The awareness of the need for general cleanliness has been incremental over the years, and we have now reached a stage where the knowledge of what is going on at a microscopic level has been matched by our ability to deal with the unwanted organisms lurking beneath. A big factor in being able to meet rigorous cleaning standards (certainly in a commercial sense), has been the development of cleaning machines to assist in ensuring that bacteria is destroyed and the right level of hygiene achieved.
Sanitising with Chemicals
Using chemicals to disinfect a surface is one of the main methods of sanitisation. Chemical sanitisers can be dispensed using a variety of different sanitising equipment, such as fogging machines, or foggers. Other interesting developments which have gained favour in the sanitization field are uv and ozone air cleaners. These machines operate on similar principles whereby uv or ozone is introduced into a room for a time during which airborne bacteria is destroyed and the area sanitized, There are still some hazards with this ostensibly environmentally friendly equipment in that the uv light tubes need careful handling and there is a school of thought that says ozone is potentially harmful to health. For some industries a more comprehensive system of sanitisation equipment may be needed. For example, B G Cleaning Systems has designed an application system for the food and food transport industry which features wall mounted satellite units fitted with valves for dispensing either foam or sanitisers. In a big industrial area our range of central pressure washing machines can be used to apply sanitizers which are dispensed through lances either through one unit, or distributed around a factory to satellite dispensers using a multi-pump system.
The Washpoint Satellite by B G Cleaning Systems is mostly used with a medium pressure ring main system at about 40bar to foam the chemicals. Below this level compressed air is needed to allow the chemicals to foam. After foaming a residual sanitiser may be supplied which is not rinsed off.
Sanitising with Steam
If there is a concern about using chemicals or other methods of sanitisation then a dry steam cleaner would be an excellent solution to the problem. Steam cleaners will usually dispense steam at a temperature of 120 ºC for a deep clean which sanitises surfaces, killing off bacteria lodged deep into surfaces which may not be removed by other methods. Steam sanitising equipment is versatile; being available in a range of sizes, in portable or static forms and can have an in-built vacuum for easier clean up. These adaptable machines are equally useful in restaurant kitchens, agricultural settings or in the home.
B G Cleaning Systems have a wealth of experience and expert advice on what sanitisation equipment will work best for you. We have a range of application systems to suit your needs and will also design and build bespoke cleaning machinery.