Light in the ultraviolet-C (UV-C) germicidal spectrum provides nonstop protection for HVAC/R systems against efficiency-robbing mold and bacteria growth. Yet, only about 20 to 30 percent of building engineers enjoy this ongoing protection because they don’t replace their UV-C lamps.
Like anything else, UV-C lamps will need to be replaced, typically annually, or after roughly 9,000 hours of operation. This creates a question not only of replacement, but also of proper disposal.
When people first see the futuristic blue hue of an ultraviolet-c (UV-C) lamp, some might think ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is a recent invention.
Yet, knowledge of UV-C goes back well over 100 years, having gone through various phases of development.
Here’s a brief history outlining some pivotal points in the century-long history of the various applications of UV-C.
UV Resources doesn’t develop products and product upgrades for the sake of developing them. Rather, we strive for practical solutions to real problems that installers and engineers face in their facilities on a day-to-day basis.
The 2017 AHR EXPO was one for the books, and UV Resources is pleased to have cast its germicidal light on Sin City during the three day show.
It had a cleansing effect on the roughly 60,000 HVAC/R manufacturers, distributors and contractors who attended to see the latest products, trends and concepts.