Engineered Systems Magazine

UVC protection

July 28, 2009

A new UVC Kit for Air Handlers from Steril-Aire, Inc. may be used in a wide range of HVAC applications to destroy microorganisms including flu viruses, bacteria, and mold. The easy-to-install kit delivers Steril-Aire's proven UVC technology to fancoil units, unit ventilator systems and indoor air handlers with coils up to 84 in. (213.4 cm) with dual access.

It delivers energy savings on retrofit installations, maintains factory design efficiency on new units, and improves indoor air quality and infection control in all systems.

Applications include air handlers serving patient rooms, classrooms, hotel/motel rooms, apartments and condominiums, and offices in commercial buildings and industrial plants.

A slim power supply and convenient mounting options allow installation flexibility close to the face of the coil for continuous coil cleaning and optimum air quality. The multi-patented high output UVC Emitter™ has been independently tested to deliver up to six times the output of other ultraviolet devices under HVAC conditions, for the longest service life and most reliable germicidal control. It kills or inactivates airborne microbial contaminants to greatly reduce the spread of infectious diseases and eliminate the major source of allergy and asthma discomfort. It also eliminates surface biofilm to keep coils and drain pans in a constantly clean state, saving money by reducing HVAC energy use and eliminating costly chemical cleanings.

The UVC Kit for Air Handlers includes a universal 120to 230V power supply and three mounting options for easy installation in systems with different types of configurations. It comes with a choice of seven UVC Emitter lengths from 12 in. (30.5 cm) up to 42 in. (106.7 cm).