AT POINTS OF USE USING TERMINAL
In hospital environments, the water supply is monitored regularly to a great or lesser extent based on the use (hygienic, health care, consumption, medical usage, etc.) and the level of risk. The bacterial quality of the water (and air) is monitored especially carefully in high risk departments (burn units, grafts, oncology, hematology, etc.).
• cold water: most often obtained from the public water supply network, cold water is not subjected to any type of treatment within an institution before being delivered to points of use;
• hot water: either stored or produced on demand separately from cold water, hot water is most often subjected to one or more treatments (softening, anti-scaling and anti-corrosion, minimal chlorination, etc.) before being delivered to points of use;
• lukewarm water: cold and hot water mixed at the point of use or upstream within the supply network;
• bacteriologically controlled water (cold, hot or lukewarm): provided separately from the network water supply, this water is of much better bacteriological quality due to treatments applied at the point of use (additional chlorination, UV irradiation, inline microfiltration, etc.). Terminal microfiltration using a removable filter is the most common method for physical treatment of this water.
• level 1: clean water to be used for skin care, surgical scrubbing, rinsing endoscopes, etc. This water is delivered by non-sterile sterilizing-grade microfiltration devices;
• level 2: ultra-clean water intended for high-risk departments or for rinsing bronchoscopes. This water is delivered by sterile sterilizing-grade microfiltration devices.
aqua-tools H&S sterilizing-grade filters have an absolute pore size of 0.1 µm and are guaranteed effective for 31 & 62 days and 3 & 4 months.
Learn more about the technical features of our sterilizing-grade FILT'RAY 2G filters
• FILT'RAY 2G In line Filter 31 & 62 days.
aqua-tools H&S filters are class 1 medical devices. Before using these filters, familiarize yourself with technical and scientific features of each product (shower heads or taps, sterile and non-sterile, 31 & 62 days and 3 & 4 months). Before installing or uninstalling the filters, read the instructions carefully. Used filters should never be cleaned, sterilized or recycled, but must be incinerated. Aqua-Tools, in partnership with Veolia Environmental Services, has established a collection system for eco-friendly disposal of these products. Contact us for more information.
• Health care institutions: local hospitals, university and regional hospital centers (centre hospitalier universitaire, CHU; centre hospitalier régional, CHR), private clinics, rehabilitation facilities (établissements de soins de suite et de réadaptation, ESSR), residential care homes for seniors (établissements d’hébergement pour personnes âgées dépendantes, EHPAD), etc.