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  • Writer's pictureNiall Kelly

Heated Safety Showers for Cold Climates

Safety Showers can be crucial pieces of life-saving equipment. Therefore, it is vitally important to ensure that they always perform correctly in their given environments (indeed, weekly inspections are mandatory for all Safety Shower operators). Therefore, Safety Managers and Facility Managers should factor in the temperatures in which their Safety Showers are expected to operate. For colder Irish temperatures, Heated Safety Showers can come into their own. Let's take a look at some of the types available.


The Hughes EXP-MH-14KS/1500 1500L Immersion Heated Gravity-fed Tank Safety Shower


The Hughes 1500ML Immersion Heated Safety Shower

Tailored for cold climates, the Hughes 1500-liter immersion heated gravity-fed tank safety shower remains fully operational even in temperatures as low as -35°C. Its self-contained tank eliminates the need for a mains water supply, making it the ideal solution for remote locations.


The integrated immersion heater and sturdy polyurethane insulation effectively maintain water temperature within the overhead tank, ranging from 15°C to 38°C. This mild temperature allows individuals to comfortably undergo the recommended 15-minute decontamination process under the shower.


Designed to provide a consistent flow of 76 liters per minute of potable water for a duration of 15 minutes, this system features a prominently visible red panic bar for instant activation. For hands-free operation, consider adding the optional foot panel. The purpose-built medium-density polyethylene tank offers high corrosion resistance, ensuring long-lasting durability.


Furthermore, an optional eye/face wash unit is available, enhancing versatility and meeting the rigorous requirements of both EN and ANSI standards.


The Hughes STD-TC-100KS/45G Safety shower and ABS closed bowl eye wash with integral water heater


STD-TC-100KS/45G Safety shower and ABS closed bowl eye wash with integral water heater

The Hughes STD-TC-100KS/45G Safety Shower with ABS Closed Bowl Eye Wash and Integral Water Heater:


This temperature-controlled safety shower, coupled with an eye/face wash unit, offers an ideal solution in scenarios where a consistent hot water supply is not readily available or in environments characterized by low ambient temperatures. The integral heated water tank, boasting a capacity of 300 liters, remains on standby to deliver a 15-minute supply of water within the tepid range, in accordance with EN and ANSI recommendations. Maintaining water temperature between 22-28°C is ensured by a high-flow-rate thermostatically controlled mixing valve. Furthermore, neighboring safety showers can access the heated water supply through a second outlet on the unit. Designed for both indoor and outdoor use, this model is suitable for areas classified as hazardous or non-hazardous.


Key Features of the Hughes STD-TC-100KS/45G Safety Shower with ABS Closed Bowl Eye Wash and Integral Water Heater:


Lidded Eye/Face Wash: Located at the front, this eye/face wash unit dispenses 12 liters per minute of tepid water.

Safety Shower: Providing an efficient decontamination process, the safety shower boasts a water flow rate of 76 liters per minute.

Adjustable Water Temperature: Users can conveniently adjust the water temperature, initially factory set at 25°C.

Corrosion-Resistant Frame: Constructed with a stainless steel frame, the unit demonstrates high resistance to corrosion.

Standards Compliance: This safety shower meets the rigorous requirements of both EN and ANSI standards, ensuring adherence to international safety protocols.



The Hughes STD-MH-5KS/11KS Immersion-heated Safety Shower with Eye Wash and Handheld Eye Bath


The Hughes STD-MH-5KS/11KS Immersion-heated Safety Shower with Eye Wash and Handheld Eye Bath

The Hughes STD-MH-5KS/11KS Immersion-heated Safety Shower with Eye Wash and Handheld Eye Bath is designed for outdoor environments susceptible to freezing conditions. The combination of polyurethane foam insulation and an impact-resistant outer casing ensures optimal performance in cold climates, offering a reliable solution during emergency situations. Augmented by a lidded eye/face wash unit and a flexible-hose-equipped handheld eye bath, this system proves versatile for aiding individuals or conducting targeted decontamination. With a shower flow rate of 76 liters per minute and an eye/face wash rate of 12 liters per minute, this model adheres to EN and ANSI standards. Note, while this model is heated against frost, it is not guaranteed to provide tepid water.


Key Features of the Hughes STD-MH-5KS/11KS Immersion-heated Safety Shower with Eye Wash and Handheld Eye Bath:

  • Emergency Activation: Attain immediate drenching with the easy-grip pull handle during emergencies. For hands-free operation, consider the optional foot treadle.

  • Integrated Lid: The eye wash unit is equipped with an integral lid linked to the water valve, ensuring automatic operation when pulled down while shielding the bowl and diffusers from dirt and debris.

  • Handheld Eye Bath: Providing targeted decontamination, the handheld eye bath delivers a minimum flow rate of 8 liters per minute.

  • Standards Compliance: Meeting the stringent requirements of both EN and ANSI standards, this safety shower guarantees adherence to international safety protocols.


The team at Gaslines Ltd. have been providing Safety Shower solutions to Irish facilities and worksites for decades. If you'd like to discuss having an immersion heated safety shower installed on your site, or aren't sure what the most suitable Safety Shower is for your facility, please do get in touch with us on 0402 32116 or email sales@mahealy.ie.

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