A True Lifesaver: Grundfos Provides Key Element For High-Quality Water
System control and easy maintenance for optimal chlorine dioxide disinfection
The facilities run by the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics have strict standards for water quality, as staff must protect the very sensitive equipment and patients under their care. Safeguarding against such threats as Legionella, there is no room for treatment system downtime. As maintenance issues with the network's existing water treatment systems became ever-increasing, a new technology was sought.
Grundfos generators were selected to replace the unreliable copper-silver ionization and gas chloride systems that were in use. The benefits were immediate and dramatic:
- Easy installation and low, simple maintenance
- Continuous monitoring of pH, chlorine, and chlorine dioxide levels
- Online diagnostics with real-time and historical performance data, including alarms and warnings
"The previous systems had no way of monitoring [water quality] at the source," said Wayne Abbott, director of engineering services at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. "Monitoring what you put into the water and the reaction within the water... that was the big thing."
Another big thing, according to Abbott, was keeping the systems up and running. "You’re never completely down. Take one part out and put in another. It's really easy to work with."
Learn more details from Abbott as well as the water quality engineer who installed the Grundfos units, Joe Jerfita of H-O-H Water Technology, Inc., in this Water Online Radio Case Study.