Apr 22, 2021 6:13:56 AM / by Admin

Choosing The Best Facility Disinfection Systems

Industrial disinfection cleaning services are more important than ever to the health and safety of your employees. With only a little over a month left until summer vacation, now is the perfect time to plan for your facility’s cleaning and disinfection services. Many industrial facilities will also shutdown during the summer months to allow maintenance and cleaning to be performed when machinery is stopped and there are no employees to work around. Choosing the best disinfection systems will help make sure that your facility is clean and safe. However, due to limited budgets and overdue maintenance, many facilities are looking to, if not already, using electronic air cleaners including ionization, oxidation and its many forms.

As an environmental safety company, we recommend for industrial facilities to only use the best when it comes to the health and safety of you and your employees. Ventilation, Filtration, and UVGI remain the only safe and scientifically proven technologies for airborne disinfection.


The Best Facility Disinfection Systems

HVAC System Cleaning

Clean ductwork is the first step in removing airborne contaminants and allergens out of the air you breathe. Regular duct cleaning also improves airflow, allowing your facility’s HVAC system to run more efficiently. According to the EPA, a buildup of just 0.42″ of dirt on a heating or cooling coil can result in a decrease of efficiency of 21%. Dirty ductwork can load filters quickly and lead to more stress on the air handler and potentially higher energy costs. Blockages in reheat coils, mixing boxes, VAV boxes and other terminal boxes found in commercial HVAC systems can also restrict airflow. Components of HVAC duct cleaning include:

  • Supply & Return Ductwork
  • Dedicated Exhaust Ductwork and Fans
  • Air Handler Units
  • Internally Lined Ductwork: Cleaning and Encapsulating (Sealing)
  • Mold Remediation from all types of Ductwork
  • VAV’s Reheat Coils, Mixing Boxes
  • Filter Replacements


UVC Air Purification System

UVC Air Purifying Systems (or UVC Air Protection Systems) use germicidal lamps to disinfect mold, bacteria, and other viruses. This method of disinfection uses a short-wavelength ultraviolet light to kill or inactivate microorganisms, leaving them unable to perform vital functions. UVC Light Disinfection is the perfect solution to disinfect your commercial building’s many surfaces, water, and air quality. The APS2000 combines:

  • Ultraviolet-C Spectrum lighting (UVC) by Steril-Aire™ – kills 99.9999% of airborne bacteria, viruses and other pathogens
  • HEPA filter – captures 99.97% of 0.3-micron particles
  • Carbon filter – removes gases and other volatile organic compounds (VOC’s)

This UVC Air Purifying system will improve the air quality in spaces up to 7,200 sq ft depending on the number of air exchanges needed for your application. Increasing Air Changes per Hour (ACH) reduces the time it takes to remove contaminants from the conditioned space.


UVGI Light Disinfection

UVC Lighting is a disinfection method that uses short-wavelength ultraviolet light to kill or inactivate microorganisms by destroying nucleic acids and disrupting their DNA, leaving them unable to perform vital cellular functions. UVC refers to ultraviolet light with wavelengths between 200 – 280 nanometers (nm). Light in the UVC wavelength can be used for disinfecting hospitals, sterilizing surfaces, destroying harmful micro-organisms in food products and in air. So how does it work?

Germicidal lamps are used to sterilize workspaces and tools used in pharmaceutical manufacturing, food production facilities and other production facilities. This method of disinfection uses a short-wavelength ultraviolet light to kill or inactivate microorganisms, leaving them unable to perform vital functions. Germicidal lamps are used to sterilize workspaces and tools used in biology laboratories and medical facilities

Germicidal lights are simple, effective ways to curb bacterial and viral growths. These specialized lamps produce an ultraviolet (UV) light that disrupts growth and deactivates existing growths, aiding in the disinfection of surfaces, water and more. Using one in your production facility can help improve everything from air quality to the health and well-being of you and your occupants. By treating the air circulating in your heating and cooling system, UV germicidal lamps can kill mold and destroy airborne viruses and bacteria that, ultimately, lead to colds, flus and other illnesses. The best practices for industrial facilities include:

  • In-duct UVC Lighting
  • SterilWand
  • Mobile Remote UVC Disinfection System
  • Ceiling/Wall Mountable Germicidal UVC Systems
  • UVC Water Purification

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