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Americans need to wash their hands, now more than ever. Eemax, a leading manufacturer of water heating solutions for more than 30 years, has received record orders from across the United States for its miniature tank water heater EMT (Electric Mini Tank). EMT is a compact water heater (available in 1-, 2.5-, 4- and 6-gallon models) which provides warm water for handwashing. It has been implemented in various mobile handwashing stations, which can be used at makeshift hospitals, testing sites, homeless shelters, grocery stores, industrial plants, construction sites, restaurants, retailers and schools in the fight against COVID-19.
EMT 6 was installed in portable handwashing stations at the makeshift hospital at the Jacob B. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
Eemax sent a shipment of EMT 4 to UMC, a mechanical engineering and construction company in Washington for use in the company's touch-free wash stations. The stations feature two or four sinks basins, each equipped with a touch-free faucet, soap dispenser and comfortable, warm water for handwashing. The sinks are spaced six feet apart to meet social distancing requirements. The two-sink version can accommodate up to 120 washes per hour and the four-sink version up to 240 washes per hour.
PJ Dionne, a commercial plumbing and HVAC contractor in Boston, has also been implementing the EMT in its various mobile handwashing units.
Additionally, Eemax is supplying the EMT 4 to plumbing supply houses that have been busy manufacturing mobile handwashing units to sell to their customers. A plumbing supply house in New Jersey has introduced a portable handwashing unit featuring a GFI-protected EMT 4. Features include a stainless steel sink, two-handle faucet, piped drain, gallon bottle, and pump bracket — all fully assembled and ready to use. The stations are being used at jobsites to keep employees following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for increased handwashing. Eemax EMT 4 easily attaches to a hose or external water supply and requires a power source for operation.
Eemax has been busy assessing the most pressing needs of their customers to provide convenient and energy efficient hot water solutions for those in need.