Monday, January 15, 2007

UV 911

From the Journal of Emergency Medical Services, word of an excellent application of UV—disinfection of ambulance interiors.

UV’s germicidal action makes it a perfect tool to sanitize the surfaces in an ambulance. After all, ambulance crews are our first responders and are likely to transport ill people in the case of an epidemic or pandemic. The article notes that UV-C is more effective on deactivating viruses than chlorine.

The article points out many of UV's benefits:

“UV-C lights have many advantages. They're environmentally friendly with no dangerous materials to handle or store, so employees won't need to handle any toxic chemicals. The lights are also immediately effective, economical and operator friendly. (Just flip a switch.) Maintenance is easy—periodic cleaning and annual lamp replacement should do it. Installation involves only simple wiring, timer switches and a power connection.”

Check out the complete article by clicking here. Although we do not design such application, the principle is the same for VIGILAIR HVAC protection systems.

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