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IP stands for “Ingress Protection” and is basically a measure as to how resistant an item is to both solid objects (such as dust) and liquids (such as water).


The IP number is comprised of TWO individual numbers. The first number refers to its resistance to solid objects whilst the second number refers to its resistance to liquids. The higher the number, the more resistant it is.


IP ratings are commonly referred to in washroom situations but it is also used for other products such as fly killers which may be used in areas which are being frequently washed down with hoses. (See chart below for number / description)

Protection against solid objects

FIRST NUMBER

Protection against liquids

SECOND NUMBER

First IP Number

Description / Test

Second IP Number

Description / Test

0

No protection

0

No protection

1


Protection against solid objects over 50 mm, e.g. accidental touch by hands


1

Protected against vertically falling drops of water

2


Protected against solid objects over 12 mm, e.g. fingers


2

Protected against direct sprays of water up to 15 degrees from the vertical

3


Protected against solid objects over 2.5 mm, e.g. tools & wires


3

Protected against sprays to 60 degrees from the vertical

4


Protected against solid objects over 1 mm, e.g. tools, wires and small wires


4

Protected against water sprayed from all directions - limited ingress permitted

5


Protected against dust - limited ingress (no harmful deposit)


5

Protected against low pressure jets of water from all directions - limited ingress permitted

6

Totally protected against

6


Protected against strong jets of water, e.g. for use on ship decks - limited ingress permitted


n/a

n/a

7


Protected against the effects of temporary immersion between

15 cm and 1 m.

Duration of test 30 minutes.


n/a

n/a

8


Protected against long periods of immersion under pressure.


Answer: Installation Safety Distances guide


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The Water Manager has been designed to control and reduce by over 70%, the water used in automatic flushing urinal systems. Normally these will flush up to 4 times per hour, 365 days a year. After a water manager has been installed, the flushing system would only operate when the urinals were being used, thereby saving money and conserving water.


A typical flushing four times per hour, every hour, will use 6,048 litres of water per week. After installation of a water manager, in a typical commercial building this would be reduced to 1,440 litres by only allowing the cistern to flush during periods of occupation in a typical working week.


THAT MAKES A SAVING OF 4,608 LITRES PER CISTERN OR 76%.

Answer: Economical water management

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Question: IP rating - What does it mean and do you have a chart that lists categories?


Answer: IP rating / categories


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Question: Do you have a washroom “Installation Safety Distances” guide?


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Question: How does the Water Manager save money?


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Washroom Questions

Washroom Question & Answer

General questions

Other washroom product questions

How it Works: when a person enters the washroom, the infra-red detector senses body movement which operates a timer and valve controlling the water supply to the cistern. If the toilets are not used after a preset cycle time, the water supply to the cistern is shut off automatically until a person re-enters the washroom which then starts the cycle again.


During holidays and shut down periods - if the toilets are not used for 12 hours, then a single hygiene flush takes place.


Uses 4 x AA alkaline batteries - Simple to install - Fixing kit supplied - Fully adjustable - White ABS plastic cover - A product that will pay for itself.

The table represents last known standards & guidelines however these may be subject to change from time to time by governing bodies so please do check with a qualified electrician / technician for further confirmation

Question: Do you have pictures of the keys?


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Fragrance machine questions

Answer: Yes, here are the pictures

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Please see below for image of each product and its’ related access key for tamper resistance; also included is the Bactokill (please note the Air Charm & Spraytec machines do not require keys):

Geltronic

brushed stainless

Geltronic

polished stainless

Geltronic

white

Scentronic

(tamper resistant)

with lockable front grained stainless

Gelmaster

chrome

Gelmaster

white

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Bactokill

Scentronic

white

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Question: What are the recommended areas for siting a BactoKill?


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Bactokill questions

Answer: BactoKill recommended areas for siting

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CIVILIAN HOSPITALS, SURGERIES, CONSULTING ROOMS, WAITING ROOMS, OFFICES, NURSERIES, FOOD MANUFACTURING, FOOD PREPARATION ROOMS / KITCHENS, STAFF ROOMS, NURSING HOMES, MILITARY HOSPITALS / FIELD HOSPITALS, ANIMAL VETINARY PREMISES, etc indeed anywhere that confined spaces will facilitate the spread of germs.


The BactoKill also features a natural oil aroma system on the air outlet. This will give clients the opportunity to use one of the C.O.S.S.H. approved aromas to improve ambiance, patient/staff conditions in the vicinity of the BactoKill. This unique addition to the air purifier will be especially welcome in barrier nursing, side wards, waiting rooms, staff areas etc.



Question: Do you have test results available?


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Answer: BactoKill tests

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Bactokill was designed and developed to carry out a very important function – that of destroying airborne bacteria and viruses. So independent testing was essential. Preliminary testing was carried out by the microbiological laboratories at Coventry University.


Final testing was done by Microsearch Laboratories of Halifax, UK (a UKAS accredited, DEFRA authorised contract laboratory, authorised to handle class II pathogens). They carried out a thorough test programme, both in the laboratory and field trials in areas known to exhibit unacceptable levels of microbial activity.


The independent test report concluded: “The BactoKill performed impressively during single pass challenge trials with all categories of micro-organisms employed in the trials. Further, no deficiency in performance was detected during field trials and on this basis Bactokill can be recommended as an important tool in the maintenance of sanitary environments.”



ORGANISM

CLASS OF

ORGANISM

CHALLENGE LEVEL

cfu / m3

FLOW SETTING

14

FLOW SETTING

18.5

Aeromonas aerogens

Bacterium

2.1E +07

>99.999

98.4

Bacillus cereus

Bacterium

3.2E +07

>99.999

94.3

Bacillus globigii

Bacterium

4.3E +07

>99.999

94.2

Bacillus megaterium

Bacterium

4.6E +07

>99.999

95

Bacillus subtilis

Bacterium

2.9E +07

>99.999

96.2

Ecoli 0157 H:7

Bacterium

1.3E +05

>99.999

>99.999

Enterobacter agglormerans

Bacterium

6.2E +07

>99.999

>99.999

Enterobacter gergoviae

Bacterium

3.6E +07

>99.999

>99.999

Enterobacter sakazakii

Bacterium

3.6E +07

>99.999

99.1

Escherichia coli

Bacterium

2.9E +07

>99.999

>99.999

Micrococcus luteus

Bacterium

4.3E +07

>99.999

>99.999

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Bacterium

3.2E +07

>99.999

>99.999

Pseudomonas putida

Bacterium

1.4E +07

>99.999

99.2

Salmonella typhi murium

Bacterium

2.8E +07

>99.999

>99.999

Serratia marcescens

Bacterium

6.3E +07

>99.999

99.4

Staphylococcus aureus MRSA

Bacterium

3.2E +07

>99.999

97.6

Staphylococcus aureus oxford

Bacterium

3.8E +07

>99.999

96.5

Staphylococcus epidermis

Bacterium

4.1E +07

>99.999

96.4

Streptococcus pyogenes

Bacterium

2.9E +07

>99.999

93.6

Streptococcus faecalis

Bacterium

3.8E +07

>99.999

90.1

Saccaharomyces cerevisiea

Yeast

3.6E +07

>99.999

83.6

Saccaharomyces bailli

Yeast

3.0E +07

>99.999

87.8

Aspergillus niger

Mould

2.9E +07

>99.999

82.5

Aspergillus flavus

Mould

1.3E +07

>99.999

89.3

A,niger

Mould

8.2E +06

>99.999

76

A,flavus

Mould

7.1E +07

>99.999

85.1

F.poea

Mould

5.0E +07

>99.999

87.4

P.digitatum

Mould

3.2E +07

>99.999

83.4

F.graminerium

Mould

2.9E +07

>99.999

84.6

Printed copy of brochure with details of test results and field trials available on request


Table 1 below Bactokill single pass KILL rates at differing flow rates with a range of organisms showing mean percentage survivors for 30 nebulisations


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Question: What are the servicing requirements for a BactoKill?


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Answer: BactoKill has minimal servicing requirements

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The only servicing required is occasional filter cleaning (on the air inlet side) and an annual lamp change to keep the BactoKill working efficiently.


Table 2 below BactoKill KILL rates at differing flow rates with a range of Virus particles showing mean percentage survivors for 30 nebulisations


ORGANISM

CLASS OF

VIRON

CHALLENGE LEVEL

cfu / m3

FLOW SETTING

14

FLOW SETTING

18.5

T4 Phage

ds DNA

5.1E +12

>99.999

>99.999

FCoVA

“+” ss RNA

6.2E +12

>99.999

>99.999

ScV–LBC

ds RNA

7.9E +12

>99.999

>99.999

fs1 phage

ss DNA

6.0E +12

>99.999

>99.999

Question: Could you describe the field trials?


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Answer: BactoKill field trials

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FIELD TRIAL 1:


This involved studies in a laundry storage area (28.7m3) which exhibited defined problems with airborne bacteria and moulds. During this trial air quality was monitored every 4 hours for a 3 weeks period with no UVC treatment.


During a second 3 week monitoring period, the effect of UVC treatment, due to the Bactokill device, was determined using the same sampling plan. Recovery of isolates was by impaction onto solid agar plates using a Casella sampling device.


The laundry room was a very active area in terms of general usage, people hours and formite movement. There were on average 37 visits per day with approximately 70% turnover of soiled materials. In the presence of such effects high replacement rates of airborne contaminants were likely due to movement and the flow of soiled materials stored in this facility.


Microsearch laboratories noted “that within this volatile environment it was impressive that in the case of bacterial isolates, the Bactokill device produced between 91-96% kill rate on a continual basis for bacteria and an 88.3% kill rate for yeasts and moulds at an air flow rate of 18.5 litres per second”.

Printed copy of brochure with details of test results and field trials available on request


FIELD TRIAL 2:


The second field trial was conducted at an industrial laboratory which had a known mould problem (primarily Neurospora species) occurring in a sample storage incubator.


Daily control measurements were conducted over a 30 day period followed by the same protocol with the Bactokill device in operation.


In this trial very high efficiencies were achieved over a 30 day period where environmental mould levels were reduced by greater than 99.9% during continuous operation, representing an impressive overall 3.1 log cycles of reduction.

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