Due to the new coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19), Termopernambuco, a Neoenergia's thermal power plant, has been using lead technologies to ensure the health, safety and well-being of its employees.
With this in mind, the company developed an special system aimed at providing increased sanitary safety to the vehicles accessing the plant's facilities. The initiative consists of a 4-m long sanitizing arch, produced by the plant, aimed at sterilizing the external surface of vehicles accessing the plant, which could be a source of spread for the employees.
Installed in Termopernambuco's main entry, the equipment is operated through 30 sprinklers that spray a 0.5% sodium hypochlorite solution into the surface of the vehicles, including the tires. The devices are automatically activated with the opening of the plant's accessing gates, ensuring that any and all vehicles are sanitized before the entry into de plant's facilities, thus minimizing the risk of spreading the virus.
With capacity to sanitize more than 1,000 vehicles/day, the system was designed to allow a full cleaning of the entire vehicle surface, irrespective of small, mid or large size, also including the tire cleaning. This procedure operates based on sprinklers embedded into the floor and duties covering the entire area. The full process is fast and efficiently carried out in less than 20 seconds.
The use of technologies is just one of the measures adopted by Termopernambuco for reducing the risks of coronavirus spread. The plant also promotes further actions aimed to create a healthy and safe workplace for its employees and to ensure that the plant operation is run as usual.