My facility manager created a very nice shower test rig here: http://chemistry.ucdavis.edu/safety/files/chemistry-safety-vol2-issue1.pdf
The shower curtain-like set-up on a pole was purchased commercially – the bottom is weighted to keep it inside the bucket.
We don't test to “30 gallons/minute” – that's the plumbing shop's responsibility in their annual inspection.
Debbie M. Decker, CCHO, ACS Fellow
Immediate Past Chair, Division of Chemical Health and Safety
University of California, Davis
Birkett's hypothesis: "Any chemical reaction
that proceeds smoothly under normal conditions,
can proceed violently in the presence of an idiot."
They do make safety shower testing kits, on wheels even. See http://www.enconsafety.com/en/parts-and-accessories/testing-equipment/mobile-shower-test-assembly/stu1,%20stu2/, though I prefer that the chute have a rod on it because I am short.
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Michigan – Flint
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