Updated disinfection instructions
Due to the situation with Coronavirus, Interspiro has updated and supplemented our instructions on disinfecting masks and breathing valves.
Personal mask and breathing valve
The best way to eliminate the spread of infection is to use personal face masks and breathing valves that are not shared by different users. We recommend using equipment in this way in all cases where this is possible.
Mask and breathing valve shared by several users
In cases where different users share face mask and breathing valve, it is important that disinfection is performed after each use, if there is a risk of Corona infection (Covid-19).
Interspiro has performed laboratory tests with a disinfectant that has proven effect on envelope-carrying Coronavirus. In accordance with information from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the disinfectant should contain at least 70 percent ethanol. [Reference: https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/sites/default/files/documents/coronavirus-SARS-CoV-2-guidance-environmental-cleaning-non-healthcare-facilities.pdf]
Interspiro¢s disinfectant contains over 70 percent ethanol and about 10 percent isopropanol (isopropyl alcohol). Tests performed at Interspiro's laboratory show that the components of the face masks and breathing valves are not affected in the short term by this agent, if used according to the instructions below. However, we cannot say with certainty that the equipment remains unaffected by long-term use. The user should therefore be aware that changed instructions on disinfection can be published at a later stage.
In order for all parts of the face masks and breathing valve to come into contact with the disinfectant fluid, Interspiro recommends that the mask and valve is submerged into the liquid.
Interspiro's disinfectant requires product registration with the authorities in each country. Currently, the agent is registered in the following countries:
- Norway (pending)
- Finland (pending)
- Denmark (pending)
- Holland (pending)
- France (pending)
- United Kingdom (pending)
34242-10 Interspiro Surface Disinfectant, 10 liters
The product is delivered as a ready-to-use solution in a 10-liter can. Please note that the product is classified as highly flammable and shall be handled and stored as such.
Contact your local Interspiro representative for availability information. If the product is not available in your country, Interspiro recommends to use alternative surface disinfectants with 70 to 80 percent ethanol and up to 20 percent isopropanol (isopropyl alcohol) according to the instructions below. Pay attention to material damage to the equipment and contact Interspiro, if necessary, for advice.
Note for UK Fire & Rescue services:
Due to operational procedures and local regulations other instructions apply. Interspiro will distribute those instructions separately.
Safety data sheets
Safety data sheets
|MSDS Interspiro Surface Disinfectant. 2020-03-26. ENG.pdf||
|MSDS Interspiro Surface Disinfectant. 2020-03-26. FIN.pdf||
|MSDS Interspiro Surface Disinfectant. 2020-03-26. FR.pdf||
|MSDS Interspiro Surface Disinfectant. 2020-03-26. HOL.pdf||
|MSDS Interspiro Surface Disinfectant. 2020-03-26. NO.pdf||
|MSDS Interspiro Surface Disinfectant. 2020-03-26. SE.pdf||
|MSDS. Interspiro Surface Disinfectant. 2020-03-25. DK.pdf||