Frequently Asked Questions
Non Fuel Fired
What does non-fuel fired mean?
No external fuel source required, ie, diesel, gas or oil.
How does the unit get hot enough to incinerate?
Heat is generated by an air injection vortex once the flame is lit.
What is the operating temperature of the incinerator?
This depends on the amount and type of combustible material.
Soft medical waste can reach a temperature of 800-1200 degC.
What is the advantage of the unit being mobile?
It can be moved on site to where incineration needs to be done.
Reduces the need to handle, store and transport medical waste.
The units are delivered ready for use.
How does the unit benefit the environment?
Virtually smoke and emission-free.
As the waste is incinerated on-site, the chance of hazardous medical waste being dumped and ending up in open landfills is eliminated.
What is the testing on this product?
The unit has been tested for WHO/UNICEF standards by CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) to special standards.
Why are the incinerators economical?
No external fuel source is required throughout the incineration process.
Only 2000watts of electrical power is required to incinerate medical waste.
How cost-effective are the incinerators compared to built-in fuel-fired incinerators?
Both Safe Waste Units are the most cost-effective per kg cost in the market.
No building cost required as the Safe Waste product is delivered ready for use.
What is left after incineration?
The volume of medical waste is reduced to between 5%-8% or less of the original volume and can be disposed of in the normal waste system.
*NB IF HYPODERMIC NEEDLES ARE IN THE WASTE THIS ASH SHOULD NOT BE DISPOSED OF IN THE NORMAL WASTE SYSTEM.
In what way is the Safe Waste Unit ‘user friendly?”
No skilled operator is required, thus reducing the per kg cost of operating the unit.
Easy to use manual for safe operation of the unit.
What is supplied with the Safe Waste Products?
An easy step-by-step illustrated manual and safety equipment, i.e., gloves, goggles, and stoker.