DECONTAMINATION LANCES

Best accesory for effective decontamination of any type of vehicle in every Hazmat incident scenario

Complete range of decontamination lances that allow you to adapt both to the characteristics of the vehicle and to the type of decontamination (high pressure or steam) that you want to perform

Features

CBRN Decontamination Lances provide to First Responders and Emergency Team with a fundamental capacity in Hazmat incident management:  decontamination of vehicles and materials.

Due to the great complexity and the enormous variance that we can find in a Hazmat incident, it is necessary to be able to adapt the NBC decontamination capabilities to the specific characteristics of that concrete Hazmat incident that is being managed. In this adaptability challenge, decontamination lances play a fundamental role, since they are the accessories that, in combination with decontamination equipment, allow this adaptation to ensure effective decontamination.

There are 4 fundamental variables that must be considered in order to choose the most efficient decontamination lance:

1. Type of Decontamination

Water-based decontamination technologies are divided into three broad categories:

  • Decontamination with Low Pressure (decontamination of people and terrain)
  • Decontamination with High Pressure (decontamination of vehicles and materials)
  • Decontamination with steam

The decontamination lances are the necessary accessory to carry out the decontamination of the last two points (High Pressure and Vapor). Generally, the decontamination protocols determine that the decontamination of vehicles must be done with High Pressure, while the decontamination of materials can be done with both High Pressure and Steam. The choice of one or the other alternative is determined both by the nature of the material (CBRN protective suits, protective helmets, containers, walls, floors, etc.) and by the Hazmat incident scenario (a small enclosed enclosure, an open enclosure). , etc).

2. Type of Contamination Agent

Depending on the type of pollutant that has produced the Hazmat incident (a biological agent, a chemical agent or a radiological agent), the appropriate decontaminant should be applied.

Decontamination agent used will determine the most appropriate type of decontamination lance for decontamination: thus the radiological decontaminating agents for their chelating properties, need a type of decontamination lance that generates a large amount of foam that allows decontamination effective

3. Decontamination process Phases

CBRN decontamination protocols determine that decontamination of vehicles is a procedure that consists of 3 phases:

  • Prewash
  • Decontamination
  • Cleared up

The 3 phases are applied consecutively to each vehicle, so from the operational point of view this means that we need to have 3 different lances (and exchange them in each phase of the process) or with a combined lance 3-in-1 that allows with a single lance to perform the 3 phases.

4. Contaminated object characteristics

The physical characteristics of the contaminated object, especially in the case of vehicles, make it necessary to have specific lances that allow decontamination to be carried out in places that are difficult to access.

In the case of vehicles, the most conflictive areas for effective decontamination are the low levels of the vehicles. To this end, specific decontamination lances are developed that allow the application of the decontaminant in the contaminated areas.

Comments

Hispano Vema´s Decontamination Lance range assures the intervention teams (both First Response and Emergency Teams) an effective and efficient decontamination, in any type of scenario, and whatever the vehicle or material to be decontaminated.

Decontamination Lance 3-in-1 SICUT Liquid

Provides the 3 phases of decontamination: pre-washing, decontamination, and rinsing

It has 3 alternative outputs: Foaming, Flat Spray, and Solid Jet

Can be used with biological, chemical and radiological decontaminants (liquid type)

Ruggedized ergonomic housing

Decontamination Lance 3-in-1 Liquid

Provides the 3 phases of decontamination: pre-washing, decontamination, and rinsing

It has 3 alternative outputs: Foaming, Flat Spray, and Solid Jet

Can be used with biological, chemical and radiological decontaminants (liquid type)

Decontamination Lance 3-in-1 SICUT Powder

Provides the 3 phases of decontamination: pre-washing, decontamination, and rinsing

It has 3 alternative outputs: Foaming, Flat Spray, and Solid Jet

Can be used with biological, chemical and radiological decontaminating agents (powder type)

Ruggedized ergonomic housing

Decontamination Lance Steam

Decontamination Lance specific to performing decontamination with steam, it can be used with vapors at a temperature of up to 210ºC.

It is built in Stainless Steel.

Pressure regulation system by valve

Decontamination Lance Underchasis 

Decon Lance specific to perform decontamination on low-difficulty vehicles with conventional decontamination lances.

Spray angle range: 20 to 140 degrees

Vario-press system. Vapor and wheels system to facilitate its movement under the vehicle.

Bottom Device

Fixed structure to carry out the decontamination of low access vehicles with difficult access to conventional decontamination lances.

The rotating system that ensures a uniform application of the decontamination solution throughout the surface of the vehicle's base.

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