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US4858256: Chemical equipment decontamination truck

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Filing Information

Inventor(s) Jay Shankman ·
Assignee(s) SHANKMAN JAY ·
Primary Examiner Henry J. Recla ·
Assistant Examiner Daniel D. Stein-Freer ·
Application Number US7077243
Filing date 07/24/1987
Issue date 08/22/1989
Predicted expiration date 07/24/2007
U.S. Classifications 4/597  · 296/24.38  · 296/19  · 4/663  · 976/DIG.375  ·
International Classifications A47K 322  ·
Kind CodeA
International Classifications D121;3;14;96 ·
8 Claims, No Drawings


Abstract

A self-contained decontamination vehicle containing a system for man-carried equipment washing down personnel at the site of a major chemical disaster. The vehicle contains equipment for decontaminating the equipment used by the emergency personnel so that such man-carried equipment can be brought back into service immediately. All contaminated liquids are either retained within the vehicle for later disposition in a safe manner, or such liquids are decontaminated before being returned to the environment.

Independent Claims | See all claims (8)

  1. 1. A self-contained chemical and radiation decontamination and wash down highway transportable vehicle comprising first compartment means for receiving contaminated clothing of personnel, for showering said personnel to remove surface contaminants, and for blow drying said personnel prior to leaving said vehicle, second compartment means for containing means for detergent ejection, water deluge and drying of said personnel in said first compartment means, third compartment means for conducting chemical and radiation decontamination of equipment carried by said personnel including means for subjecting said equipment to detergent ejection, water deluge and drying, and means for filtering all waste liquids utilized in said first, second, and third compartment means for removal of all detergents and chemical contaminants and returning the cleansed waste water for storage or removal of said water, and means for bypassing said filtering means for discharging waste liquids contaminated by radiation.
  2. 7. A self-contained chemical and radiation decontamination and wash down highway transportable vehicle comprising first compartment means for receiving contaminated clothing of personnel, for showering said personnel to remove surface contaminants, and for blow drying said personnel prior to leaving said vehicle, means comprising outwardly folding drain collection means for receiving equipment to be decontaminated and water spray means mounted on the outside of said vehicle to direct sprays against said equipment, and means to collect water in said drain collection means for storage and recycling within said vehicle, said folding drain collection means comprising a pair of collectors pivoted on opposite sides and along the bottom of said vehicle normally upright and flush against the sides of said vehicle and pivoted to extend outwardly in a generally horizontal position to receive said equipment to be sprayed and for the collection of water from said spray means, said water spray means comprising a plurality of foldable water sprays to be extended outwardly when said equipment is to be sprayed, water from said spray means being directed downwardly on said equipment located on said collectors, said water spray means and said collectors being folded and pivoted against the sides of said vehicle when the latter is being moved or not in use, means comprising a movable duct for delivering air to dry said equipment on said collectors after being washed down, second compartment means to house apparatus for detergent ejection, water deluge and drying of said personnel in said first compartment means and decontamination of said equipment in said collectors, means for filtering all waste liquids utilized in said vehicle, means for bypassing said filtering means for discharging waste liquids contaminated by radiation, and control panel means located on the outside of said vehicle positioned to observe all of said compartment means for controlling the operation of all decontamination systems within said vehicle.
  3. 8.8. A self-contained chemical and radiation decontamination and wash down highway transportable vehicle comprising first compartment means for receiving contaminated clothing of personnel, for showering said personnel to remove surface contaminants, and for blow drying said personnel prior to leaving said vehicle, second compartment means for housing the apparatus for the detergent ejection, water deluge and drying of said personnel in said first compartment means, third compartment means for conducting chemical and radiation decontamination of equipment carried by said personnel including means for subjecting said equipment to detergent ejection, water deluge and drying, said second compartment means separating said first compartment means from said third compartment means, means for filtering all waste liquids utilized in said first and third compartment means for removal of all detergents and chemical contaminants and returning the cleansed waste water for storage or removal of said water, means for bypassing said filtering means for discharging waste liquids contaminated by radiation, said third compartment means located at the rear of said vehicle, with access through the rear of said vehicle including a shelf of grating material shaped in the form of a U open to said rear access for convenient access to said equipment on said shelf, and nozzles both in the ceiling and the floor of said third compartment means for directing detergent and water deluge sprays at said equipment.

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Patent Family

Document NumberAssigneeInventorsIssue/Pub Date
AU1977988 SHANKMAN JAY SHANKMAN JAY Jan 1989
EP0304637 Jay Shankman Jay Shankman Mar 1989