Tees firm’s new disinfection system boosts battle against coronavirus

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A Teesside-based company, one of the UK’s leading designers of industrial spray systems, has developed a fogging disinfection system that is already boosting the battle against the coronavirus.

Designed by Sealpump Engineering through its sister company IC Spray, the system can disinfect areas from offices, hospital rooms, care homes and industrial units to trains, airports, buses and ambulances.

The system is available as a mobile or fixed unit and is operated remotely, reducing the need for a complete strip down and deep clean, saving operative time and the need for protective equipment, heavy backpacks and hand guns.

Redcar-based Sealpump Engineering has decades of technical expertise and experience in its field and already supplies spray systems to customers around the world in the food, pharmaceutical, electronics, steel, chemicals, mining and automotive sectors. It also supplies systems that control dust, odour and humidity.

“Business and individuals are working flat out to keep operations running through this crisis,” said director Stephen Larkin.

“In addition, they now have to take special measures to ensure that patients, residents, workforce or passengers are given maximum protection from the coronavirus. Deep cleaning and disinfecting premises and transport is a very time-taking job.

“We have developed a system that is easy to operate, quick, safe and uses a smaller amount of chemicals to give a much more effective result than manual cleaning. We can also provide systems that cover larger areas or to meet specific requirements.”

The 5 micron droplet spray reaches all surfaces including desks, computer keyboards, seating, machinery and equipment as well as the building itself ensuring complete disinfection of all surfaces, airborne particles and micro-organisms.

It is low maintenance, reliable, non-drip and self -cleaning and can be left or timed to disinfect the area without operator input. The ultra-fine dry mist ensures no wetting and the system has a low running cost.

Currently, Sealpump Engineering is maintaining a presence at its base in UKSE’s Innovation Centre in Redcar with most members of the team working from home.

“Around 80% of our current enquiries are about the new disinfection system and our first order went out to a company operating care homes and providing social housing,” said Stephen Larkin.

“We are seeing so many people and businesses working night and day to keep going through this crisis and a number are even looking ahead as well. They are already thinking about protecting the health of their workforce on an ongoing basis as enquiries about our humidity systems are also increasing.”

 

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