Water Turbine Powered Digital Clock

On this project inline water turbines have been installed on the wastepipes of each handwash station. As the wash station is used, the turbine is activated generating a small power output which powers a digital clock providing a 20 second visual count down.

It is recommended that our hands should be washed for no less than 20 seconds to ensure a thorough clean has been carried out. The digital clock provides a visual count down so that the operatives can continue to maintain a full and thorough clean.

The benefits of this are:

  • Reduction of water consumption so that operatives are not cleaning their hands for too long.
  • Helps operatives understand that 20 seconds can be a reasonable amount of time during washing periods to ensure thorough cleaning.
  • Provides an extra element of security ensuring cleaning regimes are carried out for the correct amount of time.
  • Reduction of power usage, the energy is generated by the water pressure/flow passing through the turbine.
  • Reduction in carbon footprint as no external power supply is required.
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Monitor Report. Ballymore Construction Services. London. June 2020.

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