Continental ExpressWash® Washers properly clean contaminated protective gear according to NFPA 1851 guidelines. This is critical, because if dirty gear is not dealt with properly, it can expose firefighters and the people they serve to life-threatening chemicals, body fluids and particulates. ExpressWash Washers properly decontaminate gear while maintaining the integrity of the protective fabrics. No wonder ExpressWash Washers often qualify for Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) funding (https://www.fema.gov/welcome-assistance-firefighters-grant-program) and are backed by an industry-leading manufacturer’s warranty.
Industry experts agree that gear must be cleaned using a highly programmable washer – like an ExpressWash Washer – to avoid damage to the gear itself. Using different programs, a fire department can wash a variety of items – turnout suit shells and linings, truck towels, EMS jumpsuits, and more.
ExpressWash Washers offer programmability of water temperatures and levels, extract speeds, multiple bath options, automatic chemical (detergent) injection, multiple wash actions, cylinder rotation options, and wash time. Moreover, ExpressWash Washers can automatically inject the right type and quantities of detergents at the appropriate water temperature and level, preventing inconsistent and damaging results.
Once the washer is programmed, operators simply select a program number, load the machine and press start. Gear is consistently cleaned without damage to costly protective fabrics. Moreover, firefighters are protected from the hazards of wearing dirty gear.
ExpressWash Washers deliver high-performance operation, efficiency, programmability and ease-of-use. Specifically engineered to save space and install easily in unconventional locations – including truck bays and utility rooms – ExpressWash Washers position easily into place without need for bolt-down or reinforced concrete foundations.
Available in capacities ranging from 20 to 255 pounds, ExpressWash Washers allow for superior wash quality using considerably less water. Designed without a sump, a water containment area at the base of the washer, ExpressWash Washers save up to 3 gallons of water with each fill. Less water used equates to lower water-heating costs and reduced chemical usage.
Moreover, ExpressWash Washers feature AquaFall, a system that further enhances efficiency by introducing water into the washer drum via holes in the drum lifters. As the drum turns, lifters release water from above, creating superior load saturation, chemical penetration and rinsing. Additionally, an AquaMixer system improves wash action by mixing hot and cold water to achieve precise bath temperatures—minimizing hot water consumption.
Finally, ExpressWash Washers are engineered for reliability and durability. They feature durable AISI-304 stainless steel inner and outer drums, and front, side and top panels constructed of steel and coated with Continental's corrosion-resistant Titan Steel Finish. An oversized door, which allows for easy loading and unloading, is equipped with a heavy-duty, bolt-style hinge to withstand the rigors of constant use.
To find out more about ExpressWash Washers, which are backed by an industry-leading 5/3-year factory warranty, visit https://cgilaundry.com/commercial-fire.html
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