RECENT PRODUCT NEWS
Synoptics Health’s ProReveal test for accurately detecting proteins on surgical instruments is being used at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust – in one of the UK’s largest NHS-run Sterile Services Departments – to check that the unit’s washer-disinfection process maintains excellent cleaning standards
A ‘time-saving tool’ to help professionals tackle complex calculations for the design of window systems has been launched by GEZE UK. WinCalc 2.0 is an online specification platform that allows users to populate design and specification data to identify and plan suitable window configurations. Targeted at architects, architectural ironmongers, fabricators, mechanical and electrical companies, and consultants, it can be used to calculate requirements for both manual and electric window drives for natural ventilation, smoke and heat extraction, and SHEVs (smoke and heat exhaust ventilation systems), and to design the most appropriate emergency power control unit while incorporating calculations for cable cross-sections and planning.
DELABIE has extended its range of BIOFIL terminal filters with a new single use anti-bacterial shower head which attaches directly to the shower hose. As with all the BIOFIL filters, this shower head secures the water quality at the point-of-use, protecting the user against waterborne infection.
Ocula Systems’ new ‘FT80’ is an 80 mm twin-glazed partitioning system that can support various glass types and thicknesses, offering a flexible ‘designer’ product to the specification sector.
An ‘all-new’ gas-fired, vertical spiral-rib tubeless steam boiler from Fulton, the VSRT, is the first range to emerge from its new ‘PURE Technology’ approach, resulting in ‘a world-first design that is durable, long-lasting, and boasts the highest efficiencies and ultra-low NOx emissions as standard’.
Nationwide Legionella compliance company, W.E.T (Water Environmental Treatment), has developed and launched what is describes as ‘an innovative shower cleaning system’ which it says ‘is scientifically proven to kill 99.9% of bacteria’, following investment at its Midlands production facility.
Dräger offers a number of Confined Space Training courses – including a new basic awareness course designed to ensure that personnel working in confined spaces , such as tanks, vessels, silos, storage bins, hoppers, vaults, pits, manholes, tunnels, equipment housings, ductwork, and pipelines, understand the risks and ‘what they need to do to stay safe’.
The revised HTM 04-01, Safe Water in Healthcare Premises, emphasises the importance of healthcare workers being aware of their duty to protect the health of patients, staff, and visitors, stipulating that:
Hospitals and other healthcare facilities use a variety of ventilation, airconditioning, lifts, medical equipment, and medical gas systems, and it is the diversity of this equipment that is catered for through the independent and accredited training delivered at Eastwood Park.
The Water Management Society has announced the launch of a new training course tutored by Elise Maynard and Dr Paul McDermott, held at its training centre in Fazeley, Tamworth, and covering the elements required for sampling, detection, and enumeration, of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Legionella pneumophila according to the most probable number (MPN) method.
Courtney Thorne says its ‘future-proof’ Altra Health SMART wireless nurse call solution, designed to meet HTM 08-03 guidelines, and with a three-year warranty as standard, ‘doesn’t just look smart, but can also wirelessly integrate with different devices and applications used throughout hospitals’.
Heating, cooling, plumbing, and infrastructure specialist, Uponor’s new CIBSE-approved CPD, ‘Systems for Water Hygiene’, aimed at mechanical design engineers and plumbing installers, highlights the risk of Legionella on the plumbing network, advising on best practice installation layouts and new technology, with a focus on ‘the perils of stagnant water on the network’.