How to Sanitize Wires, Cables & Interconnect Components Properly from COVID-19, Delta & Omicron Variants

by | Jan 3, 2022

Since the COVID-19 pandemic made its breakthrough more than a year and a half ago, Z-Tronix engineers and wire experts have been working endlessly with suppliers and manufacturers to create methods and processes that will not only benefit end users but everyone in the supply chain as well. At this point the process of sterilization has become a norm for everyone and mostly everything around us but it is important to mention that different processes must be followed when interconnect, wire and cable products are involved due to the material type and/or exposed components of certain products.

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On and off we have seen local, state and federal authorities recommend, ban and limit where we go and how we go about in these settings. As citizens and participants of the wire and cable industry it is now our duty to do what is in our hands and teach all the participants of the supply chain how to sanitize all the products for the well being of end users and facility employees. Right in the same ballpark stands sanitizing all of the electrical equipment for primarily the well-being of employees. For this reason, employees must act in accordance with all of the recorded and suggested methods and processes for well-being, processes which can be found in Electrical Safety Foundation International’s website: www.esfi.org. Past that, the processes and methods for sanitization ought to be engrained into us to preserve all equipment and products from any harm or damage. For this reason it is recommended we abide by the manufacturer’s processes and methods to avoid any damage and get the most out of our equipment.

It doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that sanitizing chemicals can not only damage products, components and equipment but also, in the worse of cases hurt us physically. For this and many reasons many experts suggest not opting for the methods of spraying due to the fact that it can be highly unsafe and risky in settings where wire, cable and electricity are present. Always following manufacturers’ suggestions and recorded processes will be the best option, and in the circumstance where a doubt is present, contacting the manufacturer will never be a bad idea. As for every one of us personally, doing our part of washing our hands or disinfecting with hand sanitizer as well as using facial masks and gloves while using any and all equipment will help reduce the risk of transmission and lessen the load on the sanitization process and method.

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