Healthcare Estates 2018
17 September 2018
By John Cove
Explaining the power of Scotmas’ Chlorine Dioxide based water disinfection systems for healthcare providers.
Healthcare environments present some of the greatest challenges in keeping complex hot and cold water systems free from dangerous pathogens such as Legionella. The traditional approach of heating the hot water supply to above 50C has been proven to be insufficient for many buildings, irrespective of the building’s age.
All users of a hospital must be protected from sources of infection. For vulnerable elderly, young, and immunocompromised patients, such as those on burns and transplant wards, this protection is of paramount importance.
Scotmas pioneered the use of Chlorine Dioxide as a highly effective method for the removal of pseudomonas from hospital water supplies in the late 1990s. Today, we are proud to be able to protect over 20,000 patients in trusts across the country who use our advanced Chlorine Dioxide dosing systems.
Our systems use the latest engineering technology to generate tiny amounts of Chlorine Dioxide on-demand within the water system. We ensure that there is no storage of "free" Chlorine Dioxide solutions which present a health and safety risk in the plant room. State of the art monitoring and control devices placed in strategic locations around the premises provide data on biocide levels within the water, at point of use. This helps to protect areas of high vulnerability, as well as providing valuable feedback on potential areas of bacterial contamination in the water system.
Chlorine Dioxide treatments from Scotmas are affordable, approved by regulators for continuous use in drinking water supplies, and are backed by a team of professionals totally committed to ensuring the highest standards of patient safety.