Leading South East England Private Hospital
Leading Private Hospital Case Study
During January 2020 Puretech Water Systems (UK) Ltd was given the opportunity to quote for a replacement reverse osmosis plant for a leading private healthcare facility in the South East.
We were approached our company as we had completed a similar plant installation at a nearby hospital the year beforehand. This gave the Head of Estates at the private hospital the opportunity to see the high level of installation work & expertise our company could deliver.
The project specification was to design, supply, install and commission a complete reverse osmosis system that could supply three sterile services washer disinfectors and three sterilizers with purified water to meet the current HTM0101 specification.
We were conscious that this was a fully operational private hospital and wanted to ensure that during our installation, we were not going to interrupt the running of the sterile services department and therefore we needed to ensure that the existing reverse osmosis plant was always kept operational.
We designed the system so that it could be dry installed alongside the existing reverse osmosis plant. Our engineers installed a 316 stainless steel orbitally welded ringmain to re-circulate the purified water from the 1,200 litre treated water tank to the six point of use outlets within the hospital.
In order to always ensure a consistent supply, the new system was designed in a duplex configuration so that should one of the reverse osmosis systems be out of operation for any reason, the other system would continue to serve the hospital with purified water.
We also gave some consideration to the heat source for the system. Its primary heat source is steam which is fed by the hospitals main steam supply, however steam supplies can be temperamental on occasions therefore we also installed an 18Kw electric immersion heater, which can be switched on and controlled by the central control panel.
The complete system is controlled by a central control panel mounted in the plantroom. The panel displays the quality of the water within the treated water tank which serves the washers and sterilizers. There are a series of alarms, operational lights and switches in the panel which have been designed with the end user in mind, therefore providing clear, concise information to the status of the plant operation in real-time. We also installed a remote alarm panel in the washroom below so that should there be any issues with the system, the operatives are instantly made aware.
Once the installation was complete samples were taken from the system and transferred to a UKAS accredited laboratory for a full HTM0101 analysis.
During the above period, the hospital continued to operate on its old reverse osmosis system.
Upon completion of full HTM0101 analysis, it was confirmed that the new system was operating within the required specification.
The system was then commissioned into service and the old reverse osmosis system was shut down and removed from site.
During the whole installation, the hospital ran without any interruption to their sterile services re-processing facility.
Find Out More
Puretech Water Systems (UK) Ltd specialise in water treatment and process filtration. We work across multiple sectors, including healthcare, providing water processing solutions.
Interested in finding out more about the services we provide within the healthcare sector?
Find more information here: https://puretechsystems.co.uk/healthcare/