Effective plant sanitation depends on a number of factors, such as the chemicals being used, application equipment, and trained crews who properly use the chemicals and equipment together. No matter what chemicals you are using, if they are not correctly applied by a trained professional, they won’t be effective.
One way to ensure that every surface of a facility is treated is to apply sanitizing chemicals as a foam. In addition to clinging to surfaces for longer contact times, crews can also see where the foam has been applied and which areas have been missed. Decon7’s foam cannon can help your crews apply D7 efficiently and effectively in multiple locations.
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Foam Cannon Overview
The foam cannon is a high-capacity (120- or 150-gallon) pressurized tank that sprays foam a distance of 70+ feet. The integrated unit comes on casters and includes:
- The tank
- Up to 300 feet of hose
- Multiple-output valves
- An adjustable spray nozzle
- An easy-to-read pressure gauge
Foam Cannon Benefits
The foam cannon is suitable for a range of food safety applications and comes with several benefits.
With a large tank, 300 feet of hose, and a spray distance greater than 70 feet, the foam cannon can treat a large facility without the need to refill the tank as frequently or move the equipment as often as with other systems. Compared to other equipment with smaller capacity and shorter hoses, this helps crews operate more efficiently and contributes to less downtime.
When multiple areas need to be treated, simply roll the cart to the next location. Its long, narrow design makes it possible to fit through standard doorways, and because the equipment is generally connected to airline hookups readily available throughout the facility, it can be used to treat different areas, reducing the need to purchase multiple units. Mobility also means easy storage. Just roll the foam cannon to a storage area to keep it out of the way when not in use.
The foam cannon does not need access to a water line, but it does need to be connected to a pressurized air line located in the facility. Minimal setup time is required. For regular operation, just fill the tank with pre-mixed D7 and connect to a pressurized air line, and you’re ready to apply foam sanitizer to your processing plant.
Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of using the d7 foam cannon is the ability to remove biofilm without the need for mechanical action. This is because D7 penetrates the outer layers of the biofilm to reach and kill the bacteria beneath. Most other products require mechanical action to disrupt the biofilm so that the sanitizing chemicals can do their work. This is both time-consuming and labor-intensive because every square inch of a facility must be scrubbed to ensure complete biofilm removal. With D7 sanitizer, you just need to spray every surface with the powerful foam cannon (or apply as a spray, fog, or soak) and let it sit for the minimum recommended contact time before rinsing with potable water.
Compared to traditional foamers, a single foam cannon can reduce production downtime by one-third, thereby leaving sanitation workers to focus on other tasks, such as cleaning delicate equipment or sanitizing other areas of the facility. You might even be able to save money by reducing the number of people needed for each sanitizing shift.
Use the Foam Cannon in Your Facility
There are many ways to apply sanitizer, but some require more work than others. The Decon7 foam cannon is designed for efficiency, efficacy, and ease. If you want to reduce the amount of labor required to remove biofilm and pathogens, applying D7 with a foam cannon can make a dramatic difference. To learn more about the foam cannon and all of the other equipment recommended for applying D7, download our Product Guide today.