Removal of all organic matter is key to ensuring biosecurity. Without cleaning, disinfectants would be rendered useless against all the dangerous pathogens lurking in the dirt.
In order to remove stubborn dirt and organic material, using an optimally formulated cleaning agent such as Intra Foam Cleaner is essential. Intra Foam Cleaner is a powerful cleaner to quickly remove highly adhesive organic pollution such as manure, urine, blood, protein and fats. The surfactants ensure Intra Foam Cleaner cleans deeply into the surfaces and the sequestrants ensure optimal and quick efficacy. Additionally, Intra Foam Cleaner has a high adhesive capacity by the optimal foam formation, guaranteeing a maximum contact time with the polluted surface. This allows the active components to intensely dissolute and remove all pollution, especially on vertical surfaces (for example walls and surfaces). Intra Foam Cleaner is perfect to clean coarse pollution on concrete, wood, stainless steel and plastic surfaces. Cleaning with Intra Foam Cleaner is the excellent pre-treatment for later disinfection with Intra Multi-Des GA.
Jorn de Koning | R&D Associate
When using Intra Foam Cleaner as the cleaning agent in the farm, the time required to clean can be reduced with 40%
This means that the total amount of water, electricity, and labour that is used in the process, is also drastically reduced. So you can save energy, time and water!
Intra Foam Cleaner also contributes to the optimal biosecurity status of the farm, thereby reducing the amount of antibiotics.
Sweep the area clean: remove all unattached coarse dirt (manure, dust, spider webs)
High pressure washing or integrated misting systems to pre-soak all clinging dirt.
Use a 2 % (1-3%) Intra Foam Cleaner concentration, preferably at min. 150 bar, with a foam lance as a thin coating on the surfaces and let is settle. Minimum contact time is 20 minutes, maximum contact time is 1 hour.
High pressure washing to remove the dissolved dirt. Pay special attention to the pits and other exit points of the water to prevent puddle forming.
Allow the surfaces to dry.
Start disinfection with Intra Multi-Des GA
When should I Use Intra Foam Cleaner?
Thorough cleaning of surfaces is the most important step before disinfection. In this step, highly adhesive organic pollution is removed from the surfaces and the bacterial load is significantly reduced. This is important to ensure optimal contact time and efficacy for the disinfectant: Intra Multi-des GA. Cleaning and disinfection done as separate steps is the only way to assure your animals will have the best environment to perform
What concentration should I use?
The advised concentration is 2% (1-3%) Intra Foam Cleaner. With this concentration the foam will be of optimal quality.
What is the function of the foam?
With foaming products, it is important to have the optimal balance between wet foam (much liquid between the bubbles) and dry foam (almost no liquid between the bubbles). If the foam is too wet, it will run off the walls very quickly and the contact time is too short. When the foam is too dry, it will not have enough water to transport the active ingredients to break down the pollution and therefore contact time is insufficient. Intra Foam Cleaner contains an optimal concentration and combination of surfactants for perfect foam stability and wetting properties (Deep Clean Technology). The maximum contact time gives the product a longer working time to dissolve the stubborn dirt. Additionally, a foam adheres better to vertical surfaces which makes it ideal to clean for example the walls of the farm.
What is the shelf life of Intra Foam Cleaner?
Is Intra Foam Cleaner corrosive?
When used it its recommended concentration Intra Foam Cleaner is not corrosive. Always remember to wash off the product after maximum 1 hour.
What is the effect on different material types?
Intra Foam Cleaner has no corrosive effect on materials as long as the recommended dosage and contact time are guaranteed. If these are exceeded, pay special attention to aluminium surfaces.
What equipment should I use for Intra Foam Cleaner?
The Intra Hygiene Trolley.
Should I use cold or warm water?
Intra Foam Cleaner can be applied and washed off with cold water. The most important aspects in cleaning are described in the circle of winner.