SonoSteam mattress disinfection equipment – 90 clean mattresses in only 1 hour
SonoSteam equipment for disinfection of hospital mattresses is designed to disinfect 90 mattresses in only one hour. Disinfection of Enterobacteriaceae, E. coli and Total Viable Counts (TVC) was investigated on contaminated mattresses with bacteria levels of 5 log units. In all cases, the SonoSteam processes achieved full bacteria reduction.
SonoSteam mattress disinfection equipment is constructed as a continuous process where a conveyor belt transfers mattresses in and out of the equipment. Start and stop actions as well as temperature are monitored on a PLC computer.
Mattresses are lifted automatically on to the conveyor belt which takes them through the disinfection chamber one at the time and then further into the integrated drying chamber. After drying, the mattresses can be loaded on to the bed by just pushing down a handle.
Mattress disinfection is easy and convenient in use. The automatic disinfection lowers the risk of staff becoming ill or carriers of pathogens to patients in and outside environment, because they are no longer involved in manually cleaning the surface of mattresses.
The first implementation at Hvidovre Hospital
A cooperation with SEMI STAAL
The hospital mattress disinfection project was performed in cooperation with SEMI STAAL. SEMI-STAAL is one of the European market leaders and pioneers in industrial cleaning and logistic handling systems for returnable packaging. Industrial solutions cover semi- to fully automatic systems for crates, tubs, bins and pallets with a capacity range from low to high speed solutions.
SonoSteam and SEMI STAAL initiated their work on the mattress disinfection system in 2014. SonoSteam delivered the steam-ultrasound technology and chamber construction designs and SEMI STAAL completed the product and development of the equipment shortly thereafter. The mattress disinfection system is now used in a Danish hospital.