We are pleased to announce that Farber Specialty Vehicles has been selected by Battelle Memorial Institute to assist in manufacturing the Battelle CCDS Critical Care Decontamination System™. On April 12, 2020 Farber was awarded the contract to proceed with production of forty decontamination systems.
The Battelle CCDS™ is a revolutionary new system that can decontaminate up to 80,000 protective masks each day for reuse by health care workers. The system uses cargo-shipping containers, powered by a hydrogen peroxide vaporization generator. It is designed to be shipped by truck to coronavirus “hot spots” across the country.
Battelle and Farber are headquartered in Columbus, Ohio and were both founded in the 1920’s.
Battelle was awarded the contract by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) on behalf of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The contract will cover Battelle’s associated costs of staffing and training system operators who will be deployed across the country to help process previously worn respirator masks. N95 respirator masks are in high demand with low availability. The CCDS Critical Care Decontamination System™ is designed to a bridge that gap until the supply chain for new masks can meet demand.
Shipping containers arriving at one of the Farber manufacturing plants on the East side of Columbus to start building systems for the Battelle CCDS™.
Forty units are currently in various stages of production. Battelle is working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to determine where each system will be shipped.
Battelle decontamination chambers, used to sanitize masks for the COVID-19 crisis, under construction in the Farber manufacturing facility, building 4.
Inside each container are two chambers. The first chamber is an airlock, where the air is sealed off from the outside. The second, inner chamber is where technicians load masks into racks, sealing it behind them when they’re done. Each cycle can handle up to 10,000 masks.
(Photo courtesy of Battelle)
The Battelle CCDS™ uses concentrated, vapor phase hydrogen peroxide (VPHP) and works by exposing used respirator masks to the validated concentration level for 2.5 hours to decontaminate biological contaminates, including SARS-CoV-2 which causes the COVID-19 illness.
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- Farber Specialty has delivered thousands of custom built vehicles and have pioneered many industry firsts specific to specialty vehicles.