Ensuring high drinking water quality presents a huge challenge for crews and ship owners. This is because the drinking water does not always reach the end consumers on board in a high-quality condition.
Legionella in particular are a recurring problem. Biofilms, which grow in unflushed lines and dead spaces in installation systems provide the ideal nutritional basis for the harmful bacteria. They constitute a high risk factor since they and other microbiological loads in the water endanger human health. They also damage the company’s reputation and standing.
These bacteria can even cause cruises to be completely cancelled or sanctions to be imposed by local bodies, such as health authorities. So no matter how the drinking water makes it onto the ship, only one thing matters: the highest possible quality must be guaranteed at all times in order to safeguard the welfare of both passengers and crew.
A networked solution for sanitary automation, like the one offered by GF Piping Systems (GF), can provide reliable assistance here, while optimizing energy efficiency during operation at the same time.
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