Ecolab Life Sciences, a leading global provider of products and services for microbial contamination control in the cleanroom environment, has recently launched the Klercide Pressurised Spray System, for improved hygiene at minimised costs.
Ecolab Life Sciences' stainless steel Klercide Pressurised Spray System is suitable for all grades of cleanroom. Fully autoclavable, its double internal steel-braided hose incorporates platinum-cured silicone. It uses a quick-fit lance and a range of versatile nozzle options designed to deliver a controlled, fine layer of disinfectant or detergent fluid on to all surfaces, including hard-to-reach areas, equipment and structures, without excess run-off.
The new system saves contamination control process time and cuts costs by significantly reducing the amount of fluid used, while ensuring there is no compromise to efficacy.
In tests to assess the relative efficiencies of the total process time, including dry or wet wiping using a flat mop head, the Klercide Pressurised Spray System, followed by dry wiping, showed a process efficiency saving of up to 56% when compared with the classic triple-bucket system. For the biocide application phase only, the process time saving with the system increased to 70%.
Because of the need to dispose of the fluid in the rinse bucket and active disinfectant solution after use of a standard bucket system, regardless of the amount actually applied to the surface, the Klercide Pressurised Spray System can significantly reduce the quantity of disinfection solution required and the amount of waste produced.
A series of controlled tests carried out by Ecolab Life Sciences demonstrated that total fluid consumption using the Klercide Pressurised Spray System was more than halved compared with a triple-bucket system.
James Tucker, commercial director at life sciences, Ecolab, says: "Testing clearly demonstrates that the Klercide Pressurised Spray System offers significant efficiencies over traditional large-surface disinfection techniques, while ensuring excellent results by creating an even surface coverage of fluid, even in hard-to-reach areas. This is particularly true for older cleanrooms, which were not designed for optimal disinfection processes, and often have difficult and time-consuming surfaces to manage."
The Klercide Pressurised Spray System operates either by being connected to a compressed air supply, or independently, and a stable wheeled dolly makes it easy to manoeuvre on cleanroom-standard wheels. It is simple to dismantle, and fits comfortably in an autoclave trolley.
"Customers are under increasing pressure to do more with fewer resources," adds Tucker, "so this new system has been designed to provide a cost-efficient cleaning regime that delivers contamination control without compromise."
Test data is available upon request.