Launch event for new water quality standard (BS 8552)

Launch event of BS 8552

22 February 2013, BSI Chiswick, London

Launch of British Standard 8552 Monitoring water quality in building services closed systems

Join us on Friday 22 February 2013 at BSI, Chiswick, London. At the launch of BS 8552 find out how to improve the monitoring of building services closed systems including heating and chilled water through the construction phase and thereafter.

BS 8552 standard will addresses the particular issues of sampling heating and chilled water systems in the buildings from construction and pressure testing, through pre-commissioning cleaning to routine operation. The purpose of such sampling is to establish the physical condition of the system with respect to suspended solids, bacteriological contamination and risk of corrosion throughout the whole life of the building to reduce the risk of corrosion related failures and maintain efficiency. In particular, sampling on completion of pre-commissioning cleaning is used to verify the success of the pipework flushing and cleaning procedures. Failure to achieve industry guidelines on system cleanliness can result in expensive remedial work and contractual disputes. Therefore confidence in the results obtained, which are crucially dependent on consistent sampling and analysis protocols, is extremely important to the industry.

Learn about how BS 8552 can help you to explains where, when and how to sample, what to analyse for in the sample and how to assess the results against industry guidelines.

Industry expert speakers will explain the rationale behind the recommendations in BS 8552 and how it is applied in practice.

We recommend that the following join us:

  • Commercial developers and building operators
  • Building services consultants and contractors
  • Pre-commission cleaning and water treatment specialists
  • Mechanical and water quality sub-contractors
  • Installation engineers
  • Construction site managers
  • Government and Local government agencies
  • Sampling specialists
  • Analytical laboratory specialists
  • Facilities managers
  • Senior directors of SMEs

Launch event for British Standard 8552 Sampling and monitoring of water from building services closed systems. Code of practice

Chaired by Sue Owen Chairman of BSI committee EH/3/2 Physical chemical and biochemical methods

9:15 Registration

10:00-10:15 Introduction to BSI

David Fatscher Head of Market Development Sustainability

10:15-10:35 The scope and benefit of BS 8550:2010 - Guide for the auditing of water quality sampling

Tim White Chairman of EH/3/6 Sampling (of technical committee EH/3 – Water Quality), Managing Director, Marquis and Lord

10:35-10:50 Questions & answers

10:50-11:00 Refreshments

11:00-11:20 Practical sampling (when, where and how)

Elizabeth Day Director, Chesterfield WT Consultants Ltd

11:20-11:35 Questions & answers

11:35-11:55 Laboratory analysis (communication and reporting)>

Janice Calvert MSc, CChem, MRSC, MCIWEM, MCIMSPA Managing Director, Latis Scientific Ltd

11:55-12:10 Questions & answers

12:10-13:10 Lunch & networking

1:10-1:30 Test kits for on-site use (applications and limitations)

Ian Penney Sales Director, DTK Water

Philip Trinder Managing Director, DTK Water

1:30-1:45 Questions & answers

13:45-13:55 Refreshments

1:55-2:15 Data evaluation for BG29/2012

Reginald Brown – Head of Energy & Environment, BSRIA

2:15-2:30 Questions & answers

2:30 Closing summing up session

Tim White Chairman of EH/3/6 Sampling (of technical committee EH/3 – Water Quality) Managing Director, Marquis and Lord

2:30 onwards Potential for Questions & answers or Close the meeting

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