Tobin 5 Bottle Eyewash Station vs. Portable Eyewash Stations
Dalton International often receives enquiries for “Portable Eyewash Stations”, generally large plastic containers that are wall mountable. Nominally these hold around 35L of water providing a 15 minute flush when activated.
We generally counter this request by offering the Tobin 5 Bottle System. So, why should the Tobin system be considered? Have a look at the table below which identifies key points to consider.
|Tobin Eyewash Stationary Stand – 5 Bottles||Generic Portable 15 Minute Eyewash System|
|Highly portable and easy to move to the incident location.||Heavy and cumbersome, requiring effort to relocate if required.|
|Total weight – approx. 7kg.||Total weight – approx. 35kg.|
|Flushing can continue en-route to medical care.||Cannot be used during patient transport.|
|Flushing liquid can be used whether the patient is standing or lying down.||Can generally only be used if the patient is standing or below the level of the nozzles.|
|Each bottle provides sterile flushing solution for 3 minutes.||Potable water is required with the addition of a water preservative.|
|5 bottle system provides a full 15 minute flush at constant flow rates.||15 minute flush with decreasing flow pattern as the reservoir level drops.|
|Individual bottles can be easily replaced.||Refill with potable water and preservative.|
|Guaranteed sterile while unopened for up to 3 years.||Water and preservative needs to be replaced approximately every 2-3 months|
|Corrosion resistant aluminium bottle rack||Polyethylene|
|RRP circa NZ$225.00 excl.||RRP circa NZ$600.00 excl.|