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The Guardian Equipment G1562 is a rugged portable eyewash unit with a durable stainless steel tank that you can pressurize yourself using a standard Schader air valve (like a bicycle or car tire). It is extremely useful for construction sites and field operations where potable water is not available as it has sturdy carrying handles for moving it when full. In fact, a military customer of ours purchased these units to use during cutting/welding operations at a forward operating base. And yes, the tank looks suspiciously like a beer keg, which just adds to the cool factor.
Note: This unit replaces the obsolete G1512 and G1522. This item is too large to ship via the US Postal Service; APO/FPO orders must route to a designated forwarding point within the lower 48 US states.
Application: Self-contained eyewash and/or drench hose units are ideal where a continuous supply of potable water is not available. These units may be used in low traffic areas, where installation of plumbed equipment is not cost effective. Fifteen gallon units provide approximately 10 usable gallons (37.9 liters) of water for effective rinsing of the eyes, face or body. Note that, under ANSI Z358.1-2014, drench hose units supplement but do not replace other types of emergency equipment.
Tank: 15 gallon stainless steel pressurized tank. Tank has built-in carrying handles, Schrader air intake valve, pressure gauge and pressure relief valve. Tank has approximately 10 gallons (37.9 liters) usable capacity.
Eyewash Unit: Two GS-Plus spray heads, each with a “flip top” dust cover, internal flow control and filter. 1/2” IPS chrome plated brass stay-open ball valve with flag handle. Pressure regulator controls eyewash flow to 0.65 GPM for 15 minutes.
Drench Hose: Single GS-Plus spray head with “flip top” dust cover, internal flow control and filter. Chrome plated brass squeeze valve with stainless steel lever handle and 6 ft. reinforced PVC hose.
Operation: To operate unit, fill with clean potable water and add G1540BA bacteriostatic additive (supplied with unit). Additive protects against growth of bacteria, fungus, algae and acanthamoeba inside unit. After filling with water, pressurize unit to 80 PSI air pressure. If necessary, adjust pressure regulator to achieve maximum flow for fifteen minutes. Unit should be inspected regularly and water in unit should be changed at least once every six months. Filling instructions included.
Sign: An ANSI-compliant identification sign is permanently affixed to tank.
Quality Assurance: Unit is fully assembled, pressurized and water tested at the factory. Unit is depressurized and emptied prior to shipping. Some assembly required in field.
G1540BA 8 oz. bottle of bacteriostatic additive to protect against growth of bacteria and other impurities in portable unit. The water in this unit should be completely changed every six months.
G1562HC (formerly p/n 200-013R) Two wheel hand cart for transporting and storing unit. Some kind of cart or hand truck is recommended given the ~120 lb filled weight of the unit.
G1562DLY Custom-sized stainless steel dolly for easy transport and storage. Includes (4) chemical resistant polyolefin wheels with lockable casters
G1562HTR Includes the G1562 eyewash and adds a heated orange insulation jacket that is ideal for use in cold climates; our military customers love this one during the Afghanistan winters. This item can not be retrofitted to an existing G1562.
Common replacement parts: 470-004R filters (inspect regularly and change as needed), AP470-001 replacement GS-Plus spray heads, and G1540BA bacteriostatic additive solution (change tank water every six months and add one bottle of preservative).
All Guardian items are manufactured in the USA. This item ships in a box approximately 30" x 20" x 20" (76 x 51 x 51 cm) weighing approximately 45 lb (20.4 kg). When shipped via freight, eight of these fit on a pallet. Weight when filled is approximately 119 lb (54 kg).
Product video featuring assembly, installation and maintenance of Guardian's G1562 portable eyewash/drench hose unit.
G1562 Portable...Product video featuring assembly, installation and maintenance...
2-year limited manufacturer warranty.