Plumbing webcast: Pathogen Control by Design

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET
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Learn why Legionnaire's disease is a growing risk and concern to the plumbing industry and the impact the new Legionella Standard ASHRAE 188 will have on risk and risk reduction. Review inside information from an expert with first hand experience in Legionnaires' disease outbreak investigations.

Key discussion points are:

Legionnaire’s disease is one of the highest growing, severe, and often lethal, respiratory infections caused by warm, stagnant water in domestic potable water plumbing systems. One of the ways to prevent the cause of Legionnaire’s disease is through plumbing design. ASHRAE Standard 188, which establishes minimum legionellosis risk management requirements for building water systems, has set the stage for innovative solutions and Viega has answered that call. 

Legionnaire’s disease cases in the past decade have increased in not only existing structures but new and recently renovated buildings. Increasing emphasis on building water hygiene and Legionella prevention from ASHRAE Guideline 12 and ASHRAE 188 has set the stage for innovative plumbing solutions from Viega. Viega’s theory in plumbing design is to maintain flow and temperature of water inside a plumbing system. These two conditions can reduce the risk of microbial colonization. 

Viega has taken the lead in addressing the issues of water quality and conservation in their product development and marketing. Viega has designed series and ring installations that will help minimize dead legs and promote flow through seldom-used fixtures up to the point of connection. The Series (Daisy Chain) installation moves the tee closer to the fixture, reducing the point for stagnation in the supply line of unused fixtures. The Ring Installation uses the same flow-through fittings and operates by the same principle but takes it to the next level by having a constant recirculation through all fixtures on the system. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about waterborne pathogens and how to guard against them. 

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More about the presenters:

Tim Keane is an internationally recognized expert in Legionella control who has investigated numerous Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks in North America. He has been an original member of ASHRAE 188 committee for the past 10 years, has authored numerous papers and presented at numerous scientific and industry meetings on the issue. He has provided training to engineers, plumbing designers and building operators for over a decade on best practices for controlling Legionella in building water systems.

Jason McKinnon has worked in the plumbing and heating industry for over 15 years holding positions with a global HVAC manufacturer prior to joining Viega over 11 years ago. During his time with Viega he has worked in Technical Support, Radiant Design and Product Training. Jason has designed hundreds of Radiant Heating systems for both Residential and Commercial applications and has facilitated hundreds of courses including Radiant Heating & Cooling, Residential & Commercial Plumbing & Piping Systems. 

Moderator: Jack Smith, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, and CFE Media, LLC 

Sponsor: Viega

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