Anker Elemental offers comprehensive services in each of the elements below
The effective application of water treatment chemicals controls the proliferation of bacteria in cooling circuits as well as preventing scale and corrosion in both cooling and boiler water systems.
anker Elemental seek to established a reputation for high quality service and cost effective chemical regimes in a variety of systems. Our water treatment services cover all stages of water treatment from pre-treatment through to process cooling and heating.
anker Elemental has systems that are designed to:
- Be environmentally friendly with minimal impact on the ecosystem
- Optimise the efficiency of industrial water systems
- Increase the longevity of the treated system
- Control Scale, corrosion and solids
- Control microbiological growth including Legionella and Pseudomonas
We are specialists in the design, operation and ongoing maintenance and control of water treatment programmes for:
- Open evaporative cooling towers and condensers
- Steam boilers
- Closed heating circuits
- Closed cooling circuits
- Secondary disinfection of incoming mains water
When planning, and implementing a control regime anker Elemental consider system performance and expectations to ensure the correct treatment programme. This is tailored to ensure the correct degree of scale, corrosion and sediment control is met. Microbiological monitoring is performed, with adjustments being made if required. Our chemists are specialists in their field. They have the experience, expertise and back up to ensure that the treatment regime operates efficiently.
Every Element of our success is built on the values our name stands for:
Always behave with integrity
Never stop learning
Keep pursuing personal growth and achievement
Always behave with integrity
Conduct ourselves with honesty, have centred and transparent morals to deliver our products and services with trust and credibility.
Never stop learning
Take ownership and acknowledge mistakes whilst embracing challenges, learning from the experience and sharing our passion for best practice.
Keep pursuing personal growth and achievement
Identify areas for improvement and accept challenges through self-awareness and a desire to change. Always pursuing our goals and celebrating individual success.
Invest in people to create a team where everyone matters and cares. Where individual decision making and creativity are encouraged.
Remain grateful for the opportunities we’ve shared, never forgetting it was teamwork that led us here.
A robust management plan is an important part of controlling legionnaires disease, Anker Elemental provide specialist consultancy services to assist with the understanding and implementation in line with ACoP L8.
This starts with having a fully detailed company policy on preventing legionella, agreed and issued by the “responsible person” or someone they have appointed to do this in their place. The policy should clearly state what the organisation will do to comply with the regulations including who created the policy, when it will be reviewed, what regulations will be followed, the structure of the management in place, including if possible an organogram.
This should be coupled with a detailed “Written Scheme”, not to be confused with the written scheme of control which is a list of control measures that need to be put in place. The “Written Scheme” as detailed in HSG 274 part 2: 2014, refers to the complete management of legionella within a site. This is therefore not a single document, but a collection of documents pulled together in one place to ensure that, as above, all those involved are aware of what is expected. It normally includes
- A copy of the company legionella policy or the location of where the up to date electronic copy is held.
- A management organogram showing the people that will be involved including lines of communication and responsibility.
- A fully detailed list of the individual role and responsibility that each position named within the organogram has in order to comply with the regulations, the company legionella policy and the contents of the “Written Scheme”.
- Details of the last risk assessment carried out, how the areas of non-conformance identified are being rectified and how these are signed off.
- What control measures are required, what the acceptable parameters for each test / inspection are and what is to be done if the testing / inspections find it to be outside these parameter.
- A copy of the approved method statements and task risk assessments along with a COSHH assessment if chemicals are being used.
Lastly what, how and who will audit to ensure that all parts are being followed as prescribed and what actions should be taken if problems are found. Anker Elemental can establish, in writing, the operational and strategic management of water resources and services for the control of Legionella and Water Management across all sectors and departments of the client’s organisation. This will meet statutory requirements in the management and governance of Legionella and Water Management. We are also available to help when introducing these formal documents to those who will be involved and ensuring that they both understand and importantly sign to show they agree they understand and will follow the contents.
Anker Elemental also provide Health & Safety Risk Assessments and Consultancy using highly trained, professional consultants. We provide Health & Safety Assessment Services as part of a range of health and safety support services to cover all health and safety issues that relate to or are recognised by all UK or European models for Health & Safety Management. If you require an independent Health and Safety inspection, assessment or audit for any of the following, please contact us.
Health and Safety Services
Preparation of Health & Safety Policy Statements
Health & Safety Inspections, Audits and Risk Assessments
Health & Safety Training
With growing public awareness in water quality and hygiene in general, anker Elemental draw on our experience gained in a variety of industries. anker Elemental understand that maintenance system is vital in controlling the risk from legionella and important in increasing the lifespan of any plant. Systems need to kept clean to operate efficiently and safely, our hygiene team ensures every aspect of this is performed with minimal disruption to the client.
We carry out a wide range of operations in newly constructed buildings and installations, as well as existing services. These services include tanked water services, hot and cold water services, heating systems, cooling systems and mains water systems. We provide a full range of cleaning, inspection and analysis services to ensure that systems run at their optimum with minimal risk.
anker Elemental water hygiene services provided include:
ACoP L8 compliant monitoring packages
Cleaning and disinfection of evaporative cooling towers and condensers
Cleaning and disinfection of domestic hot and cold water services
Emergency cleaning and disinfection works – responding to out of parameter results with remedial actions that utilise current guidance and legislation as a minimum
Microbiological Sampling utilising a UKAS accredited Laboratory
Online pre-treatment of water supplies using the latest developments in chlorine dioxide generation, Ultra Violet disinfection and Calcium Hypochlorite disinfection.
Pre commission cleaning of new process systems to ensure that circuit is clean, passivated and correctly inhibited both for corrosion and bacterial control prior to handover to the client
All our Technicians are fully trained and comprehensively equipped to perform the above tasks, post clean reports are issued and are available as soon as the works are completed. This procedure allows for evidenced based reportage, anker Elemental ensures all our services meet with the ALL requires legislation and guidance, as listed below
Approved Code of Practice & Guidance L8 2013 Fourth edition The Control of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems, and HSG 274 parts 1, 2, & 3.
British Standard BS8580 2010 Guide to risk assessments for Legionella Control.
BSRIA BG57/2015 Legionnaires’ Disease – Risk Assessment.
CIBSE – TM13: 2013 Minimising the Risk of Legionnaires’ Disease.
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002
Dosage & Control
Through our range of electronically controlled dosage and control equipment which ensures accurate and cost effective application of water treatment chemicals, effective water treatment and legionella management programmes are maintained.
anker Elemental partner with world leaders in dosage and control and pre-treatment plant to ensure our water treatment programmes meet all possible eventualities.
Examples of this include:
- Pre-treatment base exchange water softening
- Pre-treatment reverse osmosis
- Steam boiler automatic blowdown equipment
- Chlorine Dioxide treatment
- Solid chemical systems
- Cooling tower dosage and control equipment
- Dosage pumps
- Dosage tanks
- Chemical delivery pipework
Remote alerts and alarms can also be integrated to ensure system control is maintained. Our cooling tower control equipment can also provide data logging. The use of trend monitoring can be beneficial in demonstrating compliance with control parameters and ultimately the written control scheme.
All equipment can be fully installed and commissioned utilising our trained engineering team. Working together with the customers from the design phase right through to completion results in a cost-effective solution that fulfills the customers’ needs and legal requirements.
In keeping with our values, Anker Elemental believe in sharing as much of our knowledge and understanding of water management as possible. The simple fact is this will empower our customers and partners to take control of their systems and processes.
To this end, we have developed a Legionella Awareness training day (see below) for your Company’s responsible person, their deputy and any colleagues that feel they may benefit from additional knowledge. The UK Health & Safety Executive specifically state that people involved in implementing precautionary measures should be adequately trained.
Legionella Awareness – the first Element of Control
The objectives for the course are to ensure understanding of the risk from legionella and the key elements of control. It also covers ACoP, the importance of risk assessment and maintaining comprehensive and up to date records.
What is Legionnaires’ disease and Legionellosis?
What is Legionella?
ACoP L8 training – compliance and the Law
Types of System
Identifying potential risks in your water systems
Developing control measures for specific water systems
Record keeping – what the law requires of you
Our trainers are experts in the field with years of accumulated knowledge and experience. They deliver engaging and interactive sessions, making learning easy and enjoyable.
Whatever you require, we are confident that we can help.