One challenge biosecurity professionals face is having the necessary equipment to efficiently and effectively disinfect multiple areas. This includes both in processing plants and live production areas. Stand-alone facilities, such as breeding barns and processing facilities on farms, must be properly disinfected to maintain safe levels of bacteria. This helps prevent the spread of infection among animals and protect the food supply and the consumers it reaches.
In addition to clearing the area of personnel and animals, every surface from floor to ceiling must be treated to remove bacteria and help prevent the growth of biofilms. The Decon7 spray wagon is ideal for these types of applications, especially where access to pressurized air lines is limited.
Spray Wagon Overview
The self-contained spray wagon is designed for mobility and has everything biosecurity professionals need to disinfect and control odors in a live production facility. With a compressor, large tank, and all of the equipment necessary to produce a rich, clinging foam, the spray wagon can be used virtually anywhere.
Spray wagons are available with:
- 120- or 150-gallon tanks
- Onboard gas air compressor
- Easy-to-read pressure gauges
- Adjustable foam/spray gun nozzle with on/off functions
- Up to 300 feet of 1” layflat hose
- 9-foot spray booms
Spray Wagon Benefits
Whether being used in a barn for odor control or in a slaughterhouse for preventing the spread of bacteria, the spray wagon offers many benefits.
Designed to be hauled by a motorized vehicle, the spray wagon can be moved to multiple locations at a live production facility, including outdoors between barns and other spaces. This minimizes the need for multiple stationary equipment purchases for use in different buildings. When not in use, the spray wagon can be stowed in a storage area and easily retrieved when needed.
With a 70+ foot spray range and up to 300 feet of hose, disinfectant foam can be efficiently applied with minimal movement of the wagon. Biosecurity workers in smaller facilities can treat a space without moving the equipment or refilling the tank, while in larger facilities, repositioning and refilling are required much less frequently.
Minimal movement and large tanks allow biosecurity workers to do more work in less time. One spray wagon can reduce clean-out down-time by one-third, replacing up to five biosecurity workers and traditional foam applicators.
Spray Wagon for Biofilm Treatment and Odor Control
One of the unique characteristics of D7 is its ability to remove biofilm without mechanical action. No scrubbing means less manpower, which translates to lower costs for biosecurity professionals. D7 also has the added benefit of removing odors, which is beneficial in barn environments that tend to have an ammonia smell.
Though D7 can be applied in multiple ways (foam, spray, fog, and soak) for biofilm treatment and odor control, applying it as a foam has certain benefits. Foam is easily visible, so crews can see which areas have been sprayed. It also clings to surfaces longer than a liquid spray, especially walls and ceilings, so the disinfecting chemical will stay on surfaces for the minimum recommended contact time. In live production facilities where biofilm can create costly problems, the spray wagon is the ideal equipment for applying D7 in a biosecurity setting.
Whether using it for biofilm treatment, daily disinfection, or odor control, the spray wagon can help keep your facilities effectively disinfected. If you are purchasing new equipment, the spray wagon provides both mobility and versatility, especially if your site has multiple buildings spread out over a large area. For more tips on efficiently cleaning and disinfecting a food processing facility, download The Busy FSQA Manager’s Guide to Proactive Plant Sanitation.