Frequently Asked Questions about the Antari Airguard Disinfection Fog Machine 08-May-2020 Edwards
Frequently Asked Questions about the Airguard Disinfection Fog Machine
Q. What germs does the AirGuard disinfectant fogger kill?
The antiviral agent in the disinfectant liquid is Thymol and is listed on the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) website as meeting their criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. It is also tested and proven effective against the influenza virus and general pneumonia.
Q. What size particles are produced in the fog?
This is where the Airguard technology leaves all the others behind - 1-2 microns (1-2 µm). (A human red blood cell is about 5 microns, and a hair is about 75 microns). The Airguard thermal foggers create the smallest droplets in the industry - ULV cold fogger droplets are usually larger than 20~30 microns, so the result is significantly more spread and penetrative qualities than cold fogging and ULV.
Q. What size room /area will the viral air disinfectant machine treat?
You can cover a normal 240 cubic meter classroom in about 10~12 minutes, or if disinfecting a car, turn the air conditioner to recycle and use for 30 seconds at a time.
Q. What is the output in cubic metres?
The AG-800 can produce one cubic metre of smoke in about 2 seconds, or 3000 cubic foot per minute.
The AG-1500’s output is 283 cubic metre of smoke per minute (max.) or 10,000 cubic foot per minute.
Q. Is there a simple way to check that I am using the right amount of disinfectant fog?
A simple testing method is to stretch out your hand and if you can’t see your hand then it is the required amount of fog.
Q. Is it necessary to wipe down a space after using the air disinfectant machine?
No. Using a fogging machine will treat an entire area or surface completely and efficiently, forming an antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal barrier. (unless there were body fluids or other physical contaminants that needed removing first)
Q. How often should I use the anti-viral disinfectant machine?
This depends on the environmental conditions, such as ventilation and number of human movements. For example, disinfection in a car for personal use can be effective for 2 weeks, however a car used frequently for business should be disinfected each day. In general, the more occupied a location is, the more frequently it should be disinfected. A typical office can be treated once a week during times of concern or during outbreaks, and every 2-4 weeks at other times as a precautionary measure.
Q. How long after the treatment should you leave the fog to settle?
Allowing the fog to rest is important to enable the fog to have enough time to cover the surface of objects and form a protective shield. Fog is very light so it will take some time for it to drift in the air before falling on the objects. The minimum recommended time is 10 minutes; however a longer period will see better coverage.
Q. Is it safe for humans to walk around immediately afterwards?
The best time to turn on the machine is in the evening after everyone leaves for home. This gives the fog plenty of time to settle. If this is not feasible, then after a minimum of 10 minutes open the window to let the fog out, and staff can return. The FLD05 disinfectant liquid is made of all natural ingredients and is safe for the environment as well as for people.
Q. Will the machine affect paint, wallpaper or furniture?
Q. Do I need to remove electrical equipment?
No. In fact the anti-viral fogger is able to reach into tight spaces such as between computer keyboard keys and telephone keys that other cleaners are unable to reach.
Q. Will the fogger set off my smoke alarm?
Any spray used too close to a smoke alarm could set it off. We advise placing it at least 2 metres away from a smoke alarm, and test it in large facilities where the fire brigade are automatically called on triggering.
Q. Is the Antari AirGuard disinfection machine government approved?
The liquid used is safe and the ratio of disinfection ingredients is within the guidelines set by the Taiwan Ministry of Health and Welfare. The antiviral agent in the disinfectant liquid is Thymol and is listed on the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) website as meeting their criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 .
5 microns is the average droplet size from our Thermal Foggers