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Installing Emergency Showers: Additional Considerations

installing emergency showersIn some facilities, selecting and installing emergency showers is relatively straightforward. But many times, issues can arise that complicate the process or make you second-guess your choice of shower. To help you avoid nasty “surprises,” we’ve compiled a list of additional things to consider when selecting and installing emergency showers:

Piped vs. Portable

Do you have piped water that’s easily accessible at the planned location of the emergency shower? If not, you’ll either need to lay new pipes or choose a portable emergency shower. If you decide to go with a portable unit, make sure it can maintain water flow for a full 15 minutes, as required.

Number of Workers

If multiple workers could be affected by a hazard, then you may need to install multiple emergency showers.

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Home and Emergency Thermostatic Mixing Valves: A Comparison

thermostatic mixing valvesIf you search for thermostatic mixing valves, you might be surprised at the huge divergence in price. While thermostatic mixing valves designed for emergency use are priced anywhere from $400 to $3000, you can pick up a thermostatic mixing valve for home use at any hardware store for around $100-$200. What gives?

What Are Thermostatic Mixing Valves?

Before we get into price, let’s review what a thermostatic mixing valve is. Whether used at home or with an emergency shower or eyewash station, thermostatic mixing valves serve the same purpose: to mix hot and cold water to make the output a comfortable temperature.

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How Does an Emergency Shower Differ From a Regular Shower?

emergency showerWhen you need to install an emergency shower in your workplace, you can’t just pick one up at your local hardware store. An emergency shower is different from a regular shower in many important ways. Here are just a few:

Access

When you need an emergency shower, you need to get to it FAST. That’s why regulations state that employees should be able to reach an emergency shower in 10 seconds or less. For the same reason, the shower must be on the same level as the hazard, well lit and clearly identified.

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