Installation instructions and FAQ

Installation is done by a professional pipe fitting business or contractor in your area. Installation instructions are supplied with the device. Additional guidance is available if necessary.

Frequently asked questions

Water supply systems

Why should we install a Bauer device in our water supply pipes?

The Bauer process removes limescale deposits that have accumulated in pipes, minimises corrosion, reduces pipe leaks, and prolongs the service life of a water supply system. Clean pipes supply water of higher quality. 

Where do the limescale deposits go?

The limescale deposits are gradually washed down the drain during normal water use.

Will the pipes begin leaking when the limescale is removed?

Corrosion and scaling do not improve the durability of pipes. Impurities also accumulate in limescale. These may accelerate corrosion and result in pipe leaks. The Bauer process removes such deposits gradually. 

Can dissolved limescale deposits be harmful to drink?

Limescale deposits dissolve slowly, mixing with the flow of fresh water in very small quantities. They are not harmful to health, consisting mainly of natural minerals dissolved in the water. 

How does Bauer water treatment affect the quality and flavour of water?

The taste of water is affected by limescale and dissolved metals from pipes. The quality of water improves and the flavour remains good and fresh when limescale deposits are removed, when they can no longer form, and when metal corrosion is prevented. 

Are Bauer systems installed in new buildings and pipes, and when renovating old water systems?

These devices are installed in new properties at the construction stage, and in new pipes when renovating old water systems. 

Heating and cooling systems

Will radiator and thermostat valves become blocked as the flow of hot water in radiators detaches limescale deposits?

The Bauer process dissolves limescale deposits into tiny particles that do not block the valves. Any sediment arising in a closed system collects in a specially installed filter. 

How does the Bauer system make heating and cooling systems more efficient?

Clean water and clean heat transfer surfaces ensure optimal heat transfer performance. Even a very thin layer of limescale greatly reduces heat transfer utility function, requiring more energy to transfer heat through the insulating layer. Removing biofilm and bacteria significantly improves cooling performance in cooling systems. 

Can the Bauer system be installed in both metal and plastic pipe systems?

The Bauer system is suitable for metal and plastic pipe systems used in heating and cooling systems. It is suitable for initial installation and retrofitting, modern and traditional pipe systems, and all pipe materials. 

Where will the device be installed?

The Bauer assembly is plumbed into the heating system, usually in a plant room or building services facility. The property may be connected to a district heating network, or to electric heating, an oil or wood pellet boiler, a heat pump, or some other source of heating. 

Does changing the filter cartridge require special skills?

No special skills are required to change the filter cartridge. A building superintendent or ordinary resident may change the cartridge by following clear instructions provided with the device, and our separate guidance where necessary.