Decontamination Units, Physical Removal, High-Pressure Gas/Particulate
Definition : Decontamination units that employ high-pressure gas (typically carbon dioxide) for physical removal of chemical agents, toxic industrial materials, and, less frequently, biological agents from the surface of equipment. These units typically consist of a portable high-pressure-gas delivery device and one or more hoses, nozzles, pressure gauges, and filters; they frequently include a handgun-like device to deliver frozen carbon dioxide particles (i.e., dry ice) at supersonic speeds to clean the interior of sensitive equipment. Some units also use plastic and/or glass beads for more aggressive surface decontamination. High-pressure-gas decontamination units can remove micrometric particles and hydrocarbon contaminants without destruction and/or abrasion of the equipment surface. Some devices may be used for skin decontamination.
Entry Terms : "Particulate Decontamination Units" , "Dry Ice Particulate Decontamination Units" , "Carbon Dioxide Decontamination Units" , "High-Pressure Carbon Dioxide Decontamination Units"
UMDC code : 20579