Fogging Machine (Fogger)
The fogging machine, or fogger as it is sometimes called, is a versatile piece of equipment that uses a fine spray to apply a chemical solution for pest or odour control. Additionally it can, amongst other things, be used for sanitizing, disinfecting or for restricting the growth of mould. The fogger uses pressure to create a fine spray which is applied to the targeted area, the spray density typically being moderated by a manual valve to ensure the optimum effect. Chemicals should be used with care though, as the spray or mist can linger in the air, so time should be allowed for the solution to settle and do its work. Keeping an area clear when treatment is underway protects any operatives from inhaling any unpleasant chemicals.
Fogging Machines, Used in the Food Industry
Foggers can be used inside or outside in a variety of situations in agriculture or the food process industry where sanitizing is a vital element. Chemical foggers are particularly important in environments such as the dairy industry (milking parlours), the pig industry (weaner sheds) and hatcheries for the chicken business, where any pollution of the workplace would be costly in time and money. Fogging machines are also crucial in sanitizing high risk food preparation areas where food, either processed or fresh is about to go to market and where the appropriate level of cleanliness is essential.
Insect Control Fogger
Insect control is an increasing problem inside and outside where, due to climate change, we are seeing a wider variety of unwanted creatures. Chemical fogging machines can apply insecticide using the ultra low volume (ULV) method which creates extremely small droplets (to such an extent that they may not be visible to the naked eye) of concentrated insecticide to ensure full coverage and effective insect control. A fogging system can be used against a variety of bugs and is useful as a mosquito fogger, a flea fogger or even a bed bug fogger amongst many insecticide applications.
Fogging Machine Types
Fogging machines can be portable or static, automatic or manual and have various designs suitable for particular applications. They vary in size depending on the operation required and normally have the chemicals or disinfectant contained within the body of the unit, however some units can be fixed directly on to a drum of insecticide or other chemical solution, for large scale operations. There are centralised automated systems electronically controlled for larger facilities
We supply the B&G range of portable fogging machines which have an electric fan and require no other air supply, enabling the fogging operation to be carried out efficiently and with the minimum of inconvenience. There are easy to use and cost effective.
Medical facilities also use foggers in areas which have specific hygiene requirements. They can also be used for humidifying in greenhouses or other areas where high humidity is required.
Other uses include deodorising areas such as sewage treatment plants where odour control is required, or dust control in industries like mining to prevent airborne pollutants. In wet areas where the presence of mould is likely a fogger can be used to kill the airborne mould spores to prevent growth.
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