Dispensing both water and ice from the same unit, the Hoshizaki DCM-270BAH air cooled countertop ice maker and water dispenser has become a very popular model especially within Hospitals in the Healthcare Industry. The unit can produce up to 282 lb. of easy to chew “cubelet” ice per day and holds 8.8 lb. of ice in its storage bin. An integrated CleanCycle feature performs a 15-minute purge every 12 hours in order to rid itself of impurities found within the water, making this unit safe for consumption no matter what time of day it is most frequented. A durable stainless steel exterior will allow for years of high volume use, while the self-contained design also reduces opportunities for cross contamination.
If you are using your Hoshizaki DCM-270BAH in a Healthcare environment you will certainly want to consider complying with ASHRAE STANDARD 188. According to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), one of the reasons that ASHRAE Standard 188-2015 Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems has been developed is to help prevent the high fatality rate for hospital patients that contract Legionella. This standard is designed to prevent the bacteria from entering and/or reproducing in a hospital water system. The standard places responsibility for water safety on everyone associated with the design, construction, installation, ownership, operation, management, and maintenance of a building’s water system. The new standard recommends the formation of a“Designated Team” who is responsible for developing and implementing a Legionellosis Risk Management Plan (Annex Section A2). ASHRAE Standard 188 currently states “to control Legionella numbers in the distribution system, a disinfectant residual should be maintained.” This means allowing municipal disinfected water to pass into the ice machines. This residual chlorine can range from 1 mg/L to 4 mg/L, depending on the type of disinfectant used (chlorine or chloramines), the dosage (mg/L) and the distance the hospital is from the municipal treatment plant. Everpure currently offers a cost-effective, application-specific filtration system that will allow a hospital to keep its ice machines in compliance with ASHRAE Standard 188, and help provide critical protection from protozoan cysts and scale damage: the 4SI and 7SI Carbonless Water Filters from Pentair Everpure. These unique water filters provide a number of important benefits including;
- Compliance with ASHRAE Standard 188. Allowing municipal chlorine and chloramine residual to pass through to the ice machine.
Slime Reduction. Chlorine can help to reduce the growth of slime and bacteria inside the ice machine.
Cyst Reduction. Submicron media reduces cysts such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia that can cause waterborne diseases in humans (reduction occurs by mechanical means*)
Scale Protection. Scale inhibitor reduces scale deposits that can cause downtime, maintenance calls and increased service costs. Scale can also result in the clogging of distribution lines, freeze-up on evaporator plates, and cause pumps, solenoids and probes to malfunction or fail.
Particulate Reduction. Pentair’s proprietary Fibredyne™ media has superior dirt-holding capabilities versus conventional carbon block filter.
Certified to NSF Standards 42 and 53.
For the Hoshizaki DCM-270BAH, Everpure recommends the Everpure EV9324-61 Insurice Single PF 4SI System with a capacity of 15,000 gallons and a 2.00 gpm flow rate.
For More Information on ASHRAE 188 and Everpure 4SI/7SI water filters click here! ASHRAE188 Health Brochure
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