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BD-550A - Installation & Maintenance Guide


Emergency eye wash and shower units are designed to rinse contaminants from the user’s eyes, face or body. As such, these units are forms of first aid equipment to be used in the event of an accident. However, they are not a substitute for primary protective devices (including eye and face protection and protective clothing) or for safety procedures when handling hazardous materials. BD-550A Stainless Steel
Foot Control Combination Eye Wash/Shower Instructions main material is SS304, the pedal is made of ABS, especially suitable for use with weak acids and and alkalis.If strong acids, alkalis or chlorides are present in the environment then we recommend using the SS316 or ABS eye wash.


In general, the ANSI standard requires that emergency equipment be installed within 10 seconds walking distance from the location of a hazard (approximately 55 feet).
The equipment must be installed on the same level as the hazard (i.e. accessing the equipment should not require going up or down stairs or ramps).

The path of travel from the hazard to the equipment should be free of obstructions and as direct as possible.

The location of the emergency equipment must be marked with a highly visible sign.


Drinking water or filtered water.


If the pressure exceeds 0.2-0.6MPA, please install the relief valve to protect the user’s eyes. Eye wash flow≥11.4L/ Min, shower flow≥75.7 L/ Min.


Head: SS304 shower head
Eye wash nozzle: green ABS spray, others are SS304 with 10"waste water recycle bowl
Shower valve: 1"SS304 ball valve
Eye wash valve: 1/2"SS304 ball valve
Supply: 1 1/4"FNPT
Waste: 1 1/4"FNPT


Simply installing emergency equipment is not sufficient means of ensuring worker safety. It is also very important that employees are trained in the location and proper use of emergency equipment. Research shows that after an incident has occurred, rinsing eyes within the first ten seconds is essential.

Eye/face Wash

The sooner the injured employee’s eyes are rinsed, the lower the risk of damage. Every second is important when preventing permanent damage to save time for medical treatment.

All employees must be reminded that this equipment is only to be used in emergencies, tampering with the equipment may cause a malfunction.

Push the handle to spray the liquid.

When liquid sprays, put the injured employee’s left hand on the left nozzle, and the right hand on the right nozzle.

Put the injured employee’s head over the eye wash bowl which is hand controlled.

When rinsing the eyes, use both hands’ thumb and index finger to open the eyelids, rinsing for at least 15 minutes.

After rinsing, seek medical treatment immediately.

Security and supervisory personnel must be notified that the equipment has been used.


Use the pull rod to start the liquid flow.

The injured should stand in the water flow once it has started.

Ensure affected areas are in the water flow.

Do not rinse by hand, to avoid further injury.


Special Note

1. Not anti-freeze eye wash, Using temperature must be beyond 0℃.

2. If chemicals which react dangerously with water are present, an alternative harmless liquid will be provided. Special eye drops should also be used.

Installation Steps


Installation Steps for BD-550A


1.Check the eye wash device every day to ensure that the water is normal. If there is a problem, find the reason

immediately and eliminate it in time.

2.Check the water release every three days, check whether the water is normal, whether there is water leakage,

and the water supply pipe scales are discharged cleanly to ensure the safety and hygiene of the eye wash.

3.Check whether the eye wash parts are damaged, missing, and affect the use.

4. Regularly clean and wipe the outside of the main pipe of the eye wash or the protective shell of the electric

heat tracing eye wash to avoid acid and alkaline substances to corrode the eye wash.



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