account your existing Water Safety Plan and Risk Assessment. Any equipment we specify and commission will be in accordance with the NHS guidance document HTM04-01 for safe water in healthcare premises.
Once we have specified and installed the dosing system, the next step is to ensure continuous monitoring and traceability. This is normally achieved through monitoring at the point of injection. Additional monitoring is then done using handheld test equipment by site engineers or water hygiene companies, particularly in areas of high vulnerability such as dialysis wards.
We appreciate and understand the specialist challenges you face and the importance of having a system you can rely on. If you need to make any changes to your water disinfection system, or have not reviewed it for some time, it is worth talking to us.
Case Study: Stadium water supplyThe dosing of water supplies with chlorine dioxide is a very common and effective method of preventing Legionella within buildings and facilities. Prodose has recently specified and installed a chlorine dioxide generation system in a...
A supplier of bagged salads approached us in 2015 to see if we could help them streamline their disinfection process and save costs. The company produces various products for a number of clients. This includes privately labelled items for some well-known supermarkets....
Electrochlorination is the process of using salt, water and electricity to produce a low pH Sodium Hypochlorite solution directly on site. It is highly efficient because the system can respond to the levels of free chlorine in the water and apply dosing only when required.
Our range of AMPRO electrochlorinators are ideal for many of these applications and come with a full after sales support package. These machines are ideal for small footprint systems and have features such as integral hydrogen degassing, making them safer for installation by third parties.
Our advice is impartial, and we won’t advise a course of action or recommend a piece of equipment unless we know it offers a genuine benefit to your process.
Chlorine dioxide is, quite simply, a more powerful oxidising agent than chlorine in every way. It works better as a disinfectant and has the advantage of also breaking down odours.
If you think a Chlorine Dioxide generator might be the best way to go, it is worth getting the benefit of our advice first. We are not on commission and have no interest in selling devices unless they are the most appropriate and effective option for your particular process.
Instrumentation and controllers are fundamental to our ability to control water treatment processes. It is through the use of reliable and accurate instrumentation that monitors key parameters within the water that we are able to provide information back to the controllers that in turn govern the process.
With a range of single parameter and multi-parameter controllers Prodose are able to supply instrumentation and control systems to meet the most difficult of disinfection control applications.
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