There are Bronze and Silver accreditations available online. Bronze means you have passed the initial online training and silver means you have also sent a picture of an installation you have done.
Gold accreditation can be achieved by attending an Aquabion training event.
Earthing is essential for the functioning of the unit. Lots of salespeople try to mislead installers that their product is the same as Aquabion but does not need earthing. This can’t be true. If their unit was working on the Galvanic principle then they would need to earth the pipework as well. The galvanic principle means that a small amount of electricity is created as the small amount of Zinc is released. It no electricity then there is no Zinc being released.
Electrolytic and Galvanic water conditioners. What’s the difference:
Electrolytic = electrical energy into chemical energy
Galvanic = chemical energy into electrical energy.
Positioning with Aquabion is important. With Aquabion the performance increases over pipe length. Any critical appliance should have at least 5m of linework between the Aquabion and the appliance.
Plastic pipework in the house is fine so long as the Aquabion is installed in the metal pipework equal to the length of the unit. The earthing must also be installed and the pipework grounded.
Secondary returns (domestic hot water returns) must have a second unit installed after the pump. This is because a small amount of the treated water may be broken apart in the pump.
Sizing is one of the most important subjects. The golden rule to understand is oversizing leads to a reduction in self-cleaning performance. underperformance. The patent in the Aquabion is the self-cleaning function. If you oversize then the self-cleaning does not work. A really unfortunate fact is there is a history of under-sizing standard houses and oversizing large houses and commercial building. Indeed one study showed that some methods predict twice the flow that was recorded in real time.
This is why Aquabion spends so much time ensuring we size the units correctly in commercial buildings. If we are in any doubt we install a non-intrusive flow meter for the peak time. This way we can work out what the normal flow is and the peak flow. Only a building like a rugby club will need to be sized for every shower being used at the same time. If you size other building, in the same way, it may be oversized which can lead to many problems, unnecessary expense and the Aquabion not working efficiently. Aquabion is only liable for oversizing issues if Aquabion has sized the system or the rules are followed.
It should go without saying if you have read the above we don’t just go with line-size!
If a house uses one shower head at a time then the S15 is the best unit. This does allow for someone to flush a toilet and turn on other taps other than a bath tap.
If more than two shower heads are used at the same time then the S20 is the best unit unless you are on a 15mm supply with great water pressure.
Please remember with Aquabion smaller is better. In Denmark 100’s of houses have a 10mm Aquabion on the mains to their house.
For large 6+ bathroom houses please contact us so we can help size the Aquabion. This will often involve reducing the mains, but we promise the users will not see any negative effects.
Please take a look at the trade section on our website for further information, tips and advice.