Let’s Talk Legionella with Ray Field, Director of Liquid Solutions

ASHRAE Standard 188-2015 has everyone in the industry raising the subject on the most effective way to manage Legionella, including more comprehensive cooling tower maintenance strategies and how these can promote better IAQ. This September 12th – 14th, at the upcoming ASHRAE IAQ Conference, Ray Field, Director of Goodway Liquid Solutions, will discuss a five-step preventative maintenance program that answers some of the most common cooling tower questions facility managers and contractors have when combating Legionella and improving IAQ for more efficient HVAC systems.

Goodway_Ray_Field“Putting together a maintenance plan and developing proper procedures is no longer optional. Managers need to take these steps now to minimize the risks of an outbreak occurring in a facility.”

– Ray Field, Director of Liquid Solutions

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Studies have shown that 40 – 60 percent of cooling towers test positive for Legionella. Early detection and action can prevent rapid growth and spreading, but deferred Legionella maintenance can only reduce the performance of system equipment even more – causing higher energy expenses, irreparable equipment breakdowns, or costly replacements.

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Owners of these human occupied buildings and those involved in the design, construction, installation, commissioning, operation, maintenance and service of centralized water building systems are held responsible for outbreaks and are currently holding the lives of its pedestrians in their hands. Don’t drop the ball on proper cooling tower cleaning. Learn what can be done to control the growth of Legionella in HVAC systems and prevent risking the health of others in the community.

For more information on the conference and how to register, click here.


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  • Gregory O'Mullan

    Hello. I am a professor in the City University of New York and next week I am participating in a National Science Foundation innovation program, where my small group (4 people) is focused on biocontrol in HVAC, cooling towers, indoor and outdoor air. We are especially interested in Legionella and now SARS-CoV-2, but also in broader biofilm prevention practices and technologies. During this program we have breakout sessions (late in the day) when we are scheduling calls with industry professionals who are knowledgable about these issues and their company’s products/services so that we can learn more about best practices and emerging technology/treatments. Would it be possible to schedule to speak with someone during one of these times:

    Tues 28th, 6pm, 6:30pm, 7:30, or 8pm EST
    Weds 29th, 6pm, 6:30pm, 7:30, or 8pm EST
    Thurs 30th, 6pm, 6:30pm, 7:30, or 8pm EST

    Thank you for considering. We would love to learn more about Goodway approaches for biocontrol in cooling towers. If it is possible, I would set up a zoom invite/call in number for one of these times that works for you.



    Gregory O’Mullan
    Professor, City University of New York
    [email protected]

    April 24, 2020

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