42. BImSchV: New inspection requirements for evaporative cooling systems, cooling towers and wet separators decided

42. BImSchV: New inspection requirements for evaporative cooling systems, cooling towers and wet separators decided

Umweltbundesamt (UBA)

At the beginning of June, the Federal Council adopted the ordinance on evaporative cooling systems, cooling towers and wet separators (42nd BImSchV) with amendments. Among other things, this stipulates that the plants must be examined for legionella regularly in order to prevent legionella outbreaks. The entry into force of the regulation is expected in July 2017. The Federal Environment Agency (UBA) has already submitted recommendations for the sampling and verification of legionellae in the affected plants in order to standardize the procedure during the investigation of the plants. If you have any questions concerning the implementation of the regulation, we are happy to assist you. Our institute fulfills all requirements placed on the testing laboratory.

Download: Recommendation for the sampling and detection of legionella in evaporative cooling systems, cooling towers and wet separators (source: Federal Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt - UBA))
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