What Is Point of Entry (POE) Legionella Control? Is it the Best Legionella Mitigation and Remediation Solution?
Point of Entry (POE) Legionella remediation or mitigation is a Legionella control strategy that focuses on water immediately after it enters your facility.
Is it the best Legionella control solution? Without first understanding your facility’s design, water patterns, equipment, and Legionella testing results, it’s impossible to say if POE is the proper solution for your Legionella remediation or mitigation. Fortunately, Nancrede Engineering is an independent Legionella consulting expert so we can provide a trusted evaluation of whether or not a point of entry solution is a good candidate for your Legionella water management program.
What are the considerations for Point of Entry (POE) Legionella control? POE can take several forms, and given our independence as a Legionella consultant, we will consider them all.
- When it comes to Legionella control, POE seeks to remove either Legionella itself or the precursors like sediment and organisms that aid Legionella growth.
- Point of Entry (POE) solutions for Legionella mitigation or Legionella remediation may not be a stand-alone strategy, although it could be. Much depends on the components in the water entering your facility, the amount of scale and bio-film in your pipes, the temperature of the water as it flows through your building, your pipe configurations, and much more.
- POE solutions can include chemicals, ionization, microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, UV Systems, or other approaches … and perhaps a multi-barrier approach. Again, it depends on your facility.
- POE can be used in combination with POU – Point of Use – solutions as well.
Given the complexity of Legionella control, the only way to know if POE is a good solution for your facility is to talk with an expert. As a truly independent provider of Legionella control solutions, we can help you build a Legionella defense plan and water management plan that will be an effective use of your budget while protecting occupant health and reducing your liability. Contact us today to talk about your best options for remediating and mitigating the risk of Legionella.