Douglas Delabie, the specialist supplier of thermostatic control solutions and accessories for the healthcare sector, has introduced an electronic wall-mounted tap featuring a BIOCLIP spout with fixed and removable options for mounting on panels <20mm.
Every year in Europe an alarming 5 - 12% of patients contract a nosocomial infection (hospital acquired infection), through contact with medical staff, hospital equipment or other patients.
During a washing protocol, bacteria and blood can be deposited on the basin tap and spout; the BIOCLIP taps and mixers are designed to enable healthcare professionals to reduce the risk of bacteria proliferation and prevent the spread of infection.
BIOCLIP taps and mixers limit bacterial proliferation and are easy to disinfect for preventative or curative purposes - they provide a simple, effective, solution to prevent the spread of these germs on the outside - as well as the inside of the spout.
With the spout easily removed for disinfection, the product is designed to counter cross infection, help achieve the highest standards of hygiene and promote water efficiency in healthcare applications.
The unit comes complete with chrome-plated mounting plate, separate detection sensor for wall-mounting, electronic control box with integral transformer (230/12V), duty flush operation and low voltage ½"BSPM Solenoid valve with filter seals.
Anti-bacterial Duty Flush
The anti-bacterial duty flush of the BIOCLIP electronic model operates every 24 hours after the last use, preventing water stagnation, and reducing bacterial development.
BIOCLIP Electronic is supplied with two removable brass spouts to enable continuous use during disinfection, while the hygienic flow straightener ensures there is no retention of impurities. In addition, the BIOCLIP spout will withstand thermal shocks, and is ideal for fitting sterilizing filters.
Bioclip Electronic with disposableSpouts
Douglas Delabie also offer a BIOCLIP disposable spout option, supplied with15 quick release (no tools required) disposable spouts in recyclable Hostaform, each with a star shaped flow straightener with minimal restriction.
Bob Purdom, the company's commercial director explains:
"Unlike most taps and mixers which have rough interiors with niches where bacteria can develop, our new product options feature smooth spout and body interiors. This means there are no asperities - so bacterial growth is significantly slowed.
Because they are in contact with water and oxygen in the air, the surfaces of mixers and taps are exposed at the end of the spout - inside and around the outlet - to bacterial growth and contamination by bacteria such as Pseudomonas Aeruginosas (Pyocyanic Bacillus)."
The BIOCLIP removable spout with mounting plate can also be used with a knee / foot operated non-contact tap where hygiene is critical.