In these uncertain times, Advanced is taking a proactive approach in combatting the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic, developing a multipronged infectious disease control approach that it is now bringing to market.
By focusing the company’s resources, engineering capability, supply chain management, research and development resources, financial ability and skills base, Advanced is providing solutions that assist its clients in bringing this pandemic under control and protecting their staff and families.
The first of these solutions is the Advanced VITA hypochlorous acid (HOCL) sanitising solution, which is effective against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.
VITA, which is completely safe for humans and the environment, comprises stabilised HOCL and is one of the most potent and cost-effective sanitisers on the market.
Between 100 and 300 times more effective than bleach as a disinfectant, VITA oxidises the cell wall of pathogens, causing the cell wall to rupture or programming cell death.
It is effective in killing all pathogens, microbes, prions, biofilm and viruses, and has been approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency for use against SARS-CoV-2.
Even a 70% alcohol solution, as well as most other disinfectants, cannot kill bacterial spores or prions.
Biofilm is problematic in many industries, including hospitals, medicine, pharmaceutical, dentistry, food processing plants and water treatment, as a major source of recontamination. VITA is highly effective in killing and removing biofilm, which most sanitisers are largely ineffective against.
VITA can be applied with fogging, misting, humidifying and spraying, depending on the application requirement. The product leaves no chemical residue and there is no need to rinse treated areas with water after the application.
The product can be used as a spray in emergency decontamination programmes or as a spray/mist in spray booths and tunnels. VITA can also be sprayed to decontaminate primary infection points on patients.
Because of the electrostatic nature of the application process, the droplets will be far-reaching and penetrate cracks and hard to reach places, providing for overall surface decontamination.
Advanced also supplies decontamination kits for the protection of employees, offices and assets.
The kit includes a backpack-type harness, gravity-flow spray gun, five face shields, five reusable chemical protective white coveralls with hoods, 20 KN95 face masks, ten pairs of chemical protective gloves, a heavy-duty carry box, 100 of approved disinfectant (HOCL) and a disinfectant solution for use in a portable kit.
To sanitise mass entrance and exit points using a fine mist, Advanced offers the Spray Safe sanitising safety tunnel.
This product includes SS 304 square tube frame with opaque polycarb sheet covers for the sides and roof, a plug-and-play pumping unit and an SS instrument HP mist manifold with six 0.2 mm sanitising mist nozzles.
The pump has a working pressure of 70~65 kgf/cm2, suction volume of 0.9~1 /min and 1 000 pounds per square inch operating pressure for an optimal misting effect using the narrowest orifice nozzles.
A dual bearing design lowers the pump’s heat and noise level to 75 dB, while an automatic pressure valve controls the consistency of the pump pressure. The pump also comprises a patented internal rinse cooling design to increase its operating life.
Further, special Viton seals for use with sanitisers are also included, as is a nickel-plated forged brass manifold that is rust and corrosion resistant.
A dual analogue timer can be used to set exact intervals for misting and stopping, with Spray Safe also equipped with beam-activated entry and auto stop.