Winter weather undoubtedly brings new challenges to outdoor job sites. Cold and freezing conditions often require new levels of performance for emergency shower and eyewash equipment, especially for outdoor sites exposed to the elements. Speakman Company, a manufacturer of emergency showers and eyewashes, has a number of solutions to keep crews safe in freezing work environments.

Speakman’s Freeze Protection Valves sense unsafe changes in water temperature and operate automatically to protect the showers and eyewashes. On job sites where water temperatures fall below 40 degrees F, Speakman’s Freeze Protection Valves automatically activate and create water flow, which prevents the equipment from freezing. The valves do not require electricity nor do they require an operator. The Freeze Protection Valves keep showers and eyewashes functioning in freezing conditions.

Speakman’s Freeze Protected Combination Station (SE-7000) includes electric heat tracing with insulation and a plastic shell to keep the emergency eyewash and shower equipment from freezing on job sites experiencing temperatures as low as 50 degrees below zero. A standard Freeze Protection Valve protects this equipment if electricity is lost. The SE-7000 meets Class 1, Division 2 electrical requirements and is the only complete FM Certified emergency shower & eyewash station.

The Heated Gravityflo Portable Eyewash (SE-4330) is UL certified and requires a 120V power source. With the 20-gallon tank, this model is one of the highest capacity portables. The unit’s insulated, electrically freeze-protected jacket delivers tepid water on job sites experiencing temperatures as low as -10 degrees F for 15 continuous minutes. If you currently own the previous model (SE-4300), the Heated Portable Jacket (SE-4930) is available for retrofitting.

All Speakman showers and eyewashes are certified to the ANSI/ISEA Z358.1 standard.

Spec sheets and ordering information for Speakman’s cold weather shower and eyewash products are available at                        

About Speakman:

Speakman Company is a 149-year old industrial plumbing manufacturer headquartered in Concordville, PA, known throughout North America for its engineered emergency eyewash and emergency safety shower solutions, and iconic fashion and commercial plumbing. Speakman is recognized in the industry for a heritage of superior quality and performance innovation. Learn more at