Definition : Chambers designed to decontaminate equipment from chemical agents including mustard (H agent), nerve agents such as VX and the G series (e.g., tabun [GA], and sarin [GB]), and toxic industrial materials; biological agents; and/or nuclear material contaminants. These chambers usually include appropriate devices (e.g., pumps, applicators, heaters, sprays) to perform mechanical or, less frequently, chemical decontamination. Decontamination is typically performed by applying a high-pressure water spray or steam over contaminated equipment placed inside the chamber. Some chambers include systems for delivery of decontamination chemical solutions. Decontamination chambers are used mainly for decontamination of the surface of equipment (e.g., hand tools) that is not sensitive to heat and water.
Entry Terms : "Decontamination Chambers" , "Decontamination Booths"
UMDC code : 20589