Frequently Asked Questions
Any facility, whether conventional or barrier, that receives animals, feed and bedding, and is attempting to protect itself from viral outbreaks, can benefit from the use of a Misting Tunnel. It's compact size and portability make is easy to use and move out of the way if needed.
Misting Tunnel connects to a standard 110 Volt grounded outlet with 15Amp
service. The machine draws less
than 3.5 Amps of power.
The Misting Tunnel is self-contained and therefore does not require any ductwork to be installed. The heat generated by the machine is nominal and basically undetectable.
disinfecting fluid recirculates and drains back into the reservoir
which can then be drained as needed. No floor drain is required, although some
customers may find it convenient to have one near to the machine.
The LE2020 Misting Tunnel is 33” wide, 60” long, and 59 1/2" high and requires at least a 34 ½” doorway opening (a standard 36” door). The LE2828 Misting Tunnel is 38" wide, 60" long and 67 1/2" high and requires at least a 40" wide doorway opening.
Yes. The Misting Tunnel can be mounted permanently to a wall using the optional Pass-Through Door. (The locking wheels are left on the machine to allow ease of maintenance in case any problem should arise.) This enables the unit to be used in a dirty/clean room setup.
There are two Emergency Stop buttons; one located on the load end and one on the off-load end. In addition, there is a torque limiter mounted to the drive motor, load end Chain Guard and Eye Beam Activator. Safety notices are located on each end of the conveyor.
There is a permanent in-line stainless steel mesh filter that needs to be regularly rinsed in hot water to remove any debris, usually once per week. There are individual stainless steel mesh filters mounted inside each misting nozzle that should be regularly cleaned with a cotton swab, usually once a month. The nozzles are easily removed with a ½ inch socket. These cleaning recommendations are based on average use and will vary by user depending on the amount of fluid going through the machine and should be increased or decreased accordingly.
conveyor belt speed can be increased; the electric eye delay can be adjusted;
and the flow rate of chemical can be adjusted; the conveyor belt torque can be increased or decreased.
The off-load conveyor has a range from 2 feet to 8 feet in length. The conveyor can be turned from side to side to approximately a 30-degree angle and with additional optional conveyor attachments can form a 90-degree turn if desired.
The off-load conveyor has three sets of legs, each with a swivel locking caster that can be adjusted in height independent of the Misting Tunnel.
The LE2020 & LE2828 Misting Tunnels have a 3-gallon reservoir that supply the misting nozzles
chemical that is pH neutral and produces no residues can be used in the Misting
Please note that currently the only chemicals proven to be
viable for use in the Misting Tunnel are Vimoba or MB-10 Chlorine Dioxide Tablets manufactured by Quip Laboratories, Inc.
The corrosiveness of other available chlorine dioxides precludes their
use in the Misting Tunnel.
present, the use of chemicals other than Vimoba and MB-10 Chlorine Dioxide voids the warranty on the machine and the manufacturer is not responsible for damage to
the Misting Tunnel.