Approved and Accredited
The Orca copper and silver ionisation system is supported by the HSE’s ACOP (L8), WRAS, HTM04-01 and is being considered for the EU Biocidal Product Directive.
The UK Approved Code of Practice ACOP (L8) from the HSE supports copper and silver water ionisation as an effective method to control Legionella in hot and cold water systems. This document can be ordered from HMSO ISBN 0-7176-1772-6 for £8.
The UK HTM04-01 guidance for NHS trusts also supports copper and silver water ionisation as an effective method to control Legionella in water systems.
The Orca Legionella control system conforms to the maximum allowed values for copper and silver in drinking water as prescribed in the UK Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 1989 and the UK Water Supply (Water Quality) regulations 2000.
The Orca system has been fully tested and approved under the UK Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS).
ProEconomy is a member of the European Union (EU) Task Force which was created in order to meet the requirements of the EU Biocidal Product Directive.
- Being biocidal, copper and silver fall under the scope of this directive and evidence showing that they do not pose significant risk to humans, animals or the environment was presented to the EU council.
- The EU appointed member state Sweden is currently evaluating this evidence, so that acceptable levels for copper and silver can be determined. These levels will then be published in the Directive.
- Once published all copper and silver that is used as a biocide will require access to ProEconomy’s evidence. If this access is not granted then the biocide will be removed from the EU market.
All electrical components of the Orca water ionisation system have been tested and qualified for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).
All design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of the Orca Legionella control system is carried out in accordance with the terms of ProEconomy's registration under ISO 9001.