Healthcare and Surgery Center Legionella Control Water Softener Sizing Calculator & Guide

Are Legionella and other dangerous pathogens a concern in your Healthcare or surgery center? Do industrial water softeners play a role in Legionella bacterial growth and patient safety? Industrial or commercial water softeners are often breading grounds for Legionella and other harmful bacteria due to stagnant water in tanks, pipes and valves. Impractical softener configurations, oversized equipment and warm environments make the problem worse. Removing softeners is not an on the table because this results in scale, which protects Legionella by aiding biofilm growth. These calculations are used as guides for our patent pending healthcare Legionella Control Softener System.

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Average Gallons Per Day (GPD) Flow Rate:
Peak Continuous Flow Rate GPM*:
Desired Hours Between Regenerations:
Hardness of Water (Grains Per Gallon):
Capacity per Cubic foot of Resin (Grains):
Total Gallons of Water Used Between Regenerations:
Cubic Feet of Water Softener Resin Needed Per Tank:
Inch Valves (estimate):

Does your organization have defensible Water Management Plan? Every good water management program attempts to eliminate or reduce hazards such as dead legs and stagnant water whether in filters, heating tanks, industrial water softeners or other plumbing and equipment. Industrial water softeners almost always have at least one or more tanks and connected piping with no moving water. Our Healthcare and surgery center Legionella Control Softener System removes these hazards. For rough system sizing, input hardness (grains), gallons per day (GPD), and peak flow (GPM).

For detailed Healthcare and surgery center specific water management plans, Legionella consulting or Legionella Control Water Softener sizing including other chemical and non chemical options for eliminating Legionella, please email or call us at 888-416-8626. We’ll help you with your whole building as well as design a softener system to help keep Legionella out of your healthcare and surgery center.

If you are interested in consultation, training, engineering, preventative maintenance, equipment rental, financing or build, own, operate options, please contact us. We can work with your team and help you understand how you can reduce Legionella risk in your healthcare organization and keep patients safe.

* Peak Continuous GPM is not instantaneous peak flow rate. It represents a continuous high flow rate at peak times of the day (e.g. for 30 minutes or more).
** Instantaneous peak flow rate is the maximum GPM for a short time (e.g. 1-5 minute period).

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