BIO-SPARGE SMB 120-(240 volt Single Phase Supply)
The BIO-SPARGE SMB 120 is our most popular system and is widely used for farm biosecurity both in the UK and overseas.
- The Bio-Sparge SMB is a Farm Entrance Security System designed to automatically spray vehicles entering or exiting with a water and chemical disinfectant spray to help eradicate the challenges that face farms and flocks from day to day visiting traffic.
- The Bio-Sparge uses either mains or farm bore hole water which is then automatically mixed at a controlled percentage with a neutral PH chemical to provide the disinfectant spray, Dilution / percentage rates are adjustable, but once set, no further adjustment is needed. WRAC approved air gaps are incorporated within the Bio-Sparge’s integral water tank (110 ltr) to prevent any back flow of chemical / detergent into the water supply.
- The Bio-Sparge SMB incorporates internal heating to protect the Bio-Sparge’s components in cold weather together with automatic visual status alarms. These alarms provide protection to the Bio-Sparge in the event of a loss of water supply, or when operating in cold conditions.
- The Bio-Sparge SMB uses Smart Movement Beams to trigger the Bio-Sparge’s management system which operates the pump and valves for a pre-set time. The water and chemical / detergent solution is pumped through the spray bars to disinfect the vehicle at a pre-set dosage rate.
The Bio-Sparge SMB is best installed on a concrete base with a camber to assist run off and avoid puddles. When used with high volumes of traffic consideration should be given to the drainage and storage of the run-off water. The Bio-Sparge SMB should not be installed on soft ground, gravel, or tarmac and will not be warranted.
Prices: Starting from £4995.00 (Standard 3.6m width)
WHAT YOU WILL NEED FOR THE BIO-SPARGE SMB 120 – SERVICES REQUIRED.
230v 50Hz, 13A, Single Phase
A qualified electrician should undertake the electrical installation. All electrical components are CE Marked and the Control Cabinet wired to EN60204-1.
Note: We recommend that an RCD is fitted to the Electrical supply to the Bio-Sparge SMB. General use: 30mA – 20 millisecond, Equine, Racehorse installations: 30mA – 5 millisecond.
We recommend that a tap, or isolation valve should be installed in the water supply to the Bio-Sparge Cabinet, to allow the water supply to be turned off for maintenance of the Bio- Sparge SMB.
Clean Mains water, or a Borehole water supply, minimum pressure 2 bar (29 PSI) maximum pressure 7 bar (100 PSI).
If the water supply is not clean then an inline filter should be fitted to ensure that only good quality water is supplied to the Bio-Sparge SMB.
Note: The Bio-Sparge SMB incorporates back flow protection (WRAS classification ‘Type AF’ Air Gap with Circular Overflow’). However some Water Authorities may consider that the fitment of a reduced pressure zone valve, or other ‘verifiable backflow prevention device’ for protection against backflow in fluid category 4 or 5 is necessary. If in doubt contact your local Water Authority or a qualified ACP (Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineers – Approved Contractor Person).
CHEMICAL / DETERGENT
It is recommended that a biodegradable PH neutral Chemical / Disinfectant is used with the Bio-Sparge SMB.
Consult with your chemical supplier and ensure that the chemicals used comply with all regulations and local bylaws.
The system needs to be mounted on a concrete base with all of its counter parts (sensor posts, spray bars, main unit etc).
Below is a link to a birdseye view groundworks drawing and a 3d version. note the 3d version is the typical layout for a soakaway.