To combat the spread of pandemic virus infection, Diesel Loco Shed is making several inventions, like Sanitizing Tunnel, Leg operated (hands free) hand wash booths, sensor based hand sanitizer dispensers etc apart from masks and Sanitizers. Recently DLS has fabricated Ultra Violet radiation based disinfection sanitizers for Currency notes and now it prepared Paper sanitizers and Tool sanitizers. Owing to the importance, as advised by Divisional Railway Manager, Waltair Shri Chetan Kumar Shrivastava , Senior Divisional Mechanical Engineer (Diesel) Shri Santosh Kumar Patro initiated the fabrication of the UVC sanitizers with in-house available sources.
Diesel Loco Shed, Visakhapatnam has developed Ultra Violet ray operated Tool Sanitizer equipment to sanitize tools and implements used by staff in Shift tool room of the Shed. It is the first Shed to use such type of equipment in ECoR.
1. 15 Watt germicidal Ultra Violet -C lamp, which is capable to kill upto 99% of most viruses, airborne bacteria and mold spores is provided in the equipment.
2. The box has two openings in opposite sides. The tool issuer will keep the demanded tools inside the box and sanitize it by pressing the push button, which will switch-on the UVC lamp for 10 seconds along with buzzer. After sanitization the staff collects the tools from the other side by opening the door of the box. The same process will continue even during handing over the tools.
Another invention by DLS is Ultra Violet ray (UVC) operated Paper Sanitizer equipment, to sanitize papers received by dispatch clerk, who usually collects various documents from different departments, before circulating them to different sections. In this case also DLS/VSKP is the first unit to use such type of equipment in ECoR.
The equipment comprise of
1. 15 Watt germicidal Ultra Violet -C lamp, which is capable to kill up-to 99% of viruses, airborne bacteria etc.
2. The box has one drawer, in which all documents, papers and letters are kept for sanitization. It gets sanitized by pressing the push button, which switch-on the UVC lamp for 10 seconds along with a buzzer indicator. After sanitization the dispatch clerk collects the letters and papers by pulling drawer towards him. Then the received letters, papers are circulated.
These innovative devices reduce the risk of transmission of viruses and preventive measure of pandemic corona virus infection.