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ATi UK donates SiteBox smart water quality systems to nightingale hospitals

Cutting-edge, smart water quality systems have been donated to UK Nightingale Hospitals fighting Covid-19, helping to ensure the highest quality water to the emergency healthcare facilities.

 ATi UK is  playing a vital role in the safe running of these new, emergency sites by helping to ensure clean, reliable and safe water for critically ill coronavirus patients.  The industry’s only portable, water treatment control and policing system, SiteBox, has been delivered and installed, free of charge, into healthcare facilities in locations such as Bristol and Manchester, with other installations in the pipeline across the UK and Spain, to provide a higher level of water quality assurance during the pandemic, exceeding all compliance levels. 

The first SiteBox was donated to Bristol’s Nightingale Hospital, within days of the initial planning meetings, following concerns over the converted university building housing no onsite water storage.  By working closely with Bristol Water, ATi UK were able to offer an innovative early warning solution with the use of a SiteBox, to help protect the hospital in the unlikely event that the water supply was lost due to a leak or burst main. As a result, Bristol’s Nightingale Hospital now has some of the most extensive water supply monitoring in the country.

Delivery to start up in minutes

This was closely followed by SiteBox and MetriNet installations at Manchester’s Nightingale clinical facility to safeguard the water security, for additional reassurance and compliance of the water supply.  The systems were all installed and generating live data in as little as 20 minutes,

allowing the forward-thinking water companies to predict, alarm and prevent any events that could affect the water quality supply to the hospitals, minimising any disruption.

These versatile ‘lift and shift’ systems were originally designed as event management tools, but its capabilities have now widened to emergency water quality management.  SiteBox dual validation systems were installed onto the inlet and will measure, alarm and prevent events such as leaks and bursts, which could affect the water quality supply to the hospitals.  The live data is then transferred to a cloud-based platform, with each water quality team able to analyse the data in real-time, with alerts to any incidents.  It’s configured to alarm in the event of any water quality incidents, loss of supply or threats to compliance or security.

Bespoke, yet off-the-shelf

Each SiteBox was tailored to the customers’ needs, factory tested and installed within a week, allowing the water companies to lead the way with a more proactive, rather than reactive, approach, whilst providing a flexible method for delivering information.

These systems can be held by utilities for emergencies, capable of being deployed and working within hours, offering resilience of supply and mitigating against potential public health claims.   This enables water companies to measure water quality immediately online, record real-time data for regulatory requirements, all whilst fixing the problem and saving the need for boil notices and customer compensation.

The modular nature enables users to tailor a bespoke monitoring system that fits individual site requirements, capable of measuring up to 20 different parameters. SiteBox can be used on its own as the input to a control system, or alternatively as an independent monitoring system that polices existing water quality monitors.

Versatile, future-proof technology

Its flexibility means that SiteBox can be used anywhere that water quality measurement and control is needed, from drinking water treatment and process water in the food industry to large-scale event management and holiday parks, all housed in a carry-on luggage-sized portable box.

 Demonstrating its versatility, SiteBox can be used to extract deeper insights on pipeline networks to enhance operational efficiencies; assist in carrying out the cleaning and refurbishing of large service reservoirs; utilised by the world’s largest provider of water systems for global events, including sporting games and rock festivals; and is also set be used at the next Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021. 

 SiteBox is now entering a new phase that will see ATi UK working in collaboration with leading global partners, further developing bespoke, versatile solutions and capabilities available for customers. 

 Garry Tabor, ATi UK Executive Director, said: “ATi UK is proud to be working with our utilities partners to support the NHS Nightingale hospitals and international facilities during the current pandemic.

 “SiteBox will ensure that these water companies are going above and beyond the usual guidelines to safeguard water quality for staff and patients during this difficult time.  By continually measuring parameters such as pH, conductivity, chlorine and turbidity, the Nightingale Hospitals will have some of the best characterised and protected installations in the country and we are extremely proud to be part of these collaborations.

 “We are a values based company and are passionate about supporting communities and during this pandemic we are prioritising local communities in any way we can”.

Topic: Skills & workforce
Tags: Water supply


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