A KFB Extramobile success is the Negative Pressure System for Ambulance that can be used to face Ebola Pandemic.
KFB-Extramobile have a longstanding reputation for the delivery of specialist medical vehicles in support of pandemic management systems. Perhaps KFB-Extramobile is best known for the ambulances originally designed to transport SARS patients in China. KFB-Extramobile clean-room filter technology prevents viruses from escaping and contaminating areas outside of the Ambulance itself. The Chinese Government requirement and specification match those imposed by experts in the field when facing similar pandemic threats to SARS such as the EBOLA virus.
• The patient compartment enclosure is isolated from the outside and from the driver compartment using a negative pressure system. • A suction filter is provided (ceiling mounted) with a capacity of approximately 200 m³/hour with an infinitely variable suction rate of up to 400Pa.
• There is an optical/electrical disinfection system that supports the active filters.
• Ambulance body negative pressure exhaust gas flow is directed through a highly efficient filter that sterilizes the air before entry to the atmosphere. The exhaust filter provides aerosol efficiency exceeding 99.5% > 0.3µm
• Body design and construction has been developed to maximise the vacuum draw down times which must not exceed 3 minutes to -10 Pa.
KFB engineers are experienced at installing the NPS in all types of base vehicles (Body and Panels vans) .
We have more than 240 units operating.
The KFB- Extramobile NPA (Negative Pressure Ambulance) transports the patient with the head towards the front. Opportunities for the virus to contaminate the patient compartment is substantially reduced because the patient is lying directly under the extractor system (with swivel arm and special mouth and filter) The ambulances medical equipment can be the same as for the standard model. Accompanying personnel still need to maintain established medical barrier control but will benefit from the greater protection provided by the system. This system is a patented product that has been widely used in many sectors. It has been used extensively by the Chinese SARS pandemic crisis team.
52 companies entered into the Chinese government tender for pandemic ambulance. 15 companies provided prototypes for evaluation by 4 universities, only the KFB NPA passed all tests leading to acceptance as the national standard. Every vehicle provided by KFB is tested by TUV (Independent, neutral and global professional organisation) to maintain a high level of confidence and compliancy. KFB-Extramobile welcome enquiries on the NPA and its component parts, our business can provide complete ambulance solutions from our Meuspath factory based on any vehicles types. Our Special Engineering team will also support packaged solutions of our product designed specifically to meet your own ambulance specification. If you are a health authority, NGO or Medical Vehicle Builder and would like to know more about our NPA Products, please contact us at the our address below.
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