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Does Your Cooling Tower Coating Comply with ACOP L8?

Posted on January 17, 2012

It is important to ensure that any structure used to store or process water meets current health and safety legislations particularly ‘Legionnaires’ Disease. The Control of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems. Approved Code of Practice and Guidance’, often referred to as ACoP L8.  Prosecutions have been taken under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 1988 against companies failing to meet these guidelines, therefore compliance with regards cooling tower coating is essential.

To understand why your cooling tower should be coated, you should firstly have an understanding of ACOP L8.  This code of practice has been put in place to help control bacteria growth in water systems, specifically legionella bacteria; a common problem in cooling towers that have either not been coated or the existing coating has started to break down, both scenarios allowing corrosion to occur and feed the bacteria.

Cooling tower before coating

Cooling tower before coating with 165PW

At COVAC we understand the importance of this code of practice and our methods and products comply with it. We are the UK’s Sole Approved Supplier and Applicator of 3M™ Scotchkote™ Urethane Coating 165PW which has been specially formulated for cooling tower coating and water tank coating and lining.

With our years of experience and expertise we can guarantee that we offer you the very best long term solution to make sure that you have the right measures in place to prevent corrosion and subsequent growth of bacteria in your cooling tower.  This cooling tower coating method coupled with regular cleaning and planned maintenance ensures that your cooling towers should meet the standards set out in ACoP L8.

Cooling tower after coating

Cooling tower after coating with 165PW

We believe that the key to our success is the ethos we have on working as a team, from supervisors to operators we work together to ensure you receive a high quality service. This is evident in the satisfied customers we have from a variety of high end businesses.

If you are concerned about ensuring you are following the relevant codes of practice contact COVAC to discuss the range of cooling tower coating that we can apply on your cooling tower or water tank. To find out more about our services, feel free to browse our website.

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