Enware Australia have introduced laboratory rapid response safety kit that offers one-step neutralisation of either liquid or vapour spills of some of the highly toxic chemicals. The FAST-ACT first response treatment products range is an advanced chemical hazard neutralisation technology, originally developed for the US military to counter Chemical Warfare Agents (CWAs).
FAST-ACT (First Applied Sorbent Treatment – Against Chemical Threats) has been successfully trialled on hydrofluoric acid at the Australian National University to complement its successful use on the Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TICs) and Toxic Industrial Materials (TIMs) in the market.
According to Scott Whittaker, Product Manager, Enware Australia, the FAST-ACT is suitable for use throughout Australia and New Zealand on chemicals that pose hazards in laboratories. Enware have signed a distribution agreement with Nanoscale Corporation USA to distribute FAST-ACT in both countries.
The laboratory kit involving unique technology is available through Enware Australia helps to neutralise toxic chemical incidents rapidly (liquid or vapour), facilitating rescues where these are needed and reducing the need for total evacuations. The kit’s wall-mounted unit can be tailored to user requirements, employing 70g, 300g, 500g, 3kg and 5kg shaker tubs of the product, and 1kg, 2kg and 4kg fire extinguisher style pressurised cylinders for liquids, vapour and off-gassing.
The technology break-through enables relatively small quantities of product to be used immediately on toxic liquid or vapour incidents as the FAST-ACT technology creates a massive increase in the powder’s active surface area.
Broad applicability for situations where there is no way of knowing immediately what chemical is involved is also one of the benefit of Enware’s FAST-ACT kits. FAST-ACT also reduces the need to have multiple spill kits. It reacts with a wide range of acids, halogenated compounds, phosphorus compounds and organic compounds.
High portability and easy application FAST-ACT is supplied in extinguisher-style pressurised cylinders that are easy to operate and do not require any special training for users. Shaker bottles and pails are also available in a variety of sizes to best suit particular application requirements.
FAST-ACT join Enware Australia’s broad families of safety and environmental technologies, including Enware emergency shower and decontamination technology manufactured in Australia to comply with the tough regulations covering workplace safety.