Whole Room UVC Cleaning
How to Choose Your UVC Disinfection Device

With over a dozen whole room ultraviolet-C (UVC) disinfection devices on the market, determining the correct device for your facility can be a challenge.


Over 90% of these devices use 253.7nm of ultraviolet energy to perform a “no touch” disinfection treatment while other devices use a full spectrum ultraviolet energy ranging between 200nm to 320nm. Studies have shown that both types of devices are effective at eradicating pathogens on surfaces and in the air.


Devices can range in cost from $30,000 to $125,000 and by taking into consideration certain product characteristics that contribute to your operations will help you to determine what equipment best fits your needs. 



Power: The first characteristic to consider during your product search is power.

Having greater power allows for a shorter treatment cycle covering  larger disinfection areas, and a higher probability  at disinfecting shadowed areas. 

 

Dosage: The second product characteristic is automatic dosage verses timer dosage. Automatic devices reduce the chance of human error to determine the correct UVC dosage for a given treatment location.

Some automatic devices measure the efficiency of the emitter output during every treatment this is important to consider as the lamp output degrades over time.  Automatic devices take into account the size and the reflective properties of the treatment area. 


Transportation: Equipment must have robust construction and be easy for staff to move throughout the facility. Some devices include ancillary components such as plastic housing, guards, carts, or sensors that must be removed or positioned for each treatment adding unwanted labor to the treatment. UVC devices are considered environmental services equipment, not medical equipment, so it should be as easy to operate as a floor scrubber or vacuum cleaner. Equipment should also be safe and reliable by having regional safety regulatory approvals. Devices should be able to detect a component failure to avoid risking personnel and facility safety. 

 

Functionality:  Functionality and disinfection time of the device needs to be taken into consideration. Some devices have lower power and cannot reach all surfaces within treatment areas requiring multiple treatments within a single location, increasing labor costs. Other devices have a larger disinfection radius or have multiple linked devices that can treat all surfaces in a single treatment. 

 

Operating procedures: Find a device that integrates into your record keeping system. Some computerized data collection systems will need to be implemented into your facilities information technology operating procedures.

 

By keeping these characteristics in mind while choosing a UVC disinfection device, you can decide what equipment is best tailored to the operations of the facility and available resources. For more information on this topic go to www.uvccleaningsystems.com

   

UVC Cleaning Systems NEWS:

New to the market in February 2015, UVC Cleaning Systems launched three ultraviolet C whole room disinfection models. The mobile, transportable, and wall mount plug-in models support the global disinfection market with multi-language documentation, global electrical configurations and safety certifications. These products are environmental service janitorial equipment that are easy to operate. Each mobile unit is built from stainless steel and medical grade plastic. The 125lb units are shipped fully assembled and ready for use. UVC Cleaning Systems manufactures high powered products that are effective at reducing MRSA in ten minutes by 99.99% at 16ft. The target treatment area with a single device is 1000 sqft compared to other low powered units on the market at 100 to 400 sqft per treatment.  

Unlike other products on the market, UVC Cleaning Systems uses a simple and universal remote control that can be paired to any device by placing it in the main assembly for two seconds. Universal remotes allow for up to eight devices to be paired simultaneously to disinfect large areas, shorten treatment times, and increase safety and kill rates. The equipment is automatic, using intelligent dosing technology and takes into account the size of the treatment area, number of objects, efficiency of the lamps and more. Universal remotes and automated dosage make the disinfection process simple and efficient for the operator.

Unique to UVC Cleaning Systems is the use of an SD Card Key, which collects all treatment data and can be downloaded to Excel. UVC Cleaning Systems sells and leases equipment similarly to mobile phone plans by using the SD card to change and renew leasing plans, track usage and maintenance needs over the Internet. In the event that maintenance is required; UVC Cleaning Systems ships replacement units at no extra cost on all leases.  

UVC Cleaning Systems reduces the financial risk of implementing UVC disinfection. Equipment cost is half the amount of the leading brands in the market and equipment leases are under $50 per day, offering 100% satisfaction guarantee with no penalties on all one-year leases. Healthcare providers can implement a no-touch disinfection solution for one year for the same cost of treating of two HAIs. Infection prevention requires coordination from the entire organization in order to provide a positive impact. Infection control technology should be an easy to use, reliable and effective tool that anyone can operate safely, anytime and everywhere with confident results. UVC Cleaning Systems provides a simple solution that fits health care facility operations. For more information on this topic visit www.uvccleaningsystems.com.


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