IDEX Unveils New Portable Disinfectant Spraying System
May 12, 2020
As more businesses begin to reopen, fire departments will be faced with challenges to prevent the spread COVID-19 in their facilities and on their equipment. To aid fire departments, first responders, and businesses, IDEX Fire & Safety recently developed a portable system that, when paired with EPA-approved disinfectants*, combats the spread of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV- 2).
With the stay-at-home order in effect, Hale employees in Florida, and Akron Brass employees in Ohio collaborated through regular conference calls and sent parts to an IDEX engineer to test components in their garage.
The result, is a durable, CDC-compliant, low-cost disinfectant system with a small electric chemical pump, hose, nozzle, and wand to deliver disinfectants in targeted areas.
Its compact size makes it ideal for use in fire apparatus, ambulances, law enforcement vehiclesand field hospitals, and the compact size makes it convenient for tight storage spaces.
Focused on aiding their customers, IDEX Fire & Safety businesses worked together remotely to drive the sprayer from concept to production in just five weeks.
“It has been remarkably challenging, but we hope this product will help build confidence in our first responders by providing a safe way to disinfect their equipment,” said Alyson McWherter, Director of Business Optimization at IDEX Fire & Safety.
Additional features include:
- Piston-style pump
- Self-contained, stand-alone system
- Wheeled cart
- Sprayer tank capacity of up to 5-gallons
- Trigger control Sprayer wand
- Three nozzles with different spray flow rates