Swimming pool care: algae

Swimming Pool Chemicals

There is the possibility that your pool will acquire algae after a period of time.

The algae that pool owners need to watch out for is cyanobacteria, commonly referred to as blue-green algae.

The plant-cross-bacteria can blow into a pool and multiply at an advanced rate: a pool could be perfectly clear one day and the next, have a murky tint that resembles that of a pond.

Algae can be killed with chlorine, however, on some occasions the algae growth can be so severe that it is growing quicker than the chlorine is able to eradicate it.

There are algicides available, those falling into three different types: those with copper based compounds, quaternary ammonium compounds and polymeric quaternary ammonium compounds – the last two are often shortened to Quats and PolyQuats.

An extremely effective killer of algae is copper and will often be held in a complex of other chemicals so it can then be released to kill the algae.

After you have killed the algae, be sure to filter out the pool using clarifiers.

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Chemicals

Treating your pool or spa with the correct chemicals is essential for maintaining healthy and balanced water quality. We offer a range of swimming pool chemicals / Spa chemicals together with test kits for efficiently treating the water. Ideally you should be able to enjoy swimming in crystal clear water with the minimum of fuss; with our complete range of chemicals and test kits you'll be able to achieve perfect water quality all year round. 

The chemical industry is made up of the companies that produce chemicals for industrial use. Chemicals have been produced and used all through history, the birth of the heavy chemical industry, essentially the production of …

Swimming pool care: algae

Treating your pool or spa with the correct chemicals is essential for maintaining healthy and balanced water quality. We offer a range of swimming pool chemicals / Spa chemicals together with test kits for efficiently treating the water. Ideally you should be able to enjoy swimming in crystal clear water with the minimum of fuss; with our complete range of chemicals and test kits you'll be able to achieve perfect water quality all year round. 

There is the possibility that your pool will acquire algae after a period of time. The algae that pool owners need to watch out for is cyanobacteria, commonly referred to as blue-green algae. The plant-cross-bacteria can bl…

Why need breathing air analysis?

Case Chemicals have dedicated this blog to breathing air analysis and why it is needed.

Any person that is using breathing air through a range of respiratory apparatus should know that the quality of that compressed air is up to standard with the current breathing air requirement placed in EN 12012:1998.

The European standard does specify what is asked for the quality of compressed air supplied that is used in the below equipment:

– Respiratory protective devices: self-contained open circuit compressed breathing apparatus, otherwise known as a SCBA along with an open circuit compressed underwater breathing apparatus, or SCUBA
– Respiratory productive devices: compressed air line breathing apparatus and compressed airline breathing apparatues to be used under water
– Respiratory protective devices for escaping: self contained open circuit compressed air breathing apparatus which will also have a face mask or mouthpieces assembly, or hoods.

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Chemicals

The chemical industry is made up of the companies that produce chemicals for industrial use.

Chemicals have been produced and used all through history, the birth of the heavy chemical industry, essentially the production of chemicals in large quantities for a variety of uses, concurred with the start of the industrial revolution in general.

Case Chemicals provide a variety of chemicals including hotel, industrial, marine, swimming pool and transport chemicals. We also provide chemical analysis and breathing air analysis to ensure your environment is safe.

Our hotel and leisure chemicals have uses for:

– The kitchen
– Housekeeping
– Janitorial/hygiene

Our industrial chemicals can be used for purposes such as:

– Descalers
– Degreasers
– Decarboniser/paint strippers
– Janitorial/hygiene

Our marine chemicals are compatible to use for cleaning:

– The deck
– Engine Room
– Water & sewage (as a treatment)
– Rooms (housecleaning purposes)
– General (janitorial/hygiene)

Our swimming pool chemicals range include:

– Swimming pool sanitiser chemicals
– Pool balancing chemicals
– Swimming pool clarifiers
– Pool algaecide
– Specialty produces and cleaning range (further details on the website)

To view our transport chemicals and our other services we can provide you, please visit the website.

Chemical transportation and storage

Chemical transportation and storage must be done carefully through detailed instructions.These instructions can often vary depending on the substance that is being transported.

Both employer and employee must be aware of said instruction, as they will both be responsible for storing and transporting the chemicals safely.

Hazardous chemical storage

Regarding hazardous chemicals; if they are not stored correctly these could result in accidental inhalation or ingestion, contamination, fires, spills etc.

Prior to storing any hazardous chemical, it is advised to not only check the label for advice about storage but:

– assess the quantity of the substance to be stored

– asses how long the substance will need to be stored for

– identify the toxicity and stability of the substance

– check the state of the containers (using only original containers – never food containers)

– check the state of the labels (replace them if they have peeled off)

– consider storing chemicals in depot with a bund or some other spill containment system (where possible)

Storing hazardous chemicals

Once the above list has been completed, you will be ready to store the chemicals where you should:

– ensure safe design, installation and location of storage and handling systems, for example, racking systems, tanks etc.

– separate incompatible substances to prevent reactive chemicals interacting

– control potential ignition sources around flammable substances

– have appropriate safety signage and placards

– be prepared for spill containment and have clean up systems

– have emergency plans in place to deal with an incident involving the hazardous chemicals

– have the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and store it correctly

– have fire-fighting equipment that is easily accessible

– secure chemicals from unauthorised access

Transporting hazardous chemicals

There is a possibility that dangerous goods and/or hazardous chemicals in the workplace will need to be transported in the future.

Below is a checklist that can be referred to when transporting hazardous chemicals:

– avoid transporting with food, water or any other reactive chemicals

– follow the separation and segregation rules for transporting mixed classes of hazardous chemicals (those classified as dangerous goods)

– secure hazardous chemicals on the vehicle so they can’t move or fall

– keep a record of the chemicals you are carrying

– separate foodstuffs from chemicals

– make sure you have the required signs and equipment for the vehicle

– make sure the driver of the vehicle has the correct licence and is trained in emergency procedures

Follow these tips for the storage and transportation of any chemicals to avoid accidents!

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Chemical reactivity in process hazard analysis

Chemical reactivity is the reaction between one chemical and other chemicals and/or materials.

Different to other hazards that can be caused by chemicals, chemical reactivity is not solely an intrinsic property of the chemicals that are involved – there is also the factor of the conditions where the chemicals are being used.

Hazards from chemical reactivity can be listed as below:

Self-reacting/unstable chemicals – It is possible for a single unstable compound to undergo something called uncontrolled decomposition, rearrangement, or polymerisation.
Organic peroxides are an example as they can actually pose fire and explosion hazards.

Runaway reactions – Intended reactions of chemicals to produce a desired product can become uncontrollable.
As an example, the chemical reaction of phenol with formaldehyde to produce phenolic resins is subject to run away.

Incompatibilities – It is possible for the mixture of two chemicals to make an unintended chemical reaction.
Process chemicals are more likely to react with materials present in the process such as water, air, materials of construction, utility fluids, lubricating oils etc.

Process hazard analysis

Process hazard analysis (PHAs) are usually conducted as a means of identifying potential hazard scenarios and identify any risks to determine whether any additional risk-reduction measure will need to be taken.

PHA should identify reactivity hazard scenarios for every process in a facility where process chemical reactivity hazards are most likely to happen.

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Breathing air analysis

Case Chemicals have a team experienced technicians and chemists that can carry out air testing requirements for you.

Our sampling kit uses dewpoint readers, O2 analysers and obscuration particle counters to provide the best results.

The quick adaptor provided by Case Chemicals makes for a swift breathing air analysis.
Once the red protection cap has been removed from the quick adaptor, the adaptor should be connected to the air source.
The air should be purged for thirty seconds, proceed to connect the adaptor the sample cylinder.
Open the air source and allow the air to flow through into the sample cylinder.*
Then the sample cylinder should be disconnected from the quick adaptor and the air turned off.
The quick adaptor should then be disconnected from the air source.
Proceed to fill out the sample form included and pack the sample cylinder, quick adaptor and sample form into the shipping box and send it off.

Click here for the diver’s breather air standard and the frequency of examinations and tests.

* After five seconds upon opening the air source, the air should flow through the relief valve.
If not, turn off immediately.

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Chemical Analysis – What is it?

Analysing chemicals is the art of chemistry – chemists study the chemistry of things: what something is made of, the behaviour and identifying certain chemicals.

Chemical AnalysisChemical analysis is a process that’s made up of two main types of analysis: qualitative and quantitative.

During qualitative analysis, each chemical assessment is usually performed on one substance at a time, the substance being referred to as the analyte.
The first thing to work out is understanding the properties of the substance, figuring out what makes the substance unique regarding what differentiates that substance to the rest.
Properties that are looked at could be the solvency, whether or not the substance reflects light or it absorbs light and so forth.

Post completion of a qualitative analysis, a quantitative analysis can then be performed, which is initially the process of calculating the quantity of chemicals in a mixed substance.

Analytical chemistry is utilised for a variety of fields and professions. Of course, doctors and those in the medical field use chemical analysis directly.
Pharmaceutical companies will rely on results produced by chemical analysis.

Chemical analysis is an important factor when dealing with chemicals ensuring they are safe to use.

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