Thursday, December 10, 2020

Case Study: Equipment Decontamination in a Trailer

Shipping containers and trucks can be used in the chlorine dioxide gas decontamination process multiple ways. For one, the shipping container or truck’s trailer can serve as a temporary chamber where equipment and supplies are put in and sterilized at once. For another, the truck itself can be sterilized without anything in it to produce a clean environment prior to product being loaded. An example of the former would be a sandwich company who filled a standard-sized truck trailer with new equipment to be decontaminated prior to installation within their processing area. The client took this opportunity to not only decontaminate this new, unassembled piece of equipment but include additional equipment from inside as well, really packing the trailer, since chlorine dioxide gas is a true gas at room temperatures that disperses evenly and completely, getting down into all of the cracks and crevices of hard-to-reach areas within crowded spaces. This decontamination service took place right outside in the client’s parking lot, away from the building, allowing production to run as usual inside. Even in the snowy inclement weather that day, our Decontamination Services team was able to complete this job in 5 hours, from set up to clean up, and the incubated biological indicators were found negative, confirming the chlorine dioxide decontamination was successful.

Generally speaking, if the space can be sealed, it can be decontaminated. ClorDiSys' chlorine dioxide gas technology allows for a complete decontamination of your facility, room, equipment, or ductwork with minimal downtime. View a sample of some other decontamination service projects here, and contact us if you have a project you'd like to explore.