Sanitising Equipment During Covid-19

Although there is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus (COVID-19), there are preventative measures that businesses and people can put in place to help prevent the spread. ALPECO are distributors of fogging equipment that make it easy to sanitise areas with an easy-to-use, plug-in and operate equipment that provides a mist that leaves a light residue that dries quickly, to ensure that areas and equipment can be used again quickly. These units are ready to go and the business is also offering general sanitising product to go with this. The foggers are low in labour intensity but have high efficiency, spraying 1000sqm would take around 10 minutes.

BRC ULV fogging equipment is used predominately for the application of disinfectants, biocides, fungicides and pesticides. The ULV fogging machines generate a fog or mist formed of Ultra Low Volume droplets between 5-150 microns (um) in diameter. Studies have shown that droplets of this size are ideal to tackle pathogens, vector carriers and pests. In addition, formulations can be applied in concentrations of 10-90 percent at flow rates of up to 0.5L per minute (30L per hour) making them more efficient in the Volume Median Diameter (VMD) spectrum.

Pathogenic microbes such as virus, fungi and pathogenic bacteria are the main cause of airborne or direct contact diseases affecting animals and humans. Studies show the application of disinfectants and biocides via aerosol or fogging significantly reduce the number of viable infectious pathogens. Foggers produce micro droplets that float in the air for around 10 minutes after application, reaching the most inaccessible parts where conventional cleaning or spraying can’t reach.

Influenza Viral infections make up around one third of cases of food poisoning in developed countries. Examples of these viruses include the Norovirus and Rotovirus. Other common viral infections include cold viruses and Seasonal influenza (the flu). An increasing concern due to a growing global population are animal or bird to human transmissions such as H1N1 (swine flu), and H5N1 strain of bird flu. Disinfection of surfaces using a fogger is essential to stop the spread of these infections.

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