Water system disinfection advice is required in cases where water quality has been compromised and is a vital step in mitigating microbiological risks.

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Water system disinfection can prove vital within the oil and gas and other industries that utilise potable water supplies for multiple applications. Microbiological threats exist at every stage of oil and gas production, but thorough planning and control strategies can go some way to address and solve any problems that arise.

Offshore oil and gas platforms and other locations using potable water sources for several industrial purposes are particularly vulnerable to microbiological risks. These include microbiologically influenced corrosion, contamination of potable water supplies and, perhaps the most serious from a health perspective, the growth of legionella bacteria. 

Receiving guidance on water system disinfection can help to ensure that your systems are clean and clear of microbial threats prior to being re-engaged for service. 

At Intertek, we have decades of experience working alongside both national and international oil and gas organisations and are familiar with the challenges and pressures of the industry.

Further to assisting with onshore and offshore water system disinfection as part of infrastructure maintenance regimes, we offer valued advice following unsatisfactory microbiology test results. In such cases, we can recommend meticulous methods involving chemical or thermal disinfection, or sometimes both. Where necessary, guidance can also be provided on commissioning new sites or pipework to ensure that they are fit for purpose.

Production downtime is an undesirable side-effect of rectifying potable water contamination, but with the right approach and an experienced partner, disruption can be kept to a minimum.

Working with us as your water system disinfection Total Quality Assurance advisor will give you peace of mind that the process is completed as quickly as possible without compromising quality and diligence.

In addition to this service, we offer a range of related support including oilfield microbial monitoring and legionella awareness training to help ensure your policies are up-to-date and your business remains competitive.

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LCA Members provide a range of products and services for the control of legionella bacteria in water systems. We are committed to helping customers prevent legionellosis and keep their water systems safe.

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