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Electro-Steam at Pack Expo 2020

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Electro-Steam will be at Pack Expo 2020 at Booth #2494 at Chicago McCormick Place!

Please see below for more details:

  • Sunday: November 8, 2020 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Monday: November 9, 2020 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday: November 10, 2020 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday: November 11, 2020 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm




The Use of Steam Sanitation in Hospitals

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Vapor steam cleaning is becoming an increasingly common cleaning and sanitizing method for a broad range of industries, from healthcare facilities to food and beverage processing and commercial cleaning. As a safe, environmentally friendly method, it can be used to thoroughly clean materials without the use of harsh or harmful solvents and detergents.

An experienced manufacturer of high quality steam cleaning equipment, Electro-Steam is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art steam cleaning solutions to our customers in the hospital and healthcare industry worldwide. We understand that the current high-traffic environment in these facilities creates an enhanced high-risk situation for patients and healthcare workers alike. The right steam sanitizer can help you disinfect a variety of surfaces and materials quickly and efficiently, thereby reducing the risk of infection or cross-contamination caused by microbes, allergens, and dirt.

Advantages of Using Steam Sanitation

Steam sanitation offers an extensive range of advantages over traditional cleaning solutions, including:

Reduced Water Usage

Rather than using copious amounts of water to dilute or rinse chemical cleaners, steam cleaners simply use a small amount of contained, high-temperature steam.

Minimized Water Runoff or Overspray

With a steam cleaner, you don’t have to worry about excessive water usage or polluting runoff.

Ability to Clean Sensitive Surfaces and Equipment

Steam cleaners use high-temperature steam without excessive pressure, so you can use it on your heat- and water-sensitive components and materials.

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Capability to Clean Hard-to-Reach Areas

Unlike manual cleaning with detergents, steam can reach into corners and cracks. It can also be used on fabric surfaces that are unable to be cleaned with standard chemical methods.

Cleans Without Harmful and Harsh Chemicals

Steam cleaning uses 100% heated water, thereby reducing worker and patient exposure to harsh and irritating detergents, solvents, and other cleaning chemicals.

Easily Removes Stains and Microbial Contaminants

Steam has been proven to kill 99.99% of microbial contaminants such as bacteria, mold, yeast, protozoa, and fungi. It can also be used to reduce odors and clean grease, oils, and stains.

Can Be Used Anywhere Without Breaching Clean Water Act Regulations

Since there are no harmful chemicals to rinse off, using steam cleaners helps you to operate within Clean Water Act regulations. In fact, with zero runoff, there is no need to worry about the Clean Water Act at all when you use a steam cleaner.

Highly Versatile Process

Steam sanitation can be used on a variety of surfaces and sensitive equipment that cannot be cleaned using traditional chemical methods.

Eco-Friendly Cleaning

Because steam cleaning only uses superheated water, no polluting chemicals are released into the environment. In addition, steam equipment uses significantly less water than other cleaning methods.

3 Reasons to Use Steam Cleaning in Hospitals

Steam cleaning is particularly useful for hospital and medical sanitation. It is highly effective against microbes without contributing to the growing issue of microbial resistance, and it is environmentally safe and eco-friendly.

Steam Cleaning Is Seriously Effective

Whether you are cleaning a waiting room or an operating room, steam cleaning is a highly effective sanitation method that removes up to 99.99% of bacteria, protozoa, fungi, and other microbes from a wide range of surfaces. It is highly versatile, which makes it ideal for use in disinfecting rooms, operating rooms, and examination rooms. It can also be used to clean sensitive medical equipment and devices to ensure sanitary conditions across the board.

Steam Cleaning Helps in the Fight Against Anti-Microbial Resistance

As bacteria and other microbes are exposed to detergents, solvents, antibiotics, and other agents meant to kill them, many are evolving high levels of resistance. Healthcare associated infections (HCAIs) are becoming increasingly common, and the methods used to prevent these infections may be making the problem worse. Anti-microbial resistance (AMR) is caused by this microbial evolution and can result in untreatable medical conditions and even death in patients who are exposed.

Fortunately, steam sanitization does not have the same effect on microbial growth. By using only heated water, steam can break down bacteria and other microorganisms and prevent replication without contributing to anti-microbial resistance, creating a healthier and safer environment for patients and workers alike.

Steam Cleaning Is More Sustainable and Environmentally Friendly

Since steam cleaning does not use harsh chemicals, it is more environmentally friendly than more traditional cleaning methods. In addition, steam cleaners use less water overall than standard cleaning solutions, thereby eliminating runoff and conserving water.

Electro-Steam’s Dry Steam Cleaners in Healthcare Facilities

Electro-Steam Generator Corp. is pleased to offer a wide range of steam sanitizing solutions engineered specifically for use in medical, hospital, biotech, and pharmaceutical facilities. We have extensive experience with the stringent requirements and regulations of health-related industries, and we are pleased to custom design and build the best steam cleaning equipment for your heating, humidification, and sanitation needs. To learn more about our steam cleaning solutions, contact our experts today.

Why Steam Generators Are Better Than Steam Boilers

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When searching for a steam source solution for your business, you probably have come across two common systems that sound similar: electric steam generators and steam boilers. Although they both produce steam for a variety of uses, there are many differences between the two systems, especially with the way they operate. Understanding these differences and the design of both systems will help you determine the right one for your process needs.

The Difference Between a Steam Generator and a Steam Boiler

To better understand the differences between a steam generator and a steam boiler, take a closer look at each system and its operation specifics.

What Is an Electric Steam Generator? How Does It Work?

Electric Steam Generator

Electric steam generators heat water to produce steam in a single vessel under forced pressure. A pump sends feedwater to the chamber containing submerged heating elements. Using this single pressurized chamber, incoming water is converted into steam when heated to boil under pressure.

Steam generators are ideal for on-demand situations. They are smaller and easier to start up compared to steam boilers and, thus, may be used as auxiliary boilers. Generators usually do not have the same maximum capacity as fuel fired boilers, so they are best for applications that require point of use dry steam.

What Is a Steam Boiler? How Does It Work?

Steam boilers are large pressure vessels where water is heated to its boiling point via complex fuel systems. Two main types of steam boilers are fire-tube and water-tube boilers. In general, water is heated to its boiling point via the combustion of fuel blown through multiple tubes submerged in water. The heat produced during this process is then injected into the system as steam. Steam will then flow through pipes to the equipment being heated.

Steam boilers are often used in comfort heating and maintaining industrial process temperatures.

As we discussed above, the most notable differences between a steam generator and steam boiler include

  • Size
  • Operation
  • Application
Why Steam Generators Are Better Than Steam Boilers
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Why Use a Steam Generator Over a Steam Boiler?

Many smaller processes that use steam do not need a large boiler. For those smaller processes, an easily portable steam generator would be the best tool for the job. A few of the top reasons to use an electric steam generator instead of a fuel fired steam boiler include:

  • Safety: Electric steam generators use no combustible fuel, therefore are not subject to major failures as fuel fired boilers are. Fossil fuel fired boilers can suffer failures from low conditions, poor water treatment, improper warm-up, pulling a vacuum, flame impingement, severe over-firing and even outright explosions.
  • Portability: Steam generators have a smaller design that allows them to be used when facilities have limited space. Electro-Steam’s small-scale generators are portable and do not require extensive installation, such as boiler rooms and long steam lines
  • Energy efficiency: Electric steam generators consume no energy while idle. When operational they only cycle when steam is needed. This is especially helpful in warmer months when full power may not be necessary. Fuel fired boilers require much more energy to run at full strength and, due to its larger design and extensive piping system, cannot easily be turned off and on and constantly burn fuel even when steam is not in demand
  • Quick start: A steam generator’s compact design, single chamber, and relatively lower water demand allow these systems to achieve rated output in only minutes from a cold start, as opposed to boilers that can take hours. This quick-start capability makes a steam generator ideal for emergencies and instances where steam may not be needed for lengthy periods of time, such as pilot plants, labs and process testing.
  • Cost: Installing a steam boiler system at your facility can be time-consuming and costly. Steam generators cost much less than a full-scale fuel fired boiler system, so they may work better for applications that do not require high levels of steam like those produced by boilers

Contact Electro-Steam Today

The winner of the steam generator vs. steam boiler debate will depend on the application and your facility’s energy production needs. We hope this short post will be helpful when deciding which system is right for you. Electro-Steam’s units are suited for both smaller steam required applications and large ones, in which boilers are used. If you have questions about or need information about our steam generators and steam boilers, contact Electro-Steam today. The Electro-Steam team will work with you to determine the system that will best fit your needs.