SOFEX 2016

Genie in a bottle [SOFEX16D2]

11 May 2016

CBRN (chemical, biological, radioactive, nuclear) is dangerous. Getting it cleaned up takes some effort, but Italian firm Cristanini SpA (Hall 1, Stand B140) has an innovative range of decontamination/ detoxification systems that certainly makes it easier.

Its Sanijetgun puts the operation in the hands of a single person, allowing hot or cold water under high pressure to mix with BX 24 decontaminating powder, which is sprayed onto vehicles, equipment or personnel. The special lightweight and compact lance enables the operator to carry out three operations at the same time: pre-washing, decontamination/detoxification and rinsing.

“Unlike most decon/ detox systems requiring the decontaminant to be mixed beforehand, our Sanijetgun mixes the chemical with water as it is operated,” explained Cristanini, adding that on sensitive equipment such as aircraft instruments, computers and electro-optics, it uses a non-corrosive, non-toxic decontaminant such as SX 34, which is environmentally friendly and does not damage sensitive equipment when cleaned.

“CBRN is the genie in the bottle,” the company stated. “We need to make sure it remains contained.”

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