Why Gravity-Fed Safety Showers are
Superior to Plumbed Safety Showers
With ShieldSafe’s proprietary, gravity-fed shower design, there is no need for pumps that may fail or pipes that may narrow over time from calci cation. ShieldSafe gives you and your employees total con dence that your safety showers are 100% reliable.
Protection from the Elements
ShieldSafe showers ensure all these regulations are met, and are the best choice to keep your site in compliance with government regulations.
No More Weekly Testing
Trying to move or add a plumbed shower to your existing site can open up a big can of worms. With ShieldSafe, a simple fork-lift allows you to easily move or add a self-contained shower in virtually any location.
Functions in the Event of a Disaster
ShieldSafe self-contained, gravity-fed safety showers don’t require electricity or a plumbed water source to deliver the most reliable safety shower treatment on the market today. Some showers can even be used as a refuge in the event of a high wind disaster—withstanding winds in excess of 165 mph.
Installing new safety showers can be very costly, yet most facilities don’t realize that the hidden cost of maintenance can easily eclipse the initial installation costs over the life of the shower. Being among the lowest- maintenance showers on the market, ShieldSafe showers keep maintenance costs in check by eliminating dripping pipes, never-ending maintenance from freezing, ongoing weekly activation tests, and constant tank cleanings.
No Costly Circulation System Required
With circulation systems, pipes leak, calcify, and freeze. Elbows, bends, and tees are the sensitive parts of the system, as they get too thin, and nally rupture. Pumps are vulnerable to breakdowns and ow accelerates corrosion. In addition, most of the heat used to keep shower water tepid throughout a large plant is lost before tepid water can be delivered to the furthest shower in the system—resulting in high energy costs with extremely low efficiency.
Though plumbed showers often cost less than gravity-fed showers, the installation, circulation system, and hidden maintenance costs are much higher than gravity-fed options over the life of the system.
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