Prevent Legionella & Waterborne Bacteria.
Sidon Water’s Integro Technology effectively prevents and removes Legionella, by removing all limescale build-up and the resulting biofilm, throughout hot and cold water systems.
Limescale, and the resulting Biofilm, is the perfect breeding ground for Legionella and other bacteria
What is Limescale?
Limescale, primarily composed of calcium carbonate (CaCO3), accumulates within hot water systems, pipes, and appliances. This build-up can damage plumbing and heating components, reducing efficiency and increasing equipment operating costs.
What is Biofilm?
A biofilm is a community of living microorganisms, including bacteria, that adhere to a surface in a moist environment and reproduce. They establish this attachment by secreting a sticky, glue-like substance.
What is Legionella?
Legionella is a bacterium that can lead to Legionnaires’ disease, a severe and potentially fatal form of pneumonia. People contract Legionnaires’ disease by inhaling small droplets of water (aerosols), suspended in the air, that contain legionella bacteria.
What is the Relationship between Limescale, Biofilm and Legionella?
Where limescale has formed, as a result of the minerals in hard water precipitating out and bonding to surfaces, the perfect breeding ground for bacteria exists.
Factors Encouraging Legionella Growth:
• Legionella bacteria thrive in temperatures between 20-45°C.
• Stagnant water within this temperature range allows Legionella to multiply.
• Limescale, rich in minerals, becomes a food source for Legionella.
With the bacteria present and multiplying they will form biofilm. With Limescale and Biofilm now established, in an environment in which it is comfortable and well-fed, Legionella and other bacteria will multiply and thrive.
Prevention is Better than Cure
Chemical dosing, although effective, is costly, time-consuming, and harmful to the environment. Moreover, as limescale accumulates, the problem worsens.
To maintain a Legionella-free water system, it must be free from limescale (including biofilm) and bacteria. Whether it’s a cold, hot, or process system, controlling scale build-up is essential.
The Integro™ Advantage for Legionella Prevention
The Integro™, a unique water restructuring technology manufactured by Sidon Water, can certainly help.
Installed on your water supply, it will ensure the removal of existing limescale throughout your water system. It will also offer complete ongoing prevention, as well as significant reduction of rust and corrosion.
This is achieved by the Integro™ injecting electrons directly into the water. The electrons disrupt the bonding that would otherwise form between the scale forming minerals. Thanks to this effective system, you can finally mitigate the risks associated with Legionella.
The Integro™ technology is maintenance and chemical free. This means that it is a sustainable and environmentally friendly solution.
What You’ll Get:
Other Water Conditioning Devices
Prevents Limescale Build-up
Removes Existing Scale Build-up
Does Not Require Salt or Chemicals
Reduces Energy Costs
What Others Say About Us:
“Sidon’s Cooling Tower Water Conservation Solution was added to a scaled system in July. When the chillers were opened in February, the tubes and end sheets are very clean. She is running 13+ cycles of concentration (chlorides) and about 8.5 cycles on hardness, so should be scaling. No chemicals whatsoever [in this time] and her monthly water usage is down from 70-80 thousand gals. to about 10. So far the test on the ice machines is performing perfectly well also. I’m impressed!”
E.O’Brien, McQuay Service
“We installed the Integro system in April 2021, a very quick install with no disruption to the Hotel operation. Within a month we noticed the reduction in scale in the Rack Dishwasher and Ice Machines. The quarterly cleaning of the showerheads and taps as part of the legionella prevention programme has been noticeably easier. We have seen an improvement in hot water temperature and pressure indicating the removal of scale build-up in the boilers and heat exchangers. Sidon Water have been easy to work with every step of the way resulting in an extremely successful project.”
Cluster Director of Engineering, South, West and Wales
“In July 2020, we installed the Integro™. Within the first 4 weeks we noticed existing scale build-up being removed throughout the whole irrigation system. It continues to prevent blocked drippers, saving us time and money. Sidon Water have been professional and helpful, they are a great team to work with.”
Salih Hodzhov, Production Director at WB Chambers Ltd
“We purchased two Integros to replace all of our salt softeners and remove old limescale build-up. Within the two weeks of installation I have already noticed a significant change in water quality and evidence of the Integros cleaning the old limescale from the system. From the initial site survey through to installation, Sidon have been nothing but supportive. Great product, good value for money and really nice people!”
Lee Martin, Maintenance Manager at The Randolph Hotel by Graduate