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New Code of Practice for building services closed systems

BS8552:2012 Sampling and monitoring of water from building services closed systems Code of Practice has now been published.

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BS8552:2012 addresses the particular issues of sampling water from closed circuit heating and cooling systems in buildings. It also looks at procedures for collection, handling and storage of samples prior to analysis, analytical methods of references and interpretation of results.

This is an essential read for all water treatment companies who undertake this kind of work.  

Click here to go to the BSI website

10 Jan 2013.
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BS6700 superseded by BS EN 806 and BS 8558:2011

BS 6700 has now been withdrawn following the full publication of the new standard BS EN 806.  Four sections had already been published but the final section was not published until June 2012.  BS8558 is intended to be a guide to BS EN 806 as well as a supplement to it.

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BS6700 was withdrawn on the 1st August 2012 and BS8558 became the lead document in the area of domestic water supply.  It is recommended that where there are references to BS6700 in documents, these will need to be replaced by reference to BS EN 806 or BS 8558 or both.

Click here to go to the BSI website

09 Oct 2012.
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BSRIA launches new pre-commission cleaning guide

BSRIA (Building Services Research and Information Association) has launched their new pre-commissioning cleaning guide BG29/2011.  The updated guide incorporates industry feedback from nearly 20 years of flushing and cleaning using BSRIA's Pre-Commission Cleaning of...

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Pipework guides. It will replace their previous edition (AG 1/2001.1).

Thorough pre-commission cleaning of pipework has become even more important with the adoption of energy efficient controls strategies that may result in low flow rates, particularly in terminal units with very small orifices in control valves.

This guide provides the latest thinking and good practice cleaning techniques. In particular, it aims to clarify the roles and responsibilities of the parties, improve the exchange of information between them and provide consistency between service offerings of the pre-commission cleaning contractors

This guide is available from the BSRIA Bookshop at £60 (non-members) or £30 (members). 

For details call the bookshop on 01344 465541, or visit www.bsria.co.uk

05 Mar 2012.
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RIDDOR Regulations updated

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The HSE has published a new detailed guide to The Reporting of Injuries, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR).  This edition provides information about the updated Regulations, which will, subject to parliamentary approval, come into force from 6 April 2012.

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22 Feb 2012.
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Clearing Snow and Ice

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Advice tips are available from Direct Gov on how to clear snow and ice! 

Don’t forget that Aquatreat supplies good quality De-Icing Salt/Rock Salt either in single 25 kilo bags or by the pallet load.  Contact us for further information and prices.

Read more at direct.gov.uk

08 Feb 2012.
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