General plant hygiene

Hygiene is not only important in drinking water, HVAC systems or production facilities in the food and pharmaceutical industries. Production facilities in other industrial sectors (e.g. painting, cooling lubricant systems) and in technical building equipment (e.g. heat exchangers, extinguishing water pipes) also require compliance with hygiene standards. On the one hand, this serves to protect your health, and on the other, it protects your systems and products, thus making a significant contribution to economic efficiency and quality. A lack of system hygiene leads to microbially induced corrosion of system components and the destruction of working materials. This can be very expensive:

Ontario Hydro nuclear power plant:
Microbially influenced corrosion caused damage to stainless steel heat exchangers amounting to 55 million US dollars within 8 years (Brennenstuhl, Doherty; 1991)

Munich Opera House:
Microbially induced corrosion on the hydraulics of the stage machinery caused damage of around DM 38 million and an additional loss of revenue of DM 20 million (Flemming; 1995)

Corrosion damage is estimated to account for almost 4% of the gross national product (Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Applied Materials Research; 2004)

If you have challenges for which microbiological activity is an option, please contact us. We analyze your systems and develop the appropriate optimizations.