Uponor, a heating, cooling, plumbing and infrastructure specialist, has taken action to reduce the risk of Legionnaire’s Disease in the UK with the launch of a CIBSE-approved CPD entitled ‘Systems for Water Hygiene’.
The CPD, which focuses on the perils of stagnant water on the network, is aimed at mechanical design engineers and plumbing installers to highlight the risk of Legionella on the plumbing network and advise on the best practice installation layouts and new technology.
Dave Lancaster, applications specialist, said: “Our CPD aims to highlight the fact that Legionella will breed rapidly in any plumbing installation where stagnant water can collect at temperatures between 250C–450C, creating a significant health risk in any environment from private homes to workplaces, healthcare properties and public buildings.”
The CPD puts emphasis on the benefits of using PE-X or MLC (multi-layer composite) pipe which guarantees a smooth internal pipe surface rather than traditional copper piping where limescale build-up creates a potential Legionella risk.
Dave added: “Our aim is to help specifiers and installers implement a best practice approach to achieving water hygiene and reducing the risk of legionella in a healthcare environment, contemporary domestic dwellings, commercial properties and public buildings through product innovation, improved design and material selection.”