5 Bottle Tobin Eyewash Station vs. Portable Eyewash Stations
Dalton International often receives enquiries for “Portable Eyewash Stations”, generally large plastic containers that are wall mountable, we recommend the 5 Bottle Tobin Eyewash Station. Nominally these hold around 35L of water providing a 15 minute flush when activated.
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.|