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Eyewash Standardization and Validation Dome to Achieve and Meet Safety Requirements

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243994D
Publication Date: 2015-Nov-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

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Title

Eyewash Standardization and Validation Dome to Achieve and Meet Safety Requirements

Abstract

Disclosed is a design for an eyewash standardization and validation dome to achieve and meet safety requirements. The design enables testers to adjust the current angles to avoid splashing while validating the direction and position of the water jets onto simulated user eyes.

Problem

Safety regulations require that all water flowing from the sprayheads of emergency eyewash stations contact the eyes at the top of an arc that is far enough away from the exit of the hardware as to not hit the head during use. Also, the water must remain within the dome of the eyewash cavity during use.

The only current method available to test the system is to have a visual of the two streams of water converging. However, no location is set to mimic the location of the user's eyes in order to verify that the water streams are contacting that location.

A standard method is needed to validate the correct stream of water flow from the sprayheads of an emergency eyewash station.

Solution/Novel Contribution

The novel contribution is a design for an eyewash standardization and validation dome to achieve and meet safety requirements. The approach is to place adjustable rods within a transparent dome that can have targets at the correct location of a user's eyes for any eyewash unit. The manufacturer can then use these as the locations to adjust the water and verify that the angle and directi...