UV Monitoring: UV Resources
The UV-Com™ Control Panel from UV Resources provides a means of monitoring multiple Ultraviolet “C” (UV-C) fixtures installed in individual air handling units (AHUs). According to the manufacturer, the UV-Com easily automates the conventional means of “manually checking” that lamps and ballasts are operational and communicates this lamp status to most BAS and BMS. A single UV-Com control panel can simultaneously monitor up to eight separate UV-C fixtures. Multiple UV-Com panels can be linked together in a daisy-chain sequence in order to monitor as many individual UV-C fixtures as necessary.
The product is made up of two sub components, the CU2™ and the UVRepeat™. Together they provide the monitoring of each individual lamp/ballast combination by providing an on/off signal to the facility BAS/BMS. If either a lamp and/or ballast cease to function, the facility engineer is alerted —eliminating the need for individual unit monitoring. The company says this can be a major labor savings for applications with multiple AHUs.