NEW CONTRACT SEES LAUNCH OF NEW ARCTIC EMERGENCY TANK SHOWER
Leading UK emergency shower manufacturer Showers & Eyebaths Services has been awarded a £70K contract by global fire safety experts Eusebi Impianti to supply a new design of arctic emergency tank shower destined for the Kashagan Offshore plant.
The plant, which is sited in the Caspian sea, has to operate in temperatures falling below -40 degrees centigrade in winter which has the effect of forming a coating of ice several metres thick for many months. The six artic emergency tank showers have therefore been built to exacting requirements which includes the provision of a bespoke dry room/changing room.
This facility attaches to the front of the shower entrance and provides additional protection against the harsh elements should a user have to strip off for emergency decontaminantion of their body and clothing. The units have spring loaded entrance doors and have their own lighting and wall air heaters set at 20 degrees centigrade to keep the interior illuminated and warm. A strip curtain separates the areas.
Janet Dickinson, operations manager at Showers & Eyebaths Services said: "This design request by Eusebi is an excellent example of best practice and shows the importance that projects based in areas such as Kazakhstan, are placing on the careful consideration of conditions facing their workforce when specifying their decontamination needs.
The addition of a changing room facility gives the user additional protection against exposure to the elements which can potentially exacerbate a contamination problem."
"The arctic tank shower is ATEX and GOST certified and is suitable for temperatures ranging from -40 degrees centigrade up to 40 degrees centrigrade. It is manufactured from glass reinforced plastic and stainless steel and provides 15 minutes of guaranteed tepid water.