Tampa Airport deploys new technolgies to keep facilities clean

Robot software cleans a mile of handrails a minute

Tampa International Airport is deploying a number of new technological devices to stay spotlessly clean as passenger number rise.

One piece of new technology uses robot software to clean escalator handrails. Just imagine all those hands on the handrails. Those handrails are now sanitized a mile a minute with minimal manpower by the hand rail cleaning system.

Among the other new technology:

  • Kaivac: Used for restroom cleaning and disinfecting. This system allows for touchless cleaning of restroom floors and large surfaces using a pressure washing method.
  • Karcher misters: Sprays disinfectant evenly on all surfaces, allowing for cleaning of large areas in a small amount of time.
  • Victory electrostatic sprayers: Positively charged particles adhere to surfaces evenly. Used to disinfect touchpoints and surfaces such as elevator buttons and tabletops.
  • T7 Autonomous auto scrubbers: Washes floors without a driver. The auto scrubber is programmed to scrub an area while the employee can perform other duties.

There are also plans to install a “smart restroom” software which will provide insight onto restroom cleanliness by monitoring traffic flow in and out of facilities later this year.

Tampa has an Airport-wide effort, TPA Ready, designed to slow or stop the spread of germs and viruses.

Face coverings are mandatory for all at Tampa International Airport, including guests and passengers traveling through the terminals and facilities.

N.B. Image credit: Tampa International Airport

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