Sunday, July 05, 2009
Under the Floor
I had a tiring, long travelling day to a Northern hotel with Legionella certification problems. Under the manicured parks there is a hell of decaying, unmaintained imbroglio of piping infrastructure. It was created by successive maintainence managers in the least fifty years, there are no drawings nor records. According the current manager, a courageous kibbutz woman, the whole thing broke down and no one kenw anything till she came a started to learn the system and mark the pipes. It is in a terrible condition. She is expecting ME to map the piping systems, the hot water room, the chillers, the air conditioner system, the kitchen wastewater system, and so on. And then I have to present a clear piping schedule with clearly marked additions for Legionella control.I dont think it can be done, but I'll do something. I am becoming of the opinion that old hotels should be bulldozed and replaced by new ones. This permanent repairing created an unmanageable infrastructure, full of hidden pockets of dirt and infection. But the idea is anatema for the owners and I cannot suggest that. They expect me to let them do minimal, costless changes and the system magically will work and become Legionella proof.