In the complicated process of selecting emergency eyewash and drench shower equipment for schools or private sector applications, with design and ease of function as the main criterion, specifiers must select, in compliance to regulatory requirements, the proper materials. Emergency eyewash and shower units are designed to deliver water quickly and completely, to rinse contaminants, such as fumes or particulates, from the user’s eyes, face or body. These products are not substitutes for the safe handling of hazardous materials be it on a counter top work surface or within a fume hood, but they are the first line of defense and should be considered carefully.
Dura-Tap water systems offer fairly comprehensive and advanced emergency eyewash and shower units. The products are characterized by aesthetic appeal, space saving styling, and enhanced performance. Floor mounted or table mounted eyewash or shower units, when placed in ADA compliant or handicapped accessible areas, require minimum knee clearance and minimum location from obstruction.
Dura-Tap eyewash and shower units are made in compliance with American National Standards Institute (ANSI Z358.1). This requirement in part details that the emergency equipment should be located in an accessible area nor more than 10 seconds or 30.5 meters from a hazardous location. The emergency equipment must be connected to a potable water supply, having a minimum flow pressure of 3 bar (45 psi) and maximum 5.5 bar (80 psi), with discharge water temperature at a comfortable range from 60F to 95F (15C to 35C).
Whether your requirement is for water fixtures, gas taps, eyewash or shower units, all of our Dura-Tap system products
out perform the typical requirements found in secondary, middle, high schools and universities, under Ministry of Education requirements and those in the private sector. OSHA Rules and Regulations, along with ANSI and other regulatory bodies, require that each facility where chemical testing, R&D or other experiments are conducted, every effort should be made to protect personnel in case of accidents. That protection now comes in the form of Dura-Tap Water Systems.