From Separation to Decontamination: Steffes switches gears to help recycle PPE for COVID-19

Steffes is taking part in a unique opportunity to help design and manufacture decontamination trailers for the state of North Dakota. Due to the shortage of personal protection equipment (PPE), specifically facemasks during the COVID-19 pandemic, the state need a quick way to decontaminate face masks in clinics across the state so that they can be safely reused when supplies are limited.

With the experience that Steffes has in the Oil & Gas industry providing modular separation skids, Steffes has designed UV Decontamination Trailers that can sanitize up to 10,000 masks a day with the approximate 15-minute cycle time per batch. The decontamination process uses UVC light for a short length of time to kill bacteria and viruses on the masks. The masks are then given back to the original user after the decontamination process. This will help keep front line workers safer when new masks are not available.

The trailers are mobile decontamination trailers that can move from facility to facility as needed. Steffes hopes that this contribution will help protect those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic and was proud to be a part of the project.