One of the most serious problems affecting patient care in hospitals is the risk of infections transmitted through water supply pipes and taps; legionella and other types of bacteria such as pseudomonas aeruginosa can proliferate in pipework at tepid temperatures.
The most effective treatment is high temperature 'dosing' of the water supply but healthcare facilities have an obligation to provide tempered water for patient safety.
MacDonald Industries' new range of Delabie thermostatic taps and valves are specifically designed to allow high temperature water to be reticulated throughout the building, thus killing bacteria and delivering tempered water to the user.
The smooth bore design reduces the build-up of biofilm within the tap and as the taps are dismountable, they can be solution sterilised on a regular basis.
Delabie thermostatic taps are available in wall or basin mounted versions along with thermostatic showers and under-bench thermostatic valves.