“Where the eyes or body of any person may be exposed to injurious corrosive materials, suitable facilities for quick drenching or flushing of the eyes and body shall be provided within the work area for immediate emergency use.” – Primary International Regulation.
Unicare has made a substantial investment in custom-designed test equipment. This test equipment is continually updated to ensure that our products are tested to the latest National and International standards. Viz : BIS (IS:10592), ANSI (Z 358.1 2009), CE (EN 15154 Part 1 and 2) and also meet UL Certification.
Emergency Eye / Face Wash Fountain
Height of Eyewash Nozzles : 830 mm – 1140 mm (Eyewash Nozzles should be minimum 15.3 cm away from any obstruction)
Flow Rate through Nozzles : > 12 LPM
Water Spray Jet from Nozzles : Soft and not injurious to user
Height of Spray Jet from Nozzles : 100 mm to 300 mm
Valve Operation : i. Operate within 1 second or less and stays open till shut off intentionally keeping user’s hand free for cleaning eyes.
ii. Force required is less than 100 N
Safety Showers
Height of Shower Head : 2100 mm to 2400 mm
Flow Rate : > 76 lpm at 30 PSI (2 kg/cm²)
Diameter of Water Column : 510 mm at 1500 mm from ground level
Flow Pattern : Centre of the water pattern shall be at least 400 mm from any obstructions.
Valve Operation :
i. Operated within one second or less and stay open till intentionally closed (stay-open construction)
ii. The force required to open valve is less than 100 N
Shower Head : Not easily removable or cannot change its direction
Material of Construction : Anti-Corrosive materials like galvanized iron, stainless
steel, brass, thermoplastic etc
Installation Specifications
Emergency Shower and Eye/ Face Wash units are to be installed at a place accessible from 3 sides without any obstruction and maximum 10 seconds (50 feet away) from the workplace.
It must be installed at the same level of the workplace so that victim need not go up or down to reach the unit and also away from electrical and chemical installation which will be affected by water.
Only potable water is recommended for Eye/ Face Wash and Emergency Shower Units.