AC EMPA 224 Tests

SUMMARY OF REPORT FROM AWTA ON EMPA 224 SWATCHES 
 
AWTA Product Testing – EMPA 224 test for Tensile Strength Damage, Chemical Damage and Mechanical  Damage
TEST NO: 7-556761-NN
Tensile Strength Properties
(Overall decrease in breaking force)

Aust Standard AS4146-2000
Maximum Loss Allowed

25%

Ozone Wash
8.2%
PassHot Wash
37%
Fail
Percentage of Chemical Wear13%1%Pass17.50%Fail
Percentage of Mechanical Damage 7.20% 29.50% 

 

Hot water wash with chemicals at 65oC

12% more tensile strength damage than AS4146-200 requirements
4.5% more chemical damage than AS4146-200 requirements
22.3% more mechanical damage than with OTEK wash

Cold water wash with chemicals and OTEK ozone system

16.8% less tensile strength damage than AS4146-2000 requirements
12% less chemical damage than AS4146-2000 requirements
22.3% less mechanical damage than with hot wash

 

In practical terms this means that a 100 bed nursing home spending an average of 30c per bed per day ($10,950 per annum) on linen replacement now only spends 10c per bed per day or $3,650 per annum, a saving of $7,300 every year.