KEMPER presents at the 43th International Symposium of CIB W062

From 23 to 25 August 2017, the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB W062 - Water Supply and Drainage for Buildings) had invited experts, scientists and professionals from all over the world for the 43th time to Haarlem, Netherlands to discuss developments in building water supply and drainage on a global level. Among other topics, hygienically safe water supply, software-aided design of building service installation and international standards were discussed.

As part of the lecture program, KEMPER, inventor of the KHS drinking water hygiene system, presented on Legionella growth by heat transfer and the resulting dangerous temperatures in cold-water lines. Dipl.- Ing. Ulrich Petzolt, head of product management at KEMPER and an expert in the field of drinking water hygiene, placed the focus on the risk factor mixing taps, which can act as thermal bridge between hot and cold water outlets. Petzolt presented new scientific findings and solutions. 

CIB is comprised of multiple working groups from various disciplines, which regularly exchange knowledge on their specialist topics for the further development of building technology on an international level. In the “W062” area, a circle of steady participants and visitors from different nations meets every year. This year, the host of the symposium was the Building Technology Association of the Netherlands TVVL. 


Ulrich Petzolt (head of product management at KEMPER, Olpe) presents on Legionella growth through heat transfer.